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DESIGN
Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi
The desire to see the world, step outside one's own boundaries and see how others live is human nature. Davis Smith, founder and CEO of socially conscious outdoor company Cotopaxi, spent much of his childhood outside his native US in developing countries...
STYLE
Trew Gear Backcountry Button Up
Oregon-based outerwear company Trew Gear’s new Backcountry Button Up is the latest addition to their line of water-resistant snow apparel that travels from the city to the mountain with ease. The shirt is styled as a classic heritage work shirt...
FOOD-DRINK
Voke Tab: Pocket-Sized Energy Boost
When Kalen Caughey was a high school student and avid skier at Steamboat Mountain School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he encountered a mechanical problem that many an extreme athlete has faced before: his coffee kept spilling. In search of a...
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Fitz Roy Camo Rucksack
The rugged mountains of Patagonia and Mt. Fitz Roy inspired this camo printed backpack, made from heavyweight 18-ounce canvas. An interior padded sleeve helps protect a laptop while out on urban and rural adventures. Each Stone + Cloth purchase provides...
TRAVEL
Alpine Climbing with Patagonia
At 12,000 feet above sea level, with a cold wind perpetually whipping and the alpine sun intensified by the reflective snowfields below, the old adage "the clothes don't make the man (or rather, person)" couldn't be less true. Technical, carefully...
OUTDOORS
Brooklyn Boulders
Just because you live closer to a subway station than a decent-sized cliff doesn't mean you can't climb. Brooklyn Boulders is the sanctuary for both the experienced climber as well as the curious (full disclosure: the first time is the hardest on the...
STYLE
La Sportiva Technical Climbing Apparel
Technical climbing apparel often has its fair share of sartorial drawbacks considering its demographic tends to move often and pack light—for female rock hoppers stylish yet functional choices are especially rare. Always compelled to pack light for...
CULTURE
California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties
Some 60 years ago the Golden State saw a golden era for surfing and climbing. Offering a spot-on retrospective look at the period of innovation spanning from 1948 to late 1958, newly published "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties" is full...
DESIGN
NW Alpine
Bill Amos was working as a climbing instructor, substitute teacher and ski patroller when he became frustrated with the quality and utility of commercially available climbing apparel. As outdoor companies began catering to a more diverse audience...
TRAVEL
Nikon 1 AW1
With the advancement of camera technology within mobile phones—like Nokia's astounding 41-megapixel sensor in the recently released Lumia 1020, for example—the need for a separate everyday point and shoot camera is dwindling. But Nikon is proving...
STYLE
Patagonia Legacy Collection
A legendary company if there ever was one, Patagonia grew from humble beginnings in the climbing community to become one of the most trusted outdoor outfitters in the game, embodying a dedication to quality and a conscious lifestyle. To celebrate...
TRAVEL
CiloGear Packs
Sharp-eyed mountain enthusiasts, take note: The next time that you see an advertisement for high-end alpine equipment, the depicted athlete may very well be sporting a backpack made by CiloGear. On a recent visit to the backpack-maker's office...