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Mike Colpo aka “localcrew” was an 11-year veteran of Patagonia. He was a committed, and knowledgeable environmentalist who had a special love for Nevada’s wild places. He was a monster on his mountain bike and his beloved Xtracycle, an excellent backcountry navigator, telemark skier, fly fisherman and alpinist who took a month out every summer to guide for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Wyoming. He passed away suddenly on December 7, 2011. We miss him dearly.

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Thanks to You

Thanks to You

Nov 28, 2008 November 28, 2008

Let’s get straight to the point: We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for You. That’s right, You with a capital “Y,” the one who’s reading this post. It’s You–Patagonia customers, fans of the Tin Shed, regular readers of The Cleanest Line–who deserve the thanks. Read More

Farewell to Good Friends

Farewell to Good Friends

Oct 30, 2008 October 30, 2008

It’s old news to all you die-hards out there. The notice has been public for, what, a good three weeks now. To be honest, we’re still having a hard time accepting it. Alas, it’s true: long-time friends and standard-setters, Alpinist Magazine, announced earlier this month… Read More

Getting to Know Jonah

Getting to Know Jonah

Oct 10, 2008 October 10, 2008

Jonah. That’s the title. Simple, direct. About as austere as the landscape it refers to. Jonah is a book, and an unlikely one at that.It’s part cowboy, part environmentalist, part roughneck, and part naturalist.It’s part photo-journalism and part poetry. It’s naked fact and… Read More

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A Different Fish Story

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

Patagonia Customer Service: Out of Office

Patagonia Customer Service: Out of Office

Aug 26, 2008 August 26, 2008

Just received an e-mail notice from our Call Center Manager regarding Wednesday, August 27th. If you have a question that only our Patagonia staff can answer, please try to give us a call before noon that day. Any calls received after noon will be fielded by an outside call center. Read More

Product Testing – Summer Surf in Costa Rica

Product Testing – Summer Surf in Costa Rica

Aug 13, 2008 August 13, 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 new… Read More

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Jul 24, 2008 July 24, 2008

Wholesome. It’s one of the first words that comes to mind when someone says “milk.” What about milk isn’t wholesome? It is a basic product of mammalian life that–when delivered from mother to offspring–is unassailably pure. It is so fundamental and unadulterated that its nature and constitution are seldom… Read More

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