We had a great time meeting up with Outsiders, friends, and curious onlookers at Bridge 99 Brewery in September! We were in Bend, OR for Adventure Van Expo and wanted to get together with others traveling to the event. What’s better than showing off your van and getting inspired for future modifications while enjoying a cold pint of something tasty?

Our team brought Launch Pad and Rip Tide, and we were joined by Timiled, StokeVan, MystiqueDesert Sunrise, and more. The sun shone brightly while guests manipulated cabinetry and fiddled with Mac’s Tie Downs, happy dogs hopped into vans seeking comfy beds, and visitors tossed bean bags onto corn hole boards.

Our team chatted with everyone who came up to the vans. We enjoyed hearing from those already familiar with van life while enthusiastically describing off-grid scenarios to those unfamiliar with nomadic expeditions. It’s important we foster ongoing relationships with current Outsiders (our term for van owners) and cultivate touchpoints with those beginning their journey into this world. The best part of meetups is watching Outsiders make friends with one another and their contagious excitement extending to the uninitiated. There’s no better authentic voice than our van owners sharing their experiences, from joyous wins of finally visiting a location on their bucket list, to the hard-won lessons that can only be learned while on the road.

We hope you’ll stay connected with us and join us for out next event soon.