Chopping up: Back axing

hipsteraxe
The urban lumberjack, ready for anything

The normals are into carrying pocket knives and multi-tools, so what does a hipster do to really separate themselves from the flock? Carry a large Scandinavian forest axe on their back at all times of course!

Axes have been hot amongst a select group of urban lumberjacks for the last year or so, but this trend isn’t even close to reaching it’s full potential. Until you see that one dude named Kevin who still drinks PBR and rides a fixed gear bike sporting an axe you can wear yours with pride. Don’t just waltz into Wal-Mart and grab a fiberglass handled fiskars or worse yet a Bear Grylls survival hatchet with nylon sheath. Make sure you buy one that was hand forged by a local artisan. Bonus points if you make your own handle from native organic free-range hickory, or better yet ironwood.

What will you say when people ask you about your axe? (and you know they will, which you’ll love). “Why am I carrying an axe? Perhaps a better question is why aren’t you?”

Chopping up: Back axing

hipsteraxe
The urban lumberjack, ready for anything

The normals are into carrying pocket knives and multi-tools, so what does a hipster do to really separate themselves from the flock? Carry a large Scandinavian forest axe on their back at all times of course!

Axes have been hot amongst a select group of urban lumberjacks for the last year or so, but this trend isn’t even close to reaching it’s full potential. Until you see that one dude named Kevin who still drinks PBR and rides a fixed gear bike sporting an axe you can wear yours with pride. Don’t just waltz into Wal-Mart and grab a fiberglass handled fiskars or worse yet a Bear Grylls survival hatchet with nylon sheath. Make sure you buy one that was hand forged by a local artisan. Bonus points if you make your own handle from native organic free-range hickory, or better yet ironwood.

What will you say when people ask you about your axe? (and you know they will, which you’ll love). “Why am I carrying an axe? Perhaps a better question is why aren’t you?”

Chopping up: Back axeing

The normals are into carrying pocket knives and multi-tools, so what does a hipster do to really separate themselves from the flock? Carry a large Scandinavian forest axe #430 on their back at all times of course!

Axes have been hot amongst a select group of urban lumberjacks for the last year or so, but this trend isn’t even close to reaching it’s full potential yet. Until you see that one dude named Kevin who still drinks PBR and rides a fixed gear bike sporting an axe you can wear yours with pride. Don’t just waltz into Wal-Mart and grab a

Covering: Cloaks, Capes, and Riding Hoods

hipster cloak
Skinny pants, pointy shoes, top hat … and a cloak. You are NOT as hip as your great great grandfather.

In some parts of the world it’s going to get really wet. In some places it’s going to get suuuuper hot (and dry). Hipsters will need to survive, and look hip doing it. Only one garment form can cover your needs in all environments. The cloak. Cloak is a broad category covering not only cloaks but also capes, ponchos, zarapes and other mantles, shrouds and stoles.

For the warmer climes we recommend a lightweight breathable styling drape like this one. For Winter, nothing says he-man like the Onyx Arctic System.

Like all trends we espouse here on NHT, this one can be taken a bit too far. Usually we encourage this but sometimes even ardent hipsters can go beyond acceptable boundaries. Don’t confuse wearing a cloak with being a High Elf, and then don’t actually BEING HIGH, and don’t then be high on LSD.