The SmartWool story started on a rugged Colorado ski slope with the belief that toes didn’t have to be cold. One simple pair of merino wool socks challenged the conventional wisdom and forever changed the way outdoor enthusiasts looked at their feet. It’s not just about the merino, though. It’s what we do with it that makes SmartWool different. For over 20 years, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of merino to create smarter, more capable products from head to toe.
Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. Since 1957. What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has now grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Black Diamond is a company that's not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, our innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people.We represent Black Diamond in the following brand areas: Apparel and Accessories, Snow safety, Climbing Gear, Packs and Footwear
Since setting out to build a better boot for Oregon farmers in 2002, BOGS has grown, expanding globally into women's and kid's styles and introducing new comfort technologies that have made BOGS a leading footwear brand.
KUUsport and the KUU brand were established and developed by Ron Kuus. One of three children from an active family of northern European heritage, strong principles of athletics, fitness and self discipline were instilled in Ron and siblings at an early age –Herbert Kuus’s prescription for preparing his children for life ahead included a daily 6AM run through the parks and ravines of their Toronto neighborhood!
On winter weekends Ron’s father’s nordic DNA would not be denied. His background as a tool and die machinist soon saw him developing products to improve the quality of their ski experience, the first of which was the patented Kuus Electric Ski Waxer. Fascinated by the relationship between ski preparation and performance, young Ron began to spend almost as much time with his dad in the wax room as he did on the ski hill.
Fast forward to the completion of engineering and business programs at university and continued development of what his father had started, in 1986 Ron incorporated KUUsport Manufacturing Ltd. He was still a one man show; inventor, developer, manufacturer, marketer, sales rep, shipper, secretary, delivery boy and janitor. But word was getting out. And the KUU lines were selling. Soon stunned neighbors were being boxed into their suburban driveways by 18 wheelers as they picked up pallets of product from KUU’s basement headquarters!
Though it’s been a long time since KUU could be blamed for traffic jams on Deanvar Drive, it is to this humble address that the extensive alpine, nordic and snowboard product lines found on these pages can trace their origins. And while our head office moved only a short distance from Ron’s mom’s house, it seems like our products have traveled light years. Today KUU wax is being ironed onto the bases of national team equipment in both Canada and Austria, and KUU products are being sold in ski and snowboard shops from Japan to Switzerland.
Hot Shots Hand Warmers are great to use while skiing, snowboarding, running, hunting, or for anything your doing in cooler weather. Instant heat that lasts up to 10 hours.
Other products available through Sun and Snow include:
Sun & Snow Skin Protection
Ben's Insect Repellent
and many more! See www.sunandsnow.ca for full product line.
Joybees brings you an ultra-comfy shoe for the whole family. Easy to slip on and off the little ones for the day ahead, as well as an ideal shoe for post-workout, while running errands, or gardening on a beautiful spring day.