Camp Beneath December 2020’s Total Solar Eclipse in Argentine Patagonia

Black Tomato's unparalleled adventure for celestial tourists

For two minutes and 10 seconds, on the afternoon of 14 December 2020, the moon will cover the sun for a total solar eclipse. The “G eclipse point” of the umbra—the perfect spot to witness it all—exists inside Patagonia and, more specifically, the otherworldly landscapes surrounding the village of Piedra del Aguila, otherwise known as the “Stone of the Eagle.” To cater to celestial-enthusiast tourists, …

Utah State University’s Outdoor Product Design Program

With their first graduating class out the door, the next generation of designers enter the industry with hands-on experience

It’s no secret that the outdoor industry is booming—look no further than the consistent enthusiasm for Patagonia, The North Face, Peak Design and others—not to mention the US government’s $373 billion valuation of the industry. It’s a hotbed for innovative material development, massive collections of utilitarian yet activity-specific gear, and preaches sustainability and resourcefulness. To have designers equipped to handle all of this, programs continue to …

Essential Gear for an Après Ski Session

Whether celebrating or cozying up, items for comfort and warmth off the slopes

It doesn’t get much better than warming up by a fireplace with friends, while sipping on something satisfying, after a long day on the slopes. The French word “après” (meaning after) has become synonymous with the various activities people partake in after a day of skiing or riding. Whether you’re getting cozy at Mount Engadine Lodge after a big tour in Kananaskis Country or skiing …