About HIKERS® Suspenders
How We Got Started
Our beer-loving team tinkered with prototypes for weeks using duct tape and staplers before landing on the original HIKERS® suspenders design. Don’t let your kids skip arts and crafts. Those skills are handy.
But wait. We’re getting ahead of ourselves. The whole thing started with the following realization...
Belts don’t work and they can even be bad for your health. We need to keep our pants pulled up. Not cinched on. They often require adjusting during the day. Belts add weight to your pants while trying to keep them up at the same time. Maybe not the most intelligent design.
On the other hand, suspenders are about as modern day as an 8-track in a Ford Pinto. They’re bulky and slow to take on and off. Many folks just aren’t into the suspenders look, including us.
It’s high time for an innovative suspenders solution.
Seeing that we're highly motivated by the desire to stock our fridge with good local beers, we’re basically a non-profit.
Our Crack Team
HIKERS® Co. is operated by its founders in Northern California. It's a family affair, a true Mom & Pop. Matt & Melissa Morgan have been working together for over 20 years, and somehow they still get along.
Matt Morgan - Founder & CEO
This whole thing was Matt's idea. Frustrated with his belt, he woke up one morning and got crafty with a dog leash and a carabineer. After wearing that thing around for weeks, he used his decades-long experience in the apparel industry to make HIKERS® a product for everyone. Matt spends most of his time working on product and brand development.
Melissa Morgan - Operations Director
As the person in this duo who gets the day-to-day done, Melissa focuses on all the details. If you've emailed our customer support, chances are she's helped you. She also uses her background to build the website and write and edit all of the company's marketing material.