North Drinkware’s California Half Dome Pint Glass

Molding an iconic mountain into the base of a hand-blown vessel

A little over a year since their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Mt Hood Pint Glass captured 5,620 backers’ attention, Oregon-based glassware company North Drinkware returns with a brand new product: the California Half Dome Pint Glass. Once again, they’ve utilized real 3D data of their mountain inspiration, in conjunction with hand-blown glass molding. This crux of traditional techniques and technological advancement is only …

Western Rise Outdoor Apparel

A new brand for mountain enthusiasts with distinguishing water-repellent technology to keep dry when fishing to hiking

As both a fishing guide and ski instructor in Vail, CO, Will Watters knew that the mountains offered more than just one specific sport or experience. Along with his girlfriend (who would later be his wife), a fellow ski instructor in the valley, Watters wanted to design clothing that encapsulated the diversity of mountain life. The resulting new brand, Western Rise, launches with their debut …

Mountain Maneuverability with Snowfoot

A step forward in the snowshoe world offers unrivaled agility and traction in sleek, lightweight form

There’s no getting in the way of a skier or snowboarder on the hunt for untracked, deep snow. While the lengths some riders go to for a fresh covering might seem ridiculous to an outsider, alpine touring veterans know that the journey up is all part of the reward. Born of this desire to access new lines, three skiers in the Italian Alps set out …