Alpine Leisure Co.

Lauren Sussi owner and founder of Alpine Leisure Co. sent us out one sharp looking reel cover. Made in the U.S.A and made from locally sourced materials this thing is built to last. Measuring around 5″x 5″ closed this has a small enough footprint where you can wear it on your belt or lash it on a bag and not really know it’s there due to it’s super lightweight feel.

The APEX Reel Pouch is a highly functional pouch made from a waterproof 1.6 oz SilPoly fabric. Complete with a 1 inch D-Ring and belts-loops on the backside of the pouch to allow you to use it as a rod holder while you’re out on the water. The 2-inch velcro enclosure gives you the option to adjust to a larger or smaller reel and rod handle. Two Sizes available: Small and Large.  Made in the USA by Veteran Hands!


  • Protects Reel and Rod Handle

  • Doubles as an “On the Hip” Rod Holder

  • 1.6 oz SilPoly Material

  • Water-Resistant

  • 1 Inch D-Ring

  • 2 3/4″ Beltloops

  • 2″ X 2″ Velcro Enclosure

  • Two Sizes:

    • Small (up to 4″ Diameter x 2″ Wide)

    • Large (up to 6″ Diameter x 2″ Wide)

Here is a little bio about Lauren in his own words.

“I started my company in 2016 sort of by accident. I bought a grand trunk hammock online and didn’t like the feel of it so I made my own out of some 1.9 ounce ripstop nylon fabric that I had laying around. I showed a couple of good buddies my hammock I had made and they both wanted one. I slowly started selling them to my friends and it quickly replaced the custom men’s jeans that I had been making to support myself for years. Additionally, I’ve been a full time student at the Art Institute of Raleigh Durham the whole time I’ve been operating my business, and now have finally finished up school and will have more time to focus on developing new products and marketing and other aspects of the business.
   As far as fishing goes, I started on the fly when I was 8 and fished only dries until I was 24. Growing up in central Idaho, I was spoiled by different species of trout and clean high mountain rivers, streams, and lakes. Now that I live in North Carolina, I do most of my fishing either in the western part of the state, around Boone and the Pisgah National Forest, and on the coast for salt water species. I intend to expand more into the fly fishing world and find a way to bring hammocking and fly fishing together, in a way that makes sense and that hasn’t been done before.”

Alpine Leisure Company’s goal is to offer lightweight, long-lasting products that are manufactured in the USA, from locally sourced materials, that will benefit the community as well as positively impact the environment.

Thanks again Lauren.

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