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Boise, ID 83705

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Welcome to Benchmark!

Howdy. Thanks for stopping by. Our success here at The Benchmark will be encouraging you to enjoy the outdoors, be it a day hike, your next mountain high point, or any of the other outdoor self-propelled adventures. The Benchmark is committed to fit and function, making your adventures the best they can be.

We are not an e-commerce site. Little of fit and function can be done successfully on the internet.. Making an informed purchase decision requires all five of your senses. So, take a tour here and light the fire of outdoor adventure in you. Then, give us a call or stop by. Let The Benchmark Gang help make your next adventure the best it can be.
Oh!! The coffee is free, and the dogs don't bite.


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Idaho Hot Springs are back on our shelves.

The second edition of the Idaho Hot Springs books are back on our shelves this summer. It is the perfect time of year to grab a copy, and bask in any one of the hundreds of hot springs found in Idaho....continue reading...

Tenemos zapatos Boreal

Our Boreal climbing shoes have arrived. We now have a variety of models, in many sizes.
Boreal's Integrated Rand System (IRS) allows for more consistency in fit, than other shoe making processes. IRS also eliminates the problem of potential sole delamination, and makes the shoe easy to resole.
The FS-QUATTRO rubber Boreal uses on their shoes is not only incredibly sticky, but also has unmatched tear and abrasion resistance. It also has consistent high performance across a range of temperatures. This means harder climbing, for longer periods of time.
No matter where you are climbing / bouldering, we have the shoe for it.

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The Magnetron

Black Diamond's new magnet driven rocking carabiner is out, and we are fully stocked!
A perfect balance between ease of use, and safety.

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Staff Picks

Mammut Togir Slide Harness

Harnesses that feel good.... more...

LED Lenser H14R Headlight

200 wearable lumens.... more...

Arc'teryx Beta AR

The three words that best describe this piece are... Lightweight, Packable, and Durable. Weighing in at only... more...

A Very Unique Sleeping Bag

The ULSS #1 is a very efficient sleeping bag that gives you room to move.... more...

Chaco Z2

Chaco Z2s are great in the river, easy to clean, and ideal on long hikes. Chacos are not your average sandal.... more...