What We Like
Touchstone Concord staff have favorites in the retail area. Here Scott Chandler and Andrew Descalso share their top picks.
The Petzl stainless steel thermos will surely become your most used and dependable crag companion ever. While sleek and stylish, it is also extremely durable and will keep your beverage of choice piping hot for hours on end. It sports a cap that doubles as a cup and for easy one-handed operation just press the red button to open and close the valve. Whether on your way to the crag or in-between attempts on your latest project, the Petzl thermos will be there for you, dishing out the heat you need.
One pair of jeans, in three different colors describes my normal cold season wardrobe of Prana’s Drifter Jeans. For me, they are fashionable enough to wear out at night so I don’t get hassled by my many girlfriends, even though “I bought them at the climbing gym.” The jeans are an agile and comfortable pant to climb in, especially for colder outdoor sessions or the relaxed Friday night plastic-pulling social hour.
Further proof that I, as a man, will never understand women’s fashion was given when I saw designs and writing on the inside of the new women’s t-shirts in our retail shop. These shirts from Mission Playground all sport inspiring phrases, such as: “Live with Passion” (on the front of this Kelly green 100% organic cotton t-shirt). Despite my confusion over seeing art on the INSIDE of a shirt, I appreciate the message stating that their non-profit organization funds the outdoors I love. Flip their shirt inside out today to find out what Mission Playground is all about.
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