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From the Trenches series – Caring for your Down Clothing

From the Trenches series – Caring for your Down Clothing

By Old School   |   Jun 6, 2011 June 6, 2011

Like flocks of swirling swallows or shimmering schools of tropical fish, our customers swoop in with mysteriously synchronized concerns and questions on a regular basis, prompting the need for ready answers. Times like these, nothing would be more handy than magically beaming knowledge out into the ether. Our very… Read More

Post-Adventure Laundry, or De-Stinking Your Clothes

Post-Adventure Laundry, or De-Stinking Your Clothes

Sep 15, 2007 September 15, 2007

“The scent of these armpits is aroma finer than prayer.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Stink. Funk. Putrescence. Miasmal malodorous mank. Each of us has our own finely tuned threshold for bad smells. But it’s safe to say this universal holds true: there comes a time when our clothes… 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

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

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

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

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