1. How Mountain Hardwear + Cole Haan Are Bringing Technical Innovation To The City

    We have been waiting with baited breath for months anticipating the new Mountain Hardwear and Cole Haan collaboration to hit the streets. The ZerøGrand Outerwear collection is not only an exercise in showing the kind of design chops that core outdoor brands possess, but it is also a reflection of the ever-evolving market and a need to think about the term “outdoor” on a much broader scale. Things are changing people. Cities are getting battered and bruised by shifting climate conditions. Boston broke an all-time seasonal snow record of 110.6 inches in 2015, while NYC was hit with multiple blizzards and storms that left more than a few unprepared New Yorkers stranded in their duck boots.

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  2. Creative Conversations: Free People Launches A New Lifestyle Category

    We’ve been HUGE fans of Free People’s FP Movement line since the beginning. There’s something truly distinct about how the brand takes on sweaty situations with elegant silhouettes and free-spirited design details without sacrificing technical features. FP Movement primarily focuses on apparel and accessories for low-impact activities, such as yoga and dance. However, the recent launch of FP Fit has shaken things up a bit to show off Free People’s tougher side.

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  3. On Our Radar: Nau Utilizes Vision And Design To Elevate Sustainability Practices

    Our friends at Nau are upping the ante for production standards in the outdoor and active lifestyle industries through a new sustainability-centered business model. The brand’s Fall 2015 collection of outerwear features six 650-fill down jackets created from 100% recycled goose and duck down. The apparel and its creation processes have proven to be both groundbreaking and environmentally conscious innovations, and we are especially excited about the compelling storytelling campaign for the collection’s release.  … Read More

  4. Creative Conversations: How Journaling Can Strengthen Your Connection To The Outdoors

    There’s something especially fulfilling about dragging an ink pen across a crisp sheet of paper. It’s as if all of the thoughts, imagery and creative ideas floating around in your mind spill out to form an elevated, written perspective that feels both fresh and reflective. Journaling is ritualistic, offering a sense of tranquility offline and distanced from our digital-crazed habits, which why we were drawn to AllSwell as soon as we stumbled upon its intentionally designed notebooks. … Read More

  5. #ADULTCAMP: A New Age Of Wet Hot American Networking

    You may have noticed an influx of business conferences masquerading as vacations over the past few years. Some call themselves “think tanks” or “melting pots for thought leaders,” and others simply use the phrase “entrepreneurial communities.” Although the names are largely a mash-up of hipster cliches, this new regime of crowd-sourced learning has basically saved our lives, and Unique Camp is leading the way. … Read More

  6. Blue Bear Outside x RANGE

    Walking sticks have been around since the year of the flood. In ancient Egypt, a stick or staff was seen as a prized possession, buried alongside its owner to protect their travels in the afterlife. Often used as weapons, they also symbolized wealth and status for powerful men, carved with elaborate patterns and adorned with jewels and gems. Genealogy sticks told stories about families, passed down from generation to generation with burnt markings, colored oils and intricate carvings. Hiking sticks, comparably simple in form, have played a role in the ascent and descent of primitive hikers since the beginning of time. … Read More