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

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.

Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff - Endless River Adventures, NC

We love working with Man Of Rubber. They are always friendly and prompt with competitive prices. Best of all, they are great people.

Trent Keller - Western River Expeditions, UT & AZ

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.

James Torrence - Ocoee Outdoors, TN

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.

Jim Greenbaum - White Water Adventurers, PA

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.

Keith and Monica Jenkins - Quest Expeditions

Working with Beth & Gary is akin to working with mind readers! They anticipate our needs, help us solve problems and understand the challenges of running an outfitting business. They truly are partners with us, working towards success together.

Eric Martin - Owner, Wilderness Voyageurs