We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors
are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the
paces before we'll add a new product to our lineup. But just because
something reaches our shelves doesn't mean testing is over. Once a new
item shows up in our catalogs, our Customer Service staff gets busy
ground-truthing the latest offerings. They know the questions our
customers will be asking, and turn that attention to our gear.
The night was humid...I stepped out onto the mist covered ground and it
gave a familiar foamy crunch beneath my Patagonia Huckleberry Shoes.
My lungs filled with the crisp air that is rejuvenated by the towering
200 year old Redwoods on the Big Sur coast of California. A far cry
(and a far drive) from Reno, the surrounding hills are lush with
vegetation. Happy to be out of the car and out of the traffic I stood
up and brushed the Crackerjack and Cheeto crumbs off of my pants and got started on building the fire . . .