Chicago, IL 60614
Store Manager, Chicago
My name is Peter Michelich (this will be important information later on), and I was birthed in Duluth, MN way back in the 70's. I learned most of what I know about all-seasons outdoor living from time well spent in the great BWCA while growing up in the north woods. Later I paddled and portaged my way through the 10,000 lakes (well not ALL of them), finally running ashore in Chicago, IL (there were some pretty long portages.) After almost 4 years of drinking the Moose juice on a part-time basis, I finally decided to dedicate my "working" life to Moosejaw Chicago. Generally Managing since 2014.
Many of our Moosejaw brand items are named after legends of the company. I hope someday my name (see above) inspires Moosejaw underpants.
If you ever see me in the shop please feel free to approach me and say, "Hey, don’t I know you?" Cause if I don't, I probably will want to.
"Hotdish", wiki it, thank me later.
Get to know Moosejaw, Chicago
Laser Portal to the year 2000. The Play Station 2 is released in Japan. Natalie Rasmussen and Ryan Crump started dating. The Backstreet Boys have a record titled Millineum. Gas costs an average of $1.26 per gallon. Moosejaw Mountaineering comes to the Big City. Boom.
Since 2000 Moosejaw has been straight up kickin' it in the Windy City--also known as Chi-town, Chi, the Dubstep Arena, Frank's kinda town, and CHICAGO. Moosejaw Chicago is known for its amazing selection of High-end Outdoor Gear and Apparel. No matter what your wants or needs, we can get 'err done.. Like to Climb? We've got climbing do-dads. Like Camping. Bam! We've got camping gear. Need a hug? Come here....lets do this.
But in all seriousness, we have footwear for the trail, for the crag, for the beach or for about town and we'll make sure that you get what you need. In fact, I think La Sportiva fits all of those categories.
**is the threat, "don't ever set one of those unsymmetrical feet in this shop again" polite?
I'm sure there are stories like this to explain the origins of all kinds of camping gear. Maybe Leki's trekking poles were modeled after that wacky walking stick bug. Maybe Marmot's down sleeping bags were inspired by a snake eating a smaller snake. I don't know; I don't have all the answers... but please feel free to ask our Chicago employees.