Soak up the Last Summer

Nights are getting cooler and mornings have that tiny bit of frost in the air that lets you know that Winter is coming, but during the daylight hours, it’s still summertime. Soak it up in our summer to fall transition lookbook.

Pics by Craig Okraska of

akinz-co-flag-tank-hatVintage Print Colorado Flag Tank || Navy Colorado Flag Snapback

akinz-frisbee-city-park-script-teeAkinz Script Tee

Akinz_shenanakinz-sunglasses-horsetoothShenanakinz Polarized Wayfarers

Akinz_pineapple-pullover-verse-hooded-cowlPink Pineapple Pullover || Verse Hooded Cowl

Akinz_fireside-hoodie-dress Fireside Hoodie Dress

akinz-script-tee-horsetooth Akinz Script Tee

Akinz_sunnies-horsetooth Shenanakinz Polarized Wayfarers

Fort Collins – Land of Bikes, Beer & more beer

Chances are if you’ve visited Fort Collins or live locally, you’ve spent a day riding bikes, going on brewery tours and hanging out by the Cache la Poudre river. So we thought we’d create our 2nd summer mini lookbook as an homage to the two things that make the Fort Collins community run… bikes & beer.






Take a spin down the Poudre bike trail to New Belgium brewing, then continue on to another local fave with the best patio in town, Odell Brewing, and then take a detour back to Old Town Fort Collins, where you can come visit the people who make your tees and beanies, yours truly. See you soon!

Shop the lookbook: Chambray Flat Bill Hat | Colorblock Pocket Tee | Mountain Patch Hat | Dappled Snapback Hat | The Essentials Tee (Bikes & Beer)

Go Play Outside Instagram Giveaway!


The weekend is here and it’s time to set out on new adventures. Tag us in your photos of your adventures while sporting Akinz and you could win $100 gift card to snag some new Akinz gear of your choice. Everyone who enters will receive a discount code for 40% off their next online purchase.

We’ll choose a winner Monday, June 29th, 2015.

– Photo must be posted to Instagram between June 26th – June 28th, 2015.
– Must tag @akinzboardwear and #goplayoutside in original post.
– Must be able to see some sort of Akinz product in the picture, even if it’s a sticker. :)

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Still shopping for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Drop by our Fort Collins flagship store and pick up the perfect gift for whatever type of Dad you call your own. Bikes and Beer? Fortlandia? Colorado Pride? Baseball cap? 5 panel? Basic beanie? We’ve got you covered.

Simplify your shopping in our online store and selecting store pickup at checkout to have your order ready and waiting for you.


Introducing the Weekender Pack

We’re introducing limited edition ‘weekender packs’. Grab 2 exclusive tees, a beanie & a flat bill and your set for a weekend of adventures. Retail value of $91, you can get it for only $52, now thru 6/21/2015. Pack includes: a grey triblend elevation tee, black fireside Akinz tee, black basic fold beanie & our wings flat bill in grey.


Grab your discount pack now.

New Summer Hats

Summer is on its way and we’ve got some new summer hats to shield your beautiful face from summer rays or to cover up summer hair.


1. Akinz Mountain Patch Hat
Available in black with a minty seafoam green patch or olive green & black mesh with a tan patch. Fully adjustable flat bill snapback.

2. Chambray Snapback
Available in blue or grey chambray with bronze Akinz tag and adjustable flat bill snapback.

3. Colorado Patch Hat
Curved bill snapback in navy blue or black with embroidered wings Colorado Flag patch & adjustable snapback.

4. Dappled Mesh Snapback
Show a little flair with the hat that never shows wear or tear. Bleached out splatter pattern and adjustable mesh snapback.

Grab your fave hat now before summer is in full swing.

Colorado Summer Bucket List

The Colorado summer sunshine is finally here and we thought we’d help you fill up your summer schedule and share our ‘must-do’ colorado summer bucket list items. So check out the list and then hit the road. And don’t forget to grab some Colorado gear before you go.

Want to show off that you’re the ultimate Coloradan? Tag @akinzboardwear on instagram with a pic of you doing each of the items on the list and we’ll send you one of our .

1. See a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

photo from flickr

photo from flickr

Colorado Rocky Mountain air, a sky full of stars, and amazing live music.

2. Visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

photo from pinterest

photo from pinterest

Hike, sandboard, camp, or just enjoy the view.

3. Hike to Hanging Lake.

photo by: Wil Claussen

photo by: Wil Claussen

There’s a reason why the parking lot fills at 10am.

4. Take a Dip at Strawberry Park Hot Springs

photo by: Wil Claussen

photo by: Wil Claussen

Multiple pools, amazing views, and clothing optional after dark if you’re into that kind of thing.

5. Hike a 14er.

photo by: Wil Claussen

photo by: Wil Claussen

Not only do you get true Coloradan bragging rights, but the views are worth the work.

6. Enjoy a craft beer straight from the source.

photo by: Suzanne Akin

photo by: Suzanne Akin

Experimental brews, freshly tapped kegs, plus beer tours = free booze.

5 Essentials for your Next Road Trip

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
Pick from our new selection of polarized wayfarer sunglasses. Our fave is the black with teal mirror lens.

2. A cozy pullover
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
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
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
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.