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KEEN Clearwater CNX Hybrid Sandals Review

KEEN Clearwater CNX

While testing women's SUP gear last fall, I took my KEEN Clearwater CNX sandals down to meet their birthplace in Clearwater, FL. Similar to the new Chaco NearGround collection, the KEEN CNX line has everything you love about KEEN footwear, but lightened up for your summer adventures. With an agenda full of SUP, bike riding, and beach walking, these hybrid sandals were put through their paces. 

Chaco NearGround Sandal Collection

Chaco Fathom Near Ground

All you Chaco fans will be happy to hear about the company's latest footwear release just in time for your spring and summer adventures. The new NearGround Collection includes a line of men's and women''s sandals that feature the traditional Chaco webbing but are built on a more minimalist platform. Since last fall, I have been wearing the new Fantasia sandals for Stand Up Paddleboarding and the Fathom for around town and trips to the beach. 

Patagonia Reveals First Wetsuit Made From Renewable Material

Patagonia plant-based wetsuit

Patagonia has partnered with clean technology company Yulex Corporation to create a wetsuit material made from plant-based renewable biorubber, the world's first alternative to traditional fossil-based neoprene. By nature of its production, neoprene is the most environmentally harmful part of creating a wetsuit. For years, Patagonia has looked at ways of cutting down on the amount of neoprene used in their wetsuits. The company has now found a viable solution. 

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