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Into the Deep at Sistema Huautla 2018 with Bill Steele Bill Steele is a genuine explorer.  He truly goes where no one has gone before: into unexplored caves deep within the Earth.  He’s co-leader of Proyecto Espeleológico Sistema Huautla or PESH, a ten year project to map and explore the deepest cave system in the Western Hemisphere, Sistema Huautla.   Read More Posted on Oct 12, 2018 by Whole Earth
Buck Wilde Presentation at Houston & San Antonio You may remember Buck Wilde from the BBC/Discovery Channel program “The Great Bear Stakeout.” He was the one who “talked down” Van, a 1200 pound, one-eared Grizzly Bear, communicating with a body language cue used among bears. Oh, and he also communicates with Wolves. Buck will be coming to our Houston Shepherd and San Antonio stores at the end of October to share some of his adventures and insights gleaned from years of working as a wildlife behaviorist, photographer and cinematographer. Read More Posted on Oct 11, 2018 by Whole Earth
Howler Brothers Fall 2018 Collection Fall in Texas means cool days, cooler nights and a sky so blue and clear that it defies description. Folks who were deterred by Summer’s excessive heat and humidity are now venturing outdoors once again. It’s one of the best times of the year to be in Texas. And one of the joys of the season is breaking out long sleeves, pants, and jackets that have been buried in the back of the closet since March or finding something new to add to the cool weather clothes collection. You might think that Howler Brothers clothing is just for fun in the summer sun, but they’ve got you covered for cooler weather as well. Read More Posted on Oct 8, 2018 by Whole Earth
prAna fAll 2018 Collection New Fall and Winter clothing is arriving in our stores almost every day, challenging our Visual Merchandiser Bert with how to best show it off and to find room for it all. One of the standouts for this season is prAna.  Read More Posted on Oct 8, 2018 by Whole Earth
New FLAX for Fall! Part of the appeal of FLAX clothing, beyond its classic good looks and sophisticated fabrics, is the fun you can have mixing and matching pieces from the various collections and even different years. In this video, our Clothing Buyer Molly offers a few suggestions for combining FLAX pieces with one another and with other clothing in your closet. Looking for a particular FLAX piece? Use the “Find in Store” button to locate it in a Whole Earth store. Read More Posted on Oct 8, 2018 by Whole Earth
Ditch Disposable A reusable water bottle can reduce your contribution to the enormous stream of plastic waste. CamelBak points out that the average American uses approximately 18 plastic water bottles a month. As more and more people choose to reuse, the number of plastic bottles saved grows by leaps and bounds. Read More Posted on Sep 24, 2018 by Whole Earth
Vibram Sole Factor is coming to Austin! As part of Vibram’s ACL presence in 2018, the Sole Factor van will be coming to Austin. Sole Factor’s mobile cobblers can upgrade a pair of your favorite shoes for better performance and personalized style. How so? The cobblers will replace soles on a pair of shoes with new Vibram soles. Read More Posted on Sep 21, 2018 by Whole Earth
Vibram ACL Ticket Giveaway The Austin City Limits Music Festival brings music lovers from across the country to Zilker Park for two weekends of stellar performances by their favorite singers and bands. Music lovers aren’t the only ones who travel to Austin for ACL. Companies come to town for the Festival too. In 2018, Whole Earth is partnering with Vibram who’ll be adding their own special touch to the festivities with a drawing for two pairs of ACL tickets and an Austin visit for their Sole Factor mobile cobbler shop.   Read More Posted on Sep 17, 2018 by Whole Earth
Brooke Alexander – Whole Earth Ambassador 2018 Working at the gear counter at Whole Earth, a lot of my job involves helping people prepare for trips. I’ve helped people pick gear to run the Everest Marathon, hike Kilimanjaro and go on countless safaris. I’m happy to help customers pick out sleeping bags and duffels, bug spray and sometimes even bear spray, but, I’ll admit it: sometimes I get jealous. Read More Posted on Sep 7, 2018 by Whole Earth
A Few of Our Fall Camping Favorites in Texas Fall is finally on the horizon, and Whole Earthlings are making plans, or at the very least, daydreaming, about where to go camping in the coming months.  It’s been a long hot summer, and the prospect of cool days and even cooler nights has spurred us to get organized. Here are a few of the possibilities we’re considering for Fall adventures in Texas. Read More Posted on Sep 3, 2018 by Whole Earth
Fall Festival Season Cooler days and nights mark the return of festival season here in Texas. Every weekend you’ll find festivals large and small, devoted to craft beer, wine, roses, pumpkins, scarecrows, barbeque, and, of course, music. Read More Posted on Sep 3, 2018 by Whole Earth
Kathryn Huchton – Whole Earth Ambassador 2018 Each time I go on a dive, it’s a new adventure and experience. You never know what kind of sea creatures you’ll see. This year I was able to share the experience with one of my best friends and fellow Whole Earthling, Sarah. Read More Posted on Aug 24, 2018 by Whole Earth
New from Hydroflask - The Unbound Soft Cooler Hydro Flask built their reputation on making quality stainless steel, insulated water bottles in beautiful rainbow colors. They stand out in a crowd.  Now Hydro Flask is introducing something new – the Unbound Soft Cooler.  With the Unbound, how you use it is up to you! Read More Posted on Aug 3, 2018 by Whole Earth
Happy Feet for Active Kids Some kids only slow down when they're under the covers, fast asleep. Otherwise, they're on the move.  Keeping a kid like this in shoes can be a challenge.  Whole Earth has shoes for a high energy child made by some of your favorite brands. Here are a few that both kids and parents rate 'thumbs up.' Read More Posted on Aug 1, 2018 by Whole Earth
Back to School 2018 The back to school roundup is about to begin - time to check the closets and drawers and put together your shopping list. Chances are good that your kiddos grew over the summer and may be in need of new shoes and clothes. And what about that backpack or lunch kit?  At Whole Earth, you’ll find quality clothing, shoes and gear to get your kids ready for school. Read More Posted on Jul 28, 2018 by Whole Earth
How to Choose a Daypack for School or Work How’s that backpack holding up? Did it accompany you on your summer travels? Has it served admirably over the years, but is now showing its age? Has your child outgrown or just plain worn out their pack?  If it’s time for a new daypack, we have a few suggestions on how to choose one that fits, has useful features, and lasts. Read More Posted on Jul 23, 2018 by Whole Earth
NEMO: Innovative Outdoor Gear Meet NEMO, New England Mountain Equipment, our newest camping gear brand. Our buyers believe that NEMO has created a series of products that Whole Earth customers will find useful when camping, backpacking or spending the day outdoors. NEMO was inspired by a particularly bad night spent on the side of Mount Washington in a poorly designed bivy. Cam Brensinger, then a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, knew he could do better. Three days after graduation, he founded NEMO. The name is a tribute to his New England heritage and to Jules Verne’s intrepid Captain Nemo. Read More Posted on Jul 6, 2018 by Whole Earth
Birkenstock – An Iconic Brand at Whole Earth Footwear fashions come and go, but Birkenstock has endured as an iconic shoe brand for several generations. Whole Earth has been selling Birkenstocks since 1974. Back then, the Arizona, a double strap, suede sandal, was a favorite with UT students and professors alike. Today, we offer a variety of Birkenstock styles that combine good looks and comfort. Read More Posted on Jul 6, 2018 by Whole Earth
Texas State Parks Check Presentation A great big Texas “Thank you” to everyone who donated at our stores during April is Texas State Park Month and attended the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Austin back in February. Read More Posted on Jul 2, 2018 by Whole Earth
Barry Brown – Whole Earth Ambassador 2018 Yosemite - one of the most beautiful places on Earth! I discovered that for myself in June. With its majestic waterfalls and towering granite mountains, Yosemite will awe you in every way imaginable. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most visited national parks in the world. As I wandered throughout the park, discovering new and stunning views at each turn, I was pleasantly surprised to hear languages like Mandarin, Japanese, German, and Spanish. People really do come from all over the planet to see this place, and I was ecstatic to finally be one of them. Read More Posted on Jun 28, 2018 by Whole Earth
Casey's Travels Part 2 - Sardinia Casey is a Whole Earthling from Central Texas who has worked at Whole Earth for six years. She’s currently on a six month European adventure participating in a program called Workaway. She volunteers for two weeks, working with local families, and then travels and explores the area for two more weeks, giving her an in-depth experience of the place, not just as a tourist, but from a local’s point of view. In Part 2, Casey explores Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean located to the west of the Italian peninsula and south of Corsica. Read More Posted on Jun 28, 2018 by Whole Earth
prAna Yoga Classes in Austin and Southlake prAna, maker of Yoga clothing and gear, will be offering two free classes for Whole Earth customers, one in Austin and one Southlake. Read More Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by Whole Earth
Move Mountains - The North Face Speaker Series The 2018 edition of The North Face Speaker Series rolls into Austin on Tuesday June 26th. This year’s theme is Move Mountains, a celebration of women adventurers. This year’s distinguished speakers will include Hilaree Nelson and Emily Harrington, both The North Face athletes. They’ll host an evening with a collection of films and share their stories of adventure across the globe. Read More Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by Whole Earth
Chaco Gives Back to Enchanted Rock June 22nd - July 8th  Read More Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by Whole Earth