Friday, March 28, 2008

New Pages at

The last few weeks I have done little other than sit on the couch trying to rest up from the pneumonia. My laptop was always running and I worked on updating the website quite a bit. Surf around now and you will find:

A guide called All About Ibex containing info about merino wool, washing instructions, etc.

Clearance Corner where you can find great deals on closeout items including the last of our Maxpedition stock.

Sustainable Practices detailing our commitment to a triple bottom line.

And 1% for Good, our charitable giving program.

I am finally feeling better, so blog posts will come more frequently. I have reviews of our new gear in the works and a contest idea brewing.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Welcome to our newest Hound

Earlier today, we adopted a 1 year old eight pound dauchshund mix from the Capital Area Humane Society. We named her Hawise (haw-wiss) after an ancient relative of Alex's. They are both snuggling next to me as I type. :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Shipping to Canada - fast and economical!

Though we are based in central Ohio, we find ourselves shipping more and more items to Canada. We suspect that the exchange rates favoring the Canadian dollar have something to do with this. We may also attract customers because shipping for most items is less than $5 via first class mail to Canada.

Whatever the reason, we appreciate our customers from every country.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ibex Clothes locked and loaded

Despite having pneumonia, I spent the day working at the computer and finally have the Ibex gear loaded onto the website.

We are extremely pleased with the quality of the Ibex products and sure you will love them too. Next week a newsletter goes out with a special coupon - sign up at right if you want to be included!

If you want to learn more, read All About Ibex.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Water Bottle Cartoon

The Gear Junkie posted a great cartoon today:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Can you take a SIGG through airport security?

We get this question quite a bit from our friends and customers. The short answer is yes, with a few caveats:

1. Don't fill it with water first. I know this sounds basic, but even people who travel allot forget they have a filled water bottle (I've done it a couple of times since the new regulations were put into place). You can always fill it at a drinking fountain on the other side.

2. Don't treat it like something special at the security checkpoint and ask if it is ok to take it through. Remember, it is only an empty water bottle, nothing more. When you volunteer information and ask a person in authority if something is ok, often their first response is, "well if he's asking, maybe there's something wrong here." You're trying to be helpful, but you may only end up causing yourself hassle. It's not up to you to do the TSA's job for them.

3. The TSA is often capricious and their policies/procedures vary widely between individual screeners and airports. I say this from personal experience having traveled heavily for business purposes in the last three years. I've successfully taken my SIGG through security in Columbus, OH, Minneapolis, MN and Palm Beach, FL. However, I unfortunately can't guarantee you a problem-free trip as the TSA is so hard to predict. You may run into a screener who decides your SIGG bottle could function as some sort of a weapon, lead to the downfall of western society, and must therefore be restricted from airline travel. Hopefully, however, you will have a good experience.

Let us know if you have anything positive or negative to add on this subject.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ibex Wool Clothing is on its way!

Ibex just emailed me the tracking number for our order. The QuT, EchoT, and loads of other items will be here soon. It is estimated to arrive this Thursday and we hope to have everything listed for sale by next Monday.

What am I looking forward to the most? Undies. Don't knock 'em 'til you've tried 'em - merino wool underwear rocks. It is super soft, antimicrobial, lightweight, and breathable.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Winner of SIGG bottle contest!


Ally is the winner of our first SIGG giveaway! Thanks to all who participated.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Merino Wool products from Ibex!!!

We have just placed our first order with Ibex and are super excited about their line. They offer high-quality Merino wool clothing. The clothing line is geared towards performance and outdoor sports. We will be carrying such notable items as the award-winning Qu T and other merino wool items. Check back with the blog or for updates and to place an order!

Final Day to Enter SIGG Contest!

We will accept contest entries until midnight tonight, EST. Contest rules are here.

Look for a post tomorrow by noon announcing the winner.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Only 5 more days to enter SIGG Giveaway!

That's right! Readers only have five more days to enter our SIGG giveaway. Click the link to read all the details.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Hound in the Blizzard

We live in Columbus OH where there is a blizzard today! We have about 12 inches of snow on the ground with more coming down. Lots of wind is blowing it around into drifts as high as two feet. Our amazing mail carrier still arrived to pick up packages, so hopefully customers will not notice any delay.

The hound

Alex taking his bike with snow tires out to the market. The way there (downhill) he managed to stay on the bike, but he walked the uphill slope on the way home

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Baying Hound becomes Ibex Dealer

For weeks we have been doing product tests and having conversations with potential new vendors. We finally decided on our next product line: Ibex Clothing.
Ibex is a sustainable business manufacturing merino wool clothing for outdoor recreation and everyday use. Their materials are the highest quality and the design is top notch as well. Part of our business philosophy is to partner with others who share our sustainable business practices, and Ibex certainly does. We are placing our first order now and you can expect to see items in our store soon!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Baying Hound at Open Market Columbus

Save the Date!

Baying Hound Ltd. will be part of the Columbus AP Village Open Market on Saturday April 12, 2008. We will be offering our wares from 1 - 3:30 at First UU Church in Columbus Ohio. Join us to browse and buy. Everyone who attends can enter door prize drawings!

Other participating vendors include:

Sprout Soup baby slings and natural toys

Dahara Dreaming handmade jewelry, purses, toys, and soaps

Pirate Bootie Baby handmade children's clothing

IDYEYARN hand painted yarn

Ericka B Traven handmade wool diaper covers

Precious Beginnings Diapers N' Things cloth diapers

DGN Photography senior pictures, family photos and fine photography

Wildflower all-natural handmade soaps and lotions

Don't live in Columbus? Check out our webstore for special deals the week of April 12.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Win a SIGG bottle from!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Ally S. Thanks to everyone who entered!
That's right, it's time for our first blog contest!

On March 16 we will award one lucky person a their choice of a 0.6L SIGG water bottle. To enter, send an email to with the subject 'Win a SIGG'. A winner will be chosen at random from everyone who emails between March 1 - March 15.

The fine print: Only one entry per person. Family members of Baying Hound employees are not eligible for prizes.