Who We Are
We are named Kulkea (cool-kee-ah), the Finnish word meaning “to go and travel.” Our goal is to free the adventurous spirit within all of us.
History In Motion
Kulkea was founded in 2009 by two New Englanders who reimagined adventure carry. Raised by a Finnish mother who survived the Winter War to venture the world, they learned the artistry of details, the value of perseverance and to eat-sleep-breathe adventure.
Kulkea was born when they saw a need to solve the shortcomings of traditional outdoor gear bags. Their pioneering prototype quickly became the go-to for avid skiers. Kulkea grew a cult following, standing for a renewed heritage of technically designed, premium gear bags that last for your adventure lifetime.
Kulkea is your key to adventure. We're about what liberates you.
Obsessively tested gear that mobilizes you to explore new frontiers. We relentlessly tinker until all of our products have innovative features, seamless organization and meticulous craftsmanship — so that you are free to seek the thrill of adventure.
Reclaim the wonder of being in motion. Everything we make is for your adventure lifetime, so that you only need to supply the passion to ascend windy summits, speed down gritty trails and explore the world.
What is SISU? It’s what drives us. The Finnish art of extraordinary determination is more than pure resilience. It’s getting a second wind and pushing further beyond the possibilities. Sisu inspires personal bests. Borders crumble to reveal your outermost adventures. At Kulkea, we are always pushing our products to achieve their ultimate potential, just like you.