The brick and mortar and online retailer of ultrarunning and fastpacking gear based in Bishop, CA in the Eastern Sierra was one of the first stops I called on after my adventure in the Sierras and JMT last July. I had actually purchased a few pieces of gear online for my trip and so in my Instagram photos that I posted of the gear Sage to Summit commented that I should swing by and so I threw that on my plan and began to look forward to it. Once my father and I finished our ill-fated fast packing adventure in the Sierras, which you can read about on the reports I wrote a while back, we stayed in Mammoth for a few days and then headed down to Bishop. I grabbed an Açaí bowl from Eastside Juice a few streets down and then hung out in Looney Bean Roasting Company, both pretty awesome places.
Then as soon as Sage to Summit opened we headed over and I was in awe of all the gear they had. From Ultimate Direction and Salomon to companies that I've never heard of. We actually bought the sleep shelter we used for the Sierras, the Brooks Range Ultralite Quick-Tent, from Sage to Summit. They had a great selection of race packs and fastpacking packs. Since the store particularly specializes in fastpacking and ultrarunning gear their products have been brilliantly curated to cater towards those sports. Therefore, since I am primarily an ultrarunner and have done some fastpacking I loved the selection. To give a few examples they had for nutrition Cliff products, Carbo Pro, and many more. In terms of shoes they had a large variety from Hoka and Brooks to Altra and New Balance. And of course clothing had a large selection to choose from also, carrying The North Face, Outdoor Research, etc.
I didn't buy a piece of gear or anything, but I bought a shirt! My dad got a cotton everyday shirt, but unfortunately he bought the last one. So I had to get a tech shirt and probably my only complaint from this store is that the tech shirt is a Brooks shirt and for me Brooks shirts are a little to heavy and thick. However the dislike is extremely personal and in no way takes away from the awesomeness that is Sage to Summit.
So if you get a chance take a yonder over to the Eastern Sierras and enjoy a ramble through the mountains and then some awesome gear at Sage to Summit or alternatively shop online at their even more varied store!