1. The Quiet Life Fall ’14 Vasquez Look Book

    Surprise! The Quiet Life launched not one, but two Fall 2014 Collections. The second delivery, titled “Vasquez,” was released on October 15 and is a collection of cozy crewnecks and pullovers, four new jackets, oxfords and workshirts, a new jogger pant, graphic fleece and tees, colorful socks and The Quiet Life’s signature headwear and beanies. Also included in “Vasquez” are several mini capsule collections, including a printed Rope capsule and two Liberty of London capsule packs.

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  2. Test Drive: Lolë’s FW’14 Collection

    Our modern world has women juggling urban commutes, 9-to-5 jobs and motherhood with complicated nutrition labels and Soul Cycle-type workout trends. Women strive to be wise, strong and nurturing all at once, but in order to be all of these things and achieve health and fitness goals, one must have the attitude and the motivation to treat wellbeing as an everyday practice.

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  3. On Our Radar: Danner’s Mountain Light Cascade

    Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is quite a rigorous adventure to take on, but hiking the PCT without any prior backpacking experience? Now, that’s a massive character-testing challenge. Just like many others, I felt incredibly inspired to become a more bold, courageous gal after reading Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times best-seller, Wild. I wanted to run over to REI, stock up on outdoor essentials, and take off down a trail I had never known. Just me, a full backpack and those beautiful brown leather boots with fire red laces, the ones featured on Wild’s book cover. The only problem? These iconic hiking boots were fictional at the time… but not for long.

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  4. Creative Conversations: Mokuyobi Threads

    Unique prints always tend to grab our attention, whether we’re admiring an art exhibition or cruising the runway for active-influenced graphics. We find inspiration in pattern and illustration because we believe color and design bring out the best in us, so it was only natural that we were drawn to the playful prints found throughout Mokuyobi Threads’ collections of bags, apparel, accessories and camp patches.

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  5. On Our Radar: Soundings’ Field Recordings

    The outdoors have long been synonymous with making music. For generations, countless numbers of sing-alongs, dusty country western ballads and bohemian, folk songs have been crafted around campfires. There is something inexplicably intoxicating about making noise in nature, whether it is scaring off an unwelcome critter with hoots and howls or keeping up momentum on a long hike. These harmonies act as the soundtracks to our adventures.

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  6. On Our Radar: Outdoor Voices

    We have been casually obsessing over the anti-fitness, fitness brand, Outdoor Voices, from a distance for longer than we would like to admit. Maybe we just think that we are totally like soulmates and they are totally killing it when it comes to making beautifully articulated performance apparel for people that don’t want to look like they just came from the gym. Please note the subtle color harmonies and ’90s-inspired crop-top sportsbra.

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  7. Creative Conversations: Valley Uprising Graphics

    A few weeks ago, some of the RANGE crew ventured over to the California Theatre in Berkeley for the screening of Sender Films’ new documentary, Valley Uprising. Presented by Reel Rock Film Tour and co-directed by Pete Mortimer and Nick Rosen, Valley Uprising tells the story of Yosemite’s 60-year climbing history. The feature-length film utilizes brilliant footage and interviews with climbing legends from “The Golden Age” to “The Stone Monkeys,” including Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill, Dean Potter and Alex Honnold.

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  8. On Our Radar: Pendleton Woolen Mills for O’Neill

    Water and wool, although a strange pairing at first glance, have gone hand-in-hand for longer than most people realize. Up until 1928, all bathing suits were made from wool, and in the ’50s, before neoprene wetsuits were the norm thanks to brands like O’Neill, California surfers would wear oiled wool shirts with trunks in the water to stay warm. In the ’60s, wool board shirts, which were produced by a family-run mill in Oregon called Pendelton, also became a staple piece for the shaggy-haired, sun-kissed set.

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