What to expect next year?
2022 was a movie, or at the very least, an 8 episode Netflix series. Wait, which is better these days? Doesn’t matter. We’ve been working on our 2023 blueprints for a bit now and we’re ready to unfurl (some of) them to you, Kevin McCallister’s battle plan style.
And away…we… go…
1. Drop Cadence + Capsules
Now that we’ve (mostly) tamed the supply chain demons, our collection drops will be spaced out to more properly coincide with the changing of running seasons. Don’t get it twisted though. We will continue to keep things weird and to an extent, unpredictable. Smaller capsules with experimental silhouettes, wild designs and experiences meant to amplify the moment/story/partner/collab will dance in elegant harmony with the collection drops filled with the gear that is essential to your running lifestyle. We will all find the beauty in the chaos, together!
2. More Pop-Ups
The data don’t lie - there’s been no better way to meet new runners and spread the gospel of Bandit than at our pop-up experiences. In 2023, you’ll see us at more races (mostly in the US) with a full, jam-packed calendar to be released in January. It’ll be like Bandit World Tour, but on some high-grade “supplements.” There’s even a rumor that Rossi’s been scouring the classifieds for a gently used van that we can take on the road. Ruh-roh.
3. Bandit Races
Speaking of roads, we’re bringing Bandit races to… a city near you? Dates and locations to be announced. That being proclaimed, there is still an opportunity for you to influence where we go! DM/e-mail/bat signal us if you’d like to have a Bandit race in your backyard.
We’re on the hunt for athletes who align with our mission and values to rep some Bandit gear. Sound like you? Reply to the b-mail e-mail with any/all of your social handles and some info about yourself. What’s the worst that can happen? Us missing your e-mail or DM, which isn’t that bad in the grand scheme of the universe, if you really think about it. And there’s a good chance even that won’t happen. Take a chance, live a little.
5. Product assortment
We (clearly) love a good hoodie or a natural cotton t-shirt. And those won’t go away, but the assortment gods (you) have spoken, and it’s clear the performance gear is what we need to lean into even more. Ardith and her incredible squad are busy creating what we firmly believe will blow your inner gear head (mind). Get ready for new additions to the full assortment and designs, graphics, and colors that will make you feel more confident than ever.
6. Big Membership Updates
In January, we’ll be refreshing The Membership with a new gift for 2023 and even more member benefits. While we’d love to spill the full can of beans on this one, it would spoil a lot of hard work by Steve, who has been maniacally engineering an even better Member experience as we make another loop around the sun. Keep your eyes peeled.