Sleeping beneath the stars and trekking under the sun are the two best ways to get to know new places, but finding the perfect campground can be a challenging. Hipcamp is changing the camping scene by empowering users to DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL CAMPSITES with the click of a button.
Gluten-free, paleo, vegan and locally-sourced everything. We’re all a bit crazy about food these days, but Patagonia is taking us back to the basics. Food should NOURISH our bodies, CONNECT us with our cultures, and ENABLE us to make the most out of our busy days. Patagonia Provisions is Patagonia’s new-ish initiative to help communities rethink our food chain for the greater good of the food industry and our tummies. Do you really want to eat pesticide-infested foods before throwing on your gear and going for a hike?
It can be difficult to find women’s activewear that combines performance-based FUNCTIONALITY and REFINED DESIGN, which is why we’re crushing on AETHER’s new collection for Summer ’14. AETHER products are inspired by outdoor enthusiasts who live in the hustle and bustle of big cities, and the belief that activewear can be both sophisticated and technical.
Having plowed through my fair share of camera straps–and cameras for that matter–starting at the age of sixteen, a decade of poorly made leathers attached to the metal findings of my cameras have made me doubtful of these necessary evils. That is, untilCecilia Gallery. Cecilia camera straps are nice. They are really nice. They are so nice, it’s hard to even use them.
Sometimes, it just looks right. That is how we feel about the Australian activewear brand Work Out Life. Designed by London-based Ebru Ercon of Stella McCartney for adidas fame, the line offers design-driven performance basics with interesting accents and eye-catching florals that feel totally on-trend.
A few weeks ago, a couple of power babes got together for the first annual Smoke & Honey Retreat. We wanted an excuse do fun stuff like hike, cook, make fancy cocktails (hayyyy Rachel!), have a serious gully rap music dance party and sit around the fire cruising Tinder (yes, that actually happened).
We had the opportunity to art direct and style a shoot for KEEN’s newest sandal, UNEEK. Photographed by Meg Haywood Sullivan, the concept — inspired by a modern approach to “getting outdoors” — follows an adventurous couple on a quick trip from the Dogpatch in San Francisco to Bolinas in their trusty Westie for a dayhike.
On Thursday, June 5, Patagonia will present free screenings of the award-winning, feature length documentary DamNation in 23 cities nationwide. DamNation is a film odyssey across America that explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
Several years ago at Agenda in Long Beach, CA, we had the pleasure of meeting some amazing guys that had JUST started a lifestyle/surf clothing company called Wellen. Not only were they genuinely nice guys with brilliant smiles and perfect summer hair (we are talking about you, Matt!), but they were also talented. Their approach to color and graphics are what initially drew us into their booth, so we started to chat and came to realize over the course of the conversation that these surfboard shapers-turned-apparel-entrepreneurs were about to make their mark on the surf industry in a big way.
One of our favorite pastimes, cooking while camping, has just gotten way more major thanks to Poler’s new 12″ Cast Iron Skillet. You may have seen some of our cast iron skillz featured on the Without Walls blog recently, so you better believe we are eager to test out this new, pre-seasoned, Poler-embossed baby.