Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Smart surgeon gloves, indoor camping, a custom iPhone collodion and more in our weekly look at the web

This Week’s LAB is Sponsored by Dos Equis 1. Custom IPhone Collodion Using an antiquated method that’s as technical as it is creative, photographer Jake Potts ingeniously turned the glass back of his iPhone into a ambrotype photo. The wet plate collodion process calls for some real camera nerdery, but the diligence is clearly worth it. 2. Camargue’s Bright Red Lake Russian photographer Sam Dobson …

West America

Our interview with Jordan Hufnagel on building camping supplies and the story behind his new brand

There comes a time in many peoples’ lives when things just seem to be moving too fast, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. This overwhelmed feeling spurred Portland-based bicycle builder Jordan Hufnagel and motorcycle maker James Crowe to start the adventure outfitter brand West America. A passion project for the two, West America makes handmade camping supplies …

Lightweight Outdoor Essentials

Three ultralight accessories for improving life on the trail

When trekking hundreds of miles even the slightest reduction in carry weight can increase efficiency and longevity on the trail. In the ongoing effort to minimize pack impact many companies have begun experimenting with new materials unconventional to the outdoor industry. From fibers stronger than steel to space-grade titanium, the following three items innovate ultra-lightweight construction guaranteed to ease your load. Hyperlite Mountain Gear As …