Fleece jackets are a favorite once the temperatures start dropping. They’re versatile, cozy, and even stylish now thanks to the Patagonia Synchilla® Snap-T. But how do you properly wash these fuzzy layers? It’s quite easy to clean fleece, and if you use proper care, you can help your fleece item
Dirty hiking boots are a sign of a good time. However, in order to prolong their life, it is important to clean your hiking boots when they get dirty. Dirt and caked-on mud can prematurely dry out fabric and leather, and can abrade the fibers of your shoes, making them
Guest Contributor: Lori LaBissoniere My pack and I recently tested out some freshly waterproofed gear in the Wallowa Mountain range in Northeastern Oregon. Known as “The Oregonian Alps,” this mystical region traditionally experiences pretty heavy winters. This winter, instead of blissfully falling snow, we found rain. Luckily, we came prepared.
Guest Contributors: Emma Walker (Top entry) and Jeremy Benson (Bottom entry) EMMA’S STORY: I can’t think of anything that can ruin an otherwise-lovely ski tour like ski skins that aren’t doing their job. Ironically, I also can’t think of a piece of gear that’s more mistreated and misunderstood. It’s funny
The Situation: After a weekend walking around in Seattle’s poor rainy excuse for a summer, I noticed that my favorite black flats were covered in white marks. The marks look not unlike the stains that are common from road salt in the winter – and like road salt stains, these