Backpacks for Travels Around the World

Written by: Bill Horan, President, Operation Blessing


Bill Horan’s humanitarian world takes him to many countries every year.
Photo via Operation Blessing

I’ve been an avid Orvis customer for over 30 years. My closets looks like Orvis storerooms, and many of the items are still in great shape after more than 20 years of intensive use. Leather. . .

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Personalized Reflective Dog Collars: Must-Have Safety Gear for Running or Walking Your Dog in the Dark


Reflective Collar
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For many, many years I was that person. An insatiable long-distance runner, my day started at 5 a.m. with at least one dog, often two, occasionally three, outside, running. Did I think about our visibility to passing motorists in the early-morning darkness? Incessantly. When you are running with your leashed dog, you can clearly see Spot run. But it can be difficult for others to spot…

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Wool vs. Cotton: When and Where

“I’ve never had a sweater as good as this one. It is extremely warm and needed since we live in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The look can be used if dressing up or down; and the color goes with any outfit. It doesn’t overheat and the light weight makes me forget that I’m even wearing a sweater.” – Locksley from North Carolina

The days and nights are cooling off and it’s time to trade in those cotton garments for wool sweaters, socks, pants and jackets. But why? What makes wool so warm and comfortable in cold weather and what makes wool the clothing of choice for. . .

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How Can I Keep My Linen Clothing From Wrinkling?

Written by: Deb German


Photo: Deb German

The answer is short and sweet: you can’t, but why would you want to in the first place? If you hoped the smooth, crisp linen shirt you chose to wear this morning would stay unrumpled all day while it continued to do your bidding, it’s time to iron out your thinking: linen’s wrinkles are not character flaws, but instead add interest to this cool and breathable ancient textile.

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Is Corduroy in Style for 2018?

By: Orvis Staff

As the weather becomes increasingly chilly, prompting you to take stock of your winter wardrobe, you may wonder: are corduroy pants in style for 2018? The answer—judging from fall 2017 fashion shows—is an emphatic yes. Attractive, comfortable, and warm, classic corduroy pants and jackets are always in style….

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All About “Wrinkle-Free” Pants

By: Orvis Staff

As perennial wardrobe staples, khakis and chinos are among the fashion industry’s greatest inventions. Comfortable, versatile, and good looking, they can be dressed up or down and are appropriate for work and any number of occasions. But not if they’re wrinkled. And that has always been a major drawback to old-style cotton khakis: you can wear them only once or twice and then they’re likely to become a crumpled mess. And who wants to spend the time (or money) ironing pants only to have them get wrinkled again right away? We think there are much better things to do with your time, which is why we’re fans of “wrinkle-free” cotton fabrics for our clothing.

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