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The winner for our $25 Nugget Alaskan Outfitter Gift Certificate in JUNE is 
Ruby Dean. Congrats Ruby - don't forget to drop by and get your gift certificate.

Winners are selected from those of you who receive and open our monthly e-newsletter. It doesn't matter when or how you signed up for our e-mail club - if you are on our email list you are a potential winner each month.

We are aware that your email accounts receive a lot of daily mail, in an attempt to reduce our impact on your inbox, we have extended our weekly coupons to coupons that are good for a two week period and instead of sending out a separate email to announce the monthly winner, we will combine that good news with our monthly e-newsletter. I apologize if you received a coupon template and not an actual coupon this last go around. Constant Contact changed the coupons and I am still trying to figure them out.

Have a Happy Fourth of July!!
Changes to our Custom/Special Orders

Due to the increasing overhead involved with placing, monitoring, and shipping custom orders, NAO will now charge a $10 fee on all custom orders. A custom order is for an item that is a product, style, or color that we do not carry. If you love something that we have in stock, but we don't have your size, there will be no additional charge for ordering a different size. As always, orders for a sale item will be at the regular price.


If you are an Outfitter Group member, the charge will be $5 on the first item each year.

TUF Love

One of the first purchases we made when we moved to Juneau was Xtratufs for the whole family. Xtratuf boots have been a large part of the Alaskan Culture and a rite of passage for Alaskan new comers. The boot was originally designed as a light weight waterproof boot for commercial fisherman. The Chevron outsole is slip-resistant on boat decks, and the neoprene coating keeps fish oils from penetrating through the rubber.


Not everyone in Southeast Alaska is a commercial fisherman, but living in a coastal rainforest gives us plenty of exposure to wet slippery surfaces. Consumers love the versatility of the boot, rolling down the top makes them cooler for summer and adding a simple felt insole or Bama bootie adds insulation for the winter. But the most endearing feature was the ability to wear these boots for everyday wear, hiking, kayaking, fishing and dancing day after day with little wear and tear on the boots. In other words they were tough, Xtratuf. 


In 2011, production of the Xtratuf brand was moved from Rock Island, Illinois to China. It was the last American boot brand to make this transition and both customers and the company say the quality of the product suffered from the move. For over two years the company fought to upgrade the production of the boots. According to the company, the equipment, materials and molds used in the U.S. were moved to China, so the components and production methods would be the same. However for the first two years of production in

China, the glue holding the boot together was poorly applied.  



During the next two years Honeywell was able to identify and fix the quality control problem, stating that "the boots are now better than ever" at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle in 2013. At the bottom of this timeline is a link to a survey. Click on the link and let us know if Xtratuf is still the boot you know and love.




Do you think Xtratufs are still Xtra-tough?
Take our
and let us know what you think. We will let you know the results in our August newsletter.


Nugget Alaskan Outfitter | 907-789-0956 | |
9107 Mendenhall Mall Rd Ste 301
Juneau, AK 99801

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