Our friends at Mission Workshop have opened a new storefront in Los Angeles and would like to welcome everyone to come celebrate. If you’re planning on attending, make sure you RSVP at RowLA.
Over the years, Mission Workshop has made a handful of staples in my cycling apparel wardrobe and without a doubt, the Merino Core collection has been a game changer. I wear the long sleeve merino Perimeter shirts every time I hit the dirt and oftentimes, I’ll continue wearing them all day after the ride. They’re my camping staples, my touring staples and I’ll throw one in my camera bag if I’m going to be out after the sun sets. These shirts are durable, moth-hole resistant due to the nylon weave and best of all, look damn good in a plethora of earth tones. Head to Mission to see the full Merino Core lineup and if you’re in LA or SF, you can swing through one of their storefronts.
This Friday, in San Francisco, Mission Workshop is hosting a Q+A with Paul Price from Paul Component Engineering from 6-9pm. Make sure you swing through for this event if you’re in the area, Paul is a fascinating human.
Just in time for the heat! Mission Workshop has restocked my favorite summer mountain bike, camping, touring and all-around short in three colors. I’ve put these things through the ringer and only now, after over three years of heavy use have they been deemed unrepairable by my clothing-repairing wizard of a girlfriend. Good new is they’re in stock and shipping now from Mission Workshop.
Friday, May 12 6-9pm
541 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
I love products like this. Ones with multi-functionality built into a tight, clean package. The Mission Workshop Albion shirt is part down jacket and part rain jacket. While it doesn’t pack down into a pocket, or completely protect you from rain, it appears to do a good job at keeping you warm and dry in cold, inclement weather. Check out more information at Mission Workshop.
We’re live-streaming the Q+A with Curtis Inglis right here on the Radavist. At 6:30pm PST, tune in at the video above…
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.
One of my favorite pieces from Mission Workshop just got the olive drab makeover. The Sansom is now in stock, in three colors just in time for fall.
If you’re not going to Interbike and live in SF or LA, make sure you swing through the Mission Workshop stores for the Carhartt WIP and Pelago parties. Los Angeles’ party is Thursday and San Francisco’s is Friday. Check out the details below.
This collaboration came out really well. The previously mentioned Carhartt WIP x Pelago Bicycles x Mission Workshop collection is now in stock at Mission Workshop.
It’s not often that three companies get together to make something as practical as this project from Mission Workshop, Pelago and Carhartt WIP. Check out the full press-release for this project below and expect the collection to be available in August.
Tomorrow, June 30th, our friends at Mission Workshop LA are launching a new book and having a party. See all the details at the event’s Facebook page. If you’re in Los Angeles, make sure you swing by!
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.
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!
Mission and Taylor Stitch shared an incredible photoset yesterday here on the site. Here’s the accompanying video from that Lost Coast trip.
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.