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I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and my parents used to take us camping around Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Those early days of camping developed into a strong passion for the outdoors and the older I get, the more I want to explore. My favorite thing in the world is fishing and I can't get enough of it. I also enjoy rock climbing, camping, hiking, and skiing. When I'm not hanging out in the shop or out on an adventure, I'm probably sipping on a cold beer from one of Chicago's small breweries. Come hang out! I'd love to talk gear or about your next adventure spot!Email Me
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Check out what's available to buy online and pick up in the shop
|HOT WAX (SKI and SNOWBOARD)|
|Swix PS Wax||$20|
|Swix HS Wax||$30|
|EDGE SHARPENING (SKI and SNOWBOARD)|
|Moosejaw Sharpen and Wax Machine||$40|
|HAND TUNE PACKAGE - Edge Sharpening, Hot Wax, Minor P-Tex Repair|
|Swix PS Wax||$60|
|Swix HS Wax||$70|
|MACHINE TUNE PACKAGE - Base Grind Edge Sharpening, Hot Wax, Minor P-Tex Repair (available at select locations)|
|Swix PS Wax||$60|
|Swix HS Wax||$70|
|Race Tune - Includes event specific Edge Tuning and premium Swix HS wax||$80|
|BINDING MOUNT - Mount service 50% off with purchase of equipment from Moosejaw|
|MOOSEJAW SKI BINDING ADJUSTMENT and TORQUE TEST||$25|
|Base Cost (per inch) - Additional charges based on inspection||$5|
|SKI BOOT WORK|
|Base Cost - Additional charges based on inspection||$25|
|DPS PHANTOM - (available at select locations)|
|DPS Phantom Application (w/ purchase of Base Treatment)||$150|
|DPS Phantom Application (w/out purchase of Base Treatment)||$75|
Costs subject to change upon assessment. Moosejaw will call to authorize any repairs exceeding $10 more than original quote. Additional tuning services potentially available upon request and physical review. Edge repair, epoxy work, buckle replacement, binding strap repair, etc. (our techs were basically born on skis and snowboards, they'll for sure take care of your babies.)
Newest Stuff in Shop
Moosejaw, Chicago Products
The Chicago employees are very proud of their jacket assortment. They often watch the weatherman just to get some laughs. "Ha, real cute, weatherguy, is that the best you've got?" (they are kinda snooty). From rain to sun to snow to... locusts, they've got a jacket for any condition. Marmot is on the forefront of both rain and locust protection. They make a nice rainshell as well; we're not sure how it holds up to locusts though.
You've got a couple feet, we've got a bunch of shoes... let's make something happen. Heck, we can even get you two of the same style and size*. If you're one of those people that has two different sized feet we'll even make special accommodations for you... we'll very politely ask you to leave**.
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?
For the longest time I thought that people were calling a belay device a "blade of ice". It took a surprisingly long amount of time to figure out my error. I think I even called it a "blade" for short for a while... and people were into it. It was like some new slang spreading around the climbing gym. But fear not, the Chicago employees know much more about climbing than I do and they can properly inform you about what gear you need. My guess is that they'll tell you about Petzl, Black Diamond, Camp USA, Metolius, and a bunch of other cool sounding brands.
Ski & Snow+-
I have a picture of one of our Chicago employees wearing like 20 shirts at once. The most notable thing about the picture is the big smile on their faces. Here's what I learned from that picture: shirts = happiness. The good news is that we've got all kinds of shirts for all kinds of conditions at our Chicago shop. Mountain Hardwear makes great wicking shirts for hiking, The North Face makes breezy running shirts. So come on down and buy as many as you can fit on yourself. Plus they sell pants, too (even though I'm pretty sure the less pants you wear the happier you usually are).