... that our surfboards, SUPs and especially our prone paddleboards, were getting abused in transport by cheap, poorly made and generally inferior straps. So we threw the skinny straps away, and got to work making our own; the best, most serious, most reliable tie downs possible.

We tried out dozens of different strap materials, different widths and densities. We rejected evil metal buckles and found user friendly, heavy-duty Acetal buckles with no moving parts. We searched and searched until we found an industrial sew shop (in our own neighborhood) that cares about quality and craftsmanship.

We built scores of samples, gave them to friends, tested them on road trips up and down California, and took them on extended surf safaris deep into mainland Mexico. Finally, we

had tie downs worthy of our boards. Now, we are proud to offer them to you. In the coming years, we hope to bring you more innovative products that enhance your paddling and surfing experiences.

Why the name Mile 22? It was September of 2009 at the Fall Classic, the 22 mile paddleboard race from South Shore Lake Tahoe to the North Shore. Paddling an unlimited prone board, Mike (Mile 22 owner) left the South Shore with a 5 hour grind ahead. He told himself that by the end of the race, he’d decide on a name for his built-in-the-garage company. It came to him at 4 hours and 45 minutes, just before crossing the finish line.

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