Why We Exist

As a nation, we’re really fucking unhappy. It’s getting worse. Covid certainly hasn’t helped.

Our mission is to give you, the American people, the tools to make ours the happiest nation on earth. We make clothing performance engineered for the weekend to fund that mission.

Why? The weekend where we create the moments that truly matter with the people who matter most. We channel the spirit of the weekend to fulfill our mission to build the happiest nation on earth.

Our Founder

Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Patrick Healy, founder of Heylow.

Prior to Founding Heylow, I was design director at Tortuga Backpacks. At Tortuga, we built products that helped our customers avoid the cost and hassle of checked luggage. In my nearly 5 years at Tortuga, we designed award winning products that were honored in places like the New York Times, the Travel Channel, and Carryology. 

Prior to joining Tortuga, I co-founded Modern Industry. At Modern Industry, we created hand-crafted, high-performance bags and apparel for guys who grew up shopping in skate shops. At the same time, I taught graduate students at the Academy of Art University how to turn their product ideas into crowdfunded small businesses. 

These experiences are tied together by a common thread. My desire to use design to help give you the tools you need to live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives. Not to tell you how to live, but to serve you. Over time, what that means to me has evolved. With Modern Industry, we sought to give guys who had grown up and out of skate and surf shops a brand to call their own where one did not yet exist. With Tortuga, we worked to help people live, work, and travel on their own terms.

Heylow is the next step in that journey. It’s bigger and more ambitious, but, in this nation, a nation divided against itself and falling into a pit of despair, it's a far more important mission. I hope you’ll join me on this journey. Let's work together to build a brighter future.

You bring the party. We’ll supply the uniform. 


The Out Of Office Button Down

Nearly a decade ago, while wandering through a golf shop with my dad, I noticed a change. The cotton pique polos and heavy twill pants were being replaced by materials found in high performance sports uniforms. 

Off handedly, I suggested that these materials would be perfect for everyday clothing. Slowly, but surely, it happened. Brands began mixing high performance materials with everyday shirts, pants, underwear, socks. Really everything you can imagine. Except, that is, for the one thing I’d always wanted. A perfect button down for the weekend. Not just one solid color shirt randomly hidden in a myriad of unsatisfactory options. No. A range of colors, styles, and prints that could fill my closet and yours. It shouldn’t be hard to find, but it is. 

So, after waiting a decade and unsuccessfully lobbying the founders of 2 performance clothing brands, I decided to do it myself. Because I couldn’t wait anymore. You shouldn’t have to either. 

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