Kathmandu is proud to be a first-time sponsor at the 2019 BANFF Mountain Film Festival.

Offering versatile and sustainably made gear and apparel to travelers and adventurers around the world, being involved in the BANFF Mountain Film Festival is a chance for us to be inspired by what we see on the mountain. 


7,820 miles away from the sky-high peaks surrounding Banff, our origins lie in the rugged coastlines, towering mountains and endless plains of New Zealand.

With the snow-capped Kā Tiritiri o te Moana Mountain Range (otherwise known as the Southern Alps) calling to us from across the Canterbury Plains in the west, Kathmandu is proud to call Christchurch home. There is little wonder that we are inspired and led by nature.  

Wanderlust underpins life at Kathmandu. We believe that travel and adventure are the ultimate educators, and with that education comes a desire to use the tools we have available to look after the natural world. 

In 2019, Kathmandu was one of the largest outdoor companies globally to become a Certified B Corp

The B Corp assessment process measures a company’s performance in five categories: governance, workers, customers, community, and the environment. For customers, purchasing from a B Corp business means they can trust that we meet the highest standards of verified positive social and environmental impact.