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Product Testing Fun with the Freightliner Luggage

Product Testing Fun with the Freightliner Luggage

Oct 2, 2007 October 2, 2007

Our infamous Freightliner is currently in the works for a revision.  Over years of long term use, we unfortunately do see some Freightliner products returned for hardware failure such as retractable handle and wheel failure. These occasional failures are good for us in hindsight because it pushes us to… Read More

Stand Up for Your Favorite

Stand Up for Your Favorite

By localcrew   |   Sep 10, 2007 September 10, 2007

We’ve been having a conversation here at Patagonia of late; one that comes up often. The conversation is about some of our classic designs, time-tested pieces, old favorites. Some of the questions tossed out there: What do we do with those “classics”? Where have they gone?… Read More

Product Testing: Vagabond Boots

Product Testing: Vagabond Boots

Sep 7, 2007 September 7, 2007

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 new item… Read More

Elemental Awareness with Element Skateboards

Elemental Awareness with Element Skateboards

May 22, 2007 May 22, 2007

Friend of The Cleanest Line and periodic commenter, CM, hipped us to a cool program put on by our comrades over at Element Skateboards called Elemental Awareness. "Even though this month is celebrating the bicycle. I felt other non carbon producing forms of transportation need a little… Read More

Product Testing: MLC and Overhead Shed

Product Testing: MLC and Overhead Shed

May 10, 2007 May 10, 2007

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 new item… Read More

What Do You Want in a Wader?

What Do You Want in a Wader?

May 4, 2007 May 4, 2007

Attention fly fishers: Steve Stracqualursi, fly fishing product line director for Patagonia, is looking for feedback to help make our already-awesome waders even better. Visit his weblog WayUpStream and let him know what you’re looking for. [With thanks to… Read More

Where Our Wool Comes From

Where Our Wool Comes From

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

The following report is brought to us by Ken Larussa, from our Reno Distribution Center, home of Patagonia’s Customer Service.  If you’re a long-time customer, chances are good you’ve spoken to Ken at least once.  After hearing about Ken’s trip and seeing his pictures, we’re lucky he came back. Read More

Greenie and the Man Truck: A Customer Story

Greenie and the Man Truck: A Customer Story

Apr 6, 2007 April 6, 2007

Today’s post comes from Matt O’Conner of Boulder, Colorado. Matt’s currently running Franklin Handholds and sells climbing walls for the Eldorado Wall Company. He also keeps his own blog. His letter isn’t the first of its kind –… Read More

Product Testing: Capilene Comparison

Product Testing: Capilene Comparison

Mar 23, 2007 March 23, 2007

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 new item… Read More