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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

What Do You Want in a Wader?

What Do You Want in a Wader?

May 4, 2007 May 4, 2007

Attention fly fishers: Steve Stracqualursi, fly fishing product line director for Patagonia, is looking for feedback to help make our already-awesome waders even better. Visit his weblog WayUpStream and let him know what you’re looking for. [With thanks to The Trout Underground]   … Read More

Where Our Wool Comes From

Where Our Wool Comes From

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

The following report is brought to us by Ken Larussa, from our Reno Distribution Center, home of Patagonia’s Customer Service.  If you’re a long-time customer, chances are good you’ve spoken to Ken at least once.  After hearing about Ken’s trip and seeing his pictures, we’re lucky he came back. Read More

Greenie & the Man Truck

Greenie & the Man Truck

Apr 6, 2007 April 6, 2007

Today’s post comes from Matt O’Conner of Boulder, Colorado. Matt’s currently running Franklin Handholds and sells climbing walls for the Eldorado Wall Company. He also keeps his own blog. His letter isn’t the first of its kind – we’ve received many similar stories from… Read More

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

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

Scraps to Shoes – The DIY

Scraps to Shoes – The DIY

Mar 14, 2007 March 14, 2007

If you’ve spent any time browsing our new Footwear line you probably came across a funky little number called the DIY. Do It Yourself shoes are part craft project, part recycling effort and part moccasin for the masses. They’re made from leather scraps left on the floor of our… Read More

Legalize It Already

Legalize It Already

Feb 27, 2007 February 27, 2007

The fight to grow hemp domestically continues with the introduction of H.R. 1009, the "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007." Patagonia has been making hemp clothing for years and we would love to see American farmers get the opportunity to grow the wondrous weed once again. Unfortunately, progress to… Read More