Behind the brand
Alton Goods was founded in South East Queensland, by two mates with an insatiable appetite for adventure. Inspired by a need to travel lighter and further, Matt Laraghy and Sam Schumann brought the project to life in early 2015, after returning from a through-hike expedition in New England's Guy Fawkes National Park.
What started as a conversation around an open fire evolved into the birth of the Kerouac Hammock, an ultralight sleeping system designed to replace the burdensome tent and mat used by conventional campers. The mission behind the Kerouac Hammock project was to create a high quality, minimalist product that allowed explorers to take their adventure beyond the current limits.
This objective has remained unchanged as the Alton Goods team continues to develop new products that will take adventurers further into the unknown.