No matter what kind of traveling you do, you always want bags that are functional and rugged. Most of my travels revolve around fishing. Wether I am on the road to visit a fishing location or to represent a company at an expo, my go to bags have become some of the Black Hole series from Patagonia. Black Hole bags come in a wide range of sizes and styles. From a 2 liter waist pack up to a 120 liter rolling duffle, there is a size to fit your need.
The Black Holes are made from a tough ripstop polyester that is laminated with a TPU film. In addition, there is a durable water repellant finish added. This combination of features make the bags weather and abrasion resistant. The duffles have optional padded and removable shoulder straps that help free up your hands while you are on the go.
I prefer to travel with the 60L duffle and use the small, medium, and large bags to help organize my items. The small bag is perfect for your toiletries or for use as a shave kit. The medium and large bags are ideal for clothes, shoes, chargers, and other items that may find their way into the duffle. The medium or large bags can also be used separately if your travel plans call for a single night stop over as they have room for the essentials and a change of clothes.
~Robert Brown : LIC Ambassador, Jackson Kayak National Team
I have worn Chacos for a few years now. The Z/1 sandals have been a comfortable and durable shoe for all my outings. I recently found myself needing some casual shoes for work and around town. One day while at Leaf in Creek, the Chaco Dixon High boots caught my attention.
The Dixon High are a simple and stylish boot that come in two colors, I chose the java color. The leather is a little stiff out of the box but becomes very soft and extremely comfortable after it has been broken in. The upper is waterproof as well as salt-repelling, this keeps the leather looking good even in the winter months.
A breathable form-fitting inner bootie provides a comfortable fit as well as some padding on the inside. Your feet rest on a Chaco LUVSEAT midsole that is certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The midsole provides a contoured arch support that provides all day comfort. The minimum rise between the toe and heel allows your foot to rest in a more natural position.
After several weeks, the Dixons have become one of my favorite pair of shoes. Their classic styling goes well in a business casual environment or for a night out. The midsole comfort is noticeable even after nine or ten hours on your feet. If the Dixons last as long as my Z/1s, they really will be an awesome pair of boots.
~ Robert Brown – Earthpeditionist®
Robert is a Leaf in Creek Ambassador and Member of the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team
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Not only does Patagonia carry one amazing skirt, but multiple choices that will carry you through the season.
This week we’re featuring the Seabrook skirt…
Why do we love it? It’s made with 89% recycled polyester/11% spandex moisture wicking fabric, dries quickly and has 50+ UPF sun protection.
Bluesign® approved means it offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in the manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.
Plus the A-line shape it a wardrobe must-have for any body type.
Check out what Earthpeditionist Andrea says about the Patagonia Seabrook skirt:
“I am always jumping from one activity to another so I am a sucker for versatile clothing that transitions well into a multitude of environments.
I picked up the Seabrook skirt by Patagonia at Leaf in Creek AND LET ME TELL YOU!! It is super soft and crazy comfortable!
From running to Target to hiking at Rainbow Mtn in the EXTREME Alabama humidity, this skirt is cute, light, breathable, and holds its shape after wear and washing.
**Bonus feature: it doesn’t really hold on to wrinkles making it a great travel piece, (the sure fire way to this girl’s heart)!!
Leaf in Creek has them in 3 different colors! Check them out!!”
Product Review: Patagonia Lithia skirt
We think Patagonia is the cat’s meow…but don’t leave it to us. Take a look at what wilderness ambassador, Vanessa has to say:
Full disclosure: I don’t often wear skirts. Not because I don’t think they’re darling…I have a few hanging in the back of my closet, but it’s just sort of rare that I think to put one on.
But I think I’ve grabbed for this Patagonia skirt three times in the last two weeks. It’s pretty awesome all around- comfortable, fits well (you know, doesn’t hug in the unflattering places) has neat prints, and is super versatile.
In fact, last weekend I went up to Kentucky Lake for a family reunion and got to put its versatility to good use. I wore it on the four hour drive up, out on the boat, and even to a spur of the moment wedding.
That’s right. We had a pop-up wedding in my grandmother’s backyard for my uncle and his long time girlfriend. They just decided, “Why not? We’re all here anyways!”
The wedding was obviously very causal, but I at least felt decent in my comfy new Patagonia skirt.
*Pictured: me before the ceremony 💜
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Bought this hammock to lighten my sleeping system for a bike packing trip. I’m 6ft tall and decide not to use it to sleep in, but I was right on the line, any shorter and you should be fine. This hammock has replaced my eno when I go climbing though, it’s much smaller and easier to pack with all my climbing gear.
The Kammok Wallaby is a an ultra-portable and ultra-light hammock, is ready for any adventure. For everyday use from city to trail, this hammock fits almost anywhere – grab one and go!
Just $65 and you can be prepared to lounge where ever you find a great spot to hammock!
Our new 40D diamond ripstop fabric is strong, packable and silky soft
Have you ever held a cute, fuzzy hamster? Yeah, well this is lighter…and cuter. 10 oz of adventure awesomeness
Included 13 kN Mini Kanga Claws and Racer Slings provide superior suspension
Attention all Earthpeditionists®, Win a free Body Glove Bikini with Leaf in Creek! All you have to do is jump over to our Facebook page and like the Body Glove post and share it. Then jump to our Instagram and follow us there. Its that simple and you will be entered to win a free Body Glove bikini of your choice!