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Product Testing – Capilene Comparison

Product Testing – Capilene Comparison

Mar 23, 2007 March 23, 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

Thanks to You

Thanks to You

By localcrew   |   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

Choose to Reuse

Choose to Reuse

By Annie Leonard   |   May 24, 2012 May 24, 2012

When I moved into the house in Dhaka where I lived in 1993, I noticed there was no wastebasket in my room. On my first trip to the market, I bought one – and soon discovered that throwing things “away” meant something different in the capital of Bangladesh than back… Read More

Hiking Down Memory Lane

Hiking Down Memory Lane

By Old School   |   Mar 26, 2010 March 26, 2010

It's been said that if you remember the 60s then you weren’t there. But if, like me, you grew up in the 60s and 70s and were into backpacking or climbing, there is actually a whole lot to remember. Like many of us, I got my start backpacking in… Read More

Octo in Indo

Octo in Indo

Dec 4, 2009 December 4, 2009

Editor's note: With the Pacific Ocean starting to wake up, now's a nice time to hear from our friends at Fletcher Chouinard Designs (FCD) surfboards. From the FCD inbox – I bought a 6'10" Octo model from you guys… Read More

Sporting-Sails – A Downhill Family Tradition Since 1977

Sporting-Sails – A Downhill Family Tradition Since 1977

By Billy Smith   |   Mar 22, 2011 March 22, 2011

When he's not in the office developing Patagonia wetsuits and surf gear, you'll find Billy Smith and his crew carving the hills around Ventura and Santa Barbara on their skateboards. In fact, they're pretty hard to miss. Billy and his brother Nick are the creators of the… Read More

Product Testing – Summer Surf in Costa Rica

Product Testing – Summer Surf in Costa Rica

By localcrew   |   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

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