THE BANDED STORY
Let's face it; the outdoors can be extremely tough on gear. Whether it's mud, ice, frigid temperatures or flat-out wear and tear, hunting equipment is pushed to the limits. We've all been in situations where our equipment did not function properly due to design flaws or simply not being able to handle the rigors of the outdoors or hunter. The desire to create superior products to enhance the outdoor experience was our primary objective in the beginning... and remains to be the foundation of BANDED.
BANDED was formed by a group of avid outdoorsmen, innovators, and product designers that joined forces after years of working in the outdoor industry. After countless hours of brainstorming and discussing product designs, we decided to make a run at it. Our quest to produce better products led us around the globe in search of the finest materials and engineering processes. Through new-aged technology, extensive materials testing, and precise manufacturing, BANDED was born. Ideas that were once drawn on the tailgate of a pick-up eventually evolved into finished products. Design themes of traditional military bags, tools, and clothing were incorporated into inventive stylish designs. And, we put great emphasis on eliminating, where possible, plastic hardware. You'll quickly notice our common use of metal buckles, grommets, rivets, and other components.
BANDED currently offers over six-hundred items representing nineteen diverse product categories. Some of the product categories you can expect to see include: outerwear; waders; boots; hunting accessories; blinds; and, calls. We can assure you that we'll do our best to provide new, innovative, and functional gear for the outdoors. Our gear is tough. Our gear is "sharp". And, our gear works. Welcome back to the industrial age of metal and the armed adventurer...
Below is a look at the individuals involved with Team Banded, or what we call the Banded Family.
Front row, left to right: Chad Belding - Partner, Social Media and Television Marketing;
Keith Allen - Manager, Banded Calls; Jim Hawk - President and Owner;
David Hawk (not pictured) - President and Owner; Tyson Keller - Marketing Director;
Back row, left to right: Gene Dollen - CFO; Eric Larsgaard - VP of Product Development & Sales;
Christian Curtis - VP of Product Development & Sales;
Rick Frisch - VP of Sales & Inventory; Lanny Goetzinger - Corporate Partner