Q: What does “Javran” mean?
A: It’s a coined word made by combining the owner’s name, Jan, with the Czech/Slovak word, “havran,” which means “raven” and has familial significance. Jan is originally from Maryland, which also has ties to ravens, i.e., Edgar Allan Poe and now the Baltimore Ravens. Paying homage to his heritage and the badassery of ravens made for a meaningful and unique brand name.
Q: How do you pronounce “Javran”?
A: While it's not the correct eastern European pronunciation, we say ‘JAV-rin’ to keep it simple.
Q: What is 1000D, 500D, 200D, etc.?
A: In simple terms, that refers to the thickness/weight of the fabric. The higher the number, the thicker, and coarser the fabric. The "D" stands for denier, a unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibers. 1 denier = 1 gram per 9000 meters. For reference, a strand of silk is about one denier.
Q: Will you always offer a certain fabric color/camo?
A: Not necessarily. Color options are subject to change at any time and without prior notice. For example, sometimes we acquire a color/camo that was a limitied run so once it's gone, it's gone for good. Additionally, we may opt to not restock a color due to lack of interest.
Q: I want something made in a color/fabric you dont list. Can you get it?
A: We can try! There may be a small materials procurement fee to bring in a new color. Contact us prior to ordering if you want to request a new fabric/color/piece of hardware.
Q: Can I get something embroidered on my bag?
A: Yes! Well, maybe. Not all artwork translates well into stitches. We can embroider something as simple as your initials, or something more complex like your logo/unit insignia. Do you want to label something as a first-aid kit? We could add a red, or subdued “+”. If you’d like an item embroidered, contact us prior to placing your order so we can discuss it.
Q: Can you do custom work?
A: Yes! All of our products are made-to-order so if you would like an existing product tweaked, or something entirely different we can probably make it happen. Contact us prior to placing your order. Have a sketch of your idea(s) ready.
Q: What is your turnaround time?
A: Due to the highly-customizable nature of Javran products, all items are made-to-order. Items are crafted as quickly as possible without sacrificing Javran's unrivaled attention-to-detail. Due to order volume and daddy duty (check out the About page), an order might take one week or it might take twelve weeks to be completed, it's hard to say. Because of this, turnaround time is NOT guaranteed. However, if you’re active MIL/LEO/GOV and in a rush, we may be able to expedite your order. Inquire about this prior to ordering to see if we can expedite your order.
Q: Some companies claim “made in USA” but actually only perform one minor step in the US. Do you outsource anything?
A: All Javran gear (excluding t-shirts) is 100% made in the USA. From the first thought about a new product, to the final stitch, it’s all done in Michigan. Everything is done in-house, even patches & embroidery.
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes, shipping rates are based on weight/dimensions. You can view real-time USPS shipping quotes in your shopping cart.
Q: Do you ship to APO addresses?