The Cleanest Line

Month: January 2008

Christmas Cracks and Kisses

Christmas Cracks and Kisses

By Zoe Hart   |   Jan 31, 2008 January 31, 2008

I think that Christmas changes lots over time. From the days as a little kid, opening each door of an advent calendar, and leaving chocolate chip cookies (which my mom definitely ate!!) and carrots for Santa and his reindeer to keep him going to each good little boy’s and… Read More

It’s Still Winter…Right?

It’s Still Winter…Right?

Jan 29, 2008 January 29, 2008

Ah, spring is in the air . . . images of butterflies, sunshine-soaked afternoons, lambs, and flip-flops dance in the head; perhaps lambs in flip-flops for some. What better time to check out the new swimsuits, boardies, and summer gear at www.patagonia.com? But wait…it’s still cold in… Read More

The Year of Big Ideas

The Year of Big Ideas

Jan 25, 2008 January 25, 2008

With the New Year comes a new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries and Fitz Cahall is throwing down the gauntlet. How big will you go this year? Sir Edmund Hillary often insisted that while his feats and goals were of historic proportions, he was just a… Read More

Help Save Trestles, Fight the Toll Road

Help Save Trestles, Fight the Toll Road

Jan 24, 2008 January 24, 2008

Every time I exit the 101 south onto the Pacific Coast Highway north of Ventura, I think about the surf spot Stanley’s and how it was destroyed in order to build the freeway offramp. I never got the chance to surf Stanley’s. It was paved over before my… Read More

A Farewell to Fritz

A Farewell to Fritz

Jan 16, 2008 January 16, 2008

Update:  A memorial paddle-out will take place on February 3 at 8am in front of Zuma Beach Lifeguard Tower 9. All are welcome. Please continue reading for details. It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of another passing in the Patagonia family. Brian Fritz, a… Read More

Got Your Difference Right Here

Got Your Difference Right Here

Jan 15, 2008 January 15, 2008

We ran a post a little while back featuring a video clip of one of our U.S. representatives ripping apart the then-pending energy bill (Keeping Alternative Transp. on the Radar). His comments took aim at the line of the bill that sought to set aside $1 million… Read More

Product Testing – R1, Wool 2, Capilene, and Guide Pants

Product Testing – R1, Wool 2, Capilene, and Guide Pants

Jan 11, 2008 January 11, 2008

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

MPA Process Moves to Southern California

MPA Process Moves to Southern California

Jan 10, 2008 January 10, 2008

This in from Greg Helms at Ocean Conservancy:"On Dec 6th, California officials announces that the mainland coast of southern California – from Pt. Conception offshore Lompoc to the Mexican boarder – is next in the statewide process of establishing coastal marine protected areas (MPAs) under the… Read More

Dan Malloy on Sliding Liberia

Dan Malloy on Sliding Liberia

By Dan Malloy   |   Jan 9, 2008 January 9, 2008

When Dan Malloy came back from Liberia surfers around the office were asking him how the trip was, anxiously hoping to hear about perfect waves. Dan, humble as ever, spoke well of the trip and the waves but you could hear in his voice and see in his… Read More

How’s the skiing?

How’s the skiing?

Jan 8, 2008 January 8, 2008

The news reports are right, we finally got a good ol’ fashion Sierra-style pounding this past weekend. Local resorts reported storm totals of 3 – 6 feet, depending on elevation and orientation to the storm track. Here at the Reno Distribution Center we saw some impressive winds, and… Read More

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