We take a ton of photos during our outdoor adventures (pics or it didn’t happen). But what do you do with all those snaps after you the Instagram and Facebook likes have waned? One way to continue to revel in the glory of an awesome hike or a tough climb is to frame a photo and hang it somewhere prominently in your apartment. Continue reading Make art out of all those photos you take outdoors
(Ed note: As of 4/18/2016, Project Latitude has adapted their campaign to also donate water to assist with relief efforts after the devastating earthquake that occurred in Ecuador over the weekend.)
We were introduced to Danny Collins by a friend who met him while hiking in Minnewaska State Park. It turned out that Danny, who’s an architect by day, was about to launch the first campaign for Project Latitude which features a stunning, well made backpack, designed for the outdoors but perfectly fit to work as an everyday bag for commuting around the city. While the bag was initially what caught our eye (we do love gear), we quickly learned that Project Latitude is more than just another purveyor of trendy outdoor gear. Continue reading Project Latitude is more than just another cool backpack
We’re always looking for a shirt we can wear climbing or hiking on the weekend as well as to the office during the week. Tradlands has answered that call by creating well-made women’s button ups with quality fabrics, cut to fit but not be too constraining.The shirt is easy to wear and looks great—we’ve been wearing a few items from the new spring line this week and have gotten numerous compliments from co-workers and hiking buddies alike.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Tradlands’ founder Sadie Roberts. In addition to telling us what makes a great button-up, Sadie described her perfect day off (a beach day with her dog and husband/business partner, Jeremy) as well as lessons she’s learned running her own company over the last few years.
We included a few bonus questions from our chat below and you can view the interview on Range’s blog.
Yesterday, a Missouri-based company called So iLL launched a Kickstarter campaign for four models of high performance climbing shoes that look like a pair of your favorite vintage kicks. The campaign was funded in five hours and had more than doubled its goal by the end of the day. Continue reading The Kickstarter for these retro style climbing shoes was funded in five hours
There are days when we can’t leave our desks, let alone go outside or head out of the city to have an epic adventure. So on those days we make a point of checking out what our friends over at The Field are up to. Generally it’s something like splitboarding in Washington, fishing in Norway or backpacking in Montana. They’ve proven themselves to be a reliable source of trip inspo and gear recommendations so we’re so excited to present The Field’s list of gear to help you survive the next blizzard in the city! Continue reading 8 pieces of gear to help survive snow in the city
This might just be in our heads but we swear we’re better riders on our new Burton board and have the sales associate who helped us pick it out to thank. We strolled into the Vermont brand’s Soho location last week and not only did leave with a board in hand, but we also left with more knowledge about gear in general and the skills to set up the board ourselves.
We needed to rent gear for last weekend’s ice climbing trip so we stopped by Rock and Snow in New Paltz, NY where we grabbed specialized boots, ice axes and crampons. Continue reading Rock and Snow: We’re big fans of this gear shop
Winter Storm Jonas has made the world outside our doorstep look like the Arctic so we’re spending some time indoors today. No matter—time spent indoors means time to plan or shop for things we’ll need outdoors. We wrote about one of our favorite clothing staples to wear on hiking in this week’s newsletter—the flannel button up and while we only had room to include one current favorite, we thought it only fair to post about a few others that we just can’t live without. Without further adieu, here are our favorite flannel button-ups:
We’re living in the golden age of technical clothing. But while it’s easy enough to find jackets or shirts that look good and perform even better, we personally haven’t been able to find a pair of jeans that we can wear to the climbing gym and then out to drinks on a Friday night. Enter Boulder Denim, a Canadian company that’s about to release a line of jeans that will become your everyday go-to but that can stand up to the physical and flexible demands of climbing, hiking and, apparently, yoga.
“We noticed people like to climb in jeans but it always boggled my mind how people could do so in such restrictive pants,” said Bradley Spence, Founder of Boulder Denim. “Jeans are thick, heavy and have very little stretch. The only thing they have going for them is their style, durability and protection from rocks and climbing walls.”
So Bradley and his team set out to create a technical, stretchy and stylish denim that was made to last more than a few trips to the crag. Check out our interview with him below and mark your calendars for November 19th—that’s the day you’ll be able to snag a pair of these pants on Kickstarter. Continue reading Boulder Denim is about to release a line of jeans you can actually live in
We can’t help but notice Woolrich these days… like everywhere! The brand has been doing collaborations with a wide range of partners like Topo Designs and Dogfish Head (that’s right, the beer company). We wrote about a Woolrich classic last week so the timing seemed as good as any to review some of our favorite Woolrich collabs.