What is Fatwood?

Fatwood is a natural firestarter prized by homeowners, hikers, and backcountry survivalists. Fatwood lights readily and burns very hot—even in damp conditions. Whether it’s lighting up a cozy fireplace for the family during dinner, a woodstove that will heat the house all day, or a ring of stones around a fire pit for the evening … Continue reading “What is Fatwood?”

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When to Wear Sweaters

Photos courtesy  orvis.com Sweaters can be thick and warm as a blanket or light and cool as a breeze. Depending on their knit and the weight of the yarn, sweaters can be worn year-round, calling into question the very notion of sweater season. If sweaters make stylish and smart layers 365 days a year, does … Continue reading “When to Wear Sweaters”

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Cashmere

Broken–Herringbone Cashmere SweaterPhoto via orvis.com Expensive, exclusive, and comfortable: Few fabrics possess the cachet of cashmere. But plenty of people don’t know where this natural fiber comes from, why it’s so prized, or how to enjoy the longest life from their cashmere garments.  Wrap yourself in a soft, deep layer of knowledge and learn everything … Continue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know About Cashmere”

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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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All About Men’s Wristwatches

Written by: Jeremiah Greco

What is a watch?

Simply stated, a watch is any small timepiece carried with a person. The two most common types of watches are the pocket watch, which usually comes on a chain and is carried in the pocket for easy retrieval, and the wristwatch, which is worn like a bracelet on (you guessed it) the wrist. Within these two varieties of watches are a plethora of design details and functional features the result in two watches almost never being alike…

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What are Some of the Best Gifts for Men from Orvis?


Web Content Specialist Sarah Snell likes to buy her husband the Flat Creek Shirt “.

My wife is always complaining that buying gifts for men is really difficult. Unfortunately, she’s got a dad, three, brothers, and me to buy for.

“You can just get me jewelry, if you can’t think of anything else,” she argues. “There’s no equivalent for men.”

So I asked a few women in our office to see which Orvis products they’ve bought as gifts for the men in their lives, gifts that went over. . .

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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
Photo via orvis.com

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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