Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Look for Patagonia Community

I've changed the look of the Patagonia Community page to make it easier for you to navigate through and read about all of your favorite Patagonia gear, sales, and causes. It felt like the old colors, while easy on the eyes, made everything blend in a bit too much. This should make it easier to figure out which phrases are hyper-linked in my entries. In addition, I've added a Google Search tool at the end of each entry. It occurred to me that people may want to look things up or shop around after reading the entry. Also look for a couple of new entries coming up for Patagonia Community:

-my roller coaster ride with the Patagonia Winterfest Sale
-a detailed review of
*the Patagonia Down Vest
*the Patagonia Crewneck Sweatshirt
*the Patagonia Half-Mass Bag (the '07 version)
*the Patagonia Dimension Jacket

Thanks to all of you who are visiting Patagonia Community. I've had only positive correspondence with people who have contacted me. Enjoy the outdoors (and the fire-placed indoors)!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Patagonia Extends Sale to Outlets

(inside the Patagonia Reno Outlet store from
Looks like the big Winterfest Sale will also be hitting the Patagonia outlet stores. Outlets like Reno (pictured above) will have prices slashed by 40%, according to Mr./Ms. Free on thecleanestline blog. Wow, I guess it's time for them to get rid of the old stuff and make way for the new items like the new MLC and MLC Wheelie, the new Critical Mass, and the updated Spraymaster Jacket.



Patagonia Stuff on Sale from Real Cheap Sports

(photograph from Real Cheap Sports)
Just got word of the President's Day Sale at Real Cheap Sports in Ventura. If you're lucky enough to live near that sleepy little town, you have to visit this place. I've been there a few times and the store is a throwback and more or less a hole in the wall. Nothing fancy, just discounted 1st quality stuff and nice folks working there to boot. With the Patagonia Great Pacific Iron Works store just a stone's throw away (quite literally), you can visit RCS then walk to the other store and show off your wares. Side note: I wonder how the Patagonia down jackets and vests do in a place like Southern California. Great for post-surf and the trip to Big Bear and Mammoth, but walking around Santa Monica and Pasadena I'm guessing folks would shed the down stuff before too long.

The sale will be Thursday, February 14th to Monday, February 18th and store hours are 10-7 on Thursday and Friday and 10-6 Saturday through Monday. Merchandise will be 10-60% off and they carry some other products from Mountain Hardwear and Black Diamond Equipment as well. Their phone number is 805-648-3803.

It'll be interesting to see what prices are like there compared to the Patagonia Winterfest Sale that will be happening at the same time. Hope you grab some great deals!

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