Ahhh, it seems like just yesterday we touched down into Salt Lake City to rejoin our friends at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. With only 48 hours at this year’s show, there was a lot of ground to cover and a lot gear to see, but what we found at the show was pure magic and we felt it as soon as we walked through the doors of the Convention Center. … Read More
Los Angeles photographer Steven Nereo began taking snapshots between waves while surfing Malibu and Venice Beach. “I got a waterproof case for my phone and started shooting in the water. It was really fun, so I wanted to do more. I just went out and bought a film camera and a waterproof housing on Craigslist. It was a dive housing, which is weighted to compensate for trapped air, so when you’re 20 feet underwater, it’s stationary. Even without the camera and the weights, it’s 15 pounds. I finally figured out that what I needed was called a splash housing for shooting above the water.” … Read More
Artist Steven Harrington has a signature psychedelic-pop aesthetic, creating playful and always far out work while partnering with the biggest names in fashion, media and technology. A longtime California resident, Harrington is well-acquainted with the state’s gorgeous coastline, connecting with the outdoors during retreats to Big Sur. While chatting with Keith Eshleman, Co-founder of conservation group Parks Project, the artist discovered they both consider this special portion of the coast their “happy place,” and a collaboration was born. … Read More
The road to Marfa may be long and flat, but payoff comes in the form of intergalactic skyscapes and dusty purple mountain vistas, maybe even a double rainbow if you’re lucky. Located roughly 400 miles from both Austin and San Antonio—and about 60 miles from the Mexican border—this one-stoplight community maintains its ghost town feel despite the presence of a gemstone shop, a tiny natural grocery store and a late night grilled cheese counter filled with vintage TVs. … Read More
The 18th annual APEX Awards were developed 20 years ago to recognize the best uses of Polartec fabrics. Much of the award recognition has been given to outdoor industry innovations, but the brands and uses have expanded well beyond the outdoor industry. In 2016, the award celebrates diversity of use across all sectors from outdoor athletics and action sports to fashion and lifestyle. Championing futuristic and innovative ideas, Polartec will debut a cyborg-themed campaign, featuring all 13 winning pieces in urban outdoor environments.… Read More
When it comes to eye-catching color combinations, British Columbia-based Arc’teryx has been long regarded as a standard bearer in the world of alpine and outdoor apparel.Since the company’s inception in 1989, Arc’teryx has built, and built upon, a seemingly preternatural sense of color theory to design a line that is as singular as it is stunning.… Read More
Built for the long haul, CORDURA® brand fabric technology supports products that were made to last. CORDURA® durability doesn’t compromise. It resists tears and abrasions. It takes on the extremes and endures.
Specializing in the thrash and slash of everyday adventures, CORDURA® brand customers are the epitome of #CORDURATOUGH. … Read More
Our Summer 2016 issue is inspired by the utopian movements of the late ’60s and the alternative communities that redefined progressive culture. Utopia, a Greek word that means “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect,” remains a destination both physical and mental, one where people seek refuge and retreat from the harsh realities of society. Right around the same time these creative communes, art collectives and environmental grassroots organizations were flourishing, the backpacking craze of the ‘60s and early ‘70s was gaining momentum. Long-haired climbers inspired by this counter-culture mentality would go on to build brands like The North Face, Sierra Designs and Dana Design, working out of their garages and kitchens in towns like Berkeley and Bozeman. … Read More
Millican recently launched their Blank Canvas Project to collaborate with people who inspire creativity, action and positive change. The Blank Canvas Project’s mission is all about sharing and working together to help good things happen.