The Cleanest Line

Month: March 2007

A Drive to the Coast

A Drive to the Coast

Mar 30, 2007 March 30, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadorsare responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through thepaces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just becausesomething reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a newitem shows up in our… Read More

Raptor Rehab

Raptor Rehab

Mar 29, 2007 March 29, 2007

For those who don’t know about the Ojai Raptor Center, run by long-time Patagonia employee Kim Stroud, you should check it out in person or online at www.ojairaptorcenter.org I recently visited the center behind Kim’s home and was amazed at the work she’s doing for orphaned and injured… Read More

Climbing Foot With Backbag

Climbing Foot With Backbag

Mar 28, 2007 March 28, 2007

You’re all pretty familiar with the Dawn Patrol (DP) idea by this point: wake with the roosters, drive blear-eyed through the pre-dawn black, exit warm car in the belly of the night’s bitter cold, strap on headlamps and start slogging uphill through dark and snow, all for a token taste… Read More

The Dirtbag Diaries

The Dirtbag Diaries

By Fitz Cahall   |   Mar 27, 2007 March 27, 2007

Today we have a special treat for you. Patagonia field report contributor Fitz Cahall just alerted us to his new podcast The Dirtbag Diaries. If you’re at all a fan of our field reports please take a moment and listen to Fitz speak his… Read More

Charge It with Sugar Batteries

Charge It with Sugar Batteries

Mar 26, 2007 March 26, 2007

Though it’s not the first battery to run on sugar, researchers at St. Louis University have developed a more efficient version that could last three to four times longer than conventional lithium ion batteries — a boon for personal electronic devices. The icing on the cake: these new… Read More

Best Job Ever

Best Job Ever

Mar 23, 2007 March 23, 2007

This just in… From: M.CHOUINARD Subject: Surf 3-4ft hot and glassy Go now 245pm Guess it’s time to get the weekend started. Before you leave work, or shut down your computer, please take action on behalf of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears. Have a… Read More

Product Testing – Capilene Comparison

Product Testing – Capilene Comparison

Mar 23, 2007 March 23, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a new item… Read More

Money Shot

Money Shot

Mar 22, 2007 March 22, 2007

Man oh man, look who made the cover of FORTUNE Magazine. Keep an eye out for the April 2 issue at a newsstand near you, or save a tree and read the article online. [With thanks to CNNMoney.com, FORTUNE and author… Read More

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Mar 21, 2007 March 21, 2007

We got this field report from Laura Cooper, a Virginian living in Oregon. I really liked her story, writing and dedication to the outdoors – she’s an ESL teacher who spends most of her time backpacking, skiing and reading, as well as birding, paddling, and taking pictures.Thanks for the great… Read More

Don’t Forget About Genetic Engineering

Don’t Forget About Genetic Engineering

Mar 20, 2007 March 20, 2007

Back in ’01-’02, well before Oceans as Wilderness, our environmental focus was on genetic engineering. While there were some victories associated with that campaign, the issue has not gone away. The following action alert came from one of our environmental grantees in California. Hopefully, more states will follow… Read More

I Will Catch a Wave Every Day, Even in My Mind

I Will Catch a Wave Every Day, Even in My Mind

Mar 17, 2007 March 17, 2007

This past Monday evening surfing great Shaun Tomson gave a slideshow presentation to a packed house at our Ventura retail store, Great Pacific Iron Works. Brett from the GPIW staff sent over some pictures from the event and a short writeup (more photos after the jump). Patagonia… Read More

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