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At this point in the summer, collective groans begin and people start saying things like, “Summer’s almost over, man.” Ignore the buzz kills, summer winding down is all the more reason to spend every second possible outside. And if the humdrum of the fluorescent light is tying you down, it’s time for a little motivation.

Luckily, we’re #soblessed to live in a world where inspiration is just an infinite scroll and double tap away. Follow these brands (the majority of which, we noticed, originate in the Pacific Northwest) if your life could use some fresh air.


Juniper Ridge @juniperridge
If you call the trails of the Pacific Northwest your “office,” chances are you’re going to have some views to share.


Teranishi Brand @teranishibrandBeautiful shots of Vashon Island interspersed with behind-the-scene shots into the leathercraft of Teppei Teranishi.

Almond Surfboards @almond_surfboardsThe lifestyle brand out of Newport Beach, California exemplifies the laid-back beach life.

Herschel Supply @herschelsupplyThe travel goods brand does a fine job curating customer photos and gives good reason to pack up your things and hit the road.

Wood & Faulk @woodandfaulk
In addition to documenting his craft, Matt Pierce offers clear, crisp, and relaxing captures of some of the best views Portland has to offer.

Topo Designs @topodesignsThe Colorado company’s photo feed is filled with images of its gear in use all over the world, and they’re always equally colorful and vibrant.

Best Made Co. @bestmadeco Best Made Co. is constantly releasing well-designed camping stuffs in addition to its signature axes. And they’re not afraid to take pictures of 'em.


Mission Bicycle @missionbicycleNon-stop photos of custom bike builds will make you want to hop on your own two-wheeler.

Poler Stuff @polerstuffThe travel enthusiasts at Portland-based Poler Stuff hold one of best hash tags on Instagram: #CampVibes 

Patagonia @patagonia Live some real adventure vicariously on the outdoor brand's feed. 

40 is the new 20. Patagonia is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a fall collection consisting of the the outfitter’s most iconic pieces reinterpreted. Dubbed the Legacy collection, the 10-piece capsule is set to release in September and features some clean, sharp pieces that pay homage to founder Yvon Chouinard’s function over fashion design philosophy.

Michael Williams over at ACL shared a few side-by-side comparisons of select items with the original archival pieces from which they were based. Standouts include the All-Wear Down Jacket, Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover and the Summit Pack.

View the complete lookbook at Patagonia.com

The fleece sweater that kept you warm a few seasons ago can actually protect your new iPad from cracking after a drop. The team at ReFleece recycles used fleece garments and plastic bottles to create hard protective cases that maintain the original coloring of the garment. The owners, Jennifer Feller and Sam Palmer, first met while working together at Patagonia store, where they noticed a habit of stockpiling worn fleece. After a few trials they developed a hot pressing system to shape the fleece and make it sturdy enough to protect a fragile device. 

Back ReFleece's new Kickstarter campaign and receive the very personal reward of your own fleece turned into a protective case.