EcoGear Roadtrip 2017 – San Francisco


Take a roadtrip with EcoGear! Our friends, Jared and Brandon, took EcoGear to 4 amazing cities along the West Coast and showed us some beautiful sights. Check out the video above to see some of them now!

Next stop – San Francisco, California! Our first stop in the Golden State was a trip to remember. Here’s what Jared thought about the city by the bay:

I had plans to go to San Francisco in March, but I just never made it out to the Bay Area with all the other places in California I wanted to visit. That’s why I was so excited for this adventure. My first time in The City was absolutely incredible. From the airport we got off the BART and ascended the stairs straight into a local market, greeted by a man playing a trumpet. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to be introduced to this incredible place. With all the things we wanted to do, we didn’t even get to the Golden Gate Bridge until the sun was setting. Nevertheless, San Francisco quickly stole my heart. I already have plans to go back in the new year.

– Jared

Featuring: Pika Backpack, Darter Backpack, Skipper Hip Pack, Bighorn 17 Backpack, Rolling Dhole Backpack

Protecting our Public Lands

 

The Trump administration announced on December 4 its plan to reduce the size of two Utah national monuments: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Bears Ears would be reduced by 85% while Grand Staircase by 50%.

This is the largest reduction of national monument lands in American history.

Many outdoor recreation retailers, including Patagonia and REI, environmental conservationists and Native American tribes have spoken up about their disapproval of the plan.

“Today’s decision hurts the people who love these places. American enjoy our public lands in every part of the country, irrespective of politics.”
– REI

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Endangered Spotlight: Black Rhinoceros

Black rhinoceros / Diceros bicornis
Current conservation status: Critically endangered
Population (as of 2015): 5,000-5,500

Yoky / Wikimedia Commons

Our bags are named after endangered animals to bring attention to their struggles. The Black Rhino Laptop Bag was named after the resilient animal that was once hunted to the brink of extinction but has been making a steady recovery.

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