Roark's Guide to Bartering

Roark's Guide to Bartering

Two stories that inspire how to get what you want when the odds are stacked against you. 
January 17, 2019 by: Beau Flemister
Alex Andrews "Off The Frey"

Alex Andrews "Off The Frey"

Plug “froth” or “stoke” or “psyched” into a Google Search and the mug of the perpetually positive pro snowboarder from Utah, Alex Andrews, should pop up. With a smile that no hail storm could scrub off his face, the “Froth God” reminisces about the recent trip to Patagonia.
January 09, 2019 by: Beau Flemister
The Spires of Frey

The Spires of Frey

School Boy(aka Drew Smith) can’t handle it anymore. We’ve been able to see the mountains of Frey the entire trip and it’s taunting him. We’re all supposed to hike into Frey tomorrow afternoon but he wants to go now. So we go, School Boy and I, with heavy, towering backpacks, into the forest for a long trek into the mountains.
January 04, 2019 by: Roark
THE FORGOTTEN ARCHIPELAGO

THE FORGOTTEN ARCHIPELAGO

The allure of trading a barrel of crude oil and a 12-pack of Budweiser was too great to avoid access to a forgotten Archipelago in the Falkland Islands. Pioneering slabs amongst penguins and an ever present darkness not far from the edge of the Earth left the revivalists awoke in a fit of obsession.

December 04, 2018 by: Roark
A New Collaboration with Zero Skateboards

A New Collaboration with Zero Skateboards

Only 50 of the limited edition Motor’s Blade and Zero Skull boards will be available, all hand-signed and numbered by Chief. Available while supplies last.

November 30, 2018 by: Roark
Now Open - Roark Explorer’s Club in Berkeley, CA

Now Open - Roark Explorer’s Club in Berkeley, CA

Introducing our first flagship store. After adventuring to the far corners of the globe, Roark has returned to nest at the Explorer’s Club in the heart of Berkeley, CA.
November 29, 2018 by: Roark
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Means Gifts From Roark

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Means Gifts From Roark

Limited for Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Roark is offering a key addition to your travel kit for free with every purchase over $100. 
November 23, 2018 by: Roark
An interview with Roark's intrepid lensman Dylan Gordon

An interview with Roark's intrepid lensman Dylan Gordon

Our go-to documentarian adventurist speaks about seizing moments in remote places.
November 16, 2018 by: Beau Flemister
How to Build a Bush Sauna

How to Build a Bush Sauna

What could be better than a DIY sauna while your miles away from civilization deep in the mountains of Patagonia? This is how myself and the Roark family came up with a way to stay warm aside from a fire.
The High Art of Argentine Grilling

The High Art of Argentine Grilling

The broad, windswept vistas and fertile pampas of Argentina are both stunningly beautiful and ideally designed for nurturing Argentina’s culinary obsession: beef. Grilled beef to be exact. According to Francis Mallman, Argentina’s wild-haired culinary visionary and self-appointed spokesman, “grilling in Argentina isn’t just about the food. It is a ritual and a ceremony.”
October 22, 2018 by: Roark