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Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders

The modern fly fishing wader has only seen a moderate degree of innovation since the introduction of breathable construction materials. With breathability came increased comfort and performance compared to heavy and hot neoprene or plastic materials, but designers have essentially been tweaking and adjusting a basic model that no one built better than Simms Fishing……

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Ditch the roller bags

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel ($130), as its name suggests, is a cavernous deposit for all of your gear. This ultra-tough bag is constructed with waterproof fabric and water-resistant zippers and seams. Padded on the bottom to protect your breakables, the Black Hole Duffel features a u-shaped lid for easy access to the main compartment….

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Don't Try These Shots at Home

Unexpected: 30 Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography

Outdoor lovers are well aware of Patagonia as a brand, and have probably spent plenty of time browsing through the companies unique and decidely epic catalogs. Unexpected: 30 Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography ($49) is compendium of over 100+ images submitted by customers and professional wilderness photographers over the last 30 years (of which they…

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Surviving a Cold Romance

Essential Gear: Winter Emergency Survival

Should you ever be in the unfortunate situation of being stranded in the winter, most survivalists advise that you stay in your vehicle and wait for help. This, of course, is the wisest course of action. Should you find it absolutely necessary to leave your vehicle to get help (for a loved one in medical…

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Down Vest, Sans Michelin

Patagonia Down Sweater Vest

Wearing a down vest can be a precarious affair. Often times you can be left with exceeding bulk and freezing extremities, not exactly an ideal combination. The Patagonia Down Sweater Vest ($150) protects without the unnecessary mass commonly found in down vests. It offers a snug fit against your chiseled core while shielding it from…

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Don't Just Hold Your Pants Up

Patagonia Friction Belt

By Gear Patrol Reader Brett Prior The Patagonia Friction Belt breaks away from the dreary leather belt that often straps in our whimsical being. After looking for the perfect belt for well over a year, I finally realized that I was looking in all the wrong places. I realized that I do not need my…

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Packing to the Max (Legal Carry-On That Is)

Patagonia MLC

By Guest Writer Taylor Gould Everyone needs a good weekend bag and, as a college student, the backpack is generally the preferred choice. However, a recent gift has changed my opinion: the Patagonia MLC ($160), or Maximum Legal Carry-On. This bag is a godsend. It holds a ton! Patagonia says it can hold between 3-5…

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Keep Heat In and the Elements Out

Patagonia Das Parka

By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Sandy Bandu Patagonia is certainly renowned for their bombproof, outdoor performance gear, but their DAS Parka is nothing short of well-rounded perfection. If you are in the market for a lightweight, synthetic coat (truly a superior material to down, in most situations), this coat provides all the comforts that…

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Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery

Patagonia Men’s Slingshot Down Vest

Clearly taking some design cues from the likes of Pennfield’s Rockwool Vest, Patagonia’s Slingshot down vest mixes its tried and true technical appeal with a few key touches of fashion-focused flair. Insulated with 600-fill goose down, like all vests, it’s great for keeping your core toasty while retaining flexibility and movement in your arms. It…

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You Can Thank Us for the Grunt Work Later

Style Roundup: Men’s Sweater Top Picks

Based on all the fall wardrobe question’s we’ve been receiving from you lately, we came to the conclusion a fall roundup was in order. Done and done. In this Gear Patrol Roundup, we’ve taken the time to scour some of our favorite men’s brands (high and low), for unique, sharp, and warm sweaters that’ll match…

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Patagonia Men’s Runshade Top

It’s a cool 60 degrees out with bright blue skies and a gentle breeze at your back. Perfect running weather… that is, 3 months ago. With 90+ degree temps, soaking wet humidity and the blaring sun, you’re probably dreading those morning runs. While we can’t do much about the weather you’re experiencing, we can help…

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Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico

Look around you. Where are you sitting? Are you behind a desk? Are the half toned walls of your office your scenery? The whirr of your computer and clacking of keys the soundtrack to your Friday afternoon? That. Is. Miserable. You’re looking at the Hotel Salto Chico nestled in the heart of Torres Del Paine…

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Patagonia M’s Wavefarer II Board Shorts

Patagonia M’s Wavefarer Board shorts have been around for a while. The Wavefarer II is made of a durable water repellant treated nylon that wears light and dries fast. Furthermore the material is actually recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. The board shorts are of the flat-lying, single-buttes gusseted variety with a self-draining side-zip…