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Each year Zumiez hosts a giant costume party called Rocktober which is the climax to a daylong training event. The costume party always takes place the last week of September (named Rocktember) or more often than not the first week of October appropriately named Rocktober. The party is typically open bar and hosted at an undisclosed bowling alley that also has roller-skating and karaoke. If any of the brands that Zumiez carries participates in the training exercises then they also attend. In the past industry pros and vendors have attend like Danny Kass. This year’s theme is Headbangers Ball; so expect to see your favorite 1990’s MTV personalities and big hair bands present. The event is invitation only and is mostly reserved for Zumiez employees only. If you can get your hands on a VIP wristband or a media pass you’ll be sure to have fun. Check out photos from past Rocktober parties.


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Having only heard of the bearded beanie through friends who spouted angst against the bearded beanie claiming…

“There is no more joy than a snowboarder could receive than to have your beard filled with ice chunks and snowflakes”

I didn’t seek out the beard beanie upon first hearing about it plus, I easily grow a beard so gnarly that lumberjacks become filled with envy there was no reason to seek out the bearded beanie. I also didn’t seek out the bearded beanie as it reminded me of another bearded item. Which come to think of…would be an awesome bearded bandana! For anyone designing aforementioned graphic bandana please send me a sample and I’ll gladly wear it.

So the other day I was cleanly shaven and saw the bearded beanie being worn by a skier atop Crystal Mountain. Now it was 22 degrees with a wind speed of at least 10mph so it felt like it was 10 degrees and I thought that skier’s face looked warm, dry, and hidden safely from the elements behind his bearded beanie. While the functionality of the bearded beanie may be providing the warmth there was no way that guy was ever going to get a date with that thing on his face. I have never tried wearing the bearded beanie and maybe it is just so comfortable that I don’t know what I am missing.

Enter the bearded face mask…unlike the bearded beanie the bearded face mask isn’t knitted and won’t soak up water like a wet dog. The bearded face mask is the solution for those who want to add protect their face in the absence of a beard. It is quick drying, adjustable, lined with soft fleece and cooler in every way. While I have yet to rock a bearded beanie a bandana on a blustery cold day has saved my skin from ice razors on many occasions.

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Get a fun new way to protect your face from chills on the mountain with a brown beard front side with a velcro back for a custom fit.

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Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women who want to express their individuality through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other unique lifestyles.