Personal Service, Intelligent Problem-Solving.
We Are An Engaged Partner in Your Success
The Good Ole Days…Are Still Here
Remember when you used to go down to the corner store and the owner behind the counter greeted you as a personal friend, asked you about your family, and knew at least a little about what was going on in your business?
That’s the experience you’ll have, every day, when you choose Man of Rubber River Gear for your boating needs. Welcome to our version of those non-data-driven, highly personal corner grocery store days.
Why We Started
Man of Rubber River Gear exists because the founders (that’s us, Beth and Gary), love rivers, love the outfitting industry, and most especially, enjoy and appreciate the people who are drawn to river running and working in outfitter companies.
What You Get When You Choose Man of Rubber
- Savvy, experienced industry professionals who define success by our customers’ and client’s success.
- Over 60 years (Gary”s 33 years + Beth”s 32 years) of combined experience in the River Industry. We started in the 70”s as outfitters and worked guiding, leading trips, managing equipment, managing reservations, managing retail operations, river photographer: just about every job you can think of. In the mid 80”s we decided that providing gear to outfitter companies was where we wanted to spend our time and energy. We sell product we have used, tested, and have vetted against our own standards.
- Knowledgeable product specialists answering your questions.
- Fun, personable, interesting, zany, well-traveled people who care about people first.
- Insights into hot new products for your retail business, what sells, what’s coming, how to price, who’s buying.
- Access to Outfitter Services to help you run your business more effectively.
What Our Clients Say About Us
I have had the pleasure to be in business with Man of Rubber since the 80”s when Beth and Gary were producing dry bags. Since then I have been purchasing almost everything that they offer for my rafting company. The passion and diligence with which they deliver their products has led me to refer them to all my Latin American colleagues, who are as happy as I am. Man of Rubber has become an integral partner of Rios Tropicales and Beth and Gary, very special friends.”
Thank you Man of Rubber for so many years of top notch service! We always appreciate your quick order turnaround and all of your help with our pre-season orders.”
Adventures Unlimited has been a customer of Man of Rubber since 1993. Gary and Beth have used their extensive product and industry knowledge to assist us in making informed and profitable equipment and retail purchase decisions. Man of Rubber stocks the best products, provides superior customer service & combined with competitive pricing, makes them THE place to buy your river gear.”
Our accountant once said to us many years ago, “You guys wouldn”t make any money running raft trips if it wasn”t for the T-shirts and souvenirs sales.” Beth Harper with Man of Rubber understood that outfitters must run an organized, well laid out and stocked retail store to stay in business. Beth”s knowledge of the industry, products and store layout were instrumental in helping Class VI – Mountain River create a top notch retail business. Gary”s innovation and expertise in the rafting industry has enabled us to stream line our shopping by providing cutting edge products both in the retail and outfitting business. Thanks for all your support over the 25 years.”
Beth & Gary, and your staff at Man of Rubber River Gear have always been extremely helpful and very professional at your jobs, providing excellent service and quality river merchandise in a timely manner. In 2008 Arizona River Runners purchased six Celestron SkyScouts for on river interpretation of the night sky with our passengers and I wish to inform you it has been a big SUCCESS! The crew and passengers just love this addition to our interpretive resources on river and it is so easy to use. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion!”
Man of Rubber has been our one-stop distributor for so many of the great things we carry at Endless River Adventures. What sets them apart is that Beth and Gary are so supportive; they sincerely care about us and about the industry as a whole.”
We love working with Man Of Rubber. They are always friendly and prompt with competitive prices. Best of all, they are great people.”
Ocoee Outdoors has been doing business with Beth and Gary Harper for over 25 years. During this time, I have always found them very knowledgeable and on the cutting edge of their service to the Whitewater Industry.”
I have been buying the “necessities” of rafting equipment and retail items from Gary and Beth at Man of Rubber River Gear for a long, long time. Why? They know what I want by knowing our needs. I only have to make one phone call … there is no need to go anywhere else.”
For over 20 years Man of Rubber has provided us with exceptional support as well as a wide range of whitewater gear and equipment – at the most competitive prices. Beth and Gary’s knowledge of the whitewater industry is a significant asset when making purchases and best of all – they deliver.”
I am incredibly pleased with the customer service that Man of Rubber provides. They are the type of company that always remembers your name and is extremely helpful and friendly. They offer high quality products and provide a quick turn around when we need items quickly. I plan on using their services for many years to come.”
Beth, thank you so much for your help with my recent pre-season order. Dealing with you and Man of Rubber is a breeze and the quality of your products is unsurpassed. We will continue to work with you for our whitewater needs.”