Archival Field Trip From the archives

Crescent Down Works Revisited

It’s November so naturally I’m shopping for a new down vest. In the past few years, I’ve gotten sidetracked by Rocky Mountain Featherbed and Western Mountaineering. But this fall, I’m checking back in on an old friend, Crescent Down Works. If you recall, Archival did a collaboration with CDW back in the day using Swiss …

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Synthetic Exceptions: Vests

Barbour Keeperwear Quilted Vest Barbour Keeperwear Fleece Vest Western Mountaineering Flash Vest Patagonia Retro-X Vest (for Women) Under certain circumstances, I’ll endorse the purchase of an outerwear garment made out of synthetic materials. My rule of thumb is that one must restrict oneself to plastic vests rather than jackets (less surface area to snag or …

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