Dear friends and customers,
As 2023 comes to a close, we are announcing the discontinuation all bunker gear products.
This year has been a challenging year for us. We lost a few family members, and a couple of dear friends. We experienced the “Big Quit”. Inflation made its biggest impact on us, affecting hardware, fabric, leather, and other goods we use to make products. And we lost our source for new bunker gear fabric.
All these things have major effects on the business. So, we are shifting focus to our Leather Fire Bucket collection, custom Leather Helmet Fronts, and other leather items. You can expect to see new leather products, and the return of discontinued leather items on our website this spring, including leather notebooks, field notepads, and leather pliers cases.
When our staff members chose to leave, we did not replace them. It’s always been difficult to find people who can operate industrial sewing machines, or who can work with leather, but it’s harder now more than ever.
The fabric mill that supplied our new bunker gear fabric changed ownership and altered its policy on selling this specialty fabric. We have fabric in inventory to complete current orders, plus a little more. We have a limited number of Bunker Gear Radio Straps available on our website now. Other fabric items may be available in limited supply as we clear out our inventory. Please check the Shipping page for our current fulfillment times before placing an order.
We will continue to make the webbing items, like the Fire Extinguisher Carry Strap and Glove Straps, for now. The Fire Hose Tool Pouch will be available as we receive more fire hoses from the supplier.
We are grateful for your patience during this challenging time, and we are committed to providing you with a high-quality product that will last for many years. We depend upon people like you for our livelihood and appreciate your patience and patronage.
We hope you and your loved ones have Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2024.