The Grand Trunk Story
Named for one of Asia's oldest and longest roads, Grand Trunk was founded in 2001 by Jon Neff and Kevin Kaiser after their personal adventures intersected on a small island in Thailand. Their shared passion for travel and adventure is the driving force behind everything you see here today – and tomorrow.
"We knew nothing about manufacturing or retail. We didn't even know what we were going to call our new business. Actually, at the time we didn’t even know we’d have a business. We just knew we wanted to get people off the ground, travel, share new experiences, and if we could design gear for the road, we could inspire others to step outside their comfort zone."
Goods for the Road
Grand Trunk began with the simple idea of keeping people off the ground. It has since expanded and evolved to offer a growing line of adventure gear that makes it easier to keep going. Hiking, camping, beach or travel, all of our products are purpose-built to both inspire and stand up to a lifetime of adventure.
The Grand Trunk Mission
More than 2,000 years ago, the Grand Trunk Road connected East and West. And all along the way, trees were planted to give shade to those who traveled it. Today, the Grand Trunk mission is to connect you with whatever your destinations may be while making your journey as comfortable as possible along the way.
"We promise we will continue to stay true to what made us start this business: a commitment to durable, fun,and functional products we would buy ourselves."