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The Art of the Resole

The Art of the Resole

By iFixit   |   Jun 6, 2013 June 6, 2013

Mark Sensenbach perches on a stool, back slightly hunched, eyes down, brows narrowed in concentration. His hands, toughened by mountains and work, maneuver the rubber sole of a climbing shoe against a sanding wheel. His movements made smooth by practice, Mark runs the shoe back and forth, rotates and… Read More

Product Testing – Dressing Right for a Windy Hike

Product Testing – Dressing Right for a Windy Hike

By Old School   |   Nov 25, 2009 November 25, 2009

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… Read More

Wooden Big-Wave Guns: Two Techniques, Same Objective

Wooden Big-Wave Guns: Two Techniques, Same Objective

By Tony Butt   |   Feb 13, 2014 February 13, 2014

By Nowadays there are a lot of people making wooden surfboards. Environmentally it makes a great deal of sense. Wood is a natural, non-toxic material that is infinitely less harmful to work with than polyester, epoxy, polyethylene or polystyrene, and that can be assimilated back into the environment once… Read More

Fit of the Fall 2007 Line

Fit of the Fall 2007 Line

Feb 26, 2008 February 26, 2008

We’re always trying to make sure Patagonia Quality is the best it can be. Sometimes we accomplish this, and sometimes we don’t.  It’s not always easy to admit when you’ve let something slip; but a relentless stream of customer feedback and product returns helps turn our attention to those… 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

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