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Notes from Banjo on the FCD Twin-Fin Fish

Notes from Banjo on the FCD Twin-Fin Fish

Nov 29, 2010 November 29, 2010

FCD Board Report – The first thing I noticed about the 5’7″ Fish was how lightweight it was, making it a lot easier to throw around in the surf. I usually ride smaller Fish, somewhere around 5’4″, so i didn’t really know what… 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

The New Freightliner – Product Testing Fun

The New Freightliner – Product Testing Fun

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

Product Testing – Cool Weather Cycling

Product Testing – Cool Weather Cycling

By Old School   |   Feb 12, 2010 February 12, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and Products Tested: Capilene 2 Bottoms, Shelled Insulator Pants, Simple Guide Pants, Windproof Gloves, Socks, Nano Puff, Alpine Wind Jacket, R2 Jacket, Integral Jacket Activity: Cool Weather Cycling… Read More

Environmental Constraint = Better Quality

Environmental Constraint = Better Quality

By Patagonia   |   Aug 1, 2008 August 1, 2008

Time and time again we see that when we reduce environmental harm, we end up producing better-performing, higher-quality Patagonia garments. And sales of those improved garments often enhance our business health and profitability. Our environmental initiatives are constraining by nature, but benefit us by sparking innovation during all stages of… Read More

Save the Planet, Drink Beer

Save the Planet, Drink Beer

Feb 9, 2009 February 9, 2009

These beer cozies are made from reclaimed Patagonia wetsuits. They fit bottles and cans, and are perfect for post-session rehydration situations. Get yours today and start saving the planet immediately. Read More

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