Humble Beginnings

Yeah, we could sit here and brag about how we were the first to think of this idea, but we all know that isn't true. If you're reading this now, you know you also had the idea -   separate and independently from everyone else in the world - about how god-damn good the smell of 2-stroke exhaust is. That's why you're here.

It started as a joke almost 20 years ago. After chainsawing for the day maybe we'd each go home and tell our spouses how great we smelled. Some of our spouses liked it, most didn't. Others of us would go out to the bars and you could just tell how much that manly smell turned on the gals. Crazy as it sounds, we even had friends that ran their saw for a bit before heading out on the town.

After 10 years, the joke morphed more into a dream; maybe even call it a vision. We started saying, "We've really got to make a 2-Stroke Cologne, at least SOMEONE has to", but we had no idea where to start. We're simple guys that live in Montana. We didn't know any perfumers.

We have a rule that 'you say what you do and do what you say'. It doesn't matter much if it's a stupid idea. So we launched a Kickstarter campaign in the autumn of 2015 with the intent of showing ourselves just how stupid an idea it was. And yes, it failed; not because of the idea, but because we didn't know a thing about social media. The surprise was the outpouring of support and encouragement from people all over the world. It was amazing!

Your support is what kept us going these past years through the maze of design, production and distribution. Crazy to think we only finished our first production in the summer of 2018, but we think it's been worth the wait. It's something we're proud of and we hope you will be too.

Welcome to Team Two-Stroke. Wear it with pride.