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Bask In Comfort With Patagonia Bandha Tie Boots From Patagonia

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Finding the ideal transitional boot for Spring is easy when you turn to Patagonia. The Patagonia Bandha Tie boot is super comfy and cozy due to its comfortable lining made of ½-inch faux shearling. The latex footbed with glove-like pigskin lining and Italian leather outsole make the Bandha the ideal boot for the transition. Patagonia's design approach to every product, from technical shells for snow and ice, to moisture-wicking underclothes, to everyday clothes, demonstrates a functional bias toward simplicity and utility. Quality is impeccable, and the guarantee lifelong.

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Patagonia Keeps The Kids Playing Rain, Snow Or Shine

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Remember going outside as a child after it snowed and the fun you would have making snowmen, building snow forts and throwing snowballs? The creative minds at Patagonia have changed playing in the snow forever with clothing that keeps your kids so warm, they won’t need to warm up with hot chocolate afterwards.

Perfect for the slopes and beyond, the Patagonia Kids Girl’s Sidewall Jacket is a durable 2-layer shell with H2No® waterproof and breathable barrier and Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent). The lightweight and compressible insulation is water and wind resistant, while the removable hood is drawstring adjustable to help keep the snow out. The articulated arms improve mobility and feature "grow-fit" sleeves, adding two inches in length.

Fight the cold bug with the Patagonia Kids Kids' Woolly Hat. This super cute beanie will keep your little one’s head and ears warm this season with style. The soft wool inside and out and fun pom pom on top make the Woolly Hat a must-have accessory for playing outside this Winter. Don’t forget the gloves. The Patagonia Kids Synch Gloves are 100% polyester double-faced fleece that is very soft with tons of grip – great for throwing snowballs at big brothers.

Patagonia’s knowledge of the outdoors is unmatched. Send your kids outside with the confidence of Patagonia’s protection from the elements. Snow doesn’t have to keep you inside. Go play and have fun with the family.

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Patagonia Addie Series Combines Technical and Fashionable

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If you are going to turn to boots this year, why not turn to a company that is known for leading the industry in outdoor technology? Patagonia’s Addie line will keep you looking modern and give you peace of mind because Patagonia leads the way with their innovative fabrics and technologies. Quality and performance are top priority with Patagonia. With every garment made by them comes reassurance that it will not only be long lasting, but strong as well.

Do dinner and a movie with the eco-friendly and stylish Addie boot by Patagonia. The full-grain suede/nubuck leather boot has a 100% recycled welt for added durability and comfort. The 70% recycled polyurethane footbed with pigskin lining provides support and comfort. Fashionable and functional, the Addie ruffle by Patagonia is the durable western-style leather boot you have been looked for. This bootie has Patagonia air cushion technology in the heel for comfort with a 70% natural hevea latex outsole and heel cover to add cushioning and durability. If boots aren’t your bag and you are looking for ideal clogs, it’s time to fall in love with the whimsical styling of the Addie Clog.  Enjoy the glove-like glove-like pigskin lining for added comfort and durability. Patagonia knows the outdoors. Put your feet into footwear from the Addie line of Patagonia products this cold season. You won’t want to take them off.

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Jeremy Collins Brings Footwear to Life

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Jeremy Collins has traveled the world as an artist and an avid climber. It’s no wonder he has been commissioned by Evolv to design their 2011 campaign. Collins brought each shoe to life with hybrid insects that feature Evolv products as the body of beetles and butterflies. If you want to learn more about Jeremy Collings, check out his new book INTUIT1ON that shares ten years of his climbing inspired art– via his studio, maps, magazine illustration, and climbing themed cartoons with essays from John Long, Christian Beckwith, Duane Raleigh, Matt Samet, Jonny Copp, Alison Osius, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Marshall Mckinney and Tim Keel. You can view most of his work and stay up to date with his travels at www.jercollins.com. His most recent film (sponsored by Patagonia) Border Country is a true work of art that demonstrates Collins’ affinity for friendship and passion for nature. For your viewing pleasure, we present Border Country by Jeremy Collins:

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Patagonia is a Runner’s Best Friend

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Traveling the globe in search of the best materials for their clothing and gear, Patagonia leads the way with their innovative fabrics and technologies. Quality and performance are top priority with Patagonia. With every garment made by them comes reassurance that it will not only be long lasting, but strong as well.

Patagonia will keep you dry from head-to-toe through any run. The running man in your life will love the Patagonia Men’s R1 Pullover, a lightweight and breathable pullover with Regulator® R1 grid fleece insulation that wicks away moisture, and dries quickly. Pair the R1 with a pair of Patagonia Release trail running shoes, a breathable, dynamic shoe that can withstand the toughest terrains. The Injection Molded TPU InStep support arms secure the heel in place while the vibram outsole keeps feet dry.

For the ladies, the lightweight and versatile Capilene® 3 provides insulation you can count on without the bulk. The Polartec® Power Dry fabric wicks away moisture and dries quickly while the Gladiodor® odor control keeps funky smells from settling into the fabric. The Patagonia Release GORE-TEX® is constructed with a breathable GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Fabric lining, making it the perfect waterproof trail runner.

Patagonia's love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of the planet. They use organic cotton; most polyester is recycled. They give moral support - and 1% of sales, $25 million to date - to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Outfit your next run with Patagonia from our running shop on Zappos.com.

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Protect Yourself With UPF Technology

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Before you embark on your next hike, make sure you are protecting yourself from the sun with Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) clothing. Of course wearing any garment will shield your body from the sun, but UV rays can still effect people who spend time at high elevations or fair-skinned people. Luckily, the world’s leading outdoor brands such as Patagonia, Columbia and The North Face are using UPF materials to disrupt UV radiation in style.

The Patagonia Sun Shelter Shirt is a lovely lightweight garment that features 40+ UPF protection using 57% all-recycled polyester. From belted sleeves to a mandarin collar, the Sun Shelter is the perfect way to stay safe and look stylish during the sunny months. If you prefer short sleeves, the Sol Patrol Shirt offers 30+ UPF protection with durable ripstop fabric and adorable princess seams to complement your summer look.

Perhaps you like to get out and run while the weather is perfect. The Columbia Silver Ridge Short-Sleeve Crew utilizes Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection along with their patented Omni-Dry and Omni-Freeze technologies to keep you cool and dry. Pair it together with the North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant and you’ll be able to tackle any situation with ultimate protection from the sun. These pants can be converted to shirts with the ease of a zipper. The midweight abrasion-resistant nylon fabric with a DWR finish and a UPF 30 while granting full range of motion for all outdoor activities. Zappos.com is proud to offer a wide selection of UPF clothing so you can still be your active self, even in the summer months.

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Best Beach of the Week: St. Pete Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida

One of Florida’s best beaches has got to be St. Pete. It has four miles of some of the most amazing white sand you’re ever likely to see, and if you want more than just a suntan, there are plenty of things to do in and around St. Pete.

St. Pete is on the Gulf Coast side of a peninsula with Tampa Bay on the other. It’s an easy drive to most of Florida’s theme parks, but once you hit the beach, you won’t want to leave. The most popular tourist times are summer and fall, so if you like a beach to yourself, plan accordingly. And if the crowds do get too intense, just head down the shore to Pass-a-Grille Beach, and enjoy the quiet end of St. Pete.

If you’re beaching it, you may want to consider taking a boat trip for dolphin viewing; several are offered. Take the Shell Creek Shuttle to ride around the area instead of driving, and be green by reducing your carbon footprint along this pristine beach. You can go from the “glittering pink palace” (as described at www.floridasbeach.com ) of Don Cesar, along with hotels and inns both new and old, and down the peninsula to the Pass-A-Grille historic district and its restaurants, inns, and funky little shops.

Planning a day trip? Ladies, stay sexy in a two piece tankini top with a bikini bottom from Zoot Sports, and bring along the matching recovery dress so you can go straight from the beach to a restaurant. Guys, stay cool and stylish in these ultra-cool trunks from KR3W, with their Galaxy t-shirt if the sun gets too intense.

Really, St. Pete’s is too good for just one day. Pack a jacket like this one by KR3W for men, or this by Patagonia for women, because the beach can get cool in the evening. Watch the sunset with your favorite drink from the upper deck of Crabby Bill’s, then take an evening stroll before you settle in for the night.

Green Movement in Clothing: Patagonia

One of the more interesting stories when it comes to green business — especially in terms of the green movement in clothing — is that of Patagonia. Patagonia outerwear is famous for its quality and ability to keep you warm. And Patagonia offers more than just clothing that often includes recycled materials. The company also promotes an outdoor lifestyle centered on respect for the Earth through a range of product lines and initiatives designed to raise environmental awareness.

Beyond Green Clothing: Accessories and Surf Boards
Patagonia makes more than just clothing. The company also creates and sells camping gear and other outdoor items. One of the more interesting products developed by Patagonia is a line of environmentally friendly surfboards. It is no surprise that Patagonia is one of the first clothing and outdoor gear companies that come to mind when one thinks of “green business.”

In addition to striving to create green products, Patagonia also tries to raise awareness of environmental issues. Patagonia’s Web site and catalog include tips and information on environmental issues from overfishing to rainforests to genetically modified foods. The idea is that a company can provide a degree of moral direction in today’s world.

Patagonia is also interesting because its moral compass and philosophy of sustainability extend beyond just making clothing and outdoor products and preaching about the environment. Among businesses, Patagonia was the one of the first to offer onsite daycare in the United States. Additionally, flextime is available for paternity leave as well as maternity leave. The idea is to create an entire corporate culture that values humans and the environment.

There are many companies that have since jumped on the green clothing bandwagon. And many more companies that are trying to show they can act in an environmentally responsible manner. However, it is worth noting: years before it was fashionable, Patagonia was including green practices in its fashions.