Founded in 1988 by fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur David McCrane, Harbinger® swiftly became the brand of choice for weight lifters and strength trainers worldwide.
It began with an innovative Wrist-Stabilizing Glove. Originally intended to mitigate wrist injuries for skateboarders, McCrane quickly realized the benefit of his product for weight lifters. Teaming up with 8-time Mr. Olympia body builder Lee Haney, they pioneered Harbinger® as the source for high quality, carefully engineered gloves, belts and strength training accessories.
Since then, Harbinger®has expanded into weight lifting accessories, including wraps, straps and speed ropes. With proprietary technology and advanced design, Harbinger® drives the category and continues to deliver new, innovative products.
In the early days, David McCrane was working on the skateboarding industry. But over time, he found that more and more players have the need to provide wrist protection and support without compromising the skateboarding operation and using more stable wristbands. So he invented the first wristband glove in 1988, and the patented WristWrap glove was born.