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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. 


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

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


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 }


Cold Splinters + Cool Material

Cool Material tapped Cold Splinters for its “Wear This” feature and we happily obliged. Check it out here.

April 25, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

SealLine Black Canyon Bags

Seal Line

Cold Splinters got back late last week from an amazing paddling excursion down to Everglades National Park with our friend, partner-in-crime and frequent collaborator, Mikael Kennedy. (That article will be out this fall.) It was a real time down there in Florida, but we couldn’t have done it without these SealLine Black Canyon Bags. Sure, dry bags would have sufficed, but if you’ve got to get on a plane to get to the water, these are going to be your huckleberries.

Enjoy all your canoe/kayaking adventures this spring and summer, folks. And don’t forget the coolers, ice and wine.

April 23, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 6 }

New Balance Classics

New Balance copy

It was a few months back that Mikael Kennedy, Chris Black and I went down to Southwest Texas with a trunk full of Made in the USA New Balance kicks. Mikael took some photos (yes, I’m the model) around Marfa and Big Bend that are now starting to be posted on the New Balance Classics Tumblr. Lots more to see and lots more to come.

March 7, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 4 }

Snow Peak Store

Snow Peak

If you live in the Portland, OR area – and I know that some of you do – you should be happy to know that Snow Peak, one of our favorites around these parts, is scheduled to open their first store tomorrow, March 1st. Spring Fever ensues.

The shop is located at 410 NW 14th Avenue. Have at it.

February 28, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Worn Wear

Worn Wear

I’m sure most of your are hip to Patagonia’s new Worn Wear site, but if you’re not, get on over there today and start diving in. There’s not too much up  yet, but even in its early stages, you know it’s gonna be a hell of a time in the months (years?) to come. Thanks for the picture above, Nick Yardly of Yorkshire:

Dear Patagonia,

In December of 1986, I left the dark, dripping, wet landscape of my native Yorkshire, England and arrived wide eyed in New England. I had two backpacks and $500 in my pocket and couldn’t have been happier.

I worked at a climbing school that had its office at the back of IME, THE climbing store in North Conway, NH and a Patagonia dealer. Everyday as I walked into the store my eyes fell on a Patagonia Snap-T fleece jacket. To me it stood out as a prime example of this brave new world I had arrived in. I purchased it with my very first paycheck in the USA ― I was sleeping on a mattress and barely had a couple of dollars to my name.  That jacket was my constant companion for 7 years. Here it is living every Brit climber’s dream, road tripping across the country and sleeping in the desert. Oh, the car cost $450 ― my second purchase in the states.


February 11, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

FairEnds And Upstate

FairEnds. Upstate. Both are Trail Mix alumni. They made a hat together. Need I say more?

MP3: Heron – Madman

December 13, 2012 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Seven Summits Patches

Next Level Expeditions tapped designer Ben Noe to make patches of the highest points on each continent. So yes, that would make seven patches in all. Buy em here if you wanna.

MP3: Little Richard – True, Fine Mama

November 13, 2012 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }