The company launched in 1989 with a dedication to manufacturing athletic bags. We found success making custom team bags for schools and clubs.
One of the bigger markets Sportwaves first entered was Baseball and Softball, played year round with a need for high quality athletic gear. Sportwaves grew, fine-tuning our products for ball clubs.
Sportwaves developed bat bags, with compartments (a shelf) for helmets, a ventilating shoe pocket, and a padded bat compartment. When we added wheels, they really started jumping out the door, fully customized for teams. We created a great backpack called the Renegade that many teams enjoy.
In the mid-2000’s, founder Herb Riehl became aware that many teams have a need to keep their equipment under control inside the dugout. Helmets and bats were lying everywhere.
Development began on the BatBob™ product line, with the vision of creating the perfect organizer for baseball and softball teams and individual athletes, to help keep the dugout more organized and free of haphazard equipment laying around, without much effort.
Enter the The BatBob and the HelmetBob, which used long cords that would hold bats for the whole team. Next was the BatBob Pro, used to hold all the equipment that an individual ball player uses.
After developing the BatBob, we needed a way to customize them for teams. The T-Shirt Bob was quickly born. It adds a second level of organization, and brings it to life.
However, we believe that players and teams should be able to hang more than just their bats. So we created the BatBob Pro, which has the same function of the BatBob with the added ability to hang your gloves and helmets at the same time!
We want to reach everyone who loves to get out in the sun and play ball, offering cool and innovative products that live up to the Sportwaves name. We pride ourselves in our personalized touch and taking care of our customers.