This podcast episode was originally recorded on February 13, 2017. Since Bradley Mountain is a part of our current giveaway we wanted to bring this episode back from the archives. We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with founder Tyler Axtell talking about how and why he started Bradley Mountain.
Josh sits down with Bradley Mountain founder Tyler Axtell. Tyler created his first bag early while attending college; in his spare time, he would make bags and work with his hands as a way to unwind. Now, Bradley Mountain is a lifestyle brand that exists to inspire the creators, makers, and innovators of the world. Their bags and leather goods are made by hand from their home base in sunny San Diego, California. Follow along as Tyler lays out his journey in this week's episode of The ReddyYeti Podcast
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