The Roark Spring Collection – Mystic Motu Vol. 24

February 16, 2023

Inspired by The Atolls of Tahiti

Laguna Beach, CA /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Roark is proud to announce the release of its new Spring Collection: Mystic Motu, an offering of seasoned adventure-ready clothing, bags and accessories, inspired by Roark’s latest adventure through Tahiti. The collection features a wide array of graphics and prints inspired by the local flora and fauna, colors and characters that guided the Roark team through jungles, up cliffs and trails, and across open seas in search of free-spirited adventure and warm water waves.

The new season of goods relies heavily on Roark’s travel tested, purpose built silhouettes that provide multi-use function across a wide array of activities. From high performance surf boardshorts like the 4-way stretch, welded seamed Passage Primo to the fan favorite, microperforated and moisture wicking Bless Up woven, and the emerging women’s assortment, including the new Layover Jumpsuit and Idle Woven Set, the new collection of tailored by travel goods has taken all aspects of the Spring Season into account.

After a decade of building purpose built goods for the open road and off the beaten path, Roark made it clear that the woman’s voice in adventurism would no longer be ignored by launching its women’s collection in November of 2022, and then growing it significantly for spring of 2023 with new styles that are timeless and modern, purpose driven and full of style. To build a community that amplifies women in the outdoors, on the ocean, and off the beaten path, this campfire crew is gathering online and across the globe from Tahiti to the next epic destination.

Of note, for S/S23 is Roark’s latest Artist In Residence collaboration, this time featuring the works of local Tahitian artist Yiling Changues. Her hand drawn illustrations span across wovens, boardshorts and graphic tees for men and women, all speaking to Tahitian folklore and her surroundings. Roark will be donating a portion of all proceeds from the collaboration to the non-profit Tamarii no te Moana, a coral restoration project she also works for.

Each season, Roark creates a collection of purpose-built gear with styling details fit to accommodate needs from the trail to the bar. Inspiration comes from a chosen destination where their team explores and tests the product amongst a myriad of adventurous pursuits: surfing, climbing, running, skating and more. Durable quality and comfort is the guiding light. Roark continues to utilize and expand upon sustainable fabrics and Fair Trade partners throughout the collection.

Roark Spring 2023 Highlights:

The “Bless Up” Breathable Stretch Shirt


A micro perforated, moisture-wicking button up that is anything but average. The “Bless Up” ($89) is built from durable Tactel nylon fabrics and features mechanical stretch and a lightweight, durable construction – it’s technical but doesn’t look the part.

Passage Primo Surf Short


An elevated version of Roark’s Passage Series, the Passage Primo ($89) is exactly what you want when the swell beckons. Featuring welded seams for maximum stretch and no chafe, a vertical side pocket with waterproof zipper for ultimate comfort and lasercut leg openings.

Run Amok Alta Run Short


Lightweight and minimal construction are the design ethos for The Alta ($85) Roark Run Amok’s pinnacle run short. The Alta’s premium details and thoughtful features deliver the best in function through simplicity and were designed to meet all the demands of a long day in the trails, keeping you comfortable and supported. Features include ultra-lightweight 4-way stretch with a water-resistant finish, a lightweight moisture wicking brief liner, drawstring waistband, and a specifically placed back zip pocket with waterproof lining. The new additions to the Run Amok collection for spring 2023 draw inspiration from the colors of the surrounding oceans and mountains of Tahiti.

New Roark Women’s Collection

After launching its much-anticipated women’s collection last Fall, Roark Women’s is back with a brand-new collection of stylish, functional travel essentials inspired by the female journey. The Spring capsule includes a range of new adventure-ready women’s goods including the Layover Jumpsuit ($150). Also look for the Idle Set, an organic cotton button-up top ($85) and matching e-waist short ($65) featuring original art by local Tahitian artist Yiling Changues (on model below).


About Roark:

Roark’s 10-year journey around the world has earned its reputation as an adventure lifestyle brand that’s inspired by expeditions, cultures, people and places on the road less traveled. Roark’s collections of Adventure Ready Goods are purpose-built with styling details fit to accommodate your needs from trail to bar. For more visit Roark.com and follow @roark

Media Contact: Rian Rhoe

The Sideways Life PR