story_1It all started in late 2003 over a plate of nachos. We, the two founders, were commiserating together over our corporate jobs when the conversation migrated to our new-found passion…our babies. We both had just entered the new world of fatherhood and were keenly focused on all the “gear” we acquired to care for our children – strollers, car seats, cribs, and of course…the diaper bag. We both were frustrated in our quest to find a diaper bag that inspired us. Neither of us wanted to carry mom’s flowery diaper bag, but our search for something masculine and functional was futile. So, as dads are known to do, we decided to fix the problem and set out to design some dad gear.

We spent a year and a half developing ideas and countless prototypes. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted our gear to be synonymous with quality, style, and superior function. And, as we became more experienced fathers, we leveraged our knowledge to design helpful features that would make life easier for other parents out there. Finally, in Spring 2005, DadGear® was officially launched.

Today, the DadGear® brand offers an extensive line of parenting products – all designed for dads, by dads. We remain dedicated to our original design principles with every product we develop, and customers around the world have come to trust the DadGear® brand.

story_2Quality – We use high quality hardware, zippers, fabrics, and webbing so your DadGear® products will last far beyond diapering years.

Style – Our goal for DadGear® products is not just neutral or non-feminine, but a masculine style that reflects who we are – guys who take pride in caring for their kids. We’ve worked hard to ensure that our products don’t look like diaper bags; they simply look like great bags and jackets.

Superior Function – As fathers and parents ourselves, we understand your needs and we are focused on incorporating features that make parenting easier. You will find tons of functionality packed into all our bags and apparel. From our “hands free” styling to our convenient baby wipes dispensing window, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without DadGear® features.

At DadGear®, we continue to grow and improve our line of products. Be sure to check out our other brands as well. We always welcome your feedback and invite you to send us email or pictures anytime. Thank you for the opportunity to supply you and your family with outstanding diaper bag products!

Scott Shoemaker & John Brosseau
Founding Partners