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GOERTZEN ADVENTURE EQUIPMENT

Joe Goertzen is the owner, operator, and lead designer of Goertzen Adventure Equipment in Missoula, MT. Maintaining an entirely hand-made operation, Joe sources high quality material that he has termed "cowboy leather" -- hides that show the scars, brands, and beauty of a life previously lived -- to produce a range of products intended to be as hardy as their namesake. From fly fishing kit lanyards to women's handbags, his work has come to be defined for its multi-functionality and incredible durability, and has expanded to reach an international customer base.