The launch of the Kaidan collection v1.0 was a wild success, instantly selling out within just a couple minutes, and users logging tens of thousands of miles on their products. Seeing these Kaidan products out in the world, going above and beyond what they were intended to do, is truly how we measure the success of a project. So, together with Carryology, we decided to bring back the Kaidan, in a new and improved form, while offering it up in epic new colors too. A 3-piece travel combination built for a life of adventure. Made up of the GR2 34L, Bullet 15L, and GR2 Field Pocket built out of XPAC material.
“Kaidan” generally means “ghost story” or “rare exciting story”. But it’s the origins of these kaidan that are the important part. These were not written down. They were only acquired by word of mouth, during incredibly adventurous travels. Ultimately, when we travel we’re all out there searching for kaidan. We want to connect with people and learn their stories, experience our own adventures, and share all these stories with other travelers and loved ones back home. Kaidan are earned, gifted from human to human. And they’re earned when you’re out there on your journey, not in the safety of your living room.
The Carryology x GORUCK travel collection is designed to help you to find your own kaidan. And to help you leave your own kaidan behind.