Our Story

colorful kea peak visors in progress at sewing machine

Pronounced "Kia Peak", but that would be South Korea's line of tiny mountain cars. 

 The Kea is the only alpine parrot in the world, located in New Zealand, where our company founder fell in love with the best guy ever. It also laughs in groups and tears up whatever it can get its beak on, like boots, backpacks, and cars. It seemed like an appropriate mascot.

Here we go

"Lots of girls look stellar in trucker caps, and I'm happy for them; I, however, look like a man. A hat covers all of my short hair slicked back and I'm not going to pull out those little cute-girl-side-whispies just before heaving myself up a 3,000 ft cliff. That's dumb.  I owned a standard teal Nike visor that I wore if I HAD to shade my face, but let's face it, that's just an out of date tennis visor. It sort of passed in my volleyball circles, but I was not impressed. As I fell more in love with trail running, I needed a hat; one that fit the culture, one that showed who I was in pictures (namely, a girl), and one that was less of a torture chamber. When nothing could be found I said - Screw it. I'll do it myself." [ patent pending ] - Abby

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As we build our empire we're committed to a supportive work environment and passionate about giving domestic violence survivors, and women raising children, a safe place to grow with the monetary support they need. These are not $2 visors, mass produced with our logo. These were engineered from the ground up and each one is handcrafted in Reno, NV.

And when we say handcrafted, we mean hand-freaking-crafted. We pick out the coolest factory end fabrics, we hand roll the sweatbands and rev up those sewing machines for hours attaching all the pieces, then we hand press our custom artwork in the final stages. At the end when the hat gets its buckle we ring a bell and cheer, because each hat we make is a little construction miracle that's going to help hold some amazing woman's hair back while she throws herself at a finish line somewhere. 

We're made for women, by women, and although we're not for everyone, if you get us, you love us, and we LOVE YOU!

The Kea Peak Team

headshot of Abby kea peak owner
Founder Abby is a mother of 2 kids and 2 businesses. She has finished one full marathon, and is most proud of the running she invested to train and escort 10 women in homeless and drug recovery programs to finish their first races (the best race, half marathons). Transitioning from Portland to Reno, she has been running trail and finished her first trail half marathon in May 2019. She has a goal to run 50K in 2020.

hat maker and model Jourdie wearing urban sherpa visor

I work for the most amazing company. I was saved from domestic violence... with grace and patience more than once... I was given opportunities and trust... friendship, love, and loyalty... guidance, direction, support. Flexibility with my child as a single parent... this company is more than a patent and invention, but a hope to prove ethics, accomplishments, drive, strength, faith, friendship, and much more. I'm so incredibly blessed to be apart of this company Kea Peak. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and my son.

brand ambassador maia at outdoor event

Our most decorated teammate, Maia, wears her Kea Peak visors on multi-day 100+ mile runs and beats a crap ton of guys, smiling all the way.

hat make and model lauren with her kidshat maker kathleen on mountain bike