In The Summit EP1

Latest recruit to the BLAK Headwear team, Joel Meakin and co. making the Mt Hotham Summit Park look so fun! Episode 1 of In The Summit leaving us hanging for more, stay tuned for some more instalments of nice to watch snowsports from this crew.


 

September 03, 2018 by Andrew Buchan

WHO ARE WE?

We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves and let you know a little more about who we are and where we came from.
BLAK Headwear Formerly known as Blak Apparel is the brainchild of two best mates, Andrew Buchan and Kane Lowen (B.L.A.K). Two tradesmen from the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, we shared a passion for snowboarding and hunting out quality headwear and apparel to wear whilst in the mountains.
 
From the frustration of constantly finding poor quality or kooky designs, BLAK Headwear was born. We wanted to create high-quality headwear and apparel that would hold up to the harsh conditions of mountain life without compromising on design. While spending a few months living in a small room above a karaoke bar on the outskirts of Hakuba, snowboarding by day and drinking Japanese whiskey by night, in 2014 our first range came to life.

 
BLAK Headwear now offers a range of quality headwear and apparel, designed with a strong streetwear influence which has been inspired by the big smoke of Melbourne City where we grew up and we couldn't have done it without all of your support!!

We would like to personally thank each and everyone of you that has purchased from us and all the crew out there that has helped us along the way to to get BLAK to where it is today. We are super excited to have our Winter Range live and we hope you all love it as much as we loved producing it.
THANK YOU and see you in the Mountains!!
Bucks & Piggy

July 09, 2018 by Andrew Buchan

Hold it down - Spring Laps at Northstar

Winter is almost here and we can't wait! We don't want to wish winter away before it arrives, but how fun do these slushy spring laps look! 
Team rider, Scotty Twible and his bros having an absolute blast in the sun at Northstar. Chairs will be spinning soon, time to wax up the boards and prep the snow gear. W18 range is so close, see you on the mountain soon!

 

May 28, 2018 by Andrew Buchan

JAPAN ESSENTIALS

Heading to Japan? Lucky you! Whether it's your first time heading overseas on a shred trip or a seasoned veteran checking through their kit, fear not we have put together a nice little list of what the team here at Blak Headwear have called the Japan Essentials.
The Japan powder factory is running at full capacity, it's cold deep and epic in Japan at the moment, that being said to maximise your shred time on the mountain during your holiday there are a few little items that are a must have in everyone's shred kit!
  1. Balaclava - Our Ninja Mask is the perfect balaclava for Japan, tested in the Hakuba Valley by the crew before we launched way back in 2014 our Ninja Mask will keep that blower Japanese pow off your face whilst scoring those Japanese pow slashes and be dry by the top of your next chairlift ride to do it all again.
     
  2. Necksock - Running Hot? Can't deal with the double layered head protection, one of our Necksocks could be the perfect option for you, unless you're sporting a mean beard, don't leave the face protection out of the kit that Pow is cold! 
     
  3. Beanie - Take your pick, we have plenty. Thick weave beanies for those cold days, and thin weave beanies perfect for under a helmet or whilst running a Ninja Mask. All Blak Headwear Beanies are made from 100% Acrylic wool for maximum comfort and long lifespans, you can sleep easy our beanies once they are blown out and it cant be rescued with a whizz in the washing machine (This takes a really... really long time) are Recyclable.
     
  4. Hoodie - Our Cut Throat Hoodie is the perfect hoodie for your shred kit, made from super thick warm cotton it's super warm for layering under your outerwear on a cold day and equally as awesome lounging after your day of shredding. Featuring zip closing kangaroo pocket with media outlet for those tunes when ripping down the mountain, double lined hood for maximum warmth and comfort, 300 GSM cotton fabric.

SHOP JAPAN ESSENTIALS

 

February 18, 2018 by Andrew Buchan

Hold It Down Crew - Disrupt

 

Team Riders Scotty Twible, Devan Peeters, Andy Betts & The Hold It Down Crew have been hard at work Shovelling their asses off and Scotty has been deep in the booth to bring you their latest offering! 

 

Here we bring you DISRUPT, our first movie shot from the streets of Lake Tahoe and Canada to the back country of Japan and Australia. After initially beginning filming over a year ago, we were forced to stop filming due to injury, all plans were disrupted. After a year hiatus the crew regrouped and shovelled their asses off to bring this movie.

December 22, 2017 by Andrew Buchan

BLAK Team Season Re-Cap

 

 

Winter 17 recap BLAK team riders, Andy Betts, Scotty Twible, Jack Watt and Devan Peeters made the most of the erratic snow conditions this season scoring crazy pow days and a handful of sunny laps through Perisher and Thredbo Parks. The exact opposite conditions to what we are used to in Australia, but there are no complaints here! 

 

 

We are a bunch of misfits that found a home in the mountains.
We Are,
BLAK HEADWEAR COMPANY.
October 29, 2017 by Andrew Buchan

Cardrona Rails

Edwin Poulston wearing last years hoodie 2 still looking as good as the day he got it, ripping through Cardrona Terrain Parks rail line, showing us why style is so important! This guy is greasier than a re heated kebab you found on the kitchen bench.
September 03, 2017 by Andrew Buchan

Leichhardt Laps

 

 

Sun was out the boys were on, a team affair with Blak Headwear team riders, Devan Peeters and Andy Betts ripping through Leichhardt Terrain Park Mt Perisher, James Fleay on the lens.

Film and Edit : James Fleay "Ganggucci"

August 20, 2017 by Andrew Buchan

Blizzard Of Oz

Blizzard of Oz from Boardworld on Vimeo.

Blizzard Of Oz 2 is smashing Australian resorts right now, while we sit and wait for the sky to turn blue again. Lets watch some boys tear apart the fruits of last weeks blizzard!

 

Team riders Scotty Twible and Devan Peeters with Harley Trivic and Nate Johnstone scored as the skies cleared and the snow was all time!

Grab your warmest beanie, your balaclava, your thickest mitts and head for the mountains. If you need anymore inspiration than the weather forecast then watch this clip!

August 18, 2017 by Andrew Buchan

Mainichi Genki

 

Mainichi Genki, "Everyday Good" The latest coming out of the Colab Factory Crew.
Team rider James Fleay and his crew headed to the big Island of Japan to film their latest flick.
This short film, edited by James himself show's how passionate he and the crew at Colab Factory are about snowboarding!
Shredding with buddies that you only get to see a handful of times in your life but you know when you catch up it's like you have never left! This movie captures exactly what snowboarding is to us at Blak Headwear Company.

We are a bunch of misfits that found a home in the mountains....
August 13, 2017 by Andrew Buchan