prAna, Gaiam, Easton Mountain Products, AKU, National Geographic Maps, Bicycling Magazine, Pistil Headwear, & More!

 

 

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Fresh on the menu today:

prAna: Sport­ing a name based on the ancient San­skrit word for breath, life, and vital­i­ty of the spir­it, prAna designs appar­el for mind­ful recre­ation­ists who seek to explore the lim­its of their ener­gy through yoga, climb­ing, and oth­er inter­ac­tions with the nat­ur­al world. For prAna ath­letes like Chris Shar­ma, climb­ing is a thing of med­i­ta­tion, not con­quest. Seek bal­ance in life and your adven­ture kit with prAna Men’s and Women’s appar­el, avail­able now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. 

Gaiam: Gaiam, pro­nounced “guy-um,” was found­ed in Boul­der, Col­orado in 1988. Its name is a com­bi­na­tion of “Gaia” (moth­er Earth) and “I am.” The peo­ple behind the com­pa­ny believe that all of the plan­et’s air, land, oceans, and liv­ing mat­ter form an inter­con­nect­ed sys­tem that can be seen as a sin­gle enti­ty, or moth­er Earth. And they want you to tap into that ener­gy as part of a healthy lifestyle and path to per­son­al development.

Bicy­cling Mag­a­zine: Whether you’re an expe­ri­enced rac­er or a com­plete begin­ner, Bicy­cling offers a com­plete look at the sport with engag­ing fea­tures, advice, and reviews of the most excit­ing new products.

AKU: The art of shoe­mak­ing is a three-dimen­sion­al study. Not only does the out­ward look and design have to be com­pelling but the inter­pre­ta­tion of the human foot mor­phol­o­gy or “inner space” has to also be deter­mined. Though AKU makes beau­ti­ful boots, it is with­in this all-impor­tant inner space that the com­pa­ny tru­ly excels. Head­quar­tered in Italy’s Mon­te­bel­lu­na Dis­trict, a region renowned world­wide as a leader in the pro­duc­tion of tech­ni­cal footwear, the brand uses decades of com­pet­i­tive expe­ri­ence to devel­op com­fort­able pre­mi­um boots for seri­ous mountaineers.

Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Maps: Found­ed as a club for sci­en­tists and explor­ers in 1888, the Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Soci­ety is now one of the most pro­lif­ic non-prof­it sci­en­tif­ic and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions in the world. Through cen­turies of research, tens of thou­sands of on-the-ground expe­di­tions, and a rig­or­ous con­tem­po­rary review and enhance­ment process, the insti­tu­tion is able to gen­er­ate detailed maps of every cor­ner of the globe. Find the camp­sites and cul­tur­al des­ti­na­tions that don’t make it into the guide­books with a lit­tle help from this var­ied col­lec­tion of detailed maps for recre­ation­ists and adven­ture travelers.

Eas­t­on Moun­tain Prod­ucts: Light­weight, adjustable, and made from high-tech poly­mers, Eas­t­on ultra-tough trekking poles offer depend­able sup­port when the going gets rough. They’re also good for pok­ing strange mush­rooms and for wav­ing around in white-knuck­led fear when you think you hear a griz­zly crash­ing through the brush.

Pis­til Head­wear: In design, as in life, love or a great day, it’s the lit­tle things that make the dif­fer­ence. Pis­til is ded­i­cat­ed to cel­e­brat­ing all those details that make you feel right, which is why they high­light their clean and flat­ter­ing designs with lin­ings, but­tons and oth­er taste­ful gar­nish­es and nev­er stop tweak­ing the fit, shape and feel of every piece they make—even if it’s been in their col­lec­tion for years. Click through to shop Pis­til Head­wear now.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Hap­py Birth­day Num­ber Two: Did you know? Some folks are des­tined to live in anoth­er’s shad­ow for­ev­er. In 1803, at 33 years old, the red-haired planter, mil­i­tary man, and slave­hold­er William Clark accept­ed shared com­mand of the Corps of Dis­cov­ery, which would ulti­mate­ly claim the Pacif­ic North­west for the Unit­ed States. At over 6‑feet tall, he was an impos­ing man. But, une­d­u­cat­ed, his jour­nals were filled with gram­mat­i­cal errors and con­fus­ing lan­guage, weak­en­ing his appeal to read­ers. His part­ner Meri­wether Lewis was more the leader of the expe­di­tion and his engag­ing jour­nal entries solid­i­fied his rep­u­ta­tion as such in his­to­ry. Clark is pri­mar­i­ly remem­bered as Lewis’s sec­ond, the one who drew maps and man­aged sup­plies. You don’t see a lot of grade schools named “Clark and Lewis.” But that does­n’t mean that on August 1 (that’s today!) you should­n’t spend a moment reflect­ing on the expe­di­tion in hon­or of Clark’s birthday.