About Us

Who We Are

A Little History...

Our story begins decades ago with a young boy named Richard who loved spending time in the great outdoors. His mother would sew pouches and bags for his outdoor activities but eventually challenged him to make them himself. He learned to sew and continued creating more complex designs. Fast forward, Richard’s son Jayberry grew up with the same love for outdoor activities and needed pouches and bags sewn, just like his father did.

When Jayberry brought a small pack design to his mother in 2012, she encouraged him to learn how to sew himself. A few years later, Jayberry began using quality fabrics like 500d CORDURA nylon and posted his projects on an online discussion forum. Members of the forum started asking to buy his pouches and bags, which led to the launch of Tuff Possum Gear in November of 2017.

Tuff Possum Gear is a family in the business of equipping adventurers with durable, well designed, and proudly USA Made gear. With Tuff Possum Gear, you are set to climb the heights of Machu Picchu, walk down the streets of New York City, or just enjoy an afternoon out in the woods!

Who We Are

Design Ethos

At Tuff Possum Gear, we care about producing the best products, with the best customer service to back it up, for the best community a company could ever wish for!

What makes a “good product” in a world with so many options and contexts? 

So often, widgets and gadgets are designed with extra features for the sake of features, rather than caring about a clean, frustration-free, and reliable user experience. We aim to the standard. In our design process and even our approach to lifestyle, we are big fans of the 10 Rules of Good Design, created by legendary industrial designer, Dieter Rams:

  1. Good design is innovative
  2. Good design makes a product useful
  3. Good design is aesthetic
  4. Good design makes a product understandable
  5. Good design is unobtrusive
  6. Good design is honest
  7. Good design is long-lasting
  8. Good design is thorough down to the last detail
  9. Good design is environmentally-friendly
  10. Good design is as little design as possible

When we design a satchel, haversack, pouch, knife, or any other tool, these design principles are at the top of the process, keeping us on the track of truly Good Design. 

Get In Touch

Getting in touch with Tuff Possum Gear is easy and rewarding. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best customer service and expert advice. Whether you have questions about our products, need guidance on outdoor gear, or seek tips for your next adventure, we’re here to help. Hit the button below to contact us. We’re always ready to assist you on your journey.