Updates for Centerstone!!

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Dear Marmot Retailers and Sales Reps,

Marmot online ordering is moving to The application will be unavailable from Monday, March 24th through Wednesday, March 26th while we make this exciting move. Your previous user name and password will still work.

Important note: Work in Progress orders will not be available in the new application. Previously submitted orders will be available.

With iVendix, powered by CenterStone Technologies, you will have all of the features you had before plus many enhancements:

Improved navigation and workflow
Ability to search for more than one item number at a time Display of product images in ASAP ordering Enhanced Catalog View New cut and paste order creation in the worksheet Ability to choose up to six ship dates in the worksheet Enhanced inventory report accessible from multiple touch points within the application All past B2B order history will be available Tracking numbers viewable through shipping notifications Reporting module built into the application for sales reps and internal users Offline/Spreadsheet module for sales reps ? coming soon Compatible with Internet Explorer 6.0+ and Firefox 2.0

If you have any problems or would like a quick training overview, please contact CenterStone Technologies at: 877-757-3681

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Marmot Wins Backpacker Editor's Choice Awards!!

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Marmot’s DriClime® Catalyst Windshirt & Ultra-light Sleeping Bag Series
Named Backpacker 2008 Editor’s Choice Award Winners

Santa Rosa, CA – Marmot’s DriClime® Catalyst Windshirt and Marmot’s Ultra-light, Down Sleeping Bags have been honored as recipients of the 2008 Backpacker Magazine Editors’ Choice Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the outdoor industry. The award is given in recognition of outstanding innovation in product design, materials and/or performance.

The Backpacker Editors’ Choice Awards, given annually since 1993, honor the products that Backpacker editors have chosen as the best of the year based on months of trail testing by teams of highly experienced hikers and climbers. With no set categories for the awards and no set number of recipients, the products and the testing process drive the award categories. Marmot was two of only seventeen innovative products that have been honored with a 2008 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award.

Marmot’s DriClime® Catalyst Windshirt – a versatile, athletic, wind and water resistant jacket – has received Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice “Green Award” this year. “This is an honor for our whole product team,” explains Greg Houser, Marmot’s Vice President of Design and Production. As the next step in the Marmot’s DriClime® evolution, the Catalyst uses UpCycle™ fabric in the bi-component lining (100%) and a recycled polyester face fabric (88%) with an additional Eco DWR. It also has a completely recycled zipper. “The Catalyst has set a new precedent for Marmot and shows us what is possible when using Marmot’s UpCycle™ technologies in our products,” adds Houser.

The Original DriClime® Windshirt won Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice Award in 1993 and then in 2002 it won the Editor’s Choice “Gold Award,” which recognized the garment as an industry standard. By winning this year’s “Green Award,” Marmot is the first company to capture Backpacker’s “Triple Crown” – honoring the garment separately three times!

Marmot’s Ultra-light 850 Fill bags, which include the Atom (400F); Hydrogen (300F); Helium (200F); Helium EQ (150F) and Lithium (00F), have all received Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice “Gold Award” for their time-tested excellence in the field. “These ultra-light 850 Fill bags are the perfect example of Marmot’s ongoing commitment to produce the highest quality gear,” explains Jeff Blakely, Director and Category Manager of Equipment. “This award celebrates Marmot’s leadership, tradition and heritage.”

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Host an OBoZ Day at your store!!

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Have you ordered OBoZ into your store? We would love to host an OBoZ event with you to promote the program. Every customer that tries on a pair of OBōZ will receive a seedling. The seedling will be packaged in a plastic sleeve and have a small customized label.

OBōZ will provide:
-Reps to help during the event
-Seedlings – sourced from the Arbor Foundation
-Earth friendly t-shirts for staff to wear during the event
- Stickers
-Earth friendly banners explaining the One More Tree program
-Pizza and beer for staff at closing time
-Dollars in the form of discounted goods to co-op advertising ( to be agreed upon)

And don't forget, OBoZ also participates in the One More Tree Program!

One More Tree Program
In partnership with Trees for the Future, OBoZ has committed to planting one tree for every pair of shoes we sell.
Trees for the Future (www.plant – is an agro-forestry resource center helping people in developing countries improve their rural livelihoods through the introduction of environmentally sustainable land management projects focused on beneficial tree planting

Does this sound like something you are interested in? We can put in an ASAP order today for an event this spring, there is still availability! Call or email today!!

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Marmot Snazette: Snazzy Functionality
Posted on: March 11, 2008
Raleigh Coburn
MSRP: $200
Weight: 21 ounces

Functional enough to withstand three weeks of high-altitude desert and mountain exploration, yet snazzy enough to sit down to tea with the King of Mustang, the Marmot Women's Snazette performed royally on a recent trip across the Himalaya.
Mustang, considered a lost Tibetan kingdom, is one of the last restricted (and least visited) areas in Nepal. The region is a part of the Tibetan plateau and sits in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. A fierce wind whips across the plateau, and temperatures fluctuate from bitter cold at night to downright balmy during the day. The Snazette Jacket was exceptionally versatile--ideal in most temperature and weather extremes--and it was my layer of choice during our visit to Mustang.
The Marmot Softshell fabric is extremely wind resistant and breathable. During ascents of exposed mountain passes, the fabric's tight weave blocked wind beautifully but kept me toasty and dry by allowing moisture from my core to escape. As an insulating layer it was warm and eliminated the need to carry an additional layer, which kept my pack light. Though the dry conditions did not allow me to test its water resistance, it spent a frozen night out on a laundry line strung between our tents and dried quickly in the intense, high altitude sun.
The stretchiness of the Softshell fabric also proved quite comfortable on a thirty-hour flight, an eight-hour bus ride, sightseeing in Kathmandu, three weeks of high-altitude trekking and daily yoga sessions. Best of all, it shed dirt and dust and did not absorb odors like other synthetic materials, making it stylish and suitable for impromptu meetings.
Its limitations are few. However, pit zips and a hood would increase its functionality. The short cut fits well over a harness but otherwise exposed my mid-section when I raised my hands over my head during morning sun salutations. The slim fit is feminine and sexy, and though I normally wear a medium, I found it somewhat tight through my back and shoulders. The pockets are roomy enough to stow a hat, gloves and a snack, and are placed vertically, which makes them easily accessible.
Back home in southwest Colorado, the Snazette has proved equally useful on desert climbing trips and backcountry ski outings on the elusive early season snow near Red Mountain Pass. Overall, the Women's Snazette performed exceptionally well for a wide range of activities and environmental conditions. And despite six weeks of solid use in harsh conditions, it still appears brand new.

Pros: Versatile as a layer; wind resistant and highly breathable; comfortable stretch material; sexy.

Cons: Lacks pit zips and hood; short cut may ride up; slim fit through the shoulders.
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