Friday, October 23, 2009

Inside the World of Patagonia: The Tin Shed

As you can tell from this Patagonia Community blog, I'm a fan of the stuff Patagonia produces. So it's odd that I had never visited the Patagonia mini-site, The Tin Shed. Never visited, until today, that is. And man, I was really impressed. What a cool site that is filled with stories, both audio and video, from Patagonia friends and ambassadors.
One of my favorite stories can be located under the "View All Stories" link, then the "Backcountry Stashes" link. From there, click on "From Before Cloudmachine" and get ready for some really well-shot skiing action. Fantastic.

Great job by Patagonia of showing the lifestyle behind the apparel. Check out The Tin Shed!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PAT COM REVIEW: First Look at the Patagonia Nomad Gore-Tex Boot

At the end of last winter, I found a nice little deal on the regularly priced $160 Patagonia Nomad Gore-Tex Boot. I finally got a chance to test them in inclement weather last week when the skies opened up and the rain came a-fallin' down.
They held up nicely and kept my feet warm and dry. The uppers are a great looking and great feeling leather and the contrast-color eyelets make for a snazzy design.
The back of the Patagonia Nomad Gore-Tex Boots have a rubber (or plastic?) piece that goes up the back a bit and gives rigidity to the heal.
Inside is a Gore-Tex membrane that keeps the wet stuff out. This is going to be a great hiking shoe and perfect for those days when I need to walk through some puddles and muck. It has a thickly padded collar and tongue that offers nice support to the ankles too.
And the sole offers some great nubby traction by the folks at Vibram. I hope to get these out to the snow this winter for some hiking and snowballing with the family and from what I've seen so far, they should hold up beautifully. From what I understand, Patagonia has partnered with Merrell to produce their shoe line and so far, the Patagonia Nomad Gore-Tex Boots are winners in my book. More to come once I really give them a test.

P.S. Feel free to check out my other PAT COM REVIEWS here.

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