About Jim Johnson

Think Globally, Act Hillbilly

Rareform Bags and Packs

We are now carrying Rareform bags, packs and wallets. Founded in 2013 by brothers Alec and Aric, Rareform repurposes vinyl billboards into one-of-a-kind bags, backpacks, and accessories. Once billboard campaigns are over the vinyl is typically thrown away, but Rareform partners with billboard companies to secure the vinyl from them for reuse. Rareform then washes, hand-cuts, [...]

2017-04-20T17:57:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Spring Sale 2017

  Our annual Spring Sale starts on April 20th! Great savings throughout the store including... Select Apparel 10% - 60% Off All Kayaks 10% - 40% Off All Kayak Accessories 20% Off Select Footwear 15% - 50% Off All Climbing Gear 10% Off or More All Drinkware 10% Off All Coolers 20% Off Select Tents, [...]

2017-04-19T15:48:39+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

GRAYL Ultralight Water Filter

Fill - Press - Drink. That is the complete set of instructions for our newest water filter, the GRAYL Ultralight. This filter will render any fresh water source in the world drinkable in less than 15 seconds and the total bottle/filter weight is only 10.9oz. The Ultralight offers the ultimate protection against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, protozoa), particulates, [...]

2017-04-11T20:44:23+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

The Stewards: Kentucky Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1975, the mission of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters of Kentucky on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy envisions a future for Kentucky where we all enjoy clean air and water, productive working lands, and accessible forests, rivers and parks. The KNC currently has [...]

2017-04-04T15:38:03+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

Chasing Waterfalls in the Big South Fork

Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and additional rainfall which means waterfalls and wildflowers in our area. One of the best loops for seeing an abundance of both is the Yahoo Falls Loop in the Big South Fork River & National Recreation Area. The highlight of this 10 mile loop is Yahoo Falls, the [...]

2017-04-04T20:43:22+00:00 March 21st, 2017|

J&H Is Getting A Makeover

Dear J&H Customer, We have a big surprise in store for all of our great customers. Without giving too much away, our store at 189 Moore Dr. will be temporarily closed from March 19th through March 31st for a major renovation. Don't worry, we will have a temporary store set up at 149 Moore Dr. [...]

2017-03-14T19:35:02+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

Chasing Waterfalls in Eastern Kentucky

The area around Rockcastle and Jackson counties is home to three of the more scenic waterfalls in Kentucky. Flat Lick Falls, McCammon Falls, and Anglin Falls are all easily viewed in a day and are family friendly as none requires a long and rugged hike. Distance from Lexington is approximately 70 miles to the [...]

2017-03-06T02:48:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

Yeti Hopper Two

The Hopper Two expands on the leakproof, portable, ultra-durable design of the original Hopper. With a couple of tweaks to the Hopper body, they improved the cold-holding power, made loading (and unloading) easier, and increased visibility. They also changed the body shape for more comfortable hauling. The Hopper Two is still the same leakproof portable [...]

2017-02-23T22:25:26+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Fayettechill Now Available at J&H

Fayettechill is located in the iconic Smokehouse at the base of Mt. Kessler in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. The Smokehouse is home to a dedicated team of designers, developers, and producers who create Fayettechill’s clothing and culture. Fayettechill is a family first and a brand second. They pride themselves on being more than just co-workers. [...]

2017-02-23T22:30:43+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

New Product: Garmont

We are pleased to now offer the Garmont line of footwear at J&H. Founded in 1964 in Italy, Garmont is a premier performance footwear brand for mountaineering, hiking and other outdoor pursuits.  Garmont is committed to researching and applying cutting edge materials, technologies and innovations to its product design and development. Integrating the latest [...]

2017-03-02T00:40:13+00:00 February 21st, 2017|