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Hiking Boots with a Lighter Footprint

Hiking Boots with a Lighter Footprint

By greenewsurfer   |   Feb 18, 2011 February 18, 2011

Building an environmentally conscious hiking boot that’s also a top performer is no easy task. Design and construction are complex; so is the supply chain. As Backpacker magazine put it: “Boots are the most complex gear in our kit, with numerous components – fabrics, leathers,… Read More

Product Testing: New R1 & R2 at the Top of Colorado

Product Testing: New R1 & R2 at the Top of Colorado

By Old School   |   Dec 13, 2010 December 13, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & 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. Read More

Product Testing: Backpacking with the New Capilene® 4

Product Testing: Backpacking with the New Capilene® 4

By Old School   |   Dec 6, 2010 December 6, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & 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. Read More

Skunked or Scored? Summer Ski-Gear Testing in Chile

Skunked or Scored? Summer Ski-Gear Testing in Chile

Nov 4, 2010 November 4, 2010

How do you get to work in morning? Are you stuffed into a sweltering New York subway car? Crammed fender-to-fender along LA’s mind-numbing 405? Either way, our morning commute to work was way more stressful than yours. I promise. We chased the sun across the Inca Lake in Portillo…… Read More

Product Testing: Getting Soaked on El Cap

Product Testing: Getting Soaked on El Cap

Oct 25, 2010 October 25, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Field Report: Climbing El Cap, Yosemite Valley, early October 2010Conditions: Kinda like rock climbing, kinda like paddling whitewater.Products Tested: Nano Storm, M10 Jacket, R1 Hoody,… Read More

Product Testing: Paddling Around Old Fanny

Product Testing: Paddling Around Old Fanny

By Old School   |   Oct 13, 2010 October 13, 2010

It was just a couple weeks ago that our friends down in Patagonia's Ventura offices were wishing summer a fond farewell. Maybe it's this week's return to splitter blue skies and warm breezes, maybe it's the certainty of winter's descent when the snows finally come, but… Read More

Product Testing: Rafting the South Fork of the American River

Product Testing: Rafting the South Fork of the American River

By Old School   |   Aug 18, 2010 August 18, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & 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. Read More

Product Testing: Hiking Matanuska Peak

Product Testing: Hiking Matanuska Peak

By Old School   |   Jul 6, 2010 July 6, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & 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… Read More

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