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SUMMER GEAR GUIDE CONTENTS 2018 Season There’s nothing like the summer vibe to motivate us to adventure more. Whether that adventure is relaxing and rejuvenating in nature, or invigorating and challenging, something about summer leaves us wanting more. Face the Current keeps that summer spirit alive with our endless summer gear guide. In addition to featuring the best gear, we’ve gone the ‘extra mile’ to curate a selection of premium brands that support sustainability, and give back to the environment, as well as those in need. Face the Current is proud to guide you to products manufactured by brands committed to inspiring and activating positive change in the world. So gear up, venture out, and let the summer live on!

United By Blue 6

Zeal Optics 14

Patagonia Provisions 12


f-stop 38 Made by hand by 3rd- and 4th-generation master shoemakers in Athani village, India. They use traditional veg-tanned water buffalo leather and a complex, age-old shoemaking process.

PIM Bikes 36

We add a few details, like crepe rubber soles, for great traction and a long life of adventure.

Mohinders 32

Thank Me Later 34 Lems Shoes 30

MSR Gear 28 24


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United By Blue is an outdoor brand driven by the belief that every living creature is united by the blue of our world’s oceans and waterways, and we all share the responsibility to protect them. This pledge unites their beliefs with their business: For every product sold, they remove one pound of trash from the oceans and waterways through company-organized cleanups. All apparel and accessories are responsibly made using sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and bison fiber. United By Blue products can be found in more than 700 outlets nationally and in our stores in Philadelphia and Manhattan.


P H I L O S O P H Y: We created United By Blue with the idea that a successful outdoor brand can do serious conservation work. This means everyone here at United By Blue is rolling up their sleeves and removing plastic bottles, styrofoam, tires, old appliances, you name it from creeks, rivers, beaches, and streams. We organize and host cleanups to make a measurable impact on the most pressing of environmental problems: ocean trash and plastics pollution.

OUR PRODUCTS: WE’RE ALL FOR GETTING OUT MORE We believe that products designed for enjoying the outdoors should also be kind to the outdoors. We put a lot of thought into the materials that make up each piece and always opt for textiles that keep our oceans, air and soil a little cleaner. WE’RE A CERTIFIED B-CORP WE THINK FOR-PROFITS SHOULD BE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT We’re part of an awesome group of for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We decided to go for the B-Corp certification for two reasons: The first was to set a standard of excellence in the product we deliver our customers. The second was to become a member of a supportive community of businesses that have similar economic, social, and environmental aspirations.

COPPER REUSABLE STRAWS United By Blue is committed to removing trash from our world’s oceans and waterways. They are determined to help eliminate wasteful disposable items such as the estimated 500 million single-use plastic straws that enter landfills every day. Thanks to United by Blue, you can maintain your chill all day long with copper drinkware that helps keep drinks cold and frosty thanks to a 100% copper construction. Copper is also known to provide anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and antiinflammatory benefits.

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PATAGONIA PROVISIONS Leave it to Patagonia to deliver food that not only nourishes your body but also helps you connect with other cultures. Patagonia Provisions are meals inspired by world travels. Come along on the adventure and experience cedar-planked salmon as prepared with First Nations friends in BC, tsampa in yak-hair tents in Tibet, asado and chimichurri the way Patagonian gauchos enjoy them. Try Patagonia Provisions today and understand the world a little better!

ADVENTURE BOX Shopping for someone with an adventurous appetite can be difficult! You can spend a lot of time finding unique food items for those who are active in the wild or simply want to entertain guests. Search no more! Patagonia Provisions has put together the Whole Shebang Gift Box. The Shebang Gift Box is a collection of unique, delicious and mouthwatering delights, formulated with input from famous chefs and kitchen experts. Patagonia Provisions offers a variety of Gift Box configurations to choose from in addition to a large number of individual, savory food items.

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JUST ADD WATER Sink into that exquisite summer-to-fall transition with versatile, stylish swimwear made to move with you from sandy sunsets to starry nights to fall’s first fire.

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W E S TA N D BY O U R G O O D S If, for any reason, you do not love your purchase, return the item(s) for a refund or exchange. Call 1.866.915.6457 or visit for more information.

JOIN OU R S U STAINAB ILIT Y MOV E M E NT CLOTHING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE Start asking questions about your clothes in the same way you ask about the food you eat, and you can help fundamentally change the way clothing is made.

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The unique range of flasks by Fressko are designed with quality, aesthetic and versatility in mind. Whether you are a tea sipper, coffee connoisseur, smoothie lover or avid fruit water drinker, Fressko has the right flask for you. The entire range is BPA Free and the Fressko designed 2 in 1 infuser gives you the option to turn your flask into any type of drink bottle you require! Will it stay hot? Yes it will! The flasks are insulated which means your hot drinks stay hot and your cool drinks, cold. The leak proof lids also means that they are perfect to take on your journeys, be it to work or to the mountains of Peru. Check out the range to see which style, is your style.

Leak Proof 2 in 1 Infuser

Bamboo & Stainless Steel

Short Infuser Double walled glass + Bamboo

Mountain Safety Research believes that the idea of better, safer, more reliable equipment is the key to unlocking greater adventures. Since 1969, MSR innovations have been revolutionizing the way people experience the outdoors. Today, they remain committed to designing the most reliable, high-performance gear possible, applying their knowledge of engineering and science to find better solutions to the challenges of the mountains.


MSR continues to spawn innovative ideas in backpacking, hiking and mountaineering gear, durable and lightweight tents, snow safety equipment, plus water filters and cookware. All of their products are designed to offer greater performance, reliability and, therefore, safety to help keep you exploring.

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Made by hand by 3rd- and 4th-generation master shoemakers in the village of Athani, India. They use traditional veg-tanned water buffalo leather and a complex, age-old shoemaking process.

We add a few details, like crepe rubber soles, for great traction and a long life of adventure.


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THANK ME LATER is a natural based, broad spectrum SPF 30 sun lotion made with love in Bali—island of the Gods. Launched in early 2016, this product is sold locally on the island and is available for online orders with worldwide shipping. THANK ME LATER offers you a 2 in 1 product, moisturising your skin while providing SPF protection and has been created for every day face and body use. The formula is extremely light and non—greasy making it the perfect alternative to your daily moisturiser, leaving you feeling and smelling fab and fresh.

THANK ME LATER SPF 30 contains no paraffin or parabens, no mineral oil or colorants, and delivers safe and effective broad-spectrum protection. The lotion’s base is a coconut and almond oil, Aloe Vera extract and Vitamin E mixture, and is capped with UVA and UVB filters to provide sufficient protection from the sun.

With natural healing properties, the lotion feeds your skin the goodness it needs during sun exposure. High in anti-oxidants, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E ensure your skin is protected from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage, keeping it soft and supple. Coconut Oil hydrates and soothes inflamed skin with its high anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, cool Aloe Vera extract acts as a protective barrier on the skin, replenishing moisture and helps heal damaged skin quicker.

PIM Electric Bikes has a mission to make the benefits of e-bikes available to the masses. Sporty and supportive, their electric bikes get you where you are going in style, while also being an absolute blast to ride. In the city and off road, PIM Electric Bikes will become the friend you never knew you needed.

With models designed for commuting and recreation, PIM Electric factorydirect bicycles start at $1495. For more rugged models with extended batteries, expect to pay no more the $2000.

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By collaborating with professional photographers, f-stop has reimagined the way we carry camera equipment. f-stop delivers hardworking packs, designed to protect and keep your gear organized, even in the most hostile environments. Whether you’re shooting downtown or out in the field, f-stop builds each pack to get your gear there safely and efficiently. f-stop offers a wide range of robust photo packs for any occasion. Their innovative Internal Camera Units (ICUs) function seamlessly with most of their packs, allowing you to create the perfect balance of camera gear, and everything else you need, for any trip imaginable. ICU’s also make great independent storage units, providing speed-packing capabilities and organization for any photographer. Image credit: Kevin Eassa

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