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Interview With Jennifer Pharr Davis

She was 21 when she first thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. That was 17 years ago. Since then, Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked more than 14,000 miles on 6 different continents, achieved the fastest known finish of the AT (46 days, an average of 47 miles a day), and achieved her goal of hiking in all 50...

Bootstrapped: Creating The Pisgah

In 2009, CEO Philip Curry moved to Vietnam to create Astral’s first-ever shoes. While he had arrived in Saigon with the goal of making his shoe designs a reality, he hadn’t anticipated the influence that life in Vietnam would soon have on his designs. That influence–a combination of French and...

Nouria Newman: A Force Of Nature

Kayaking legend Nouria Newman is interviewed by Natali Zollinger, host of Eddy Out podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear Nouria’s first memories of the river and how her professional path has taken directions she never expected. Nouria is an expert of her craft and excels and...

PFD Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

If you’ve been shopping on our website recently, you may have noticed that we’re out of stock on a lot of our products, especially PFDs. We’ve received some emails from our loyal customers, checking to make sure everything is OK. Thanks for asking! COVID-related shipping delays and historically high...

Wildfire Relief

Wildfires continue to wreak havoc across California, Oregon, and Washington, threatening homes, businesses, and lives all along the West coast while destroying thousands of acres of forest. To help combat this threat, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you find a way to assist those in...

Best Buds: A Conversation With Franny Tacy

Like it or not, summer is winding down and the sun is setting a little bit earlier every day. Since Fall has always been the season of the harvest, we thought it would be the perfect time to catch up with our favorite farmer, Franny Tacy of Franny’s Farm and Franny’s Farmacy in our...