Jeff Thrope is the founder of Cold Splinters, a website and creative marketing firm dedicated to Edward Abbey books and Appalachian Trail Lean-Tos . He lives in Brooklyn, NY and writes about camping and the outdoors for various publications including Outside, Men’s Journal, GQ, Garden and Gun and The New York Times, where his column, “The Campster,” seeks out weekend destinations in the woods for those living in the big city.
He works with various outdoor-focused brands on marketing, public relations, brand development and design, all while searching endlessly through old Wilderness Experience catalogs. For the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market booth, Woolrich collaborated with Thrope on a series of visually striking posters that aptly reflect the spring 2013 collection.
The visuals you created for the Woolrich booth depict some pretty idyllic campsite scenes; in your mind, what makes for a perfect campsite? Location? Amenities? Anything you can’t live without?
JT: If you have enough space to pitch a tent and an opening through some trees to see the sky when it gets dark, you should be good to go. A river always helps. So does a good view, of course. I guess the key is to know where you’re going, right?
The New Hope Shirt pays tribute to our founding fathers’ legacy, the gift of new hope for freedom and independence.
The short-sleeved shirt is well suited for warm summer days and nights; the button down shirt features a single chest pocket, spread collar and convertible sleeves that can adjust with the day and activity.
Celebrate new hope for a fun and festive summer season in the New Hope Shirt. For details, click here (LINK)
Whether you’re hitting the lake or relaxing in the backyard, the men’s Timberline Shirt is a worthy companion on every summer adventure.
The Madras cotton button down shirt is available in several rich plaid patterns, including the popular red, white and blue checkered version, perfect for celebrating independence or exploring the freedom of the trail.
The 100 percent cotton short-sleeved shirt has a chambray-lined collar band and patch chest pocket for storing tools or devices. Click here for more details.
The men’s Declination Hoodie was recently put to the test by Rhon Bell of Backwoodsplaid.com during what he said was a “Hellish weekend of camping in New Hampshire.”
Following rigorous testing during periods inclement weather, Rhon confirmed that the Declination Hoodie stands up to summer squalls without even claiming to be water resistant.
For details about the Declination Hoodie, click here. To read Rhon’s expert review, click here.
Whether you’re lounging on deck sipping a Sea Breeze, or strolling the city streets, these plaid patterned Sebago® two-tone boat shoes will help channel the preppy within.
The vibrant, patriotic plaid pattern is perfect for those looking to spring into style with a fun new take on an old favorite.
The canvas uppers and footbeds are durable yet soft; the two-eye lace-up styling provides stability and comfort while non-marking white rubber soles for provide exceptional grip on the deck or the dance floor. For details, click here.