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For nearly 40 years Atlas 46 founder and owner, John Carver, oversaw the daily operations of a company that was THE world leader in the production of top-quality individual equipment products for the military, homeland security, and law enforcement agencies.


John Carver and his mother, Lorene Pyles, began operations in the basement of her St. Louis, Missouri home in 1974 where they produced nylon gear for motorcycle racing, including assorted bags, fanny packs, motocross pants, and a variety of other packs.


In 1977, the company redirected its product focus to fill a noticeable void in the availability of quality tactical nylon products for military and law enforcement. Relying on the knowledge and experience gained in conceivably the toughest personal goods environment readily positions Atlas 46 as a front runner to lead the next evolution in the highly demanding world of personal work-wear goods.


Innovative designs.

At Atlas 46 we understand the importance of maintaining the highest standards of quality and innovative design. Atlas 46 products are conceived and produced with the end user’s wants and needs in mind. Understanding our customers will settle for nothing less than the best drives product development from the very beginning.


Our mission to provide the highest quality goods possible is evident in the materials and craftsmanship that goes into every product we make. Relying heavily on our rich history of supplying top quality goods for the military and law enforcement community gives Atlas 46 the experience needed to create new equipment to meet our customers’ unique needs. Every Atlas 46 product is subject to the strictest quality standards.



Drawing on our experience of providing combat proven, industry-leading quality, Atlas 46 understands the demands placed on individual equipment products. We understand that our products need to be as reliable and durable as the professionals that depend on them every day. This understanding is exactly why Atlas 46 is committed to offering the highest quality goods designed to stand the test of time.

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