Winter Backcountry Snow Gear

Equipment and apparel to keep you warm and safe this season

With early snowstorms hitting the east coast in the USA, it’s clear that winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and people all over are enjoying the ever-growing sport of backcountry skiing. But backcountry conditions are variable, and sometimes dangerous, so dressing for the terrain is crucial. Further, well-designed pieces that function easily in various circumstances make a backcountry trip that much more enjoyable. From …

Head-to-Toe Hemp

From caps to yoga shorts and climbing shoes, clothing made with the dynamic fabric

Far from new-age, hemp was grown by colonial American farmers—in fact, the first American flag sewn by Betsy Ross was made from it. As a fabric, hemp outperforms cotton in strength and durability. Naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light, when softened the fabric can feel softer than fleece. As a crop, hemp requires no pesticides, GMO seeds or synthetic fertilizers—it actually scrubs carbon dioxide …

Patagonia’s First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale

Brewed in collaboration with Portland-based Hopworks using a sustainable new grain

Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food offshoot of Patagonia that boldly addresses environmental issues and wanting to influence the food industry for the better, has been filling customers up with responsibly harvested wild salmon (all the while supporting conservation projects) to hot cereal made from organic buckwheat (a superfood crop that requires less water, fertilizer and pesticides to grow). The latest addition to their limited offerings …

Patagonia’s Latest Film Aims to Defend the Majestic Jumbo Valley

In Patagonia’s latest feature film “Jumbo Wild: The Movement,” the environmentally-focused outdoors company uncovers the ongoing battle between British Columbian locals and the developers who want to build upon their land. More specifically, these developers want to raise a massive ski-resort in the heart of the cherished Jumbo Valley, which, until now, has remained one of North America’s most majestic landscapes and the home to …

Denali: An Outdoor Photographer and His Dog

This Patagonia produced short film touches the heart amidst beautiful imagery

Over just seven minutes, a sad, funny and ultimately beautiful story unfolds between a man and his dog. This film, titled “Denali,” celebrates a relationship that survived a nomadic lifestyle, a bout with cancer and—ultimately—death. It’s a stunning and moving portrait, both emotional and stoic—and always relatable. Outdoor and surf photographer Ben Moon adopted his dog Denali in 1999. They stuck together through good times …