Our Journey

We design, we test, we adapt, right here in New Zealand

We were born in New Zealand – a breathtaking country where isolation breeds innovation and the hunger to explore

For 30 years, we have designed our gear to take on the rugged landscapes of our homeland and to outfit the adventurous spirit of our people.

With Kiwi ingenuity, and an open mind, we continuously adapt our gear to endure different weather conditions, diverse terrains, and the everchanging needs of travellers.

We act with people and the planet in mind – from the creative minds of our designers, to the careful hands of our suppliers, to the backs of our customers all around the world.

We believe that adventure begins when you pack your bag.

We are Kathmandu.


We’ve been dedicated to sustainable business practices and positive social impact for more than 30 years.


Our People

We’re adventurers, explorers and travellers - every one of us. From our team in-store to our brand ambassadors, athletes and Summit Club members, we share a curiosity for the world we love to explore.

We love the challenges that come our way, and we choose gear that enable us to adapt and thrive in any terrain and climate.