OR Winter 2010: Score Cool Gear by Donating Dollars

In our ongoing Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010 coverage, we already rounded up a list of happy hours, but what we like even better than free beer is buying awesome gear and having your money go to a good cause. So here’s a list of cool swag you can score by donating money to super cool non-profits and causes; you’ll have new gear to show off at home and feel good about supporting positive change… the ultimate for an eco warrior gear head!

KEEN Targhee Boots

Score a pair of $40 Keen Targhee IIs for yourself and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Waterkeeper Alliance.

When: Friday January 22nd, 4-6pm

Where: Keen, Booth #32149

FalconGuides’ Best Easy Day Hikes books + National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps

FalconGuides is proud to announce a new alliance with National Geographic Maps. As a result of this collaboration, two of the United States’ largest publishers of outdoor recreation information will offer hiking enthusiasts comprehensive packages featuring FalconGuides’ Best Easy Day Hikes books and National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps.

A portion of sales from the four initial packages in the Best Easy Day Hikes Book and Map Packs series will benefit the American Hiking Society.

When: Friday January 22nd, 4-6pm

Where: Falcon Guides, Booth #33035

Suunto, Patagonia, Osprey, Dakine, Pistil Designs, Black Diamond, La Sportiva & more

SkiingtheBackcountry.com is putting on a raffle in conjunction with OR and SIA to raise funds for Kirk Williams, one of the writers for the online magazine. Last November, Kirk was in a mountain biking accident and ended up with a serious spinal injury.  He’s currently an  incomplete quadriplegic, but there is hope that he will someday walk again! He is also working on regaining the use of his hands and forearms so that he can continue to pursue a career in photography. Needless to say, his medical expenses are going to be staggeringly high.  On average, someone Kirk’s age with a spinal cord injury will spend $1.5-2 MILLION of their own money on medical expenses that are not covered by insurance.  The team at SkiingtheBackcountry.com figured the best thing they could do was rally up the power of the outdoor and snowsports industry and raise as much money for Kirk as possible!

The raffle will kick off Wednesday and tickets will be able to be purchased via SkiingtheBackcountry.com.

Shoes, bags, bottles and beyond

The granddaddy of OR swag is being sold by Conservation Alliance member companies, in fact there’s so much cool stuff that it’s too long to list here. You’ll find everything from Montrail shoes to a re-purposed NEMO tote to Osprey hydration packs, with a lot of companies giving 100% of proceeds to the Conservation Alliance. You’ve never put your money in a better place! Here’s all the info you need:

Columbia, Booth #28001

Product: Ravenice, Men’s and Women’s.

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Price: $40, MSRP $115

Hours: Happy Hour, Thursday, January 21, 4:30-6pm

Montrail, Booth #26001

Product: Sabino Trail Shoe

Price: $35, MSRP $100

Donation: proceeds will be split between The Conservation Alliance and Conservation Alliance grantee The Wilderness Support Center

Hours: Friday, January 22, 4-6pm

Brooks, Booth # 36123

Product: Brooks Cascadia 5.

Price: $50, MSRP $100

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 22, 11am-6pm each day

Ruff Wear, Booth # 33061

Product: Ruff Wear Sqwash dog toy

Price: $5, MSRP $9.99

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: available throughout the show

Stanley, Booth #21017

Product: Stanley eCycle Exchange Recycled & Recyclable mug and bottle. Two limited Edition Nineteen 13 Flasks for Auction

Price: $10 for bottle/mug. Silent Auction for Flask

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: Runs through the show and at Open Air Demo

Timex, Booth # 35125

Product: WS4 Watch

Price: $50, MSRP $200

Donation: 50% of revenue will go directly to The Conservation Alliance. IF all 300 watches are sold, Timex will provide an additional donation to a Conservation Alliance grantee.

Hours: Friday, January 22nd, 3-5pm.

Additional notes: limited quantity available

CamelBak, Booth # 15027

Product: SnoBlast Pack, limited edition — embroidered with The Conservation Alliance logo!

Price: $30, MSRP $79.99

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: available throughout the show,

Dansko, Booth #18027

Product: Dansko Shoes for Women and Men

Price: $75, MSRP $120-140

Donation: $10 of each shoe sale will be donated to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: available throughout the show

NEMO, Booth #1011

Product: Ditto Tote, made of repurposed NEMO tent samples and manufacturing seconds.

Price: $15, MSRP $19.95

Donation: 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Conservation Alliance

Hours: Available throughout the show

Osprey, Booth #8027

Product: Osprey Raptor 6 Hydration Pack

Price: $30, MSRP $79

Donation: 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Conservation Alliance

Hours: Thursday, January 21, 3-6pm

Black Diamond, Booth #5027

Product: Ion Headlamp

Price: $10, MSRP $19.95

Donation: 100% will benefit The Conservation Alliance

Hours: available throughout the show

Eagle Creek, Booth #22027

Product: ES Cargo Duffle, medium size. The perfect bag for hauling gear through the rainforests of Borneo or valuable schwag home from OR.

Price: $25, MSRP $75

Donation: 100% will benefit The Conservation Alliance

Hours: available throughout the show

Canada Goose, Booth # 5045

Product: Merino Wool Beanie

Price: $20, MSRP $50

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: Thursday, January 21, 2 – 4pm

Grabber, Inc., Booth #132

Product: 20-pack Hand Warmers or 8-pair Toe Warmers

Price: $5, MSRP: $10 Hand / $15 Toe

Donation: 100% to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: All Day January 23-24, 2010

Horny Toad, Booth #30051

Product: Men’s and Women’s Cashmoore fleece styles

Price: $20-$40, MSRP $76-$110

Donation: 10% of the proceeds to The Conservation Alliance

Hours: available throughout the show

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