The Warmest Socks, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Base Layers, Mid-Layers and Blankets

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I’ve been researching the warmest animal fiber products available (click here to jump straight to the product list). During my research, the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook was very helpful. I’ve compiled a short list of the warmest fibers: Qiviut (Musk Ox Down) Qiviut (pronounced “kiv-ee-ute”) is the name for the downy hair of the musk […]

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Selvedge Denim Jeans Made In The USA

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Tellason Jeans Tellason jeans are made in San Francisco, were they were first product during the Goldrush. Tellason jeans are constructed selvedge denim form Cone’ White Oak mill in Greensboro, North Carolina. Selvedge denim is made on traditional shuttle looms. Selvedge denim is tightly woven, making the denim stronger and more durable. Selvedge also has […]

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Buy It For Life: Classic Backpacks By Duluth Pack

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Based in Minnesota, Duluth Trading Company makes high durable work clothes (for both men and women), and classic luggage. Duluth products are all made in the U.S. and are guaranteed for life.

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Buy It For Life: Mulholland Waxed Canvas Negotiator Bag

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Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Mulholland is a small company run by a father and his two sons. They specialize in handcrafting bags and accessories using raw materials sourced in the U.S. Their Negotiator Bag, featured here, is made with waxed canvas, a heavy-duty fabric which is dipped in paraffin for water resistance and strength.

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Underrated Fiber Series: Yak Wool

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Similar to Bison wool, Yak wool is a very warm, lightweight and soft fiber. Yaks are primarily raised by nomadic Tibetan and Mongolian families. Their wool is combed (not shorn) once per year in the springtime when the animals shed their winter coat.

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Underrated Fiber Series: Bison Wool

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In our underrated fiber series, we will be featuring products made with wool from alpacas, llamas, vicunas, bison, musk oxen, and yaks. Let’s start this series off by looking at Bison wool, which is harvested from buffalo in Colorado and South Dakota each spring, when the animals shed their fur. Bisons were almost driven to extinction, […]

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Buy It For Life: Whipcord Work Jacket By Filson

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Based in Seattle, Filson has been specializing in super-durable outdoor clothing since 1911. Their clothing is still made in the U.S., its designed to last for decades. They also guarantee all their products for life.

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Buy It For Life: The Letter Carrier Bag By Moop

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Moop is a small company that handcrafts bags in their studio in Pittsburg. Their Letter Carrier bag, featured here, is built from durable waxed canvas and lined in cordura. Waxed canvas is naturally water repellent and ages like leather.

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The Most Durable Jeans: Iron Heart

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Iron Heart makes jeans with 25 oz Japanese selvage denim — significantly heavier than the typical 12 oz denim used in most jeans. “Selvage” means the denim was made on an old-style shuttle loom (unlike mass-produced denim). If durability is a deciding factor for you, and you don’t mind breaking in your jeans for a […]

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