Having always enjoyed time spent in the mountains, Hillsound founder CS Kang was inspired and forever changed when he moved to beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Kang was driven to open up a retail store dedicated to fellow outdoor lovers like himself. While opening and running the store, Kang explored as much of the natural landscapes that Canada’s Western-most province had to offer. Through personal product testing and interaction with Vancouver’s active outdoor community, Kang soon came to realize there was still so much gear that could be developed to better fit the B.C. outdoor enthusiasts’ needs.
Kang's goals became larger than just being able to provide the gear that was already available on the market for Vancouverites. New products designed specifically for the damp and often slippery slopes of the Coast Mountain range were needed for hikers and trail runners. Since then, Hillsound Equipment has strived to create gear that is safe, trustworthy and comfortable for our fellow outdoor enthusiasts. With an appreciation for British Columbia’s outdoor playground and an awareness of the environmental beauty of our home, they will continue to serve the needs of outdoor lovers all around the world.