Gear Keeper is part of Hammerhead Industries, Inc. which was started by two friends, Ken Collin & John Salentine, who spent their free time SCUBA diving off the coast of Santa Barbara (California) in the early 1990’s. They wanted a better way to secure their flashlights while lobster diving, so they designed a retractor that would not only survive saltwater, but clean itself by flushing out sand and debris. It also had to possess a very high break strength and be durable enough to withstand the punishment of SCUBA diving.
Later, Hammerhead created the Gear Keeper trade name and introduced products for the Fire/Rescue, Fly Fishing, Outdoor/Hunting, Trucking, Industrial, Law Enforcement and Military markets. Here at John Norris we stock a range of Gear Keeper retractors, designed to keep all your gear safe during a trip to the water