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NEW! Smokey Bear sticker

net proceeds of sales are donated to prevent wildfires

 

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NEW! slim fit jeans

check out our new jeans fit!

sitting between our regular and skinny fit, these have a Golidlocks “just right” fit.

available now in _blk limited edition made in our workshop right here in Los Angeles.

click below to check them out!

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Father’s Day Sale!

let’s celebrate those fellas that generously donated half your deoxyribonucleic acid!  and some of them were even up to the task of teaching you how to ride a bicycle.  how ’bout you treat that swell guy to some sweet swrve schwag.  or yourself, even if you’re not a dad, we won’t tell.

get 15% off now through June 14. use code papi2014 at checkout.

 

 

 

 

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swrve Lightweight Trousers: Adventure Pants Proven in Patagonia

Every so often we hear from our customers about how our gear performs out in the wild. From riding a desk at school or the mean streets as a messenger, or on a cross country tour, we’ve heard some pretty great stories and have been given a glimpse at some amazing adventures.

A recent email from our customer Alex raised the vicarious adventure bar to a whole new level. (Let’s just say that if we suddenly vanish for a while we might be following in Alex’s footsteps.)

Back in December, Alex picked up some Lightweight Trousers from us for a trip to South America with his girlfriend. Before submitting his order, he wrote with some technical questions and ended up getting some bonus travel tips from Erin, our all-round ace employee who has recent stamps in her passport from Peru and Bolivia. What can we say? It’s all part of the excellent service we aim to provide.

After a five-month long adventure through Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador, here’s what Alex had to say about his Lightweight Trousers:

I bought the lightweight trousers in the slim fit.  These are by the far the best pants I have ever owned.  I brought two pairs of pants for the whole trip.  The SWRVE pants and a real lightweight pair of Patagonia pants for jungle excursions.  I wore the patagucci pants actually at La Senda Verde animal reserve which you mentioned (we volunteered there for a week!) and they got completely trashed, so I had to throw them away.

Meanwhile, the SWRVE pants I wore on average every other day for the whole trip.  From Bolivia to Quito I honestly wore them just about every day, going sometimes well over a week or two without washing them. Gross, but in reality I was amazed at how I never sweat in them and they never smelled.  They were also incredibly versatile.  I wore them out to bars in cities (they look pretty rad), hiking everywhere including Torres del Paine where we got caught in a crazy snowstorm, mountain biking in Bolivia, and even traversing lava fields.  I was never too hot or too cold no matter the weather.  The pants even made it all the way back home without a single rip, tear, or serious stain.  Well, perhaps just one small mystery stain that’s barely noticeable, inevitable when eating strange Bolivian food…  I am so happy I can still wear them back at home and they still look brand new.

I would fully recommend these pants (as well as one of the cotton-bamboo shirts I bought) to anyone who wants to look sharp and not like a huge tourist while still being durable enough for hiking or any other adventures.

Hiking through Chile. 

Torres del Paine National Park

Biking in Bolivia!

 On a motherf’ing boat! 

This “Chilean Adventure Mobile” is a Ford Taunus wagon manufactured in West Germany in 1973. It has less than 20,000 miles on the odometer and Alex picked it up for under $1,000 USD. Going downhill with a stout tail wind it could hit a max speed of 50mph.

Penguins in Patagonia! 

Alex makes some new friends!

 Later gators! 

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memorial day sale!

 

 

 

 

we’re greeting summer with a 15% off storewide sale!

use code ‘MERICA at checkout. you must create an account on the website or log on to your existing account to use discount code.
valid only for retail sales, and valid until midnight on Monday May 26, 2014 PST.

have a great weekend and hope it’s a great beginning to an adventure-filled summer!

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