Category: Patagonia

  • Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Henley Pullover

    We feel we should concede the point right up front: the Patagonia Better Sweater really is better. We're compelled to revisit our earlier skepticism about a pullover fleece that performs as well powering up a skin track as it does day to day in the 9 to 5 grind at work. Our first clue: we […]

  • Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

    As spring gives way to summer, there are still high places we want to get to with cold air and wild variations in temperature. What we need is a jacket that can operate smoothly across a range of temperatures and exertion levels, and that doesn't slow us down. For going on three winters now that […]

  • A Mountaineer’s Life, by Allen Steck

    Mountaineering types probably don't obsess over what's on their coffee table, assuming they even have a coffee table – much less the stable living arrangements required to house one. But if they do, they probably have an arrangement of Patagonia Press books on it. These books are as much a pleasure to hold and behold […]

  • Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Duffel Bag

    It's time we admit it, duffel bags are officially a thing – and have been for a few years now. There are more duffel bag designs out there now than you can shake a stick at. It used to be a plain old army surplus olive drab shapeless canvas sack was sufficient, but now there's […]

  • Tools for Grassroots Activists

    Patagonia Books really puts out some great work, and Tools for Grassroots Activists puts a bit of a forward lean into their catalog. Yvon Chouinard tells in the intro about how in the early seventies he was inspired to fight to save a favorite surf break near Patagonia HQ in Ventura, California. The battle was […]

  • Yosemite in the Fifties

    It's been a few years – OK, it was way back in 2007 – since Patagonia published Yosemite in the Sixties by Glenn Denny. Now they take the way-back machine even further with Yosemite in the Fifties: The Iron Age by John Long, Dean Fidelman and Tom Adler. It's a book about a time before the widespread commercialization of […]

  • Patagonia Leashless Pant

    We love us some Gore-Tex, and their Active three layer fabric is their most breathable waterproof lovingness to date. Patagonia has done the wonder textile justice with their Leashless pant, an alpine climbing hardshell that is multi-epic capable. The official description of the Leashless includes both the words "regular" and "slim" relative to the fit. […]

  • Patagonia Baggies Swim Shorts

    Spring has sprung, at least in some places, and where there is a sprung spring there is swimming. In years past we have found that Patagonia swimwear is top notch, and this season is no exception. We own a number of Patagonia swim suits, and a new addition to our quiver is (are?) Patagonia Baggies […]

  • Patagonia Worn Wear Tour

    We've all got stuff. Some of our stuff has stuff. And when the stuff breaks or gets worn out, sometimes we replace the stuff. Even when we might be able to repair it, if we just knew how. Patagonia is here to teach you how. In their own words: "This spring our biodiesel repair truck […]

  • Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

    Ahh, it's a good day when a model piece of minimalist gear comes along. The Patagonia Nano Puff pullover definitely fits the bill, weighing in at a scale-verified nine ounces even (odd?) for a medium, men's and women's versions available. We used it on Denali this year and it was a fantastic low-bulk layering piece, […]