Our company's roots go back more than 23 years, as company founder "Coach Curtis" Medlen helped pioneer a revolution in the athletic bag industry - from duffel bags to "sport-specific" bags - when he created (and patented) the world's first Basketball Bag.
The year was 1994, Tupac was the King of Rap, SHAQ was coming up fast, playing for the Orlando Magic, and Michael Jordan was entering the apex of his iconic career. Coach Curtis's revolutionary basketball bag design included the first-ever ball compartment and (insulated) drink bottle pocket on bags (see US Pat D363,600).
Coach Curtis and his partner at the time began having his proprietary basketball bag and other sport-specific bags manufactured overseas and imported them to sell throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and several other International markets.
Many NBA and college players used and loved his bags. Coach Curtis also became a preferred vendor supplying tens of thousands of sport-specific bags to corporations such as Coke, Pepsi, Miller Brewing, and Dr Pepper/7UP as well to sports camps and Spokane Hoopfest - the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the planet!
Now, his original basketball bag design and New! Player Backpack are being MADE IN THE U.S.A. and offered here exclusively with an industry leading no-questions-asked LIFETIME WARRANTY.
APEX BAGS are NOT AVAILABLE in stores.
- Better designs.
- Better quality.
- Better bags.
If you play, you'll know!™