How to Properly Layer the Family to Maximize Your Winter

How to Properly Layer the Family to Maximize Your Winter

Mastering the Art and Science of Layering Imagine the joy of brisk winter walks amid tranquil snow-laden landscapes, the exhilaration of winter sports, or simply the sheer contentment of a cozy ind...
Male Splitboarder wearing the Summit Base Layer

Cover Your Bases: A Guide to Base Layers

Your Guide To Base Layer Perfection When it comes to getting after it in the outdoors, one essential piece of gear often overlooked is the base layer. A good base layer is the foundation of any col...
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing The Right Balaclava for Your Outdoor Adventure

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing The Right Balaclava for Your Outdoor Adventure

What is a Balaclava: A Powerful Tool for Outdoor Adventures  A ski mask, a face mask, a head covering - these are just some of the names associated with the incredibly versatile balaclava. A balacl...
Couloir Party With Claire Hewitt-Demeyer

Couloir Party With Claire Hewitt-Demeyer

I met up with BlackStrap athlete Corey Van Aken and photographer Cooper Long out in Colorado, they didn’t hesitate to bring me out to their favorite zone. Corey and Cooper shuttled me out on the sn...
Meet The Artist: Erik Abel

Meet The Artist: Erik Abel

  Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing, and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the ...
Meet Our Artist: Hannah Eddy

Meet Our Artist: Hannah Eddy

"I get my best inspiration when I’m out enjoying nature." Hannah Eddy is an illustrator/muralist who grew up by the ocean in Maine but her love of the mountains brought her out West. She is curr...
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Fishing For Garbage on the Deschutes Watershed

August 27th was an exciting day for BlackStrap, as we hosted the first ever Oregon based Fish for Garbage cleanup. We feel privileged to help make a beneficial impact on our local waters. Fish For...
Descend on Bend: A Nomadic Gathering Of Life-Living Enthusiasts

Descend on Bend: A Nomadic Gathering Of Life-Living Enthusiasts

Descend on Bend is an annual four-day gathering of like-minded, creative, life-living outdoor enthusiasts who share the same passion for van life, overlanding, and other vehicle dwellings just out...
Art Talk with Laihha Organna

Art Talk with Laihha Organna

I'm so stoked to be a winner of the Happy Little Art Contest 2 and to have a little something that can keep me connected to Bend. I'm so very excited to be involved with BlackStrap, and super gra...