Battenwear was founded in 2011 in New York City, for the adventurer needing well-made gear able to handle the demands of the great outdoors, remaining fashionable for everyday city wear.

Designer Shinya Hasegawa is a lifelong vintage clothing hound; his inspiration for Battenwear came from the late 1960’s through early 1980’s surf and outdoor wear, an era of clothing he sees as embodying constant change, challenge, and forward - moving energy.