100 Years of Making Socks

It’s unclear who instituted the rule. 

It might have been Robert Chesebro Jr., whose grandfather, Herbert, founded Wigwam as Hand-Knit Hosiery in 1905. Or maybe it was Margaret Newhard and Chris Chesebro, his kids, who came up with the idea. 

But one thing is for sure: It didn’t matter how many hours the Chesebro kids spent playing on the factory floor, taking turns pushing one another down the aisles in huge bins made for carrying yarn and socks. They needed to work elsewhere before getting a gig with the family business, period.

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12 Reasons the Jordan Trail Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List

The new cross-country trail weaves through some of the region’s most famous historic sites. On a recent trip with Experience Jordan, I hiked from Dana to Petra, the UNESCO World Heritage Center, and it was an incredible cultural immersion, physical challenge and peek into the past. Explore how to experience a hike along the Jordan Trail.

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The Push for Diversity

When REI started planning out its strategy for its ongoing “Force of Nature” initiative, it didn’t take long to realize how far behind the seemingly progressive outdoor industry has been when it comes to equal representation in advertising: There are so few stock images of women outdoors—especially non-thin, non-white, non-cisgender women—it was a challenge just to pull together mockups of what they wanted to achieve.

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The Best Women’s Active Underwear

The best underwear is the kind you don’t notice. When you do, it’s probably not doing its job. Finding out mid-run or mid-hike that your underwear just won’t stay in place sucks. A literal pain in the butt.

So with help from four other testers, who wear sizes extra small to large, I set out to find the best options for spending time outdoors. We tried 20 pairs of underwear—hipsters, bikinis, boy shorts, cheekies, and thongs—from nine different outdoor brands. All promised to be the ultimate you’ll-never-go-back underwear.

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