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The Path to Sustainable – Moving from Synthetics to Natural Fibers

One afternoon in elementary school I was absolutely crushed to learn that turtles and other wildlife could be killed ...

Our Commitment to the Outdoors: 2021 and Beyond…

Our brand is built on the idea of better gear for the outdoors, so it’s only natural to do our part to give back to t...

Domestic Bliss: How to Shop US-Made This Holiday Season, and Beyond

Here at App Gear Co, “made in the USA” is part of our DNA. After witnessing firsthand the massive loss of jobs during...

9 Questions with Triple Crowner Ben Vaughan [Q&A]

App Gear Co Athlete Ben Vaughan recently completed the Continental Divide Trail, capping a multi-year effort toward t...

Why Natural Fibers are Perfect for Paddling

Heading for the river? Leave your synthetics in the gear closet. We’re making the case for why natural fibers are per...

How to Layer for Summer Backpacking

Dressing for adventure is all about the layers, and the warm summer months are no exception. Even hot summer days can...

Your Fleece’s Dirty Secret: Microplastics

A Backpacker magazine article entitled ‘It's Time to Cancel Fleece’ recently made waves among outdoor enthusiasts and...

Walking through the Andes

For me, a trip is never real until the day before it starts. However, this time was a little different. I have wanted...

What’s Up with Your Inventory?

Lately we’ve been getting frequent messages from people wondering the same thing: what’s up with your inventory? When...

The debate over the causes of climate change has been closed. Forever.

“Pollution is still the world’s largest environmental threat to health, responsible in 2017 for an estimated 8.3 mill...

Is that all you’re wearing?

Do you know how to get a butterfly to land on you? Don’t try to get it to land on you. Simply do your thing humbly an...

Merino vs Alpaca: Comparing Natural Fibers

Merino wool is a well-known and much-loved natural fiber option in the outdoor industry due to its well-documented pe...

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