Patagonia rep based out of SLC.
I have a strong affinity for any Black Hole bag or pack from Patagonia, and I was immediately psyched on the new lightweight collection. This is the first lightweight piece I snagged for myself, and I ended up using this pack more than any of my others packs last summer. It's a great hiking pack, travel pack, or I've used it quite a bit running errands or commuting on my bike as well. I like packs with lots of pockets and features typically, but this simple cinch pack is awesome in it's simplicity. Easy to open, plenty of space in the main compartment, and two zippered pockets if you need to keep something separate, or well secured. The fabric has held up just as well as the heavy duty Black Hole fabric, and barely shows any wear after almost a solid year of use.
It took me a little while to figure out and really love the Storm Racer. It's now one of my favorite jackets, and if it's nasty enough for this to come out of the closet it's sure to be a good adventure. I'm a wannabe product tester for Patagonia, so when I received this sample last spring I started going for road rides wearing it anytime I could catch a good rain storm. After a few rides I started to appreciate how sweet it is, and realized that it's really just a Houdini, made out of super lightweight 3 layer fabric. It's seam taped, and fully waterproof, while still having the same self stuffing feature of the regular Houdini. I had a chance to head to BC to ride for a week at the end of the summer, and this jacket was at the top of my packing list. I spent several days riding in it all day, and it worked incredibly well. Very breathable for a waterproof jacket, with a great fit on the bike as well. Can't really say enough good things about it, or how much I like riding in it.
This pullover seems like a jacket at first, but after wearing it last fall it has become my favorite long sleeve mountain bike jersey every. It's basically just a single layer of Nano Air shell fabric, without any insulation. Still has the DWR coating for wind and light protection from water, and a good amount of stretch to it. Fit for my sample was fairly slim, I still wore my regular medium size, but it was more comfortable with a short sleeve T underneath as opposed to long sleeve. Some people might be psyched if they size up depending on how slim of a fit they're looking for.
I use this as a complement to my Houdini, I always have one of them with me when I head out for a ride or run. The Airshed is really like a stretchy breathable counterpart to the Houdini, and it self stuffs into it's chest pocket for storage. I'll wear the Airshed for an entire ride, where the Houdini is usually used when the weather gets nasty, or for a chilly DH back to the car.
If you like your Nano Air jacket, you're going to love the LW Nano Air Hybrid here. It takes the stretch and breathability that make the original so awesome, a step further. I've been wearing mine a ton backcountry skiing on colder days, mountain biking, and as an around town piece. I find myself wearing it even more than a regular Nano Air since it's lighter and more versatile. The back stretch panel is from a Fall trail running piece and is super comfortable with what seems like just the right amount of stretch. The thumb loops and stretch material that make up the cuff are the icing on the cake - it's not often guys get thumb loops on a jacket like this.
This might just be the best version of the Nano Puff yet. Years ago Patagonia made a similar Down Sweater version of this, and I've been waiting for it to come back ever since. The Nano Bivy has all the great lightweight/warmth/packability benefits of the regular Nano Puff, in a little bit different (and better?) style. The zippered pocket has lots of storage, and the main pocket is just like your favorite pullover hoody. I barely take this thing off all winter long...
This thing is great and super easy to use. I have a compressor, but hate firing it up in the home garage since I don't use it that often, and there are times when the compressor actually doesn't work that well to seat a tubeless tire. The Airshot works flawlessly every time and is a much better option than the compressor, or trying to pump like a madman with your floor pump. It usually helps to remove the presta valve core since the Airshot adapter will screw right into the valve stem. Another bonus is that this travels well and you can use it on the road or camping if you need to. Definitely would recommend!
Patagonia makes some great fleece jackets, but I think this hands down might be the best all around. Kind of a sleeper compared to the more popular Synchilla, R1, and Better Sweaters. Warm, comfortable, sharp looking, never pills, doesn't hold dog hair - win, win win. Very psyched I finally got one of these, haven't taken it off in a week. Definitely worth checking out!
These shoes rock - great for trail running, and an awesome everyday shoe. I've always want a sweet pair of Nike's, and finally found these.
These pants are great - part sweat pant, part wind pant, part throwback style - all awesome. They're super comfortable and and make for a great casual pant. I've also ridden my bike and nordic skied in them a bit this winter with a lightweight baselayer underneath.
Can't go wrong with the camo, and then you've got navy or ash tan for more formal occasions.