Damn rights its starting to look like proper springtime out here in the Pac North West and the 84/85 boys are taking full advantage of it. As of late both Kevin and myself have been getting out as much as we can and doing all of the many things that take up our spare time, and here are a few pics from the last while from the both of us (as always you can follow us here and here).
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New from Van Isle’s Sitka, here’s a new video short shot all on Super 8 film of some of the surf team on a recent trip to Iceland last year. Shot in part by Chris Burkard (who is one of my absolute favourites on the gram), Iceland remains a place I need to visit… like our own Pac Northwest scenery but on another level… plus there’s hotsprings.
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Vancouver Island based and Sitka team rider Peter Devries is featured in this beautifully shot video entitled Outside the Box. The video was produced by Adam Chilton, a Tofino based videographer and features music by Other Lives. Shot on the rugged shores close to Tofino, at one of our many amazing surf locations here on the island, Pete just crushes the waves: barrels, airs, this edit has what you need.
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Pulse check time. Here’s one hell of a reel from Renan Ozturk, covering about every corner of the globe you could imagine. Amazing sights and supreme editing/soundtracking, this is the stuff of inspiration… and of course I found it via a local boss in that regard, Rumon Carter (I would recommend clicking through to Vimeo to watch this in HD full size).
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We first showed you clips from this feature-length doc way back in 09, and now the film is finally ready for a proper release late this spring. Here’s the final trailer, a beautiful look at one man’s cross-country journey via bicycle.
Part of him had been expecting something profound to be waiting at the ocean, but, in many ways, it never came.
You can pre-order at copy of For Thousands of Miles via the project Kickstarter page, and peep the 6 years of production summarized in 6 minutes below
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Los Angeles’ Aether Apparel has just released this lookbook for their s/s ’13 collection, showing other brands how to shoot your campaign out in the wilds of nature. Aether is also running a solid gram right now too, taking cues from lines like Patagonia and Poler by sharing adventures with followers, which is a good move for sure. This line will contain more of the quality understated tech Aether has made their name on, keep reading for more.
Scout is a new line of outdoors goods set to be launched in 2013. Based in Seattle and the brainchild of Ben Masters, the collection is bare-bones: single blade lock-back pocket knives, a chambray pocket square, an insulated selvedge denim and chambray field bed, a single pole tent and a boot in conjunction with Oak Street Bootmakers. Ok, bare-bones but in a gucci way. This photoshoot is the product of Florida’s Makr visiting Masters for a camping trip in the PNW Cascades, testing out the gear, beauty. All pieces available for pre-order now.
We’ve been watching the Seattle/Japan label Manastash for a while now, a no-brainer success story given their wired pac northwest aesthetic and reception in the Japanese and North American marketplaces. Here is their f/w 2012 collection, undeniably killer front to back. I’ll take one of everything, a great mix of style and function in all pieces, and perfect for the raincoast climate we inhabit… keep reading for the rest of the collection.