Summer slowdown on posting, we know… it’s been roadtrip/adventure time for us both, out in the PNW seeing the sights and putting in work (you’d know this already if you followed us on the gram here and here).
And in a logical segue, here’s a new vid from Rapha in their Continental series, this time featuring riding in southern Washington State, all rivers and mountains (and some burly looking gravel roads). Get out and ride your bike, it’s that simple… words to live by.
Poler Camping Stuff has crossed my radar a few times lately, first here and then again today on TSY, featuring this photo series of the Poler gang out on a dude motorbike camping trip. Love the film treatment here, and the Oregon backcountry is looking quite inviting (next summer). Poler produces a tight run of tents, tees, sweats, and hats, with the right ethos: fun and adventure, not posturing and overcomplication. Apparently they are set to expand their product range in the not so distant future, so look for that… more flics after the jump.
The first collaboration of 2010 for Oregon-based Pendleton comes in the form of a flannel with denim detailing, courtesy of Japanese line Edwin. Both are known as purists in their trades: Pendleton for their unparalleled woolen milling, and Edwin for their production of super high-quality selvedge. This piece will be produced in a limited run of 300, and should hit select shelves come summer. Good to see that after a few questionable moves at the end of 09, Pendleton is back on the right collabo path, as it doesn’t get much better then Edwin when it comes to denim. Hit the jump for a couple more detail shots of this fine looking shirt.