We Tested Yak Wool, And It’s Awesome (but pricey)

Yaks evolved in the harshest conditions on the planet with a fine, thick, durable, coat to insulate and protect them. Humans did not. The Kora Azog Hooded Jacket; photos courtesy Kora Fortunately, yak wool can be collected and knit into clothing that, from our testing, keeps two-legged users as warm and dry as the four […]

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‘Big Outdoors’ An Upstart Marketplace For Tiny Brands

The ironically named, online-only platform Big Outdoors fills orders from its 15-foot by 20-foot storage locker warehouse with limited-run wares like socks, pants, tops, packs – even artisan chocolate. As Tucas out of Sabiñanigo, Spain, is among Big Outdoors smallest vendors The company features “cottage industry” vendors that range from small to smaller – all the way down to […]

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Review: Stio ‘Eddy Gingham’ Women’s Shirt

Breaking the design paradigm, Stio’s Eddy Gingham shirt for women is a winner for water repellency, sun protection, fit, and style. A cut-and-paste replication of men’s clothing designs to a women’s line does not work. Fortunately, brands are making great strides on the ladies’ front. Case in point: Stio, a Jackson Hole-based outdoor lifestyle apparel company […]

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