Go Play Outside Instagram Giveaway!

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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.

RULES:
- 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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2. Chambray Snapback
Available in blue or grey chambray with bronze Akinz tag and adjustable flat bill snapback.
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3. Colorado Patch Hat
Curved bill snapback in navy blue or black with embroidered wings Colorado Flag patch & adjustable snapback.
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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.
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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.

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photo from flickr


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

2. Visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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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.

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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

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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.

10 reasons to love Pineapples

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Doesn’t it just seem like everyone is obsessed with pineapples lately? I mean, we’re not one to talk. As soon as we printed the first tank top with this summer’s pineapple design, we couldn’t wait to slap it on a few more options of shirts to spread the pineapple love. So what’s with all the hype? Well, we’re here to tell you.

1. Pineapples symbolize hospitality. According to legend, after a long journey at sea, a captain would spear a pineapple on a fencepost outside his home as an invitation to visit, share food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. Hey, we’re all into adventure afterparties.

2. Pineapples are tasty. Yes, you knew that… but it’s more than enough reason to love them. And they’re even better when tossed on the grill to get them all juicy and sweet. Summertime is just around the corner. Don’t deny your grill the juicy sweetness of a pineapple.

Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita3. Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita. There’s not much more that I need to say about this one. Spicy? Sweet? Boozy? We’re in. Check out the awesome recipe here.

4. Pineapples are hardcore. You can’t make jello with fresh pineapple because it’s so corrosive it breaks down the gelatin and other proteins. I mean, that officially makes pineapple the most hardcore ‘fruit’ you’ve ever known.

5. Foreigners are exotic. The pineapple was first called “anana,” a Caribbean word for “excellent fruit.” However, when it landed in the Hawaiian islands, Hawaiians called it “halakahiki,” which means “foreign fruit.

6. They’ve got the good stuff. Pineapples are full of bromelain which is all sorts of good for you. It’s an anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, digestive aid & even prevents tumor growth (hello, that means no cancer).

7. Baby pineapples are sassy. Pineapples begin as a bright pink cluster in the middle of the pineapple plant. And here you thought we just went crazy choosing screen print colors.

8. They’re worth the wait. It actually takes 1.5 – 2 years for each pineapple plant to grow a single fruit, so appreciate every bite.

9. Community of Fruits. A pineapple is not actually a fruit. It is the result of many flowers whose fruitlets have joined around the core. Which means it’s a tiny fruit community. Remember that next time you pillage a pineapple village.

10. Pineapples cause smiles. Not only does eating raw pineapple give you a mood-enhancing energy boost, but wearing a pineapple is sure to bring a smile to your face all day long. (I can speak from experience). So check out our new pineapple tees and snag your own personal pineapple happy pill.

Shop all the pineapple tees.

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What’s your favorite thing about pineapples?

Sunglasses at Night Party – Fort Collins

We’re heading back to the Mayor with this season’s new selection of POLARIZED sunglasses. That’s right!? This year, our glasses are polarized!

So $5 gets you sweet new Akinz polarized sunglasses, a ticket for a free beer from local brewery, Horse & Dragon, a chance to win Akinz goodies, free Akinz stickers and live entertainment from DJ N810

Check out our DJ
Check out the event on our Facebook page.

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