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We’ve pulled a few of the All-Stars here at Astral and sat them down to learn a little more about the people behind the products. You know… fav piece of gear, walk out songs, Nature. The hard questions. Here’s a peak behind the scenes, and what piece of Astral gear they can’t live without…
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We’ve pulled a few of the All-Stars here at Astral and sat them down to learn a little more about the people behind the products. You know… fav piece of gear, walk out songs, Nature. The hard questions. Here’s a peek behind the scenes, and what piece of Astral gear they can’t live without…

Michelle, Our People Person

PISGAH™
Why do you work at Astral?

Working at Astral allows me to feel connected to Nature from 9-5 when I can’t be physically out in the mountains. 

Astral gear you cannot live without?

The Pisgah’s are a staple for me year round. From October thru April, they keep my feet comfy and dry around town. And in the summer months they are the only thing I ever wear out for weekends in the mountains. 

If the Pisgah’s had a walk out song, what would it be?

Oh man, I can never remember song names. The first one that comes to mind is “Walking On Sunshine”. Cheesy, but what shoe could resist that song? 

Favorite place in Nature?

The mountains – specifically the Cascades. The peaks and high alpine lakes are absolutely breathtaking. It still amazes me that you can get so deep in nature less than two hours outside of a major city.

James, Ops

tr1 SCUFFLER™
Why do you work at Astral?

I started working at Astral because everyone I knew that worked there seemed happy. I’m proud to count myself as a happy employee.

Astral gear you cannot live without?

TR1 Scuffler in Twotone Gray

If the Scufflers had a walk out song, what would it be?

Dwight Yoakam; Thousand Miles from Nowhere

Favorite place in Nature?

South Toe River, headwaters of the Nolichucky

Cooper, Marketeer

GREENJACKET™
Why do you work at Astral?

I’m fascinated by the intersection of creativity and Nature. Astral shares that fascination, and has a proven track record of using business (for good) to explore its potential.

Astral gear you cannot live without?

GreenJacket. I love going deep into Nature. And I’m uber picky about the gear I trust to help me get amongst it. The GreenJacket continues to be the most trusted rescue vest in the world.

If the GreenJacket had a walk out song, what would it be?

Tough to only pick one! Ride the Lightning by Metallica is the first that comes to mind. Then I wonder if Holy Diver by Dio is it. But ultimately, it’s got to be Bro Hymn by Pennywise. Shout out to Chris Gragtmans and Adam Herzog for some early morning shuttle rides blaring those classics!

Favorite place in Nature?

At camp reflecting on an epic day of a deep and remote multiday river trip.

Anna, Creative

HALESTORM™
Why do you work at Astral?

The team at Astral is full of truly genuine people, and that alone makes it a business I want to work for every day.

Astral gear you cannot live without?

I’ve realized it’s nice to have high functioning equipment for low octane endeavors. Halestorms are my absolute go-to for the chill outings — long hikes, dog walks, and ski hill parking lots because they inevitably turn into mud slogs, river crossings, and skate rinks. It’s really nice to be ready for anything.

If the HaleStorms had a walk out song, what would it be?

Waylon – I’m a Ramblin Man 

Favorite place in Nature?

Mossy, low light trees.

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