Gear for Good®

Our Gear for Good® promise is to make durable gear as ethically and sustainably as possible, and to use our company as a way to support communities in need. Founder Davis Smith grew up throughout Latin America, where he saw first-hand the hardship resulting from unequal access to opportunity. He has since dedicated himself to using business as a force for good in order to address the inequality he witnessed during his childhood.

Investing in Cotopaxi

When we first met Cotopaxi, we were inspired by the founder’s mission to impact people’s lives while disrupting a large industry. Their mission to alleviate poverty by making the best outdoor products for a more diverse outdoor consumer, and to inspire adventure, was one that immediately resonated with us. The company was in its infancy when we first invested, and it goes to show how talented people, who are united by a common purpose bigger than themselves, can not only build a great business, but make a profound impact on the lives of millions of people.

Founded in 2014, Cotopaxi has the capacity to become a globally recognized brand by focusing on its operational excellence, promoting its people-first culture, and growing its online presence. The team will continue to be a purpose-driven leader in the active lifestyle category with unparalleled customer loyalty and company values. As a certified B Corporation with numerous nonprofit partnerships, Cotopaxi is a testament that business can be used for social, environmental, and economic good.