Greener Gear

I hear a lot about Patagonia doing the right thing by the environment, but what about the rest of the outdoor gear and apparel industry?

Divers' Flag A rectangular red flag with a white diagonal stripe is required on state waters.   Alfa Flag A blue and white International Code Flag A (or Alfa flag), a...

Winter Eagle Watching in Washington

Each winter, here in Washington, we have an opportunity to see hundreds of eagles perched in the trees above our rivers. Learn how you can view these majestic animals.
How to Replace a Zipper Slider

The Zipper Repair Kit by GEAR AID offers an assortment of zipper sliders and top stops as well as a sewing kit and seam ripper to help with replacing worn zipper sliders.
How to Repair Dive Gloves

Sven Middelkoop, scuba diving instructor in The Netherlands, offers some great tips for repairing dive gloves. Sven spends his time in the cold waters of The Netherlan...

How to Wash GORE-TEX Fabrics

To ensure the optimal performance of GORE-TEX garments and other waterproof breathable fabrics, wash the fabric regularly with a gentle technical cleaner. Dirt, smoke, body oils and other residues will inhibit breathability and decrease repellency.


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