Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
Stone Harbor is pleased to announce that we have added Surly as a vendor to our strong list of quality outdoor gear. We have recently acquired the terribly hard to get Moonlander Fat Bikes and are offering them for rental.
The Moonlander is like no other bike. Surly designed it to ride where there are no roads, no trails and no people. And in northern Minnesota, that means wet stuff, roots, rocks, pebbles, gravel, sand and many types of snow. You read that right: this bike rips it up on the snow. Which means you have a whole new way to enjoy Minnesota’s white bounty.
How can a bike go over snow? The Moonlander runs 4.8˝ tires on 100mm rims. Such a large footprint allows you to ride them at very low pressure, which (as with a snowshoe) enables unparalleled traction and float.
Of course, we couldn’t just take Surly’s word on it, so various members of our staff fought volunteered to try them out for you. They love them!
Here are the details:
- Rentals are $65.00 per day.
- Rentals can be picked up anytime after 10:00 am and must be back by 6:00pm unless special arrangements are made.
- Rentals include the bike, head/tail lamps, and helmet.
- There are a limited number available so reservations are strongly encouraged.
Where has the time gone? We just finished our fourth summer at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply. When I purchased the store in January of 2010, I am not sure I had any idea that I would be as proud the the store as I am. And when I say proud of the store, more than anything I mean that I am proud of everyone who works here. They are a great group of people who make it fun for me to come to work and I hope they make it fun for you to visit our store.
As I look back over the past few summers, I need to assess what we have done and what can we do to make your experience better. What really needs to be asked is why would you, our customers, buy from us instead of someone else. The myth that needs to be dispelled is the pricing issue. It is amazing how many people come in the store expecting to pay a surcharge just because we are a tourist area. Many times during the busy season, I have people express surprise that our prices are the same as the outdoor stores in the Cities, Duluth and Thunder Bay. Now, if you want to pay more because you love Grand Marais, we can work that out for you, but it is not a requirement. Another reason to buy and support Stone Harbor is that when you talk to my staff, you are talking to folks who live here and know the area quite well. We talk to the outfitters, lodge owners and other visitors. We have conservation officers and Forest Service workers in our store a few times a week, so we know where we can advise you to go for that hike and water craft trip. We hear where the fish are biting this morning, not last week. And if we don’t know, we can find out for you.
You can buy a lot of the equipment we sell other places and on line. Will you find it for less? Maybe. But can you touch and try on these products without driving to four different stores and fighting traffic and crowds? Probably not.
Just know that we are here for you and we enjoy your visits. And this week we are expressing our gratitude with our Giving Thanks Sale. It’s our way of thanking everyone who has supported us over the last four years.
As many of you may already know, Wintergreen has closed their doors and there are a lot of disappointed people out there. It’s not just about the anoraks and fleeces though–they also have fantastic pants!
Wintergreen Guide Pants and Shell Pants are tried and true. Designed for extreme cold, the Guide Pants are a great technical outer layer for treks through arctic and subarctic climates. Yes, that makes them perfect pants for Minnesota winters too. I don’t know about you, but when I’m spending a day outdoors, I often find myself sitting on a rock or leaning up against a tree for a little break. These pants are built to keep you dry even when you plop yourself down in the snow. They are constructed with DWR 3-ply nylon and knees and seat reinforced with heavy, waterproof Cordura nylon, making kneeling or sitting in the snow or on wet ground comfortable. Extremely durable, you have no worries about getting them snagged or torn when snowshoeing, cross country skiing or whatever else you choose to do in the woods. Other great features include deep side pockets, zip fly, removable web belt, leg zips and Velcro tabs at cuffs. Wear them comfortably over a base layer or on their own.
The Wintergreen Boundary Waters Shell Pants speak for themselves too. At first glance, I didn’t think these pants would work for me. I was so wrong. The 2-ply khaki nylon shell pants are the most comfortable pants I’ve worn on my canoe and hiking trips, and as a short 5’2 person, it’s quite a challenge for me to find technical, functional pants that actually fit me. With a comfortable fit, amazing durability and extras like reinforced knees and seat, Velcro cuffs and deep, easy access cargo pockets, these pants are champs. Add to the mix that they dry quickly and pack small and you’ve got yourself the best Boundary Waters pants you’ll ever own.
Do yourself a favor and give Wintergreen pants a try while you can still find them.
We are thankful for you, our customers and we are inviting all to enjoy 20% store wide savings* Monday November 25 thru Sunday December 1, 2013. The 20% discount is for all regularly priced items but we’re not stopping there–when you step up to the cash register, dip into the bowl and pick out your extra present. You can get a coupon for an additional discount off of one item (even sale items). The additional discount can be anywhere from 5% – 35% off. Or you may get one of the fabulous gifts that our elves have been busy gathering. Here’s a little preview of what the elves are offering:
- 1 liter Nalgenes with our logo
- ¾ liter dukjugs with our logo
- $5 and $10 gift cards to Stone Harbor
- Bungee Deelee Bobs
- B.T.McElrath chocolate bars
- Honey Stinger waffle treats
- Teko socks
- Bridgedale socks
- Stone Harbor logo tees
- Contigo Extreme Vacuum mug
- Contigo West Loop mug
- Kavu beer candy
- Grabber hand warmers
- Grabber tow warmers
*Gift cards are excluded from the 20% discount but mail orders are not. You must be present in the store to receive the additional discount or gift from the gift bowl.
Thank you for shopping at Stone Harbor. We hope to see you here Grand Marais soon.