“If it works in New England, it’ll work for you anywhere.”
Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the country’s leading sports equipment retailers since 1967 recently became the first large national chain to carry 100 percent recycled clothing made in the U.S. The clothing is made by manufacturer SustainU, a West Virginia-based company that blends pre-consumer cotton waste and post-consumer polyester comprised primary from plastic bottles and post-industrial polyester scraps into a sustainable textile with a marked decline in carbon footprint thanks to the company’s ban on virgin materials. The line of T-shirts and sweatshirts has competitive pricing similar to other sports brands. According to Will Mantzer, president and CEO, EMS is committed to preserving and protecting our planet.
In addition to top national brands, EMS offers its own brand of apparel, outerwear, and outdoor gear. Mantzer promises EMS’s apparel is designed to perform in the unforgiving, ever-changing weather of New England and will work for you anywhere. Jack Middlebrook can attest to that when he climbed Mount Whitney.
Back in 2000, before I climbed Mount Whitney, I purchased some silks from Eastern Mountain Sports. The quality of them impressed me and EMS has been high on my list for purchasing outdoor clothing since. I feel their products are the equal of any other sporting goods outlet and they are easy to order from, ship quickly, and have excellent support. Recently, I purchased some Techwick mid-weight baselayer (I live in Montana and it comes in very handy for six months of the year) and was again very pleased with the items I received. I will continue to shop here and EMS is highly recommended for its great product selections and excellent customer service.
EMS operates 69 stores from Maine to Virginia and their expert guides have the passion, personal experience, and local knowledge to outfit you with high-performance gear that fits you in every way. EMS practices a company-wide commitment to protecting the places Americans love to play through stewardship and community action called Future Consciousness. They are proud and passionate conservation advocates for the East and have been members of the Conservation Alliance since 1997.