Everyday is an adventure in Maine. Rogue Life Maine takes the state’s love for the outdoors and brings it to the masses with its Maine-made bags, backpacks and totes and unique designs. Started in 1969 by owner Mark Rodrigue’s parents, the company’s maiden shop, Rod Co., became a staple in the community for sports banners, jackets and awards. In the early 80’s the company relaunched its brand by adding high quality bags and totes. Migrating from athletic gear, Mark began focusing on branding Rogue Wear as a Maine lifestyle brand, and alongside his childhood friend Judy Hall in 2020, launched Rogue Life Maine. Its signature logo, a pine tree with a centered star, was inspired by the original 1820 Maine state flag, as well as Mark’s 14 acre Christmas Tree Farm in Lewiston.
“I believe there is an adventure waiting inside everyone. We live in Maine. We have all these great areas available to us right outside our door, to go for a walk on great trails and enjoy nature. Every excursion doesn’t have to be elaborate. It’s more about getting outside and making everyday an adventure.” -Mark