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OYO FRISBEE

OYO FRISBEE

It’s getting warmer everyday. Get ‘em while they’re hot.

(OYO is brought to you by the same fellas who brought you Topo Designs.)

April 7, 2014 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

DIY

Make Your Own Camping Equipment

Trust me. Get it. Even if you’ll never DIY. Here.

April 3, 2014 | Camping, Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Jerry Base Layers

Jerry Thermal

Yep, even Jerry Garcia is getting into the outdoor game. Sorta:

Made with a so-soft cotton-polyester blend and micro-waffle texture for uncompromised comfort, this classic Alternative Apparel thermal crew embroidered with Stanley Mouse’s iconic Cats Under The Stars design is an essential layering piece.

MP3: Jerry Garcia Band – Rubin and Cherise

February 6, 2014 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Danner x West America

I’ve known Jordan of West America for some time now, so it was wonderful to hear from Danner, a client of Cold Splinters, that they were using the WA boys for their FW13 video lookbook. Needless to say, it’s a real humdinger.

CS is out in California at the moment and had a few minutes with Jordan yesterday before he continued south on a year-long trip to Patagonia and back. Safe travels, y’all.

November 14, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

FairEnds x Cold Splinters Prickly Pear Hat

FairEnds x Cold Splinters Prickly Pear Hat

After months of talking with Ben at FairEnds about doing a project together, I found this fabric while traveling around southern Arizona. I immediately made a call, sent a photo and now, a few weeks later, the Cold Splinters Prickly Pear Ball Cap is ready. Buy it here.

October 21, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

The Green Pepper

Green Pepper 2 Green Pepper

The Green Pepper was established in the fall of 1973 in Eugene, Oregon as a small retail fabric store:

Eugene is located between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Mountain Range, and is only 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the west, and The Pacific Crest Trail to the east, so it isn’t surprising that many of our customers were avid outdoors people who wanted to learn to make their own camping, hiking, and skiing clothing and gear.

Since outdoor fabrics were not readily available at the fabric trade shows, it took both determination and a great deal of research to find sources for the same fabrics, zippers and hardware the manufacturers were using. Once we found the fabrics and hardware, we needed the patterns– so in 1976 we produced our first Green Pepper Patterns.

We no longer have a retail fabric store, but we do have a Mail-Order warehouse where we stock 75 Green Pepper Patterns for active sportswear and outdoor gear, as well as the popular outdoor fabrics, hardware, zippers, webbing, and notions needed for making any of our patterns!

Order your Green Pepper patterns here.

October 7, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Burns

Burns Hats

If you’ve ever been to Park City (which I know some of you have as there are a few readers out there who attend Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City), then you’ve probably noticed Burns Cowboy Shop on Main Street. Burns, which also has a shop in Carmel, CA, a store I spent a lot of time in last week while traveling down the coast, was started in 1876, making them the oldest same family owned western retail business in the world. And holy hell do they make a hat. One of the best cowboy hats I’ve ever had the honor of putting on my dome. And there have been many.

Next time you’re in Utah, mosey on up to one of their stores and try a few on.

September 30, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Have A Good Weekend

BedRock Sandals

Get out there. Enjoy it. Run with your Bedrocks on.

Youtube: Bruce Springsteen – Tougher Than The Rest 

July 12, 2013 | Clothing/Gear, Have A Good Weekend | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Topo x Cold Splinters

Topo x Cold SplintersTopo x Cold Splinters

Jedd and Mark at Topo Designs are two of the sweetest guys you’ll ever meet. As soon as I heard about Topo a few years ago, I was so psyched that there was THAT kind of company making such great looking STUFF in Colorado. (The Topo Fleece rarely leaves my chest in the fall.) As I mention on this rag a lot, I went to college out in The Centennial State, and while I didn’t grow up there by any means, I still think of it as another home. (As my friend Trevor used to say, “Boulder Boy From Ill-inois.”)

Anyway, I’ve been a big fan of these guys and what they’re doing for a long time. I’ve written about them a bunch – on Cold Splinters and elsewhere – and am always excited to see them at all of the NYC/SLC/LV hoopla. So when we discussed doing a t-shirt together, I was all on it. K.I.S.S. 

TOPO
COLO
RADO

The Topo Designs x Cold Splinters tee can be bought here.

June 18, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

PDX BOUND

Oregon Patch

Cold Splinters is off to Portland for a few days to hang with the good folks at Danner. Hit me if you’re around and have a fantastic week in the sunshine.

MP3: Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – This Love Of Mine

June 17, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }