Founded in 2011. Bexar County, Texas
BEXAR (pronounced Bear) Goods Co. originated as an outlet to create leather products that we wanted to use ourselves. Our vision is to create carry goods products that can journey the world with you, and develop character and charm from the environment and adventures they experience with you. We believe in ruggedness, simplicity, durability, and timelessness.
BEXAR Goods Co. is the creative collaboration of a small team of craftsmen based in Bexar County, Texas, the heart of the Texas Hill Country, an area with a rich heritage in leather use for outdoor travel. While our roots are based in Central Texas, our vision and inspiration are drawn from culturesaround the world.
Waxed Cotton Canvas
With an origin in historic European marine trading, Waxed Cotton Canvas has been used for over a century to produce outdoor gear that could withstand inclement and varying weather conditions of outdoor environments and day-to-day demanding use. A natural and proprietary combination of waxes are heat-applied to the cotton canvas to produce a breathable and water resistant thick material that is timeless and gives a semblance of rugged sophistication. Our Waxed Cotton Canvas is sourced from one of the oldest textile suppliers in the USA.
When cared for properly, this unique fabric will last you many, many years. As wax and cotton are both natural products, their effectiveness in resistance to water will eventually need to be restored using a re-waxing process that can be performed by yourself. If the accumulation of dust and stains on your bag are not your thing, no problem, just hose it off and scrub with a brush. Bare areas can be refinished with a wax refinishing compound which can help restore the wax finish. Do not wash or dry clean this material. We’ve found this online tutorial very insightful as to how to reapply a wax finish.
100% American English Bridle Leather
is a natural material whose durability, texture and beauty make it one of the most popular materials on today’s market. All of the natural range markings are visible which may be the result of where a cow had been scraped by barbed wire, cactus or mesquite thorns or been bitten by a coyote- a subtle assurance that distinguishes real leather from imitation. The beauty of each leather item is enhanced by unique varying grain patterns and the subtleties of color and texture created by dyes and finishes. With time and use, leather products will mature and darken – giving them a rich patina.
Bexar Goods use 100% Genuine English Bridle Leather for our carry straps. This type of leather is finished using a one of the oldest tanning techniques, known as “vegetable tanned”. This tanning process uses vegetable materials derived from tree bark and other various plants and is drum dyed with waxes and tallows in order to give a beautifully finished and great feeling leather. This English bridle leather is available on all of the Bexar Goods Co. shoulder straps and The Porter series and The Shiner series.