Alex Rakestraw

Alex Rakestraw is a writer, strategist, and creative based in New York. He once had a nightmare about a lost coat.
Snow Peak & New Balance Introduce 3-in-1 Niobium Concept 1 Hiker

Snow Peak & New Balance Introduce Camping Shoe Equivalent of Zip-Off Cargo Pants

Japan's original outdoor lifestyle creator and NB's Tokyo Design Studio introduce a wild, waterproof hiker slash camp clog

Teva Teams With Cotopaxi on Sustainable Sandal Collaboration

Teva & Cotopaxi Release Sustainable, Retro Styled Unisex Collaboration

The new vibrant capsule collection combines recycled and upcycled materials with bright hues for positive vibes all around

Inside New Sustainable 'Kria' Collection by Iceland's 66North

Icelandic Outdoor Brand 66North Introduces Sustainable Line Using Leftover Fabric

A closer look at the new line of distinct outerwear made with off-cuts and leftovers of Neoshell fabric from seasons past

Gramicci x Stussy Release 90s Inspired Zip-Off Climbing Pants

OG Climbing Brand Gramicci Teams with Stussy for Zip-Off Capsule Collection

Surf bums and dirtbag climbers rejoice, this new limited-edition collab delivers the ultimate pant for everyday use

The Best Indoors Loungewear From our Favorite Outdoors Brands

The Best Indoors Loungewear From our Favorite Outdoors Brands

18 pieces of outdoors-minded gear specifically selected for a compatibility with the great indoors

Keen Collabs With Engineered Garments on Unique Uneek II Slide

New Keen & Engineered Garments Collab Results in Unique Uneek Slide

Portland's top sandal brand and the NYC by way of Japan menswear label debut a minimalist slide made of recycled plastic bottles

A Layman's Guide to Takibi, Snow Peak’s Fire-Resistant Fabric

A Beginner’s Guide to Takibi, Snow Peak’s Famous Fire-Resistant Fabric

How Japan's bonfire-centric approach to camping inspired a legendary line of technical apparel made for the most non-tech activity—sitting fireside

How Greater Goods Turns Discarded Outwear Into EDC Accessories

Meet Greater Goods, the London Upcycler Turning Discarded Tech Into Totes

A Q&A with the founder, designer, and maker of the London-based upstart making tote bags and more from vintage techwear

The North Face Renewed Launches Design Residency & Upcycled Auction

The North Face Launches Renewed Design Residency and Upcycled Outerwear Auction

Senior outerwear designer talks inspirations for and limitations of upcycling, sustainability, and saving used gear from the landfill

Why the New Arc'teryx Alpha SV Is the Future of Outerwear

Why the New Arc'teryx Alpha SV Is the Dead Bird's Best Jacket Yet

A thorough review of the flagship jacket’s 2020 update, set to introduce GORE-TEX Pro 2.0, from the snowy mountains of New Hampshire

Gear Review: Limited-Edition “Ecstasy in the Rain" Jacket by OUTLIER

Gear Review: The Ultimate Jacket for Urban Dwellers Is "Ecstasy in the Rain"

A lightweight, zipper and pocket-laden, waterproof tech shell for exploring around town and hitting the trail too

New Balance Hits the Trail with New “All-Terrain” Collection

New Balance Hits the Trail with New “All-Terrain” Collection

The New England king of the O.G. marathon shoes goes off-roading with new line of footwear and apparel for men and women

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