The Cleanest Line

Month: February 2008

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Feb 29, 2008 February 29, 2008

"The odds on very difficult alpine climbs are not in your favor. So there's no excuse to show up unprepared, to show up out of shape." Climber, writer and Patagonia product tester Kelly Cordes takes us through his training strategy for alpine climbing and reflects on disaster style alpinism. Read More

Fit of the Fall 2007 Line

Fit of the Fall 2007 Line

Feb 26, 2008 February 26, 2008

We’re always trying to make sure Patagonia Quality is the best it can be. Sometimes we accomplish this, and sometimes we don’t.  It’s not always easy to admit when you’ve let something slip; but a relentless stream of customer feedback and product returns helps turn our attention to those… Read More

TreeHugger Interview with Y.C.

TreeHugger Interview with Y.C.

Feb 25, 2008 February 25, 2008

The all-things green blog TreeHugger recently conducted a two-part phone interview with Patagonia owner/founder Yvon Chouinard. Topics include growing the company, Patgonia 100 years from now, transparency and the Footprint Chronicles, the myth of sustainability, our "Pata-gucci" reputation, politics, and quality vs. quantity. As usual, Y.C. doesn’t pull… Read More

Let My People Go . . . Skiing.

Let My People Go . . . Skiing.

Feb 21, 2008 February 21, 2008

What goes around, comes around. We had it pretty good with the snow here in the Sierra for the month of January. We were feeling our oats and, well, I guess I did a little bragging about it. I sent teasing pictures and links to blog… Read More

Dirtbag Grant Update – Down for the Down and Out

Dirtbag Grant Update – Down for the Down and Out

Feb 20, 2008 February 20, 2008

Way back in June of last year we posted the winners of the 2007 Dirtbag Grant. Here’s an update from Lucia Robinson and Rachel Babkirk, who described their idea as "part climbing road trip, part homeless aid drive." We wrapped up the Boulder drive today (Jan. 17). It… Read More

Datos Insuficientes

Datos Insuficientes

By Fitz Cahall   |   Feb 19, 2008 February 19, 2008

Coming back to work after a long weekend can be tough. Thankfully, Fitz Cahall is here to rescue us with a new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries: In the summer of 2007, kayaker and blogger Shane Robinson found himself paddling down Peru’s isolated Apurimac River, one of the… Read More

Blurring the Lines – Cycling Clif Style

Blurring the Lines – Cycling Clif Style

Feb 14, 2008 February 14, 2008

Last November I was lucky enough to get a spot—the last spot—on Clif Bar’s cycling team. It’s awesome to be among a squad of strong riders and have sponsorship from a company with social interests compatible to Patagonia’s. Plus, Clif makes the yummiest energy food around! Last… Read More

Surf Their Waves

Surf Their Waves

By William Kaner   |   Feb 13, 2008 February 13, 2008

They say it’s bad to surf after a rain. I disagree. I have empirical evidence that shows they are wrong. I don’t get sick. Never have. And I used to live in Venice Beach. They never reported the water quality at my local break better than a D+. I saw… Read More

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