I don’t want to be that guy who reviews a hat or a t-shirt and starts with list of features and materials… or places you in a sailboat on the top of a rock in Sedona basking in the glory of your cotton.
Nope, these are just t-shirts. But like any self-respecting mountain biker, there is a high standard of quality these days. The shirts have to be soft and comfortable with proper fit. After that, it’s all about having fun, expressing your identity and having a conversation piece.
Our young model instantly gravitated towards the Wheelie Bird Women’s Tee and that’s her favorite shirt now. It’s fun and all her friends want one.
In the end, Weevil is about fun and a quirky design that fits the cycling lifestyle. The shirts and hats are some of our favorites this season.
Q&A with the founder, Josh Gaura
Mtbr: Who is Weevil Outdoor Supply and how did it start?
JG: WOSC is an outdoor inspired design company. We started with a lifestyle apparel line, but were working on other products from the start; hence, the supply co. We started back in 2010 with the idea to break away from the mold and get back to what we were all passionate about. Our partners are all life long friends who grew up outdoor enthusiasts and just so happen to be nutz about cycling.
Mtbr: What is a weevil? Why the weevil on the design?
JG: Weevil is a species of beetle, but also our company name. Our illustrated designs helped solidify the name with thousands of species to design from, it fit right in with our business model. Designing products for the activities we are passionate about, starting with cycling. Our head designer is great with illustrations and knocked it out of the park with a sweet weevil logo and start-up designs. Also, we didn’t want to niche market or pigeon hole ourselves into a specific industry. Outdoor inspired designs, by outdoor people, for outdoor people! Many new designs and things on the horizon for sure.
Mtbr: Where do you get inspirations for the cool designs?
JG: Inspirations come from all of us, what we enjoy, and all directions. We’ll talk about an idea, mix in some weevil sometimes and throw some designs on the table. Since our first line mostly targeted bike, the designs came easily as we are always cycling-
Mtbr: Any special materials, suppliers that you guys use?
JG: We have always worked hard to bring our consumers quality products. We use the highest quality materials, some imported and some domestic. We try to bring as much as we can back home. Not all of our products are US made, but we do what we can. We are getting better and better at this as things move along and really enjoy the grass roots aspect and building relationships with local business. We sponsor local races and events and do what we can to help stimulate local economy. Our newest product, the WOSC Yuksak is hand made right here in Athens GA. Coming soon, stay tuned….
Mtbr: Tell us a little about your core values.
JG:Through focus, unique-clean design, and quality products we bring you something you can be proud to wear. Outdoor inspired designs that transition off the trail, designed by people who want to share their passions as much as you do. Weevil Outdoor Supply Company has been supplying outdoor inspired designs since 2011.
We thrive on small collaboration projects and partnerships with like minded companies.
For more information visit weeviloutdoor.com.