MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Hunter – Founder / Designer / Team Leader | scott at vedavoo.com | (c) 307.399.0780
> Brand Name Background / Pronunciation: VEDAVOO (VEE-Da-VOO) is an easier to spell / find brand name inspired by a state park in southern Wyoming (Vedauwoo); the Native American word literally translated means “Garden of the Earth”; Founder Scott Hunter spent a lot of time in the park while attending the University of Wyoming in Laramie (a short distance away); The park is a well known venue for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering, camping, and (of course) fly fishing.
> Founded: June 19, 2009 by Scott Hunter
> Primary Business: Hand Built Packs and Gear for Fly Fishing, Hiking, Climbing, and Travel
> Location of Business: Lancaster, MA
> Motto: BETTER AMERICAN GEAR
Inspired by his own experiences and frustrations he had with gear, Scott Hunter founded VEDAVOO in 2009. Without formal design training or a background in sewing, Scott used the company’s last $700 to buy a used, 1970’s era sewing machine on Craigslist, and taught himself to build packs in his garage. Custom projects refined his craft, and in time, he followed a traditional hands-on approach to designing a line of packs for fly fishing. Since that time, products like the Tightlines Sling Pack, Spinner Daypack, and Chest Pack have shown that durability, versatility, and ease of use set VEDAVOO apart from other gear builders. In over 5 years of building gear, the company has never received a return due to quality of materials or workmanship. This is possible because all gear is meticulously crafted using only the best American Woven fabrics, and American Made webbing, fasteners, buckles, zippers, and hardware. Even the thread used to sew the packs is American Made. Though the road is challenging, we don’t compromise. We build BETTER AMERICAN GEAR.
The Vedavoo Press Corps is a select group of journalists and media professionals at magazines, newspapers, and websites interested in our work and the methods we use to build Better American Gear. They have shown excellence in their field – and in nearly all cases, they are familiar with our work – having reviewed our products at one of the shows we attend, or because they own a hand-built piece of our gear.
Size of publication or circulation is not a requisite of membership – however, quality of reviews, writing, and professionalism are. Accordingly, we manually review / approve every application for this group.
PRESS CORPS MEMBERS GET:
> A sample of our work and stickers (must provide address / phone)
> Special Project / High Impact news updates before public announcement
> The opportunity to order new products before public release
> Access to Gear Request System for reviews / editorials
> Press Corps specific discounts on our gear
If you’re interested in being included in future distributions, please apply through the form below: