Cut Your Stress with a Forest Bath

The Surprising Psychological Benefits of Getting Out The Japanese have a practice called Shinrin-yoku.  Translated it literally means “Forest bathing.”  Those who love to camp and explore the outdoors will immediately understand it; those who get out rarely should get out more to fully understand it.  The practice has performed for centuries, but understood only […]

Spring is Here, Get out and Climb Something

The Best Places for Rock Climbing Near Billings Aspinwall Mountain Wear is all about the mountain and outdoor experience.  It doesn’t matter if you live in Billings, Montana or New York City, New York.  We want you to have the best mountain clothing to wear while you’re experiencing life (ideally life outside). Since our roots […]

How We Created the Best Hoodie in the World

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A Functional Hoodie that’s More than a Fashion Statement There are a lot of clothing companies that claim to have created the best hoodie around.  Some make their own claims; others have journalists claim it for them.  So when designing the best hoodie in the world, how do you compete with all of the companies […]

Patriotism and Honoring the Essence of the Olympic Spirit

I was raised in a sports family. Everything was sports or related to athletics in some way. When I was younger and taking piano lessons, I went so far as to asking ‘who won?’ at the end of a recital. You can’t talk very long to my dad about any subject under the sun and […]

Valerie v. Athletic Fit: What’s the Difference?

As consumers, we often pay top dollar and go to great lengths to find clothes that not only look good, but feel good, too. If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably had an uncomfortable experience with clothing before – no pun intended. And, if you’re anything like us, you often find yourself gazing into your […]