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A Drive to the Coast

A Drive to the Coast

Mar 30, 2007 March 30, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadorsare responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through thepaces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just becausesomething reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a newitem shows up in our… Read More

Nadine Steinmeier of Patagonia Europe's Dealer Services tops out before sun-up along the Combe du Marion, Massif des Aravis, France. Photo: Yannick Clévy

Climbing Foot With Backbag

By localcrew   |   Mar 28, 2007 March 28, 2007

You’re all pretty familiar with the Dawn Patrol (DP) idea by this point: wake with the roosters, drive blear-eyed through the pre-dawn black, exit warm car in the belly of the night’s bitter cold, strap on headlamps and start slogging uphill through dark and snow, all for a… Read More

Best Job Ever

Best Job Ever

Mar 23, 2007 March 23, 2007

This just in… From: M.CHOUINARD Subject: Surf 3-4ft hot and glassy Go now 245pm Guess it’s time to get the weekend started. Before you leave work, or shut down your computer, please take action on behalf of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears. Have a… Read More

Money Shot

Money Shot

Mar 22, 2007 March 22, 2007

Man oh man, look who made the cover of FORTUNE Magazine. Keep an eye out for the April 2 issue at a newsstand near you, or save a tree and read the article online. [With thanks to CNNMoney.com, FORTUNE and author… Read More

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Mar 21, 2007 March 21, 2007

We got this field report from Laura Cooper, a Virginian living in Oregon. I really liked her story, writing and dedication to the outdoors – she’s an ESL teacher who spends most of her time backpacking, skiing and reading, as well as birding, paddling, and taking pictures.Thanks for the great… Read More

Photo: Andy Mitchell

The De-fence of Patagonia

By Andy Mitchell   |   Mar 15, 2007 March 15, 2007

Patagonia’s environmental commitment extends to its extensive support of the Conservacion Patagonica program. Each year, employees have the opportunity to participate in one of three separate service trips designed to tackle the mountainous work required to transform retired ranches into a stunning new national park. This report comes to us from… Read More

Light Lunch

Light Lunch

Mar 12, 2007 March 12, 2007

While parts of the West have been enjoying some of the best snow in decades, Winter ’06-’07 in the Sierra has been among the worst many can remember. Recent storms close to our Patagonia Distribution Center here in Reno have been a balm to our wounded winter spirits, but we’re… Read More

We’ve Been Proven Wrong

We’ve Been Proven Wrong

By Patagonia   |   Feb 26, 2007 February 26, 2007

Our challenge from the Spring 2006 catalog has been answered. Becca from Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City proved us wrong by climbing Sundance (5.10a) in her Morning Glory Dress. You rock Becca! This really made our day. When your travels take you to the Lake Tahoe… Read More

Workin’ For The Weekend

Workin’ For The Weekend

Feb 23, 2007 February 23, 2007

"The time is five o’clock, and I aaaaaaam outta here!" Everyday, all the little worker bees at Patagonia HQ eagerly await those sweet words from our frisbee-freak receptionist Chipper Bro, but never more so than on Friday afternoon. Some folks bust out their aloha shirts… Read More

Recommended Reading: The Last Season

Recommended Reading: The Last Season

Feb 21, 2007 February 21, 2007

Author Eric Blehm is a longtime friend and field-report contributor of ours. His latest book, The Last Season, has just been released as a paperback version with a new cover and 16 new pages of text/photos, including an interview with the author, a tribute to mountaineer Patty Ramber, and… Read More

Make Blog Not War

Make Blog Not War

Feb 3, 2007 February 3, 2007

On behalf of Patagoniacs everywhere, we dedicate The Cleanest Line to YC and Malinda. Thanks for everything. Patagonia holiday party 2005. Photo: Dave Kanarek… Read More