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How hard is it to close your dresser drawer? How is the daily dig through the closet going? You may be surprised what a smaller wardrobe can do for your life.
When you have fewer clothes but they are clothes that you love, it will feel like you have more clothes. This is because the clothes that you have are the clothes that you wear all the time. You know that feeling of a full closet with nothing to wear? Or even better, a full closet but you know right where your Farm Brand hoodie is so you skip the dig every day? We know that one well.
So it’s time to declutter your closet. Those clothes you love won’t be hidden among the dress you wore once and the shirt that you will fit into “someday”. You can get right to the clothes you love.Continue reading
As a travel writer, I’m always looking for the next, best travel gear products. I have my go-to items that I take everywhere, like my Farm Brand Weightless Hoodie, my Timbuck2 Copilot Roller, and my Prolite Smuggler Series Board Bag, but I still love discovering new reliable gear. Not all my trips are several month-long epic surf trips, sometimes I opt for the quick weekend or weeklong getaway, and when I do, I always pack light. Farm Brand’s latest accessory release allows me to do just that. The vintage bag series by Farm Brand features stylish, retro-inspired looks with modern functionality. To find out the best way to use our brand-new vintage bags, continue reading below.Continue reading
With father’s day just around the corner, you might be thinking about how you will celebrate your father this year. Fathers do an awful lot with the world on their shoulders. This Father’s Day, spotlight some of the best parts of your dad.
“The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do and then you become qualified while doing it.” - John Green
There is truly no way to prepare to be a father. You have no idea what that ocean is like until you jump in. Once you're there, it changes you. Every dad makes plenty of mistakes, but in different ways, they become our heroes.Continue reading
Beyond the overly tanned, sun-bleached, beach bum, Spicoli reputation, surfing, and surfers are often associated with violence. Hollywood has never been able to peg surfing. Each attempt plays up surfing's worst cliches. Pop culture depictions of the sport have perpetuated a narrative that surfers are angry and territorial. Movies like Point Break, North Shore, and Blue Crush cash in on the concept of localism and the violence in surf lineups, when in reality, 90% of surf lineups around the world are full of friendly surfers. Surfing, however, can be dangerous, and because of that, there are a few rules that absolutely must be followed by everyone in the water. The unwritten rules of surf etiquette are intended to keep surfers safe and ensure everyone gets their share of waves. If you’ve always wanted to try surfing, but have been intimidated by the crowds, continue reading below for Surf Etiquette 101: Understanding the Lineups Unwritten Rules.Continue reading
Whether you’ve been climbing for years, a few months or you read our last climbing post and are eager to begin your climbing journey, you’ll need a few pieces of gear to get started. Rock climbing has a simple objective, move upwards until you can’t anymore. Sometimes that goal is the summit of a mountain, sometimes it’s the top of a cliff face, and other times it’s the highest point on an indoor boulder at your local climbing gym. As we mentioned in our last rock climbing post, Rock Climbing 101: Farm Brand’s Guide to Rock Climbing for Beginners, there are several types of rock climbing. There’s bouldering, where climbers ascend boulders no more than 15 feet high and do so without ropes. There’s top-rope climbing, where climbers are secured by a rope connected to the top of the wall linking them via their harness to their belay partner. There’s sport climbing, often called lead climbing, where climbers secure the rope to the wall as they climb using prefixed bolts and clips called quickdraws. Lastly, there’s trad climbing, where climbers place their protective gear as they ascend and remove it on the way down. Each climbing discipline requires unique equipment, and for a beginner walking into the climbing gym or REI for the first time, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately for new climbers, we’ve decoded the rock climbing gear mystery. Continue reading below for Farm Brand’s Guide to Rock Climbing Gear.Continue reading
This blog post. Some people will hate it.
They won’t relate. They’ll think it’s boring. They might even think I have no idea what I’m talking about.
Some will love it. They’ll feel like they’re talking to a friend.
Two completely different responses from the same blog post. This is why I can’t be living my life worrying about what others think. If I changed for one person, I would lose another.
Easier said than done, am I right? Okay, let’s get into how to stop caring what people think.Continue reading
For surfers in North America, summer is a time we both dread and look forward to. While summer may seem like the perfect surf season to most, it’s the time of year where oceans in the Northern Hemisphere lay dormant. Most major swell activity is caused by winter storms. So, during summer our oceans often experience long period flat spells. Fortunately for surfers everywhere, there’s a simple solution— a good, old-fashioned surf trip. Surf trips aren’t the voyage into the unknown they once were. There are few undiscovered surf destinations left, and waves around the world no longer break without a soul around. However, surf trips are still an incredible adventure that every surfer should prioritize. For surfers in the US, Central America is a convenient destination with year-round surf and a fascinating mix of cultures well worth exploring. To learn what Central American surf destinations you should visit next, continue reading below for Farm Brand’s Guide to the Best Surf Destinations in Central America.Continue reading