Inside Holden Outerwear

17 Aug, 2009

Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Holden Outerwear doesn’t blend into the surroundings on the mountains with a easy to spot style of outerwear.  With pro shredder Mikey LeBlanc in charge, the company continues to break out designs, colors and styles that riders want more of each season.  I stopped by their offices in Portland last Wednesday to check in and see what goes on behind the scenes at Holden.

When you first walk into Holden it isn’t your typical snowboarder that greets you at the door but a smooth skiing skier that says welcome to Holden.

The Portland office vibe is amazing and beautiful to be in.  Holden’s office continues with pieces of outerwear around the office.

The first person who greeted me when I walked into Holden was Mikey LeBlanc. He is the man behind Holden, the genius, the shredder. He’s working here in the conference room and on his right was the 10-11 lines for Holden being created and completed.

Holden designs featured around the office

The waiting area at Holden is stocked with magazines, posters and two cute french bulldogs to keep you occupied.

The cutest guard dogs ever are Sonny and Ruby guarding the Holden line who spend most of their day working on wrestling skills and they can take down anyone.

Holden’s CFO/Lawyer busy on the phone with the business side of snowboarding.

The designers working hard on the upcoming lines

Customer Service man Nate also known as Party Time Nate who teaches the boys how to become men on Yobeat

All the men’s and women’s outerwear in every single color is featured in the Holden Office

Last year Yobeat did a office tour video with Mikey Leblanc that is worth checking out.

Thanks to Mikey for taking the time to show me around the office last week and let me see what goes on inside Holden Outerwear in Portland, Oregon.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. J. Smith
    August 17, 2009

    Yeah Shay. Nice work. Sick office.

  2. August 17, 2009

    Thanks for coming Shay!

  3. Terry Haakonsen
    August 17, 2009

    thanks for adding nothing that the yobeat people didn’t have already

  4. August 18, 2009


  5. August 18, 2009

    Party time, keep up the good work and shay we’re happy you’re home!

  6. k
    August 19, 2009

    Can’t wait to check out the new materials and stuff. I was stoked on it last year.

    I aspire to rock the sled like mikey one day.

  7. August 20, 2009

    It was great stopping by Holden, got to meet the crew there who were amazing and super nice.

    Terry, Yobeat visited last summer when Holden had just moved in which was awesome to check out but while some of our audiences cross, not all of them do and I wanted to make sure I could check out Holden, take some pictures and let my readers see it in case they missed it. Plus I gave tribute to the yobeat video because it is good.

  8. Roach
    March 09, 2011

    Hey im thinkin about buying the holden 3 ply denim snowboard pants, and i was wondering if they were insulated?

  9. March 09, 2011


    Hard to say from the website description. It doesn’t look like it

    but the best way to know for sure is to call Holden or email them and ask.