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Mission Workshop’s The Torre for Women

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Mission Workshop’s The Torre for Women

Made from Polartec® Windpro® Hardface®, the Torre hooded fleece is specifically designed to fit women. This is a high-tech fabric, that maintains the stretchiness, comfort and feel of a traditional hoodie, but with added warmth and a DWR coating for weather resistance. Made in SF and in stock now at Mission Workshop.

Mission Workshop: Ride + Q + A with Curtis Inglis of Retrotec

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Mission Workshop: Ride + Q + A with Curtis Inglis of Retrotec

Curtis is the best and these series from MW are always a lot of fun… Here’s the scoop!

“Join us on October 22nd for an evening with Curtis Inglis of Retrotec Cycles. Hear about his 25 years building bikes, SSWC08, restoring British cars, and everything in between. We’ll kick things off with a ride* leaving the shop at 12:30 pm and return to beers and tacos starting around 5:30 pm, with Curtis taking the stage at 6:00 pm.

*The ride: It’s a cyclocross ride. Bring a cyclocross bike and extra tubes (a road bike won’t cut it). There will be rocks and singletrack with the route sometimes erring on the mountain bike side of the spectrum. We’ll be riding in the east bay. Bring some cash for a BART ticket or meet at Rockridge station at 1:00 pm. Not to be missed. Here’s the route.”

RSVP for the event so Mission Workshop has an estimate for attendance.

Mission Workshop: the Meridian Collection

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Mission Workshop: the Meridian Collection

After spending a few days in Japan walking around in the pouring rain while wearing my Meridian jacket, I can’t help but sing its praises. Now Mission Workshop’s best jacket comes in three options, including a sleeveless, hooded vest for when keeping your core warm and dry is of the utmost importance. Head over to MW to check that out, along with the Meridian Alpine and Meridian Phase jackets.

Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch: Waxed Hauser Pack

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Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch: Waxed Hauser Pack

As part of their North Coast Collection, Mission Workshop and Taylor Stitch have combined forces to make some incredible articles of clothing and accessories. This round, they took the staple design of the Hauser trail pack and added a waxed canvas outer to it. These limited edition bags are available for pre-order, at a rather large mark-down now at Taylor Stitch. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the North Coast Collection either!

No Reception in Northern California – Michael Armenta and Brian Larson

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No Reception in Northern California – Michael Armenta and Brian Larson

No Reception in Northern California
Photos by Michael Armenta, words by Brian Larson

There’s never a perfect time to escape. Chores, obligations, monetary deficits, or priorities—it seems the doldrums of the day to day too often take hold with gripping force. We can’t always hop on plane to the backcountry of the Chilcotins or ride ribbons of trails through the Alps; sometimes planning a trip can seem more complicated than landing a rover on Mars.

And in some instances even more so.

But on the rare occasion a trip can manifest itself without a formalized plan or strategy. The right players show up with the right gear and seem to have a rare abundance of time to spare. It’s like watching ripples forming from the wind blasting a sand dune. From a seemingly chaotic environment comes a perfectly organized pattern: from entropy emerges order. We’re not going to pretend to understand it, but that is what happened with this trip. A few emails were sent to a handful of folks and almost magically we were standing speechless in awe of Northern California coastal viewshed. No itinerary, no schedule, no obligations, and no reception.

Taylor Stitch and Mission Workshop: the Albion Jacket

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Taylor Stitch and Mission Workshop: the Albion Jacket

Jackets like this quickly become staples and when two companies like Taylor Stitch and Mission Workshop make them, you know they’ll have a place in your wardrobe for a long time. Made in Canada and available now as a pre-order for a discounted price of $235 at Taylor Stitch now. Tune back in on Monday for a full story behind Mission and TS’ North Coast Collection!

Mission Workshop and Omata Launch Party + Q&A in SF Tonight!

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Mission Workshop and Omata Launch Party + Q&A in SF Tonight!

Hey SF! Perhaps you saw that new analog cycling GPS Omata earlier this week? Maybe you’ve got questions? Or you’d like to see one in person. Head over to Mission Workshop tonight for a launch party! Hear about the product design and development from founders Julian Bleecker and Rhys Newman along with photos from Brian Vernor.

Beer and Wine Provided
Doors open at 6:30
541 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Mission Workshop: the Transit Duffle

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Mission Workshop: the Transit Duffle

Mission Workshop are best known for their cargo backpacks and Arkiv system bags. Recently the SF-based brand launched two sizes in duffle bags. The Transit Duffle can be carried by hand, worn on your back or even strapped to your bike rack, by using its integrated straps.

Check out more at Mission Workshop.