About Us

At Air Down Gear Up, we pride ourselves in creating the highest quality storage, drawer, sleeper, and expedition systems you can buy. By utilizing the best industrial manufacturing technology including 3D printing, water jet cutting and CNC Machining paired with CAD design, our systems are designed to perform for the life of your vehicle. 

We are proudly 100% made in the USA, and offer a lifetime satisfaction guarantee on all our products. We are committed to providing the best possible customer experience. You will receive actual support from a real person (likely one of the owners!) as you work through your purchase, installation and usage of your system. 

Air Down Gear Up was founded by two engineers with a passion for vehicle-based adventure travel. While traveling extensively in 100 Series Landcruisers, it quickly became apparent that  a sleeping platform with storage for gear would hugely improve our adventure experiences. We tried to buy something, but to our surprise couldn't find exactly what we were looking for!  With a background specifically in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, the solution was simple: we'd design and manufacture our own! This has since expanded to many different product offerings across a variety of vehicles. We look forward to continuing to provide high quality solutions for all your vehicle storage needs! 


Toyota Landcruiser 4Runner Sequoia, FJ Cruiser and GX drawer and sleeping systems Toyota Landcruiser 4Runner Sequoia, FJ Cruiser and GX drawer and sleeping systems Toyota Landcruiser 4Runner Sequoia, FJ Cruiser and GX drawer and sleeping systems


The Founders:

Andy Jacobson

I've been a vehicle enthusiast since I was a toddler obsessing over big construction equipment. If it moves, I'm interested in it. If it's got 4 wheels, all the better. From vintage to modern, rock crawler to race car I can appreciate it all.

The design of moving functional things drove me towards mechanical engineering.

After spending over a decade in corporate engineering roles, I am ecstatic to have helped create a business where I can blend my own mechanical design with my passion for vehicle adventure travel - aka overlanding. Throw in the entrepreneurial excitement that comes from creating a company from the ground up and I end up feeling like I won the lottery most days.

I feel a sincere sense of gratitude for every order that hits our inbox. Every one is a chance to delight a customer with what we've built and help somebody else enjoy the beautiful world we all live in.

Kyle Bell