The Cleanest Line

Month: September 2008

No Car No Problem

No Car No Problem

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 30, 2008 September 30, 2008

It's hard not to get depressed and angry listening to the news lately. My suggestion: Take a break from NPR and tune into The Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall describes today's episode: A 1,200-foot rock wall in a wilderness area – that's standard summer fare. In… Read More

[Photo: Ignacio Muldonado with a 32

A Different Fish Story

By localcrew   |   Sep 29, 2008 September 29, 2008

Regular readers of The Cleanest Line have learned to rely on regular product posts from our committed Customer Service representatives. They’re “Field Reports” of a sort . . . notes from the field about their adventures in our back-yard and beyond. This story’s a little… Read More

A Life in the Wild: A Conversation with George Schaller

A Life in the Wild: A Conversation with George Schaller

Sep 26, 2008 September 26, 2008

Patagonia Ventura employees welcomed a very special guest yesterday afternoon. Dr. George Schaller, one of the world’s preeminent field biologists, was recently awarded the Indianapolis Prize for his relentless pursuit to save endangered species across the globe since 1952. His visit to Patagonia was the… Read More

Product Testing – Bike Touring PA style

Product Testing – Bike Touring PA style

Sep 25, 2008 September 25, 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… Read More

New Read for Your Little Mountaineers

New Read for Your Little Mountaineers

By Patagonia   |   Sep 24, 2008 September 24, 2008

As the warm, lasting light of summer slips into the folds of fond memory, the evening’s activities shift from late-day rides, runs, and climbs to cozier choices. If you’ve got little ones, this is the time of year you start thinking about snowy days, warm fires, and lots of… Read More

One Track Mind Premieres at Patagonia Cardiff This Saturday

One Track Mind Premieres at Patagonia Cardiff This Saturday

Sep 23, 2008 September 23, 2008

Patagonia Cardiff store manager Devon Howard invites you to attend the premiere of One Track Mind: Saturday, September 27, 7:30 & 8:45 PM Patagonia Cardiff 2185 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA Admission is free. Seating will be available on a first come firstserved basis… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Trekking, Snakes & Snow Monkeys

By Steve House   |   Sep 22, 2008 September 22, 2008

Steve House called last night to give us another update from Nepal. The team has been trekking at altitude for a few days now to help with the acclimatization process. Listen to Makalu Update 2 (mp3 – 6:43 – right-click to download) As Steve… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Update One from Steve House

By Patagonia   |   Sep 20, 2008 September 20, 2008

To Steve’s credit, this call came in Thursday morning. Due to some technical difficulties we’re bringing it to you a little late. Our thanks go out to Steve for taking the time to make these calls. Here’s the first installment: Listen to Makalu Update 1… Read More

Save Trestles, Fight the Toll Road … One More Time

Save Trestles, Fight the Toll Road … One More Time

Sep 17, 2008 September 17, 2008

We’ve talked before about the Surfrider Foundation’s efforts to stop a proposed toll road that would wipe out Trestles,a world-famous surf break, and destroy 60% of the acreage at San OnofreState Beach, the fifth most visited state park in California. In February, the California… Read More

From the Trenches – “How much down is in your jackets?”

From the Trenches – “How much down is in your jackets?”

By Old School   |   Sep 16, 2008 September 16, 2008

Our Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) are our front line of communication with Patagonia fanatics far and wide. The crew here at our Call Center in Reno, NV are at it seven days a week, taking orders, helping with returns, and most importantly, answering the astonishing range of… Read More

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