Jack Wolfskin is at Shepherd & Schaller

Meet the family: Jack Wolfskin

“We respect the diversity of nature and all living things. Our earth is simply the most beautiful place in the universe and we only have this one. We do everything we can to protect it and we want to experience it and share it with others.” -Jack Wolfskin

And that is exactly what they do!

The brand’s entire product collection is 75% PFC-free (PFCs are pollutants that do not break down when released into the environment) and it’s a percentage that is continuing to rise. With that being said, in January 2016, Jack Wolfskin was the first brand to win the ISPO Eco Achievement Award, a distinction that, until now, only specific products had been recognized for.  It was awarded because of Jack Wolfskin’s sustainability commitments, including exclusively using Organic Certified Cotton since 2013 and attaining the Fair Wear Foundation Award (labor conditions) multiple years in a row.

Outdoor enthusiasts around the world are recognizing this brand that started only in 1981, in a small German town. Jack Wolfskin is not only the largest outdoor brand in its home country, Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland, and is in the top three brands in China.

But if this company is so renoun, why haven’t we heard about it in the United States?

Jack Wolfskin only brought this company to the states less than a year ago and it’s about to take off with outdoor chains itching to get their hands on it! As of now, there are only a handful of stores that carry this brand and Shepherd & Schaller in Wausau is one of the few! We are the only store in Wisconsin carrying the brand and we’re excited to share it with all of you!

Student Appreciation Sale: October 1-10

Step away from the lecture hall, the books and the homework for a few minutes to visit Shepherd & Schaller, where our Student Appreciation Sale is our high-five for your grueling studies and hard earned reward.

Visit us in downtown Wausau October 1-10 and present your current student id card for 10% off all in-stock clothing, hats, gloves, socks, shoes, boots and day packs.  You even get pre-season pricing on ski and snowboard equipment to pay less than your parents and their friends.  How’s that for a reward?! Yep, your student credentials mean you pay less for the must-haves you see all over campus.

Celebrate your school pride by wearing your schools colors, logo or even that foam finger you’ve got.  That, plus your student id will earn you a chance to win a prize!

Take our advice: work hard + play hard.  You deserve it.

The fine print:

  • 10% discount is off full retail price on our price tag
  • This discount may not be combined with other discounts
  • Discount not available on special order clothes, shoes or boots or on equipment other than day packs.
  • You MUST present your current student ID to receive the discount
  • Discount is not retroactive to previous purchases
  • Tell your friends about Shep’s Student Appreciation Sale and follow us on Social Media for more great deals, contests and events!

 

Picture Recycled and Organic Outerwear is at Shepherd & Schaller

Meet the family: Picture Organic Clothing

As you know if you’ve been following our family posts each week, we put a lot of value on our brand partner’s behind-the-scenes processes and philosophies. To that end we are SUPER excited to welcome PICTURE ORGANIC CLOTHING to Wausau, WI.

These guys are dialed in. From their home in France, they’ve been about 100% recycled and organic materials from the beginning, in 2010. They got their feet under them in Europe and brought their inspiring point of view and styling designs to the USA just a few years ago. The line is exploding and you’ll be proud to be an early adopter. Visit their site.  It’s inspiring.

Picture snow sports outerwear is expect in-store in October 2017.

Dungeon Sale 2017

Dungeon Sale is Wausau’s biggest sales event of ski season!  If you’re brave enough to head to the basement of our 110+ year-old building, you’ll find crazy good deals on used and new ski and snowboard equipment for the entire family.

Shep’s accepts used gear through October 10 for consignment sale.  We help price it unless you know exactly what you want out of it, and keep only 10% consignment fee (when swaps keep 20%).  After your used items sell, you’ve got ‘Shep’s Bucks’ store credit to use toward the purchase of any of our products or services.

We set the used gear up alongside our own inventory of new gear (left over from last season) and make it easy by installing ski and snowboard bindings so you only have one price to consider.

Kids gear goes fast, so most years there is a line at the door before our Wednesday morning opening at 9:00am.  Have no fear, there is usually enough selection to satisfy shoppers all through the five-day event.  The basement is stocked with Alpine Ski, X-C Ski and Snowboard equipment.

You’ll want to shop upstairs too, where the latest 2017-18 gear is also on sale along with the season’s greatest fashions and accessories like helmets, goggles, wax, tuning supplies and more.  You can even combine the great used gear you find in the Dungeon with new equipment from upstairs at Shep’s low “package price.”  All clothing and accessories are at least 20% off during Dungeon Sale and we’ve got lots of other great specials going on.

To top it off we have crazy deals on shop work, like binding adjustments or re-mounts on dungeon gear for only $15, a full ski tune-up for only $34.99, and great prizes including a Free Granite Peak season pass which you can register for while you shop.

Once the Dungeon Sale is officially over, you are still free to shop the basement. (There’s just less to choose from!) Still not sure you want to own equipment and can’t find just want you want from our used inventory?  Talk to an associate about Leasing.

Oh yeah… don’t be alarmed when you leave the shop after the sale and run into a crowd on the sidewalk.  Shep’s is on the Paranormal Society’s Ghost Tour each year during Halloween Weekend.  Our spirits rarely makes an appearance during the event though, so you’re safe in the Dungeon.  Mwaa ha ha ha  ha…

Dungeon Sale 2017 is October 25-29.  The sale is 9am-8pm Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday. Suck up your courage, dig up the family and check our our frighteningly fun sale.

Meet the Family: Grand Trunk Goods for the Road

Meet the family: Grand Trunk Goods for the Road
Shepherd & Schaller is Wausau’s outdoor experts and we respect quality and commitment.  So, for hammocks we choose Grand Trunk.
For every dollar you donate, Grand Trunk will match your donation on their site. After all, it takes two trees to hang a hammock, so Grand Trunk is committed to planting 5000 trees a year. They stand by ethical, fair-trade manufacturing which is good for their retailers, customers, partner and the world. They promote sustainable small business livelihood and enhance opportunity for economic progress. These are things we believe in too.
Grand Trunk “Goods for the Road” is not just hanging around.
Grab a single or double hammock, easy to use suspension straps, shelters and mosquito nets, travel pillows and get outside!

Mosquito covers make every outdoor setting comfortable