It began with a simple idea and eventually spread into a multifaceted vision. In 1977, a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole, Wyoming realized the need for an eyewear retainer that would grip his shades and secure them tight to his body while performing all aspects of his job. Grabbing some old neoprene from a kayak spray skirt and a pair of scissors, he constructed what was then recognized as the first Croakies®. Now, more than three decades later, we are still hard at work designing and growing our line of eyewear retainers.
Throughout the years, Croakies has remained a small company with a big heart. We value innovation and creativity, yet our goal has remained the same; we strive to create eyewear retainers and accessories that provide comfort, durability, and functionality for active people of all ages. We use only the highest quality materials available and 90 percent of Croakies revenue comes from products that are proudly made in the USA.
We have recently expanded our product line to include men’s and women’s belts. Our belts are available in every color of the rainbow and emphasize the active person’s energetic and playful lifestyle. We have enjoyed much success with our new belt line, selling off the shelves in some of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation and sporting goods stores. We sincerely hope you too can get in on the fun.
Along the way, Croakies has become dedicated to protecting the environment and the natural resources where we love to work and play. In 2007, we partnered with the American Rivers® and Ocean Conservancy® to sell Croakies with the organization’s logo. For every conservation Croakies that we sell, we donate $1 to the organization. Our most recent partnership is Trout Unlimited® and we plan to continue to expand this program in the coming years.