Welcome to Hero Gear LLC. Our goal is to provide Patriotic / Combat themed Clothing & Gear while honoring the Warriors of our Armed Forces.
Hero Gear was founded on the belief of The Warrior’s code of honor and mindset. In life as in War you stand and fight for what is important. WE DO NOT RETREAT!
Hero Gear is a brand designed for the Veteran, Solider, Jiu-Jitsu athlete, Combat Athlete, Amateur competitor, Professional competitor, and Sports Lover.
Our passion for America, Military, Jiu-Jitsu and Combat Sports is combined with our commitment to honor the men and women of our armed forces.
Who we are
Jay Bunnell is a sixteen year Law Enforcement Officer in Connecticut. At an early age, Jay was taught to have a warrior mindset from his father who served in the United States Navy and his grandfather who served in the United States Army during World War II. Jay has been a student of the Martial Arts for the past 23 years. Jay has studied in the following disciplines: Judo, Russian Sambo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, Folk Style Wrestling, Western Boxing, Vale Tudo, Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Jay holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Master Hee il Cho under Master Alex Ziwak. Jay also holds the rank of Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Master Carlson Gracie, Jr. under Professor Fabio Araujo. He is a graduate of the Connecticut Police Academy, Southern Connecticut State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Public Health. Jay resides in Connecticut with his wife Lisa and their three children.
Bryan Donahue is a 3rd generation United States Marine. Discipline, drive and service to others were instilled in him at a young age. While in the Marine Corps, he was diagnosed with a chronic life threatening illness that has no cure, he credits his victory to his upbringing, the power of positive thought that the Marine Corps instilled in his mind along with the loyal support of family and friends. Bryan is the author of the book “On Borrowed Time, How I Built a Life While Beating Death”. He is a graduate of Avon Old Farms Prep School and earned a BS in Sociology from Southern CT State University. In addition to being a partner in Hero Gear, he is a motivational speaker, and he has been a successful senior mortgage banker for the past 14 years. Bryan Resides in North Haven, CT with his wife Lia and two children Lily and Brooks. He lives a life with NO REGRETS.