Finally, some welcoming news in the year 2020…

Call it fate. Call it destiny. Perhaps just call it a bit of GOOD news amidst an unrelenting year that we call 2020. Whatever you want to call it, you’ll be psyched with this piece of news… two all-American powerhouses, Danner and Roark have just dropped their insane collaboration and we here at Vanish are in AWE with it all…

The collaboration, which just dropped on November 12th, includes a sleek, Gore-Tex infused boot and a rugged, winter-ready jacket. Both impeccably crafted pieces are reasonably priced, versatile, and must-haves for the long winter ahead!

Find them both available HERE and read more from Danner x Roark on this special collaboration below!

Danner x Roark Axeman Jacket
Danner Ridge Roark

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
– Recraftable
– Made in USA
– $380

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
– $375

DANNER AND ROARK RELEASE MADE-IN-USA COLLABORATION BOOT AND JACKET: Versatility for the City and Way Off the Beaten Path

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, stitch down 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.

Backstory:

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.”