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From the Trenches series – Caring for your Down Clothing

From the Trenches series – Caring for your Down Clothing

By Old School   |   Jun 6, 2011 June 6, 2011

Like flocks of swirling swallows or shimmering schools of tropical fish, our customers swoop in with mysteriously synchronized concerns and questions on a regular basis, prompting the need for ready answers. Times like these, nothing would be more handy than magically beaming knowledge out into the ether. Our very… Read More

Sporting-Sails – A Downhill Family Tradition Since 1977

Sporting-Sails – A Downhill Family Tradition Since 1977

By Billy Smith   |   Mar 22, 2011 March 22, 2011

When he's not in the office developing Patagonia wetsuits and surf gear, you'll find Billy Smith and his crew carving the hills around Ventura and Santa Barbara on their skateboards. In fact, they're pretty hard to miss. Billy and his brother Nick are the creators of the… Read More

Our Man in Guinea Bissau: A Stand-Up Guy

Our Man in Guinea Bissau: A Stand-Up Guy

By Vincent Stanley   |   Mar 21, 2011 March 21, 2011

We're not sure when Cesare Fiorucci of Seregno, Italy, bought his first pair of Stand-Up Shorts or how soon he adopted the habit of indelibly inking each country of destination on the pocket bags. But photographic evidence illustrates the first pocket-log entry as "Guinea Bissau 88/89." A… Read More

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, soles, shanks,… Read More

From the Trenches series – The Belay Parka

From the Trenches series – The Belay Parka

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jan 28, 2011 January 28, 2011

Like flocks of swirling swallows or shimmering schools of tropical fish, our customers swoop in with mysteriously synchronized concerns and questions on a regular basis, prompting the need for ready answers. Times like these, nothing would be more handy than magically beaming knowledge out into the ether. Building on his… Read More

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