Born from Passion
I’ve always had a passion for traveling. Touring around the world and experiencing the wealth of culture and experiences this world has to offer, I’ve come to understand the value in quality equipment that travels with me. Sadly, the more I traveled and the more I needed quality gear, the more I saw that the products on the market simply didn’t meet my needs.
Whether it was the hiking boots that were uncomfortable when I hiked in them, or if it was the coat that leaked when it claimed to be waterproof, something told me I had to take matters into my own hands if I wanted things to be done right. Everyone deserves to have gear and garments that are of the highest caliber, yet still affordable. This desire for premium quality without the premium price lead me to create the Peak Gear brand.
Fortunately for me, my wife’s family is in the garment making business. They source and manufacture products in the USA, and so I was able to observe the entire process. I absorbed everything I could and saw firsthand the difference quality materials make in a product.
I started crafting money belts out of my own house. To compensate for the lack of quality currently in the industry, I sourced durable, lightweight materials. I gave friends and family samples of my work and they were thrilled with the results. Eventually they pushed me to make this high quality product available to everyone, but I was hesitant. Though I’m adventurous by nature, I was nervous to start a business. I was scared I wouldn’t be able to sell my product, I was scared I wouldn’t have enough money to even start the business, and I was scared bigger businesses would simply crowd me out. But, I still decided to give it a try.
My father loaned me seed money and I hunted for the best manufacturer to produce materials such as ripstop nylon and YKK zippers. Eventually I moved on to an agreement with Amazon to handle order logistics, and before I knew it the Peak Gear brand was born.
Because I believe in establishing the gold standard in travel equipment, I live and breathe the three Peak Gear principles:
1. Quality. Our gear is for life. We source the world for the best quality materials and manufacturers. I started with this in mind, and I will never change or swerve from this viewpoint.
2. Customer service. If you are not 100% happy, then we are not happy. We want you as a customer, and so we will do what it takes to make sure you are satisfied with every product you buy.
3. Social responsibility. The traveling I’ve done around the world has allowed me to witness a lot of things. I see the world through a global lens now, and my company sees things the same way. I pay the suppliers and my employees fair because I want to breed the most positive environment possible. We all live in the same world, and Peak Gear is constantly striving to give back to community causes, whether through volunteer work or through monetary donations.
When you buy Peak Gear, you’re not just buying the highest quality product, you’re buying into a family. I feel as though you’ve joined my circle of friends. I want to do everything I can to make your life the best that it can be, because Peak Gear is gear for life.