About Us

On March 19, 2008 I began uploading potato quality home videos to a new website called YouTube. This developed over the years and in 2017 I discovered a passion for making outdoor edits with an emphasis on kayak camping. I was hooked after rampaging down the Medina River for the first time and wanted to share that experience with the world. The river adventures were incredible, exploring veins of public land in an otherwise inaccessible place. Showing rustic exploration in a state known for little public land would surely inspire others to get out in their home region.

There was one key piece of gear that was brought on every mission, dry bags. We found this type of equipment to be essential for protecting the integrity of our gear while charging through remote places. But after purchasing 10+ dry bags at various price points and feature sets, I got to thinking…How could this be done better?

Remote Designs was established to deliver dry bags that contained premium features and durable materials at a compelling price. Excellent premium options certainly existed, but those came at a cost that got me razzed in the comment sections of my videos. Thanks guys! haha

In 2020, the Remote Designs Dry Backpack and 20L Roll Top were launched with overwhelming support from the community. You all are astounding and I am so thankful! After quickly running through stock I was inspired to expand the lineup and began product development on the waterproof hip pack.

With each product launch I aim to deliver functionality and durability. After all, Remote Designs mission is to encourage everyone to explore their backyard and beyond.

Kayak camping created lifelong friends, took me to places I never thought I’d go, and taught me a lot about myself. It is the driving reason why Remote Designs exists. My goal is to encourage others to find their appreciation for the outdoors which can help reach fulfillment in life. Time to unlock new terrain!

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Heraclitus

- Gatewood Brown, Founder of Remote Designs LLC