About

The History of Kole’Gear 

Born from Athletes desire to have fuss free hydration during peak performance times.

 How’s it Work?  The fluid of your choice is forced into a food grade latex bladder under pressure of the pump.  The natural elasticity of the latex provides an even, steady flow of fluid on demand in the lightest, most compact, effective manner on the market.  Once the system is charged, pressure will remain steady until the last couple of sips.
With a variety of components, you can customize the system to suit your needs.  There’s no reason to suck anymore! 

 Kole’Gear (Pronounced ko-ley) was started by Steve Cole.  Steve is a well known athlete in the Hawaiian Islands for his great record in the paddling community.  Steve has won countless races and participates regular in the sport when he is not working with Kole’Gear.  Steve knows first hand what athletes want and need.  It was out of a personal desire for a better hydration system that he started Kole’Gear.  Steve can say his job is recreation – and he has combined the two.  He has created a product that he vouches for and wants to share the great experience with everyone. 

Spread the word 

It didn’t take long for the word to spread about the effective delivery of hydration that Kole’Gear provides. An accomplished couple of racers from Australia were keen to spread the word at paddling events on the east coast of Australia.  If you have questions or are looking for packs in Australia, check out www.paddleshop.com.au.  They reach far beyond outrigger canoes, stand-up paddling, ocean skis and kayaks… they have it all.  Their shop is at Shop 2/Tandem Ave. in Warana, QLD  4557  PH 07 5313 5350.

Brad Gaines at www.paddleme.com hits all the Southern California races, so he’s never far away from the action. 

John Beausang of that wacky blog Distressed Mullet is a big fan of our product and is spreading the love up and down the  US East Coast.  If it’s SUP, John’s got it covered!

Michael Fekete of Kayak Sport Canada is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all paddle sports despite the short season on Ontario.  He carries Kole’Gear and can be found at 450 Soudan Ave., in Toronto, ON M4S 1X2. PH 647 282 3758 or kayaksports@rogers.com.

Imiq Paddle Sports represents Kole’Gear in London.  Cam Taylor is originally from Canada and named his company after the Inuit Indian word for ‘water’.  Cam’s store is at 2 Elvaston Mews  in London.  PH 44 207 581 4312 or cam@imiqpaddlesports.com.

Austin, TX is home to Lori Long and Paddlezen.  We love their tag line – ‘one with the water’.  Check them out at www.paddlezen.com or at her store:  1610 E. Riverside Drive (located in the AMLI South Shore Building).  PH  512 462 0732 or lori@paddlezen.com

Brazil is knocking at our door, so stay tuned as we venture close to the heart of Rio!