Howler Blog

Smith x Howler Brothers

Posted on October 4, 2018

Smith's have been our go-to glasses and snow goggles for as long as we can remember. Like our own gear, Smith makes sure to strike a balance between style and technical utility to make versatile, high quality and just plain cool stuff.

It is a pleasure to set our minds loose with their team for our third Smith x Howler Brothers collaboration. This year we put our mutual spin on their Barra and Outback frames and then laid the very same custom Tortoise Print on our Mansfield Shirt, Snapback Hat and Pocket T. Here's to another year.

2018 ACL Yellow Rose Collection

Posted on September 27, 2018

Now deep in it's second decade, ACL Fest has become Austin's flagship party. We can't say in words how much of an honor it was to be called on by them to create a special, limited edition Howler Brothers collection for the festival for the third year in a row. It's a blast to work on and let's us dig deep into our Austin pedigree for inspiration.

We decided to update the design this year by adding a funky armadillo to the foundation we built with our super-popular Yellow Rose Collection. We took the product line a little deeper this year by adding some super unique items like the Jacquard Festival Tank and Festival Guayabera. Don't worry we made good old t-shirts and hats too. And, yes, we made Gauchos!

Howler Brothers Trousers!

Posted on September 13, 2018

We have been trying to conjure up a way to properly and fully educate you about all our new Fall 2018 Howler Trousers (aka pants). Static pictures and pretty words simply don't do these new styles and upgrades justice. Luckily for you, local cable access personality Donn Fergus took to the airwaves to run down the whole line - waist to hem. Donn's dynamic delivery and raw charisma will make you see pants like you never have before. Tune in to WHTC now.

Howler Brothers x DemerBox

Posted on September 11, 2018

We just love the DemerBox. It goes anywhere and pumps out great sounding jams on land or sea. The internal storage, battery life and super original Demer Disco Print sets this thing leagues apart from that other little bluetooth speaker you got from your aunt for your birthday. You need to trust us on this one.

To make sure you get a chance to fully bench test your new Demerbox, we cooked up a little Fall 2018 playlist for you. Ranging from the worldly funk of Texas' own Khruanghbin to the patron saint of Austin, Texas, Willie Nelson, there's something for everyone here we think. Be sure to check out selections from Howler family members like Futurebirds and Paul Cauthen. And, of course, our own bands Wrinkle Neck Mules and Leon III.

The Aguacero Rain Jacket

Posted on September 7, 2018

We have been thinking about making a rain jacket for a long time. It was not something we wanted to rush headlong into without some serious thought, R&D and scheming. If you make a rain jacket, the first thing it absolutely MUST do is work. But we wanted ours to go beyond simple utility and mix in some of the funkiness you've come to expect from Howler. We think we did it with the Aguacero Rain Jacket. It works. Well. But it also has some sweet features you're won't find in other rain jackets.

Check out this little video we made out in Oregon to show off Aguacero and all it has to offer.


Posted on August 27, 2018

The road the past couple weeks has been wild with non-stop changing scenery. First stop was back to Victor, Idaho for “Casting 4 A Cure.” We had an incredible time with great people raising money for an even better cause.  Our next leg from Idaho to Oregon.. and since Yellowstone National Park was just off the path, we couldn’t pass it up.

After Yellowstone we pointed the horns west and headed up to Portland.  We arrived in the in the PNW and hit the local watering holes with some friends and then headed to put our feet in the Pacific. We met up with our friend Ben Moon and his pup Nori and hit the water. The surf was incredible (for the more experienced) so we stuck to taking photos.  

After spending a couple days up in Pacific City we started making our way down the coast on Highway 1. Without a doubt Highway 1 was one of the most incredible drives either of us has ever done.  We made a few stops on the way down. First was a drive through the redwoods via the Avenue of the Giants. They truly are giants. Not sure if we have ever felt so small. Next was a trip down to LA. We made a couple quick stops in San Fran and Malibu to do some more surfing before headed to the LAFC game. What an experience being in that stadium was. A huge shout out to LAFC for the incredible seats at the soccer match, we had a blast.

Before we headed home back to ATX we made one last stop to see the legend himself, Kameron Brown. We hit the Pacific to find some fish. The fish were nowhere to be found but the good times were plentiful. After that we packed up the Van one last time before heading back to Texas to end our epic adventure with a party at Howler HQ. It was one hell of a summer. We can't thank everyone who helped us along the way enough. Thanks for following along. We hope you enjoyed it!! HEED THE CALL!!!!!


Austin & Dawson


Fall 2018 Collection is Here!

Posted on August 21, 2018

We recently took the crew to the glorious Oregon coast for a full blast bench test of our brand new Fall 2018 line. We found waves, tall trees, crabs and enough Beaver State good times to make us want to stay forever.

Sit back and watch the Howler Brothers Fall 2018 collection in action.

Shaper Series: Black Rose Manufacturing

Posted on August 13, 2018

Featured Shaper: Black Rose Manufacturing

We share a design mentality with Black Rose Surfboards. A brainchild of Howler amigo and Florida longboard guru Justin Quintal, Black Rose's designs strike a critical balance between current trends and historic ideas. Their boards pay homage to the past but incorporate modern design and progressive materials to create "timeless surf equipment". We love having a few of these creations around Howler World Headquarters.

Here's what they look like...

HOWLER DISPATCH: A Canadian Pit Stop

Posted on August 10, 2018

We left Wyoming and the Tetons to take a float down the river in Idaho before dumping the fuel and rolling to Bozeman, Montana.

We were both stoked to get out to Montana. The people the mountains, the rivers, the state has an adventure around every corner. We had so many things to choose from in Montana, so many parks and rivers. We decided to head up and check out Glacier National park. That night we were going over what our plans were going to be that next day when we both realized that we were only a few hours away from being able to take The van across the border and check out our neighbor Canada.

Now introducing the international howler privateer road trip. Our first stop in the great country was (no not Tim Horton’s) but to Elk River fly shop. We got set up with some streamers and some bear spray and headed into the Canadian backcountry in search of bull trout. The scenery was breathtaking. We hiked and hiked and finally found one. Being out in bear country in one of the wildest places we have ever been was unbelievable.  We ended up spending a couple days in the great land of maple syrup. The experience of being in Canada will be a hard one to beat.

We wrapped up the week with going back down to Bozeman to hangout and fish with or friends Brady and Emily Davis. We can’t thank them and the rest of the crew enough for all of the hospitality! Week 8 was a week that will forever be in our memories!

HOWLER DISPATCH: Getting Western

Posted on August 2, 2018

The term getting western is usually overused or over exaggerated. It’s something that us “non westerners” like to poke fun at.. that being said.. Things got WESTERN this past week. We kicked off our trip with a pit stop into one of the most beautiful mountain towns in America, Buena Vista, Colorado!  

We floated down Browns Canyon National Monument and managed to catch a few fish. The town has some breathtaking views of the 14rs, some of the nicest most hospitable people you will ever meet, and some dang good whisky. If you find yourself out in the 1 stop light town of BV make sure to go taste some for yourself at the Deer Hammer. We had a great time hanging out with the crew at the Trailhead and enjoyed meeting all the people who came by to say hey!

Colorado is known for several things, one of the main things is its incredible rivers filled with fish. With that comes the need for good guides and good fly shops. We had the great opportunity of experiencing both of those this past week with Minturn Anglers and Trouts Fly Fishing! We had so much fun hanging out with everyone and look forward to getting back to Colorado to visit again soon.

In the midst of everything we got to hangout in Denver for a few days for OR! It's always a blast meeting new people at events like that, and OR was no exception. It was a true pleasure hanging with everyone there.  Thanks for following along! Now it's time for us to get back to “getting western.”