Upstarts: Hobo Headwear

An ad for Hobo Headwear’s ‘Dennis Cap,’ created by resident graphic designer Thomas Minor.

Born and bred in the Rocky Mountains, up-and-coming brand Hobo Headwear (née Hobo Shred Wear) has slowly but surely ingrained itself into the snowboarding community. A far cry from a copy-cat company, Hobo makes original products a top priority. Owners Colin Walters, Dylan Alito and Riley Doyle design, dye, and sew their hats themselves, ensuring quality over quantity, and offering consistently unique gear.

The brand has been bringing on core riders since its inception in 2004, getting gear  on snowboarders whose passion for the mountains matches its own. Boasting a roster that’s busting at the seams with talent and style, Hobo has taken on-snow stoke and placed it in the hands of retailers across the country. Already making its mark in over 20 shops from East to West, Hobo is making big moves— and we don’t expect things to start slowing down anytime soon.

TransWorld Business had the chance to hang out with brand mastermind Colin Walters to get a look at the who, what, where, and what’s-next for Hobo Headwear. Take note, ladies and gents, we’ve got a good feeling about this one.

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