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Five Questions With the Man Behind Our Finest Wool Raising sheep tends to be a family business. We’re not sure if it’s an innate heritage of stewardship, a need for all hands on deck or if the kids simply grow up to appreciate the beauty of the family land. For Johnny Anderson, not even a… Read more »

YogaSlackers Just SLAYED the Patagonia Expedition Race Weather, massive gastro-intestinal distress and Vietnamese cravings could not slow down the YogaSlackers as they crossed the finish line of arguably the toughest adventure race on the planet. Less than a week ago (at this writing), the Patagonia Expedition Race wrapped up 10 days of trekking, paddling and riding… Read more »

Not much can compete with the striking beauty of New Zealand farm country. But when Dave ‘Gundy’ Anderson talks about his life and philosophy of living with the land, his words strike like a modern-day Aldo Leopold. Gundy is the owner and manager of Bog Roy Station, located nearly smack in the middle of the… Read more »

Happy Birthday Ernest Shackleton!

Today marks Ernest Shackleton’s 139th birthday.  Happy birthday Mr. Shackleton!  If you don’t know who Ernest Shackleton is, he was one of the most famous polar explorers of the early 1900’s.  Ernest is most know for his Endurance Expedition 1914-16.  Because Ernest was such a legendary explorer we named our Shak products after him for… Read more »

Yogaslackers compete in 3rd Patagonian Expedition Race

The Yogaslackers are back in Patagonia to race in their 3rd Patagonian Expedition Race. Last year the Yogaslackers took 3rd place and the year before (2011) they took 2nd.  Hopefully this year the Yogaslackers can pull off a 1st place finish for the US.  In a harsh environment like Patagonia, ibex shins…just ask the Yogaslackers. … Read more »

Kikkan Randall Puts U.S.A on the Global Cross-Country Map

In the world of cross-country skiing, three letters don’t often make their way to the top of the results page: U, S, and A. While we wouldn’t go so far as to say the U.S. has been ignored in international competition, it’s fair to assert that American athletes haven’t historically been considered legitimate threats for… Read more »

Bog Roy Station: 18.5 Micron Next time you put on an Ibex garment made from the 18.5 Micron fiber you’re putting on a garment from Dave Anderson’s flock in New Zealand. This video is a farmer profile on Dave Anderson and his family owned Merino Wool farm, Bog Roy. (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)