WHAT we do and why we do it
Our mission is to design, manufacture and sell innovative products that increase opportunities for and enjoyment of human powered outdoor activities while benefitting our global community. Simple as that.
At Kahtoola, we combine our love for the outdoors with our love for technology and design. This formula results in products that we believe will exceed every expectation you have and help outdoor enthusiasts achieve a new level of adventure. We’re convinced a healthy mind is fueled bu an active lifestyle, and Kahtoola can help you achieve your goals, weather you’re running an ultra marathon, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or walking your dog. We use our gear, our children use our gear and our super athlete heros use our gear.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Deeply inspired by the Tibetan culture, Kahtoola Founder Danny Giovale came across the word Kahtoola while looking through a book about the Tibetan language. Kahtoola means directly. It resonated with Danny immediately and thus became the name and essence of the company and product line. Appropriately, at Kahtoola, we get outdoor enthusiasts directly where they want to go. And each sale directly benefits indigenous mountain cultures and the environment.
At the heart of our very existence is the need to create solutions to outdoor challenges. We embrace discovery and don’t mind an uphill climb to get there. Our aim is to develop best-in-class products that equip you for success and enable you to do more than you otherwise could .
All of us at Kahtoola Field-test and stand by our gear. We back up our products with excellent service and warranties. The Kahtoola company culture honors each person to be his or her own authority, to contribute to the collective goals of the company, to be fair in all interactions and to excel at work and life.
From the beginning, we have been determined to make our company a force for good by, providing quality products that get people outdoors, integrating company values into every facet of the business and addressing unmet needs in the world by contributing a portion of our sales through our Kahtoola for the People advisory board, to support indigenous mountain cultures primarily in the Himalayan region. Learn more about Kahtoola for the People.
We exist for the purpose of enabling human-powered outdoor activities. With a passion for the outdoors and the benefit of people everywhere, our gear is made to be strong, reliable and comfortable. The outdoors is our playground and we’re designing solutions so everyone can participate!
Positive relationships and heart-felt connections among associates, retailers, customers and the community are the keys to our success. We value people over products, and we LOVE our products. We value your commitment to us and your feedback makes our products better, stronger and step ahead of the competition.