Our philosophy for Montie Gear products is pretty straight forward. We provide "Heirloom Quality Products That are Troublesome Gap Tough". Montie Gear is driven by 6 part-time contributors and supported by great vendors. Montie Gear is a great gift for a man, husband or son. Many of our products are made-to-order so expect a 1-2 week delay from the time you order until we ship. If you need something by a specific deadline, then contact us directly so we can work with you to make that happen.
Many products in today's world are meant to have a limited life time. A good example is that cell phone that you need to replace every two years. It works great, but over time technology changes and the fragile electronics have a limited lifetime. We want to design and sell products that have a very long lifetime and may actually get passed along to your kids or grandchildren. Many rifles get passed along from parent to children, sometimes marking a rite of passage. Granted a shooting rest isn't as special as your Grandfather's rifle. However, we work to design and sell products that are simple, elegant and high enough quality that you will want to pass them along to your kids or grandchildren.
Troublesome Gap Tough
Troublesome Gap is a place in Western North Carolina, near the peak of Hap Mountains and overlooking Spring Creek, NC. My parents purchased the property over 40 years ago. I grew up spending time there. We cut firewood for heat, picked blackberries and raspberries, and spent some great weekends up there. Troublesome Gap is remote and rugged, the prefect place to test our product prototypes. Troublesome Gap Tough means our products are rugged and easy-to-use. A delicate, hard-to-use product is a liability in the field. We avoid that by making sure all our products provide a great customer experience and are built to last, even in demanding conditions.
Our "Troublesome Gap Tough" products live up to the name : tough. You can say that any Montie Gear product you have is truly Troublesome Gap Tough and Heirloom Quality.
As President of Montie Design, I like the fact that we are shipping out high-quality products, many of which are almost 100% U.S. Made.
Sustainability and Economic Impact
There is so much greenwash and environmentalism gone mad in today's politics. Many companies say they are "green", but just use that as a way to get you to feel good enough about them to buy their products. I'm a big believer in corporate transparency, which generally ends up meanging that we are just admitting what you as the customer already knows. As you know, we use local manufacturers where possible. The following documents reflect those corporate values and show where the pieces, parts and labor really comes from.