About Us

Because rubber men have more fun!

From and for the men of Metro Vancouver, our visitors, friends and admirers into the gorgeous tight shiny stuff, we are a social group that meets in a fun, relaxed setting for sexy gear play and brotherhood once a month, scheduled play parties, meet ups together before or after other kink events, providing opportunities to build our own kink community and make some rubber buddies along the way. We hold our own or co-hosted fetish nights, bar crawls, games nights, lend our equipment and provide demonstrations, wear rubber to cotton events just to keep everyone on guard, join in the pride parade, give away free gear, raise money for charity and of course help host hundreds of rubbermen from all over the globe for the annual Rubbout rubber and fetish weekend.

Questions? Please send an email to vanrubbermen@gmail.com, request to join the Closed Vancouver Rubbermen group on Facebook, fill in the Contact Form on the Contact Us page to be added to the mailing list, start a @vanrubbermen conversation on Twitter; all of these are avenues where you can join the discussion.

VRM was created to fill a need in Metro Vancouver. As Rubbout has grown to become the significant gay fetish continental event it is today, for the local rubbermen, bringing out the latex and rubber once a year was not enough engagement to establish a solid men's rubber community here, though there has and remains to be a demand for it.

Reid Dalgleish (aka Rubber Canuck) originally started the Vancouver Rubbermen with this idea of year-round gear availability and community visibility back in 2014 after Rubbout 23. After having been to rubber events around North America and Europe, he was convinced that there was a big enough community in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest to start a legitimate club here.

Having year-round visibility of the rubber community will attract more guys to it. Being able to expose new and curious men to rubber gear and play in a safe and knowledgeable environment is how you build lasting relationships with rubber and with other rubbermen!

In 2019, VRM is setting up to become a legitimate club with paid memberships and subsequent benefits. VRM also wants to legitimately buy its own equipment through various fundraising drives so that play equipment is available for all members to use, lessening the dependency on and risks of using individual members' equipment which they have to clean, maintain and repair on their own dime and time. At some point in the future, a large and dynamic rubber club in Vancouver just might even take over the organizational responsibilities of Rubbout and other sizable rubber events here!

As the club grows, with numbers also comes variety...VRM would like to do more varied activities in more places. As a member of the club, you have the ability to influence the direction and purpose of it. If you have some ideas of activities or venues you think could or would host a Vancouver Rubbermen event in your area, let us know! Never forget that club growth, success, and health hinges on the involvement and commitment of the club members themselves.

In the past, we have been involved in various events such as Vancouver Fetish Weekend, marching in Vancouver Pride under the VRM banner, running a demo booth at New Westminster Pride, and hosting many Rubbout and Vancouver Men in Leather demos and parties including the Demo Pit at Rubbout 2019: Illuminate. What would you like to see us do in rubber in 2019?

Typically we do not have Meet + Play socials in the summer June through to September. The events run from October through to April each year!

There is some discussion about VRM hosting a future Mr. Vancouver Rubber or Mr. Northwest Rubber title that would vie for a Pacific Rubber title going on to Mister International Rubber, which takes place in Chicago every November. A group of guys in Los Angeles/Long Beach are resurrecting the Mr. West Coast Rubber title in southern California 2019. We are working with this group, along with our fraternal rubbermen organizations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to assess the future feasibility of title runs on the West Coast. If you've ever dreamed of representing Vancouver and the region with a rubberman title, this may be a great opportunity for you!