Alabama Living

May 12 2016

frogg toggs® was founded in 1996 in Guntersville, Alabama. As the business grew, we were forced to relocate to the top of Georgia Mountain between Guntersville and Arab. After a few years at this location, our growth once again prompted us to search for new facilities. When frogg toggs® finally found its “forever home”, it was on the outskirts of Arab, Alabama. Being able to locate the headquarters for frogg toggs® in the town that we call home is a blessing to us.

frogg toggs® manufactures and distributes rainwear, waders, footwear, personal cooling products, and accessories. We serve several industries including fresh and saltwater fishing, motorcycle, agricultural, hunting, outdoor sports, team sports, running and cycling, and general fitness to name a few. Our raingear offerings retail between $9 and $300 and include products made from 8 fabric groups and include over 45 unique product designs. The wadewear line includes hunting and fishing waders, chest and hip waders, wading shoes, and wading jackets and vests. The wadewear line utilizes breathable, neoprene, canvas and rubber fabric groups and includes 25 waders, 11 jackets and vest, and over one dozen wading shoe styles. Personal cooling products include the Chilly Pad cooling towel and several variants thereof, cooling caps, and several other accessories designed to help keep you cool. Our accessory line includes waterproof caps and hats, waterproof boots, gloves, patch and repair kits, and several other items designed to make your outdoor activities more enjoyable.

frogg toggs® currently employees approximately 70 full time and temp employees in its Arab facilities, which encompass some 225,000 square feet of warehouse and office space.

The frogg toggs® brand started with an idea to provide an affordable, breathable rainsuit to a market that was not being served by available products. Our goal was to keep common folks comfortable in their outdoor environments. We did not approach this by cheapening an existing product. We created a new and unique fabric that provided the properties we wanted to provide our customers at a price that made it affordable to the masses. Our goal was not to compete with an existing market presence, but to go after the dollars that had never been spent in the rain gear category. From this simple idea and single product has evolved one of the best known brands in outdoor apparel.

To outdoorsmen and women, the name frogg toggs® means trust, affordability, and protection. Our customers depend on our gear to get them through anything Mother Nature can throw their way on a day spent off the beaten path. frogg toggs® has been providing affordable foul-weather and cooling gear to active outdoorsmen for 19 years and continues to strengthen and expand its product offerings each year.

Serious outdoor addicts are attracted to frogg toggs® because of their availability and affordability. They stick with frogg toggs® because they work. With 8 fabric families and over 45 product choices in the rain gear line alone, frogg toggs® can provide a style and feature set to please any outdoor lifestyle. There is a product selection for any customer base, whether it’s work or play.

frogg toggs® carries the same affordable quality philosophy to the wadewear market and is one of the premier names in waders and wadewear accessories. Providing affordable comfort and protection to hunters, fishermen, and the workplace for over 12 years, frogg toggs® hunting and fishing waders are the obvious choice for sportsmen in the market for premium waders of all kinds. frogg toggs® provides a full line of wader options. Rubber, Canvas, Neoprene, PVC, and breathable waders in fishing colors and several camo options are available. frogg toggs® also provides many options in wading shoes, wading jackets and vests, and associated accessories and patch kits.

Designed by outdoorsmen, made to take on Mother Nature and the outdoors, and making products affordable for folks just like us, frogg toggs® has been keeping the world warm and dry since 1996. And remember, it’s the only frogg that won’t leak on you.

frogg toggs® owes a great deal of its success to its location. Arab, Alabama provides a great labor pool, easy access to major interstates, no traffic congestion, ample recreation opportunities, and one of the best school systems in the entire state. Arab also provides a community-minded police force, a well-established religious infrastructure serving a diversity of denominations and beliefs, and a true small-town atmosphere. Occasionally, you have to look outside of our area for an employee with a specific skill set, but that is a tradeoff we are willing to accept.

Arab is situated just south of the Tennessee River Valley and is surrounded on all sides by an abundance of natural beauty. Lake Guntersville and the Guntersville Sate Park to the East, Monte Sano to our north, Lewis Smith Lake to our west, green, rolling hills, forests, and pastures to the south. Being two and a half hours from Nashville, three hours from Atlanta, 6 hours from the panhandle beaches, and 4 hours from the middle of the Great Smoky Mountains mean living in Arab puts you within an easy drive of diverse cultural, entertainment, and vacation opportunities. Shopping, fine dining, and entertainment are available locally and also just 30 minutes away in Huntsville, Alabama. Living in Arab gives you immediate access to the city without the stress of city living. We could not imagine having our business located anywhere else. This is home.