Hood River

On Friday we took the day off to visit Hood River in the Columbia river gorge, home to Rochibaud Batten Systems. We took a factory tour to check out their manufacturing process, meet the staff and show them a few of our packs. We use RBS battens in our backpacks as light, flexible stiffeners, but their longer cousins are used all over the world from America’s Cup boats to cruisers and windsurfers. They showed off some of their newest products, like battens designed to work with roller furlers. We didn’t have time to take a tour of one of our favorite breweries, but we stopped by one of the best shapers on the west coast to order a brand new surfboard.

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About Truce Designs

Truce builds resilient, fashionable and environmentally responsible bags and accessories for men and women. Crafted with reclaimed and high-performance materials, Truce designs are sleek, durable and weatherproof. Our products are proudly made in the USA. Truce prides itself in re-purposing high-performance fabrics that may have been otherwise discarded. Sails, waterproof drysuit cloth, and ballistic weaves are reclaimed and assembled with other high-performance hardware at our shop in Portland Ore. Please drop us a line if you have any questions: info@trucedesigns.com
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