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The best winter coats for kids

Kids love playing outside in the winter, but they also lose body heat rapidly in cold temperatures. A great kids' winter jacket can preserve core warmth while enhancing your child's style. The Columbia Sportswear Whirlibird II Interchange Jacket is our top pick because its removable liner can be worn separately as a mid-weight coat, making it three coats in one.The human body loses heat rapidly in cold temperatures, though the process actually begins when the ambient temperature is below 70 degr...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Kids, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Patagonia, Columbia, Winter Coats, Griswold, Steven John, Amazon Essentials Lightweight, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides


Santa Monica police chief retires after criticism of agency’s response to looting and arson coinciding with a protest

SANTA MONICA — The police chief of Santa Monica is retiring following intense criticism of her department’s response to looting and arson of businesses while officers were occupied with a huge racial injustice protest march last May. A looted Patagonia store along Fourth street in Santa Monica, CA Monday, June 1, 2020. A peaceful George Floyd protest Sunday became violent as some from the group turned to looting of shops and restaurants in the city. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily New...
Tags: News, Protest, California, Police, Theft, Arson, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Patagonia, Social Justice, Santa Monica, National Guard, LA County, David Crane


PATAGONIA - The Fight for America’s Public Lands

There is a lot at stake on November 3rd and I hope that you are doing your research on your local and state candidates.  What is their stance on public lands, conservation, and the environment?  Who has fueled their campaign coffers?  Who are they going to feel responsible to after being elected?  Patagonia's latest film is a deep dive into the political fight for our public lands and it's worth watching.     Learn more about this film on the Patagonia website. Subscribe ...
Tags: America, Sport, Patagonia, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson


This slim puffer jacket is filled with bison down — a surprisingly sustainable material with serious warmth

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. United By Blue Outdoor startup United By Blue just released its popular Bison Puffer Jackets and Bison Puffer Vests in new colors for men and women.Instead of using duck or goose down, The United By Blue Bison Down Puffers use a proprietary blend of sustainably sourced bison down and recycled polyester. After owning my Bison Puffer Jacket for two years, it's held up well and I'm still impressed wit...
Tags: Reviews, Trends, Sustainability, Patagonia, Jackets, Don, Outerwear, Vests, Women's clothing, Outdoor Apparel, United By Blue, Men's Clothing, Brian Linton, Amir Ismael, Style (Reviews, Insider Picks 2020


The best travel backpacks

A travel backpack packs like a suitcase but is small enough to wear on your back as you trudge through the airport or trek around a new city.We tested nine of the top travel backpacks and determined that the Tortuga Outbreaker is the best you can buy with its generous capacity, functional organizer pockets, and customizable strap system.If you're looking for a more traditional suitcase, check out our guide to the best carry-ons.Before the pandemic struck, I was regularly reviewing hotels for the...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Trends, Features, Backpack, Buying Guide, Patagonia, Tsa, Travel Guides, Cotopaxi, Fairview, JANSPORT, Clamshell, Jen Gushue, Patagonia Black Hole Duffel, Style (Reviews


Patagonia: Hug a Tree

“Hug a Tree, Not a Person” encourages people to go outside and hug a tree. Why? A study suggests that hugging a tree releases the same “happy chemicals" in the brain (oxytocin and dopamine) as hugging a person. So hugging trees will be a great substitute until it’s safe to hug other people again. Cerveza Patagonia has always championed the restorative feeling of being outdoors, including planting a tree for every case of beer sold through a partn...
Tags: Florida, Advertising, Patagonia, National Forest Foundation, Cerveza Patagonia


48 cool and unique gifts that teens actually want to receive

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. JBL Teens can be a daunting demographic to buy for — they're often the first to forecast the next "Big Thing" but also don't have the expendable income to buy everything they'd like to have.To help lessen the stress of shopping for them, I've rounded up 40+ solid gifts they'll love to receive.After more ideas and inspiration? Check out all of Insider Reviews' holiday gift guides for 2020.Teens are ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Teens, La, Disney, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Netflix, Fifa, Nintendo, Patagonia, Starbucks, Fitbit


23 corporate gifts your coworkers and employees will actually like

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Give back to the hardworking employees who keep your business running with these 23 corporate gifts.They're both thoughtful and useful, and unlike many corporate gifts, they don't look cheap.Some of them can be customized with your company's colors and logo, or a personal touch like a monogram.Find more gift ideas for everyone in your life here. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buyin...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Holiday, Gift, Trends, Features, Gifts, Holiday Gift Guide, Patagonia, Omaha, Zazzle, Yeti, Holiday Season, Corporate Gifts, Happy Socks


Patagonia VP Phil Graves to speak at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020

Business Insider Patagonia's mission is "we're in business to save the planet."The outdoor apparel company has worked to ensure the tagline isn't just an empty slogan. In 2018, the company dedicated its $10 million in tax cuts to environmental charities, Business Insider previously reported.Working to drive environmental and social impact, which is also good for business because it attracts both customers and employees, Vice President of Corporate Development Phil Graves oversees Patago...
Tags: Trends, Patagonia, Business Insider, Boyan Slat, Phil Graves, Stuart Kronauge, Business Insider Global Trends Festival, Ocean Cleanup Hear Graves


Scientists investigate possible coronavirus mutation in Chile. An investigation is under way to determine why a remote region in...

Investigation under way to determine why a remote region in Patagonia reported 20 percent of Chile’s COVID-19 cases.
Tags: Chile, Patagonia


64 gifts your girlfriend will love — from a cozy robe to a cold brew coffee maker

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getting your girlfriend a meaningful gift doesn't have to require hours of internet research on your part.The reporters and editors on the Insider Reviews team spend every day covering the latest, greatest, and altogether best products you can buy, and we put together a list of thoughtful gifts for your girlfriend.If you're looking for great deals on gifts, we suspect you'll find them during Prime Day, whi...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, Shonda Rhimes, Shopping, Etsy, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Features, Gifts, Walgreens, Patagonia


The 7 best places to buy women's workout clothes

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The right workout clothes keep inconveniences like overheating, wet patches, and chafing at bay. The best workout apparel brands are a combination of high-performance technical materials, smart engineering, and versatile style. We recommend Nike's workout gear for women overall, as it's the best blend of price, performance, and variety. But, we also highly recommend t...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Fitness, Women, Trends, Nike, Best, Features, Buying Guide, B Corp, Patagonia, Un, Athleisure, Athleta, Everlane, Workout


30 states require employers to give workers time off to vote on Election Day — see what the law is in your state

In 30 states, your employer is legally required to give you some time off to vote AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth In 2020, 30 states legally require employers to give employees some time off to vote, either paid or unpaid.  If you're voting in-person on November 3 or voting early, be sure to both double-check your state's specific laws and approve your time off with your employer well in advance.  The last day of voting in the 2020 presidential election is coming up on November 3. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Mississippi, Careers, Trends, North Dakota, Patagonia, University Of Chicago, Levi Strauss, Warby Parker, Tory Burch, Election 2020, Brennan Center, Sendhil Mullainathan, 2020 Elections, JULIE CARR SMYTH


PATAGONIA - Share the Love. Share the Poster.

The folks at Patagonia commissioned a poster which they hope will be shared by you, either by printing or online.  There's a short on their website that provides more of the backstory on this which is worth a couple minutes of your time to read. Visit the Patagonia website to read this and check out their latest fly fishing apparel and gear. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Patagonia, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson


56 clever gifts for college students that they'll actually want to use, according to a recent grad

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The best gifts for college students can make a big impact on their quality of life, not least of all because they're probably juggling their classes and social lives on a shoe-string budget.Below, I've rounded up 50+ gifts that, as a recent college grad, I'd wager most college students would love to receive.Still looking for gifts for a recent or upcoming grad? We've also put together lists with ideas for ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, College, La, Trends, Walmart, Features, Gifts, Netflix, New York Times, Patagonia, Tsa, College Students, Hulu


Ikon-ic Utah: One Pass, Five Utah Resorts

words by Cindy HirschfeldEnvision a wintry buffet of Utah’s famed Greatest Snow on Earth, impeccably groomed cruisers and some of skidom’s best-known steeps, all within a 40-mile radius. Thanks to that proximity, paired with a straight-to-the-lifts Ikon Pass, you can partake of all of those goods at up to five different resorts in just three to five days. But a proper ski vacation is about much more than sliding around. Read on to see our recommended itinerary to make the most of your Ikon pass ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Patagonia, Salt Lake City, Thor, Park City, Albion, Devil, Alta, Cirque, Sunnyside, Cap, Salt Lake City International Airport, Stein


22 women's wardrobe staples we swear by for keeping us warm through the winter

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Everlane makes our favorite cashmere sweaters for women. Everlane The Insider Reviews team spends all year finding, researching, and testing the best items in retail — and it makes us picky shoppers. Below, we've rounded up the cold-weather staples that the women on our team love enough to keep in our own regular rotation at home. Still shopping for frigid temperatures? Find the best winter coats fo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Trends, Features, Chelsea, Patagonia, Zappos, Cold Weather, Everlane, Hunter, Sorel, Northeast, LaFleur, Women's clothing, Etsuko


More than 1,300 companies have pledged to give their workers time off to vote on Election Day. Here are the retailers and restaurants that have joined the growing movement.

Walmart store associates get three paid hours for voting if the timing of their shifts don't otherwise allow for it. Brendan McDermid/Reuters As Election Day draws closer, more companies are making public commitments to giving their employees time off to vote. More than 1,300 companies have joined the "Time to Vote" movement, which aims to increase voter turnout by giving workers flexibility to cast their ballots.Here are the retailers and consumer companies that have signed the pledge ...
Tags: Apple, London, Washington Post, New York City, Time, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Aclu, New York Times, Patagonia


Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startup’s $100 million round, profitability, and SPAC mania

As people spend less time out in the world and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds, the San Francisco-based maker of comfortable, sustainable kicks that launched in 2016 and quickly became a favorite in Silicon Valley circles before taking off elsewhere. Though the company saw its business slow this year because of the pandemic, its products are now available to purchase in 35 countries and its 20 ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Australia, China, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Patagonia, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, SPAC, Joey Zwillinger


40+ Amazon alternative stores that offer potentially better product availability and faster shipping right now

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Grove Collaborative/Instagram Although Amazon has mostly recovered from its previous bouts of shipping delays due to the novel coronavirus, supply chains for certain products and services are still being affected.Here are 40+ online stores that offer fast and free (or very affordable) shipping and generally have an equal or better stock of products. Some may also offer in-store or curbside pickup i...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Kitchen, Home, New York, Parenting, Fitness, Electronics, Pets, US, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Online Shopping, Shipping


18 retail startups you didn't know were also sold on Amazon

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. On Amazon, you can shop the luxe sheets that made Brooklinen famous, as well as the duvet cover and pillowcases. Brooklinen For a long time, if you wanted to find your favorite startup anywhere outside of its own website, you were out of luck. Slowly, they're beginning to join online retailers like Target and Nordstrom to make it easier for you to find and shop their innovative products. Amazon is a...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Startups, Nordstrom, Sleep, US, Trends, Nike, Features, B Corp, Patagonia, Andy Warhol, Casper, Purple, Bedding, Tommy John


The best women's athleisure brands for every type of activity, including some you can even wear to work

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider After centuries of uncomfortable retail trends, it's no surprise that athleisure has become so popular.It's comfortable, utilitarian, and — depending on the brand and office setting — it can even be work-appropriate. Our go-to is Patagonia, though we're also fans of Outdoor Voices, Aerie, Athleta, Lululemon, and more.Athleisure is the Bering Land Bridge that connected...
Tags: Reviews, Japan, Style, Clothing, Women, Toronto, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Features, Buying Guide, B Corp, Patagonia, Un, Athleisure, Athleta


41 gift cards you can deliver right to their inbox for a last-minute gift that still feels personal

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Gift cards give them the freedom to get exactly what they want. Plus, you can have them delivered right to their inbox for a last-minute gifts that still feels personal. Nike Gift cards take all of the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift, and they're particularly ideal when you're down to the wire.We rounded up 41 great gift cards to get you started. Many of these are offered in both physical ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Groupon, New York City, Gift, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Features, Gifts, Netflix, Delta, Patagonia, Starbucks


After 20 years of camping trips big and small, I have my essential packing list down to a science — here's what I always bring

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Camping trips require extensive planning to ensure you'll have everything you need whether you plan to go off-the-grid or drive to a nearby campsite. If you're opting to head out on a serious backpacking trip and carrying all of your gear while hiking miles for days on end, you'll likely need to pack lighter than this list and bring a few more heavy-duty items.  Howev...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Patagonia, New Mexico, West Coast, Uva, Columbia, Lululemon, Don, Coleman, Athletic, Merrell, Dick s Sporting Goods


40 fun holiday gift ideas from Nordstrom

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. L'Occitane/Instagram We love shopping at Nordstrom all year long, but particularly when looking for gifts. The store has a large selection of clothing, accessories, and home goods, many of which make great gifts — they even offer plenty of gifting inspiration. Whether you're looking for a small and cozy gift, a cult-favorite jacket, or a fun kitchen gadget anyone will love, we've got you covere...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Shopping, Home Decor, US, Trends, Gifts, Patagonia, Ugg, Gift Guides, Rebecca Minkoff, Polaroid, Skincare, MasterChef Junior


The best flannel shirts for men

There comes a time to let those summer pastels give way to fall hues, and an argument could be made that you've missed out on a central part of fall if you haven't worn a flannel at least once.Woolrich has been making excellent flannel for well over 100 years, and its flannel shirts are the best ones you can buy — hands down.Love or hate flannels and shackets, their burlier cousins, all you want, but there's no denying the perfectly functional application of them all. Flannel comes in many fabri...
Tags: Reviews, Japan, New York, Style, US, Trends, Features, United States, Patagonia, Menswear, Panama, Pendleton, Kay, Turnbull, Pacific Coast, John Moore


Backcountry is having a massive sale on winter gear and apparel — including deals on Patagonia, The North Face, Columbia, and Fjällräven

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Backcountry Backcountry is one of the best places to get outdoor gear, clothing, and accessories from top brands at discounted prices. Right now, you can save up to 60% on select winter gear and apparel, through October 11.There are thousands of deals for men, women, and even kids, so to save you time, we narrowed it down a bit.If you're looking for similar deals, check out these great sales on sty...
Tags: Deals, Sales, Trends, Patagonia, Backcountry, Women's clothing, Men's Clothing, North Face Columbia, Backcountry Backcountry, Style (Reviews, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals, Outdoors (Reviews, Patagonia Columbia PrAna Fjällräven


Patagonia to close doors on Election Day; encourage employees to serve as poll workers

Patagonia to close doors on Election Day; encourage employees to serve as poll workers Outdoor apparel company Patagonia announced in a news release that they will close their doors on Election Day and offer employees up to four days off to train and serve as poll workers to help mitigate the nationwide shortage. While on […] The post Patagonia to close doors on Election Day; encourage employees to serve as poll workers appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Patagonia, Newswire, Election Day


The best beanies

If your winter coat is lacking a hood or if you want an extra layer to keep your head warm, a good beanie is your best bet. is the casual, warm, slouchy winter hat you've been waiting for. The best part? It's reversible, so it goes with everything in your wardrobe. You might not take it off until springtime.I love beanies more than any other winter hat style. They give you that cool, casual hipster look, but most importantly, they're usually pretty warm. Of course, there is the issue of hat hai...
Tags: Reviews, Winter, Style, New York City, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Patagonia, Columbia, North Face, Central Park, Hat, Neff, Beanie, Patagonia Patagonia, Naadam


Brand Moves for Monday September 21

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Switzerland-based sneaker brand On has announced The Cylon: a fully recyclable p...
Tags: Lyft, Japan, London, Washington, Advertising, Disney, Paypal, Discovery, Washington Dc, Switzerland, Patagonia, Victoria Beckham, Denmark, Cleveland, Levi Strauss, NFL Network