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A Visit to Arc’teryx’s Vancouver Factory

Taking a trip to Northern Vancouver, British Columbia, Four Pins offers us some insight into the factory and inner workings of Arc’Teryx. Highlighting just a few of the standout facts from the visit, the Vancouver factory, on average, produces...

eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN x The North Face Outerwear Capsule Collection

The North Face are once again the outerwear manufacturer of choice for Junya Watanabe and his eYe COMME des GARCONS MAN range. For this capsule collection, Watanabe has opted for four different jacket designs, along with the return of the popular dow...

nonnative GORE-TEX Leather Dweller Trainer

After releasing its GORE-TEX-infused collaborative footwear iteration alongside Liberty back in April, nonnative is back for another GORE-TEX Leather Dweller Trainer for Summer 2012. The rich grey suede upper is positioned against an off-white outsol...

New Balance 2012 Fall H710 GORE-TEX

When Lou Whittaker managed to make it to the top of the North Col of Mt. Everest in 1984, the New Balance H710′s were on his feet. Reintroduced for Fall 2012 as part of the “GORE-TEX” pack, the nubuck upper and nylon mesh are availa...

Materials & Patterns: GORE-TEX

Few major brand names in the world can claim a guarantee that their product will unfailingly perform as advertised. But such is the confidence of W.L. Gore & Associates — a brand that is as respected and revered, as it is synonymous with absolut...

Traveling Light: The History of Danner and GORE-TEX

First things first, I recently was sent my own site as part of a press pack based on the assumption that something I’d written was some kind of advertorial for a brand. Fuck that. What’s the point of that stuff? This isn’t “placement.” I don’t play t...

A Conversation with Jay Stroup from GORE-TEX

When it comes to all-weather resistance, GORE-TEX is one of the most recognized names in the industry, if not the most recognized player. Having been adopted by both fashion and technical apparel aficionados alike, GORE-TEX has managed to bridge the...

nanamica 2012 GORE-TEX Soutien Collar Coat Collection

Although GORE-TEX itself has seen no shortage of outerwear garment uses, the oft-used water shield is more commonly seen applied to parkas and hiking jackets. The latest from nanamica sees a Spring 2012 introduction of the GORE-TEX Soutien Collar Coa...

02DERIV. 2012 Spring/Summer STORM PARKA-NYLON TUSSER GORE-TEX 3L

Spring/Summer 2012 brings the introduction of the newest 02DERIV. STORM PARKA-NYLON TUSSER GORE-TEX 3L. Despite the long-winded title, the tenants of the surf-inspired jacket are rather simplistic in their execution — water-resistant durability...

nanamica GORE-TEX Field Jacket

From the same people behind THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL, nanamica’s similarly positioned garments are making their way into a number of global accounts. A highlight takes shape with the GORE-TEX Field Jacket. A jacket of obvious utilitarian pur...