1. The Open Pass: The Artist’s Journey Featuring Heather Day

    We don’t always know where the Open Pass will take us, but the unknown is at the heart of any adventure. A few weeks ago, we found ourselves in the Bay Area on a mission to meet a Subaru owner artist, Heather Day. What we loved most about talking with Heather is her intrinsic connection to her work. “Pushing and pulling paint around a canvas can often get very physical, which I like,” she explained. Painting from life, she treats each piece like a living organism. She takes what she learns from one canvas and applies it to the next, adding pigments, textures, and layers as she goes throughout her day.   … Read More

  2. The Open Pass: Subaru Presents a RANGE Group Show

    In keeping with our tradition of mixing up mediums, we are excited to announce our first-ever group art show. Curated by RANGE and presented by our friends from Subaru, The Open Pass is the abstract expanse that exists between our urban and outdoor identities. It is the intersection of adventure and design, where flora and fauna meet brick and mortar. The Open Pass redefines what it means to draw inspiration from nature by gathering visionaries who believe the arts and the environment go hand in hand.

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  3. Wild in Wellness: Alison Wu and Her RANGE-Inspired Smoothie

    Let me ask you a few of questions. What have you eaten today? How much water have you had? No, La Croix doesn’t count. How long have you been sitting at your desk? What are your plans to get active after work? If you’re anything like me, it’s already 2:00 p.m. and you’ve had about two cups of coffee, a fried egg on toast for breakfast, and snacked on a carrot and yogurt, which inevitably turns into your lunch. You’ve managed to drink at least two glasses of water, despite it being the middle of the day, and the only walk you’ve taken so far was to get to your studio about five hours ago. … Read More

  4. Rad Retailers: Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea

    By now, you may or may not know about Portland, Oregon’s surf scene. Maybe you’re a local, or you heard about it in passing from an OG Pacific Northwest wave runner or a coastal transient. Or maybe you’ve made the two-hour ride outside the city to brave the moody waters of the Pacific Ocean and scope it out yourself once or twice. But if you haven’t heard about Portland’s surf scene, you’re about to. … Read More

  5. Radical By Design: The PrimeTech Stove Set That Won’t Weigh You Down

    Just because you’ve been hiking all day, shouldn’t mean you can’t have a delicious, hot meal once you set up camp. The PrimeTech Stove Set is a perfect example of why we love Swedish stove manufacturer Primus here at RANGE. There’s no need sacrifice your culinary prowess when you have this compact and lightweight full-featured cook system in your pack. … Read More

  6. Hit List: National Parks Week Destinations

    The United States is home to a ton of amazing and beautiful natural spaces for its citizens to explore thanks to the National Parks Service’s commitment to and care of the outdoors. If you didn’t know already, National Parks Week is from April 15 to April 23, which offers us a chance to get out and celebrate the outdoors with free admission at every national park across the country. … Read More

  7. On Our Radar: The Nau Slight Collection

    We can all agree that it’s pretty frustrating during this time of year when temperatures vary throughout the day and that jacket you left the house in this morning is no longer needed once it hits noon. While you can drape it over your arm or try stuffing it in your already full bag, wouldn’t it be nice to just fold it up into a neat little package? Clearly the folks at Nau have also dealt with the springtime jacket struggle, so to address this issue, they’ve launched their Slight Collection, which features lightweight jackets that can easily be compacted and folded down into their own pockets. … Read More

  8. Rad Retailers: Our New Favorite Outfitter Feral Mountain Co.

    Stepping into Feral Mountain Co. is like walking into your coolest friend’s house growing up, as cozy as your home, but with better stuff and chill parents. Located on the walkable Tennyson Street in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood, Feral primarily specializes in premium gear and trip planning, but they do much more than that. Feral is small, for sure, but its craftsman walls are bursting with adventure inspiration. … Read More

  9. A Spring Escape: Exploring Teva’s Backyard of Santa Barbara

    For those of you who live in Portland, Oregon, you know we’ve had a pretty rough winter this year. Now, I know what the rest of you are thinking. “You live in the Pacific Northwest and you should be used to it.” But I can assure you that out of the seven winter seasons I’ve spent in Portland, this winter has been particularly hard for your friends on the Upper Left Side. So when we got a call from Teva to join them on a trip to explore their beautiful backyard of Santa Barbara, we dropped everything we were doing and packed our bags. Spring break had come early for the RANGE team. … Read More

  10. Basket Art House: A Creative Studio for Environmental Non-Profits

    As many in our nation hold their breath as the new administration takes office and awaits the possible ramifications for our environment, it’s comforting to know that there are a variety of grassroots and established non-profit organizations on the ground working to protect the Earth. What’s important now is to focus our energy on supporting those organizations and their work in any way we can, and Geoff Holstad, Apparel Graphic Designer at Patagonia and Director of the roaming creative residency Cabin-Time–see RANGE Magazine Issue Five for more information–has launched a new non-profit venture called Basket Art House to do exactly that. … Read More