Buckaroo is the leading brand when it comes to Tool Belts for Professional Tradies. Key for the company – which is now recognised as the market leader – has been ensuring Buckaroo products remain entirely Australian made, by keeping the business family-owned and operated, and creating and maintaining strong relationships with reselling customers.
Owner and Managing Director of Buckaroo is the enthusiastic Tanya Van Der Water, daughter of Buckaroo’s founder, Ken Van Der Water. In 1971 Ken began making small leather goods, trading as The Leather Nook.
He was a one man show focusing on general leather craft and completed one-off orders for handbags, wallets, sandals and belts with an emphasis on making the best leather products on the market. The company diversified when cheap imports flooded the country in the 90’s.
Buckaroo is an Aussie manufacturer like no other and has developed its own unique approach to training staff. The company has created a one of a kind traineeship for its younger team members, allowing them to be trained in leatherwork, on the job, whilst also completing theoretical studies on the premises with the guidance of a TAFE teacher.
Using non-leather materials is also now an important part of the business. Buckaroo believes there’s a misconception that leather is always best, and they are constantly looking for better high performance materials. Given that leather needs to be maintained for longevity, Buckaroo have developed a way of producing products that can be chucked in the back of the ute, or left in the rain and they will still last years to come. Their quality leathers are still sourced from local Australian tanneries as have been the case throughout the company’s history.
Product development is always a priority for Buckaroo. The company chooses to work with tradies to develop new concepts and trial new products. They welcome feedback and the opportunity to work with anyone who needs a solution to their tool storage problem.
100% Australian Made and Owned, Buckaroo offer a unique opportunity for wearers to ‘Build Your Own Belt™’. Tradies can choose from over 100 different tool holders and nailbags to create the perfect set up, regardless of their trade.
The Signature Back Support Tradesman’s Belt is what Buckaroo is known for. Padded with Aussie Merino wool felt and manufactured using high performance materials to ensure durability. The Signature Belt is available in a range of waist sizes to ensure tradies get the benefit of the built in back support.
All Buckaroo products come with a Lifetime Warranty. Product details need to be registered on the Buckaroo website within 3 months to qualify.