The Cleanest Line

Month: March 2010

The Tin Shed Gets Tuned Up for Spring

The Tin Shed Gets Tuned Up for Spring

Mar 31, 2010 March 31, 2010

We’re sliding open the doors to the Shed and sweeping it clean this spring. Tune into the season with a fresh batch of stories from our friends and ambassadors out in the wild – in videos, audio and written word. And don’t worry, just like our favorite… Read More

Surfer’s Benefit for Chile at Brushfire Records in Los Angeles

Surfer’s Benefit for Chile at Brushfire Records in Los Angeles

Mar 31, 2010 March 31, 2010

  Last Friday, March 26 was a surfer's benefit for Chile at Brushfire Records: the evening featured an impromptu and intimate gathering of friends, surfers, artists and musicians coming together to raise funds and solidarity for victims of the recent massive earthquake and tsunami in Chile. Local surfers… Read More

Blank on the Map – in the USA

Blank on the Map – in the USA

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Mar 29, 2010 March 29, 2010

Editor’s note: Our thanks go out to Patagonia ambassador Kitty Calhoun for sharing today’s story and photos. This is the first time we’ve featured one of Kitty’s stories on The Cleanest Line, hopefully it won’t be the last. Cars, phones, money are the necessary bane of… Read More

Hiking Down Memory Lane

Hiking Down Memory Lane

By Old School   |   Mar 26, 2010 March 26, 2010

It's been said that if you remember the 60s then you weren’t there. But if, like me, you grew up in the 60s and 70s and were into backpacking or climbing, there is actually a whole lot to remember. Like many of us, I got my start backpacking in… Read More

Fly Fishing: Our Newest Online-only Catalog

Fly Fishing: Our Newest Online-only Catalog

Mar 25, 2010 March 25, 2010

  A little tired of the traditional catalog format and a lot inspired by the November 2009 online-only Surf catalog, our fishing team decided that our approach to a catalog could be . . . well, less like a catalog and more like a good fishing… Read More

Photo: Holger Bisman collection

One Man’s Road to Patagonia

By greenewsurfer   |   Mar 22, 2010 March 22, 2010

Most of our employees have interesting stories to tell, but few have spent 15 months in an East German jail after abandoning a plan to somersault the Berlin Wall from a trampoline before trying to escape the country on foot. Holger Bismann, managing director of Patagonia Europe, was generous enough… Read More

Paddle Georgia Celebrates the South’s Rivers

Paddle Georgia Celebrates the South’s Rivers

Mar 16, 2010 March 16, 2010

Georgia River Network is a long-time recipient of Patagonia's Environmental Grant support that has been working for years to ensure the health of their watersheds. Over the years, they've increased the number of people involved in the protection and management of Georgia's waters by improving awareness of the… Read More

Working Toward the Removal of the Matilija Dam

Working Toward the Removal of the Matilija Dam

Mar 16, 2010 March 16, 2010

["Yvon Chouinard Q&A on Matilija Dam – American Express Member's Project" via YouTube. Video: Robert Richardson and Scott Hicks] Today we're following up on Yvon Chouinard's recent commercial for the American Express Members Project. The grad student Yvon mentions in the above video… Read More

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