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

The Best of Black Friday Deals 2017

By: Orvis Staff

Whether you feel confident about the list you’ve made and checked twice or find yourself in a blind panic when you realize how little time remains to finish your holiday shopping, we’re here to help with an impressive array of gift ideas. Browse exceptional Black Friday deals that will make fast work of finding perfect holiday gifts for every friend and loved one on your list.

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Shearling vs. Sherpa: Which Is Better?

By: Orvis Staff

Shearling and sherpa are two of the materials that always seem to pop up as frost threatens to turn to snow. But what is shearling, exactly, and what is sherpa? What is the difference between them? And when it comes to the shearling versus sherpa debate, is one better than the other? Wintry weather is blowing in….

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What Are Moleskin Pants?

By: Amber Roberts

Moleskin, not to be confused with the Italian paper and journal manufacturer ‘Moleskine,’ is a durable, densely woven material made of pure cotton. Similar to corduroy and velvet, a high-quality yarn is tightly woven to create the hardy textile. While corduroy is trimmed to create ribs, moleskin is sheared close over the whole of one side for a suede-like feel. The rich nap of the soft-brushed fabric hints at luxury, though the tough material began as rugged working wear.

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Fleece vs. Wool: Which Offers the Best Protection From the Elements?

By: Orvis Staff

Should you wear a fleece or a wool layer when you head out on your next cool-weather adventure? As you’re pondering which sweater or sweatshirt to grab in preparation, you may well wonder whether fleece or wool promises the most benefits….

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