Get to know us.
Believe in Adventure
Adventure helps us see the world and inspires us to make it better. That’s why we started Cotopaxi. We believe we can make a positive impact on people’s lives through the products and experiences we create.
In 2013, Davis Smith and a small group of designers and entrepreneurs started Cotopaxi. A lot has changed since the founders’ first meeting in a small cabin in Utah, but the goal remains the same: make great gear, and help alleviate poverty.
Gear For Good
We obsess over the quality of our products. Everything we make meets rigorous design standards, providing users with gear that’s elegant, timeless, and deceptively simple.
The tagline Gear For Good encompasses a promise that we’ll make gear that lasts and strive to make the world a better place.
Giving is at the core of our business model. Each year, we designate 2% of revenue to help alleviate poverty around the world. Through sustainable product design and targeted grantmaking, we’re committed to creating a positive social impact. Learn more about our grantmaking here.
Certified B Corporation
Cotopaxi has joined the B Corp community, a group of companies focused on using business as a force for social, environmental, and economic good. The B Corp model provides best-in-class standards and processes that help us ensure we are always fulfilling our mission and elevating our work. More here.
Guaranteed For Good
Cotopaxi products are guaranteed to last 61 years—the average lifespan of a person living in the developing world. If there’s a problem with your product, we’ll gladly exchange it, get you a replacement, or repair the item in-house.