Our company was founded in 2015 when we decided to pack our bags for one last hurrah in Southeast Asia before preparing for grad school. From motor biking in the rain to getting down and dirty while volunteering at elephant sanctuaries, we came back to the United States with memories to last a lifetime – but travel gear that didn’t last through our wild month-long adventure.
On our flight back, we were so bummed to be headed back to reality. After traveling through Southeast Asia, we decided we still wanted to keep the adventure going–and instead of preparing for grad school interviews, dropped that career path and began preparing ideas to start our own company and bring quality gear to market that we wish we had while traveling through the downpour season of Southeast Asia.
The earth pak brand began with one order of just 700 dry bags and the $5k we had in our savings account. With no crowdfunding or investors, we bootstrapped to bring to life gear that was sourced with the highest-quality materials.
Our first batch of Original Dry Bags hit the market in July 2015. As we continued to receive positive reviews about our first dry bags, we began building a fan base. People embraced our dry bags for not just traditional outdoor activities like fishing and hunting, but for more modern activities such as adventure sports, hiking, camping, photography, and more.
We had the beginning of a brand that customers began to go to for dry bags. So, we rolled up our sleeves to evolve our product. With more sizes and colors and growing popularity, earth pak hit the $1 million milestone in October 2016. By the next spring, we’d started expanding our product line.
At earth pak, we’re evolving rapidly – and are anything but a traditional outdoor and sporting goods company. We’re motivated by a new era of modern outdoor enthusiasts driven by curiosity and a desire to connect with nature – and share it with each other. From travelers to adventure-seekers, content creators to athletes, we’ve sold hundreds of thousands of bags that are being used across all 7 continents – and we’re just getting started.
We’re continuing to develop new products keeping in mind the modern outdoor enthusiast, and are here to give you gear that not just inspires you to travel to new places but more importantly, makes earth pak a part of your outdoor lifestyle.