About Us


Jacks ‘R’ Better is a cottage outdoor gear manufacturer. We produce high-quality quilts, hammocks, tarps, and other gear. All JRB products are proudly Made in the USA.

We started in 2004 making the first hammock underquilt and top quilt years before anyone else. We continue to constantly refine and update our products based on our experience and the feedback we receive from customers.

Jacks R Better quilts have completed countless thru-hikes of the AT, PCT, and CDT. Every year since 2004 we have attended Trail Days in Damascus Virginia to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

Our gear is extremely popular with ultra-light backpackers, thru-hikers, and campers in general. All Jacks ‘R’ Better products carry a satisfaction guarantee and a one-year warranty on material and craftsmanship. We enjoy a great reputation for unique, top-quality products at super value and excellent customer service. The many reviews of our quilts and tarp bear witness to our leadership and value.

About the Owners

Over a decade ago Don had the pleasure of meeting The Jacks at a hammock hang, a few months later we did our first of many AT section hikes together. The Jacks have become friends, mentors, and family. Years prior to meeting The Jacks Don met Dave at a Viking funeral for a goldfish (true story Don had black powder and canon fuel, Dave had a lighter), we quickly became friends and each other’s bad influence.

In 2018 when the Jacks decided to move on to new adventures and offered us the opportunity to leave our old careers and do something we are passionate about we jumped at the chance! It is an honor to be the next part of the Jacks R Better story! We look forward to providing great customer service, fast shipping, quality products, and new surprises.

Our Philosophy

We design and manufacture quality products using quality materials and craftsmanship in the USA.

Same or next-day shipping is our standard for in-stock products. Made-to-order products ship within 5-10 days.

We take pride in our products and our customer service. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, let us know and we will make every effort to remedy the situation.

About the Founders

Jack (Peter Pan) and Jack (Smee)

Jack Tier (left) & Jack Myers (right) are retired Army officers with a combined 50 years of active duty military service. They began hiking together in 2002, started making some of their own gear, and formed Jacks ‘R’ Better in 2004.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.