First Impressions - Inov-8 Men's Evoskin™

by Charles Thursday, October 6th 2011
The number of footwear choices for minimal footwear - spurred in large part by the success of Vibram FiveFingers - has increased in the past few years. The latest offering at the Summit Hut is Inov-8's Evoskin - which are essentially a silicon glove for your feet! The stretchy medical grade silicon... [More]

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Imlay Canyon Gear Kolob

by Charles Thursday, September 29th 2011
As a Summit Hut employee since the early 2000s I have had the chance to use and abuse a number of packs from a variety of different brands. While no pack is going to work for every activity/situation my favorite all around pack has become the Imlay Canyon Gear Kolob. Imlay Canyon gear is based in So... [More]

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New Balance 110 – Preview

by Charles Wednesday, September 14th 2011
Editors Note (1/10/12): The MT110 and WT110 are now in stock! The New Balance MT110 and WT110 are great choices if you are interested in a light weight (we're talking 7.75 oz for the men's and 6.2 oz for the women's!) low to the ground footwear with more protection and structure than you w... [More]

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Osprey Talon 22 Pack

by Jonathan Tuesday, August 16th 2011
One of the great things about commuting, or running errands, on a bicycle is that you can do those things while outdoors (sorry, driving a car is on the “in” side of the doors)! The downside of cycling is that carrying all your stuff with you can be problematic, particularly in light of the fact that when you stop you must take it all with you. [More]

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The Authors

Dave BakerDave Baker

I'm Dave Baker, founder of Summit Hut, an independent outdoor retailer based in Tucson, Arizona since 1969. As an experienced and passionate hiker, climber and backpacker, my blog is intended to be an informative and interesting look into the outdoors and the outdoor industry.

Dana Davis

Dana Davis

I’m Dana Davis, co-owner of the Summit Hut. I mostly enjoy hiking and road biking though I often do other things to keep it interesting (mountaineering, motorcycling, backpacking, climbing, you name it!) My biggest challenge is sometimes finding the balance between career, family, and fun but it’s working out so far!

Dan Davis

Dan Davis

I'm Dan Davis, after retiring from the National Park Service as a Ranger and manager, I worked for the Summit Hut until 2009, then retired for good (maybe). I'm now spending my time traveling around the southwest writing and working on my nature and fine art photography business.

Emily Gindlesparger

Emily Gindlesparger

I’m Emily Gindlesparger, a member of the Summit Hut floor staff. Since moving here from the Midwest, I’ve been taking advantage of all possible adventures in Arizona: rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, caving and trail running; I’m always excited to see what’s next!

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