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Entries filed under 'David Mydans'

    Nights in White Nylon: David Mydans Marks 25 Years as a Tent Designer at REI

    fileIn its March issue, Sunset magazine called him "REI's Frank Gehry of nylon and aluminum poles." So how would David Mydans, who today celebrates his 25th anniversary as an REI's gear designer, describe himself? "Just a dirtbag climbing bum with an art degree." People who know Mydans will tell you that both descriptions fit, summing up both the scope of his work and his free-spirited personality—artist, climber, bartender, telemark skier, rogue electrician and, ultimately, award-winning gear ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on April 12, 2012 2:33 PM & Tagged David Mydans, gear design and rei | permalink | Comments

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