We believe time outside is time well spent. It’s where memories are made and stories are born. Our blog is a collection of stories about everyday people adventuring outside, our latest product innovations, our athlete team (who motivate us to get out there more), and life at Smartwool—how we have fun, but also how we give back. We hope that our stories inspire you to stay out a little longer and go a little farther doing what you love.
January 1, 2019 || What makes a great year? For the crew here at Smartwool, it’s accomplishing goals, giving back to causes we believe in, exploring new hobbies, and costumes… lots of costumes. 2018 had all of this in spades.
December 20, 2018 || We worked with pro skier Angel Collinson to create our most high-tech sock for skiing ever. Get the scoop in this intimate interview in partnership with our friends at Teton Gravity Research.
December 13, 2018 || There’s something romantic about falling in love in the Colorado Rockies. Laura Hadar and Nicky Anastas take it one step further, setting out to snowboard and telemark all of the 14ers—sharing a few summit smooches along the way.
November 26, 2018 || Giving Tuesday—a day devoted to giving back. It feels good to give back to our communities on Giving Tuesday. But we believe any day can be a Giving Tuesday. We’re taking this day to reflect on an entire month of giving, October—or as we like to call it—Socktober.
November 16, 2018 || We’re not ones to sit on the sidelines. Our very own, Robin Hall, joined advocacy partner Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit working to combat climate change, for a day on Capitol Hill.
October 15, 2018 || When Bryan isn’t riding mountains, he’s painting them. Perpetually inspired by jagged peaks and starry skies, Bryan translates the awe of our natural world on canvas, stirring up dreamy visions of mountain life.
September 24, 2018 || We caught up with a few anglers around the country to get their take on our new PhD® Pro Wader Socks. Their feedback? You'll wonder how you used to fish before you had these socks.
September 21, 2018 || Battling his inner voice, attempting to befriend the local wildlife and crossing one seriously terrifying bridge—Jacques Ricoux traverses this year’s Ultra Tour Monte Rosa for the first time.
September 12th, 2018 || Long’s Peak is one of Colorado’s most famous 14ers. Joelle Hamm, one of our very own, heads to the summit while raising funds for programs that get under-resourced youth outside.