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Will These Patches Replace Your Duct Tape Fixes?

If you are like me, than you probably have an excess of gear that has been haphazardly patched together with duct tape in attempt to salvage expensive gear. Slowly, over time, this tape will gum up or need to be replaced as it wears out, effectively ruining the garment. In a industry that is (rightfully so) placing more value on repairing and repurposing gear, some mountain town entrepreneurs are looking for a creative to solve this all so common problem. 

One of these people is Kelli Jones, a Jackson Hole resident who was sick of repairing her gear with duct tape. Instead she wanted to fix her expensive gear with actual cloth, and let this repair showcase a small part of her personality as well. The result? Noso Puffy Patches, fabric repair patches for clothes and outdoor gear. 

The patches are made from actually fabric instead of tape, so it moves with the garment. To apply you simply clean the area in question with rubbing alcohol, press on the patch, and throw it in the dryer to firmly attach. A special heat-activated adhesive strongly bonds the patch with the gear. It can be used for anything from puffy jackets, sleeping bags to tents. 

Noso is running an Indiegogo campaign to get the patch-making process up and running, and we suggest you check it out and think about supporting it if you've got injured gear in your closet.

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TGR Presents The Official Grateful Dead Ski Collab With Chris Benchetler
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TGR Presents The Official Grateful Dead Ski Collab With Chris Benchetler

Benchetler's artistic touch can be felt on both the top sheets and bases of the limited edition ski paying homage to the band. Atomic Photo.   Throughout our twenty-three seasons of filmmaking, one of TGR’s biggest influences has been the Grateful Dead. Their iconic music has inspired countless film titles and graced our soundtracks. Their presence is interwoven into who we are and the fabric of the films we make. We owe so much to their anthems, which is why we’ve been working on

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The Art of Duct Tape: How to Make Your Gear Last Longer
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We beat the crap out of our gear. Long days, harsh conditions and remote, wild places are par for the course in the quest for adventure. Unfortunately, the gear we take along for the ride absorbs the bulk of the punishment. Somewhere along the way, through all that abuse and wear, the gear becomes a part of us, a part of the story—and a part of our lives. Few understood this connection better than Delia Martinez Togoan. As head of repairs at Patagonia’s Reno, Nevada repair center,

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“Ocean Space Habitat” Will Let You Camp Underwater
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Initially conceived as a kind of "base camp" for SCUBA divers, the Ocean Space Habitat is being touted as ushering in a new era of underwater exploration.  While underwater habitats aren't a new concept (see NOAA's Aquarius), the degree of flexibility afforded by the Ocean Space Habitat promises to allow broader usage and new applications.   How does it actually work, though?  Essentially, the structure is packable, allowing divers to bring it to their desired underwater location, inflate