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

Spray Bark Control Collar: A Gentle Way to Stop Unwanted Barking

Written by: Cathy Chappell

The Spray Bark Control Collar is a gentle, humane way to stop unwanted behavior.
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We adopted Jennie, our Plott Hound-Weimaraner mix, in New Hampshire. She started out very mellow, though she was afraid of the hot-air balloons that would fly frequently over our home. In an attempt to make her less whimpy, other family members tried to get her excited over the balloons. This worked, but unfortunately she started to bark at the balloons. . .and the moon. . .and anything else in the sky.


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

Written by: Orvis Associate, John Van Vleet

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.