Yak Gear is a premier supplier of paddlesport accessories for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards. As avid kayak anglers, we work hard to give our customers a premium value on paddlesport accessories while providing them with the information required for a safer and more practical paddling experience. We provide these with a dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered with a sense of friendliness, support, and respect for the outdoors.
In browsing our site, learning our history, and reflecting on our involvement in the paddlesports community, we think you will find our beliefs to be very strong, the current that keeps us paddling.
We believe that all the fancy packaging in the world is not a substitute for a complete product.
We believe when a customer calls, an actual person should answer.
We believe that shortcuts are for driving directions and computer desktops, not our products.
We believe in ALWAYS. INCREASING. EFFICIENCY.
We believe in always double checking, even after double checking.
Most importantly, we believe that we should never do anything to a customer’s boat that we would not do to our own.
History – Humble Beginnings
As an avid fisherman and curious inventor, the president of the company created two leashes, which are now the basic paddle leash and the fishing pole leash. In 2005, he began offering these leashes under the name Reel Deels. After a year of constant online sales, the product line was then expanded to include rudimentary imitations of what is now Yak Gear’s line of extensive rigging kits. This expansion continued through November of 2007 when Reel Deels reached its 20th product in the product line and officially became Yak Gear.
Yak Gear currently operates a show room in Houston, TX, a multinational e-commerce website, and multiple retail agreements with retail stores ranging from large, nation wide retailers to small, family owned kayak shops.
That is how we became Yak Gear. Now that you know about us, would like to invite you to take a look around.