• 5 Essentials for your Next Road Trip

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    We’re thinking the May snow we got this weekend is the last we’ll see for the season so now our brain is focused on Summer Adventures! Hopefully you have at least 1 or 2 summer road trips planned so we wanted to share our 5 Akinz picks that we believe are essentials for any road trip.

    1. The perfect pair of shades
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    Pick from our new selection of polarized wayfarer sunglasses. Our fave is the black with teal mirror lens.

    2. A cozy pullover
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    Everyone needs a cozy sweatshirt whether you’re driving thru the night or sleeping under the stars. Our fave is the Ride More, Work Less crewneck. It has super soft sponge fleece and whether you’re headed to Mt. Hood or Moab, the message still rings true.

    3. The perfect beanie
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    Whether you’re trekking into the mountains or strolling along a breezy beach, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you won’t need a beanie. Grab our lightweight and machine washable fold beanie in your choice of color.

    4. An everyday tee or tank
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    Never leave home without a t-shirt or tank top that you’d be willing to wear the entire road trip, even if you don’t have to. We’ve got a ton of tank top options for you, but our current fave is the “I Just Wanna Ride Bikes” muscle tank.

    5. Summer Hat
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    Something to keep the shade out of your eyes and tame the messy road trip hair. Go for a basic black 5 panel or our new fun Dappled Mesh Snapback.

  • Blog on Blog Love

    Yesterday we posted that the ‘Mayor’ of Heiditown.com deemed us one of the not-to-miss shops when you’re visiting Fort Collins for the Colorado Brewers’ Festival.

    We were pretty excited to be included on Heidi’s 3 day Fort Collins to-do list, but we might not have known about it if Heidi hadn’t come in to take some snapshots.

    So we wondered if anyone else had mentioned us out there in blogland that we didn’t see. We scoured our analytics from the last couple months and found that the answer was YES!

    Gigi of Living La Vida Local said we were one of her favorite shops during her visit to Fort Collins. (Her ‘local’ refers to the bright lights of Las Vegas.) and shared the below picture of our chalkboard sign during her visit.

    Then Legal Addictions (a blog about backcountry split boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and other adventures) shared some pics of our Mountain Patch trucker hat during their group backcountry trip / honeymoon in the Arctic with a link back from the below shot.

    Finally, Running in Boise, a personal blog about you guessed it… running, shared her excitement about getting our Dangerous & Beautiful shirt in the mail (which she earned from all that running.)

    We were pretty happy to find more people out there chatting us up. Thank you for sharing the Akinz love with your own blogosphere! And we want to know… have you written about Akinz and we missed it? We’d love to see any links below in the comments!

  • Trip to Arizona anyone?

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    So I’ll admit it, I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon. I’ve driven through Arizona while taking the long way back from Texas to Colorado, but I’ve only done my ‘sight-seeing’ from a moving car. And in all of the road trips back and forth between Colorado and Vegas or Colorado and Cali, we’ve never had the time to make the detour to see this ‘grand’ sight. And yes, I’d like to see it, but that’s not why I suddenly feel the need to make the trip. Skip to the above picture:

    In one word: SOLD.

    This is a picture from Havasu Falls, a not so secret location, but difficult enough to get to that you’ll leave all the gawking Griswolds behind. I recently checked out some pics from a friend’s Omniten Arizona Trip with Columbia and that’s when the jealous scheming began. Then one of my favorite blogs, Adventure Journal, posted the above pic on their blog of 5 Great American Swimming Holes.

    So… I’m in. Who’s coming with me? We can stop off in Flagstaff, party with some peeps I know, then head to the Grand Canyon and swim in the aforementioned falls or see beautiful things like this:

    We can even stop at all the spas and golf courses if you’re feeling frisky.