A story that is probably similar to yours

I grew up in small town Texas, although I'm not sure you could call where I'm from a "town" as it's never even had a stop light. My Mom would give me a dollar in the morning, just enough to buy a Dr Pepper and a candy bar at the convenience store, and I'd be off. My time was spent outside, sneaking into the peanut mill, building tree houses, catching crawdads to sell, lighting things on fire, and mowing yards for money.

As I got older, graduated from school, got married, and moved away to much bigger places, I found myself far away from the life of adventure that I spent so many years dreaming about. One day my wife and I discovered we had both been thinking ... This is not the kind of life we imagined we'd have. We wanted a fulfilling life instead of the one everyone else expected us to live. We had the choice, or option, to show our kids how to dream big, put ourselves out there, no matter how big or little it seemed.

After 12 years in federal law enforcement, I quit my job, moved, and started a shop that would give others what they needed to dream big, put themselves out there, and to pursue adventure. Because here at Option Gray, we believe that adventure is not just the big bucket list trip you take. It's also in the small things. It's about pursuing adventure every day.


Adventure is waking up early Saturday morning to go fishing on a new lake, taking your family car camping, heading off on the trails at a nearby state or national park, or running your first 5k. It's also the journey that leads up to that big trip. 


Option Gray is a gear shop with education, inspiration, and tools for everyday adventure.


I started Option Gray in 2014 to bring you the best gear, from both the big guys and the small, emerging artisans. Enjoy free shipping on over 250+products (with most other products shipping to U.S. addresses for $3.50), free returns from U.S. addresses and the best customer service.

We're here to support you in your quest to be intentional about living an adventurous life.


Option Gray Founder


Where we are

Option Gray is a Stephenville, Texas-based company. Don't know where Stephenville is? Located in North Texas, it's a booming college town that offers the conveniences of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex while staying true to its small town, cowboy roots. We love it here.