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Meet Rachelle Snyder and Ross Richmond of Coozie Gear

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachelle Snyder and Ross Richmond.

Rachelle and Ross, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We launched Coozie Gear because we, along with the vast majority of our customers, prefer to spend our money on the experience of getting outside rather than owning the gear itself. We are outdoor dabblers – we want to try new activities without committing to expensive gear.

The outdoor industry has historically encouraged us to invest in the gear needed to do most outdoor activities. We realized that many of us aren’t interested in owning gear, and instead would simply rather have that gear on-demand, without the hassle and expense of buying, storing, and maintaining the gear.

The more we talked to friends, family, and potential customers we realized that there was no alternative to ownership that excited people. Traditional rental gear is often low-quality, inconvenient, and does not offer a great customer experience. Retail stores have very limited rental options (if any) and encourage customers to own. We created Coozie Gear to offer customers the opportunity to easily and conveniently access premium gear to experience the outdoors, without the need for ownership.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been an incredibly fun ride but launching a new business model doesn’t come without ups and down. Luckily, we’re co-founders who also happen to be married and we work phenomenally well together. Whenever one of us is facing a tough challenge we know we can depend on the other to help out. The advice we’d give to other founders is to believe in your vision, persevere to reach your goals and find amazing people to help you along the way.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Coozie Gear – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are transforming the outdoor industry by eliminating your need to ever own outdoor gear again. Coozie Gear allows you to book premium outdoor gear on-demand and have that gear delivered and picked up at your home, hotel or Airbnb. We offer premium gear for camping, backpacking, bouldering, and water sports. You no longer have to spend tons of money buying gear, use coveted closet space to store gear or waste time maintaining gear. We are a technology and logistics company that puts the power back into your hands, giving you the freedom to access the outdoors without the need for gear ownership.

We are most proud of the experience our customers have with Coozie Gear. Customers have told us that we are a “total game changer”, “a lifesaver”, and “simply genius”. We love that and thrive off of being invaluable in our customer’s outdoor adventures. We have 5-star ratings across all platforms and our customers are so excited to plan their next trip. We are the only company in Los Angeles that specializes in premium outdoor gear bookings and offers a home delivery and pickup service 7-days a week.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for customers to experience the outdoors and we are constantly thinking about how we can improve the Coozie Gear experience. We recently launched The Coozie Concierge to help people select and book the perfect camping location, answer questions about camping gear, and plan for the best trip possible. We’re always launching new gear and services – stay in the know by joining our mailing list via our website.

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