The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature with today’s Groupon to evo. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get $60 worth of sports gear.
- For $10, you get $25 worth of tune-up services for skis or snowboards.<p>
Evo equips winter adventurers with an impressive arsenal of ski, snowboarding, and outdoors equipment from top brands. Cold-weather wear such as a women’s down jacket ($219) guard against icy winds, and safety gear includes an avalanche probe ($45), which tests the structural soundness of daunting snowbanks or teetering piles of post-Thanksgiving dishes. Off-season snowboarders can glide down mountains of asphalt with longboards ($134.95), and wakeboard vests ($59.99) buoy boarders during tidal-powered ocean voyages.
In addition to outfitting adrenaline-stuffed outdoor excursions, the experts at evo repair damages to snowboards and skis still recovering from the finale of Seinfeld. The team can wax and edge ($25) skis or a snowboard to facilitate smooth glides and sharp turns, or perform a basic tune-up ($40) to foot extensions to cure them of their fears of high speeds and heights. View a full list of services here.
Started in 2001 as a small operation in founder Bryce Phillips’s Seattle apartment, evo has since grown into a full-fledged retail store voted Best Ski and Snowboard Shop three years in a row in CityVoter’s King5 Best of Western Washington poll. Inside, Bryce and his crew of more than 100 winter- and summer-sports enthusiasts help visitors gear up for adventure with equipment by makers such as Armada, K2 Burton, and Lib Tech and outerwear from The North Face and Patagonia. A team of technicians also keeps equipment in top condition with tune-ups and other services, sharpening skis and waxing snowboards to keep them from growing fur. At evo’s flagship Fremont/Wallingford store, the staff relays the company-wide values of style, a balanced lifestyle, and authenticity by hosting events such as movie screenings and art showcases and devoting extra time to serving nonprofits throughout the community.
122 NW 36th St.
Seattle, Washington 98107