By now, you know the importance of a good home base. During the transition from winter to spring, we’ve all spent more sustained time at home than perhaps ever. We’ve dialed in our backyard setups, our work-from-home stations, and our out-the-door micro-adventures so we can feel like a glimpse of our former selves. We’ve accomplished endless fix-it projects and tuned our bikes and stashed away our skis. With summer’s long days ahead, now is the time to be thankful for what we’ve got. And what we’ve got? Well, it all starts with a good base camp.
Welcome To Basecamp
Home is Where the Van Is
It doesn’t matter if it’s a tent you pitched in the backyard, a plot of dirt off an empty road where your van is parked, or a lakefront campsite you had to hike 10 miles to reach. The whole point is this: Once you’ve picked a place that’s yours, set it up right. String a hammock between two trees, pop up your shelter, and set up your cook space—whether that’s a stick and a fireplace or a full-fledged kitchen with stovetop espresso capabilities. That’s all up to you. What you wear at camp? We can help in that department.
Shaw / Deckard
Our downhill inspired kit is great for lapping shuttle runs or shoulder season riding when it's a bit chill. Airy and breathable but with protection from falls and sun.
Shaw $75 / Deckard $90Shop Now
"YOU KNOW YOU'VE HAD A DAY WELL SPENT WHEN YOU SMELL LIKE CAMPFIRE, YOU'RE COATED IN A LIGHT LAYER OF SALTY SWEAT, AND YOU'RE A BIT SUNBURNED. YOUR BODY IS SUPER TIRED, BUT YOU'RE AMPED. WHEN I FEEL LIKE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY - THAT'S THE BEST DAY I COULD'VE HAD." - Flylow Dan
Light and Fast
Mountain biking, like skiing, comes in all kinds of flavors. We all have the same goal, just different ways of getting there.
For the light and tough Goodson Short, we took the durable ripstop fabric from the high-end mountaineering clothing we cut our teeth on and applied it to mountain biking. Wear over a chamois for the trail or on its own for a beer and a burger.
Some call it Type 2 fun. It’s those experiences that feel tough and involve a fair amount of suffering in the moment, but that you’ll look back on as a grand ol’ time. Mountain biking can often feel like that. Those sweaty, lung-busting climbs, the broken chain miles from nowhere. That time you ran out of food or went over the handlebars on a technical descent. You always need the hard times to appreciate how good it feels to reach the peak, to bomb the downhill, to drink a beer afterward. If you’re a Type 2 fun kind of person, we’ve got you covered.
First, there is the trailhead. A place to park, a gathering of people, dogs running wild. The first mile or two, you’ll run into friendly faces who say hello and talk about the weather. But soon, the people disappear, and it’s just you and the dirt and trees, mile after dusty mile. That’s where the beauty happens. Far out there on the trail, your mind is set free, your body in constant motion. That magic is waiting for you. Now all you need is the gear to get you there.
Garret / Goodson
The short-sleeved Garrett Shirt has a drop tail in the back to give you coverage when you’re in the saddle. Pair it with the Goodson Short, made with a stretch ripstop nylon for mobility and durability, plus an internal adjustable belt. This is the duo you’ll go to day after day.Shop Now
We support avy centers in the winter, and trail organizations in the summer. Find your local trail maintenance group and donate your time, your money, your expertise.