This blog features Orvis products that our associates or our customers particularly enjoy or appreciate for their quality, utility, and comfort.

Orvis Foundry Cloth Pants: “To me, they’re the perfect pants.”

These men’s vintage work pants are made from the same rugged fabric that has protected the American worker for decades. This high-grade cotton canvas is broken in with a vintage wash for instant comfort.

I’m not going to lie; I’ve been known to abuse my pants. I’ll hang on to them for years, wear them until they’re threadbare, and then they’ll bust a seam at an inopportune time—such as when I’m wearing them. It’s happened, and it’s embarrassing. But the past few years have been different, thanks to the Orvis Foundry Cloth Pants.

It started with just one pair, but my fondness for them grew as quickly as my collection of them did. I wear them so often that one of my co-workers recently joked that she thought I only had one pair of pants to my name. The next morning, I brought in every single pair I own and placed them on her desk, just to prove that I actually don’t wear the same exact pair every day. She retracted her comment, I felt vindicated, and continue to wear them every day. Thank goodness they come in three colors. To me, they’re the perfect pants. They’re rugged enough to wear fishing, comfortable enough to wear to a cookout, and look good enough to pass for business casual. The best parts are the gusseted crotch and the double fabric heel plates. These are the exact locations all my other pants would fail, and these features make the Foundry Cloth Pants virtually John-proof, which is impressive in and of itself.

Let’s put it this way: I’ll never purchase another pair of jeans.


The Barbour Rainbow International Jacket: “Versatile for all types of weather!”

Colorful, waterproof, and breathable, this iconic rain coat for women is ready for all fall occasions

Living in the Midwest most of my life I need a jacket that can be versatile for all types of weather. The Barbour Rainbow International Jacket has fit that need! It packs very easily when I’m traveling. I love the fact that it’s machine washable.

I have had more people stop me and ask me where I purchased my Barbour jacket than you can imagine. Whether I’m in the grocery store, airport, or walking into Orvis to start my day at work people will stop me and ask, “Where did you get that Barbour?”


Orvis Tempur-Pedic® Deep Dish Dog Bed: “It’s obvious that there really is no substitute for it”

A sleek shape, a quilted or fleece top, and a streamlined bolster make our Deep Dish one great-looking bed. Built like a couch, with extra length for multiple dogs or for dogs who like to stretch out

One of the Orvis products I’ve come to depend on is the Orvis Tempur-Pedic Deep Dish dog bed. As the proud parent of a 16 year old German Shepherd mix, it’s all about making him comfortable at this point. The Tempur-Pedic material is perfect for his poor, arthritic hips, while still being soft enough that he loves sleeping on it. All day. Which, at his age, he’s earned the right to do.

I’ll be the first to admit that I had a hard time convincing myself that my dog needed a Tempur-Pedic mattress, but we didn’t have it long before it became obvious that there really is no substitute for it, especially for an older dog like mine. Best of all, it still holds it’s shape just like the first day I brought it home. I just can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner.