Danner Collaborates with Roark
Inspired by travels to remote destinations, the Danner x Roark collaboration includes a limited-edition boot and jacket meant to protect against rugged conditions — in the city or on the road less traveled. Featuring a classic Danner silhouette and one of Roark’s long-standing, best-selling designs, the pairing provides warm, durable comfort in winter weather. The Danner Ridge Roark is built with a durable suede upper and full-grain leather panels, stitchdown construction and breathable, waterproof GORE-TEX liners to keep your feet warm and dry. The Axeman Jacket fends off the elements with heavy-duty waxed canvas on the outside, and soft sherpa lining on the inside. The Danner X Roark collaboration can be found at https://roark.com/collections/roark-x-danner and danner.com/roark.
In the fall of 2019, designers from California-based Roark — makers of adventure-ready apparel, luggage and globally inspired trinkets — met with Danner at their factory in Portland, Oregon. The aim was to collaborate on a collection that the Roark team would wear to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Documented by filmmakers Chris Burkard and Ben Weiland in the short, Arc of Aleutia, the trip focused on tracking down the legend of a lone surfer who trekked to the remote bay many years ago. The film captures the spirit of exploration in one of most isolated and untamed surf destinations on the planet.
“Danner boots are built for adventures – both big and small,” says Will Pennartz, Brand Marketing Director, Danner. “When the Roark team approached us about collaborating on a premium, USA-made collection that would stand up to the rigors of the Alaskan wilderness yet still feel at home in the city, we were up for the challenge.”
“Danner has outfitted Roark trips all over the world since our journey to Nepal in 2014. The boots are always up to the task and are one of the most dependable pieces of gear we bring along,” says Ryan Hitzel, Founder & CEO of Roark. “All of those miles gave way to a collaboration that brings us a durable yet stylish pair of boots and the most bulletproof incarnation of our “Axeman” Jacket to date – built of boot-grade waxed canvas and leather. Even better, they were built in Portland and Los Angeles. We’re very proud of that.”
Danner Ridge Roark Features:
- Suede Upper with Full-Grain Leather Panels from Horween
- Vibram® Sierra Outsole
- Two Lace Options
- Roark x Danner Logos on Tongue
- Roark’s Signature Orange Stitch Accents on Tongue
- 100% Waterproof and Breathable GORE-TEX Liners
- Stitchdown Construction
- Made in USA
Danner x Roark Axeman Jacket Features:
- Heavy Cotton Duck Canvas
- Waxed Outer
- Horween Leather Elbow Patches
- Sherpa-Lined Body
- Sherpa-Lined Handwarmer Pockets
- Metal Clasp Closure with Heavy-Duty YKK® Zipper
- Made in USA
The limited-edition Danner x Roark collaboration is available at https://roark.com/collections/roark-x-danner,danner,com/roark, Roark’s Expedition Unions in Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, Danner’s downtown Portland and Seattle stores, Backcountry.com, Seed People’s Market and Proof Lab.
For nearly a century, Danner has crafted boots with purpose and integrity – footwear to equip those who choose the unlikely path, those who cut fresh trails, those who pioneer. In 1936, Charles Danner came West to build the best boots loggers had ever known, an effort that resulted in a long-standing heritage brand with a renegade spirit. A spirit that proudly lives on in each pair of Danner boots we make to this day. Whether you want to hike, work or simply walk around town, Danner boots are meant to take you somewhere. Lace a pair up and Go There.
Founded in 2010, Roark is an apparel brand steeped in adventure lifestyle – traveling each season to a different part of the world, telling stories of exploration. Inspired by the culture of Roark’s destination and the gear needed for the journey, we craft two collections of apparel, luggage and trinkets that are purpose-built without compromising style. The product and stories we create, aim to empower self-discovery through authentic, modern and purposeful adventure on the road less traveled.