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, the project was brought to life in early 2015, following a hiking expedition in New England's Guy Fawkes National Park.
What started as a conversation around the campfire evolved into the birth of the Kerouac Hammock, an ultra-light sleeping system designed to replace the burdensome tent and mat used by conventional campers. The mission behind the hammock project was to create a high-quality, minimalist product that allowed explorers to take their adventures beyond the current limits.
This objective has remained unchanged as the Alton Goods team continues to develop and produce high-quality equipment designed for exploration.
High Quality Equipment
We are committed to developing and producing equipment of the highest possible quality. Our reasons for this are twofold.
Firstly, we want to encourage adventurers to go beyond their current limits. Therefore, we stand by our products 100% and guarantee that they will survive in the world's most extreme conditions. This guarantee is backed by our Repair/Replacement policy.
Secondly, it is our responsibility as a business to produce equipment that does not need to be unnecessarily replaced. Buy ensuring that our products are high-quality and designed to last many years, we are making life better for our customers and for the environment.
Designed For Exploration
As we continue to develop and test new products we remain focused on addressing the desire to go lighter and go further. To achieve this function, our products must be high-quality, lightweight and minimalist in design. New equipment is trialled and tested according to these criteria with much of our development occurring out in the field on real expeditions.
We also continue to update and improve existing products based on our continued testing and as a result of customer feedback. We encourage customers to share their insights with us and be part of the product development journey.
Why We Exist
At Alton goods, we are building a community of everyday explorers. Like you, we are not satisfied with sitting down all day and breathing re-circulated air. Our happiness lies deep in the wilderness on other side exploration.
Our mission is to inspire and excite people to live fulfilling lives through the thrill of adventure.
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What people are saying about us...
'Alton Goods is fabulous - Quick and easy delivery and beautifully packaged. The product itself is great; lightweight, stylish and the best part is it can truly go up anywhere; removing the ordinary hassle required for hammock hanging. I relax in mine everyday! Couldn't recommend enough!!'
Julia - New Farm, QLD
'As someone who does a lot of hammock camping in some remote wilderness areas, having equipment that is strong, reliable, lightweight and easily packable is extremely important. My Alton Goods hammock is just that. Easily one of my favourite pieces of kit.'
Scott - Woronora, NSW
'Trustworthy, lightweight, comfortable and easy to assemble and pack up... perfect for an active and on the go lifestyle! Bought a hammock 6 months ago and take it everywhere with me. Delivery was reliable and on time with the hammock being beautifully packaged! Overall a high quality, practical and affordable product, would highly recommend to anyone for themselves or as a gift.'
Lucy - Paddington, QLD