Hi. My name is Kicker and this is DamnDog. I was born into the family business, Kalencom, where for over 50 years we have been making a range of premium bags and specialty sewn products. I don’t want to bore you with the details, but we know a thing or two about quality craftsmanship and the features that make something basic become badass.
I decided to launch DamnDog in honor of my dog, Dozer, and everyone else’s damn dog that follows them around faithfully. Through thick and thin, our loyal sidekicks – the Chewbaccas to our Han Solos – are always at our side, ready for anything. Our canine compadres are reliable, and I wanted to have a bag that felt just as reliable. One that I could proudly sport on a daily basis and could trust to haul critical paperwork, random gizmos, or even my mid-day snack. I wanted a bag that was dutifully able to pull double duty: functioning perfectly at the gym and at the office. A rugged bag that equally looked good and worked good. And a bag that had was made from materials that would age beautifully with time, giving each item an individual character all of its own.
After years of work, I am proud to present DamnDog, a line that meets my ridiculously high standards for details. Each item is inspired by legendary design, then perfected with modern, functional features. The Swamp Canvas and Top Shelf Leather we use in many products have purposeful microscopic imperfections, giving each bag its own individual texture and identity. Just as no dog is identical to another, no DamnDog bag will be an exact replica of another. Plus, the items all age gloriously, developing their own personality and showing off the adventures they've been on and the history they've experienced. Then there are just the kickass features that range from a hidden passport pocket in our Under Gear Box Duffle, to the H2O Holster in the Haversack Messenger.
But what's more important than all of those details is the fact that, at DamnDog, we give a damn. We give a damn about making the world a better place. And yes, I know it sounds cheesy, but we believe every business should give back in some way or another. So, at the DamnDog HQ, we are always eager to help out however we can. Shoot us and email and tell us how we can try to assist your charity (bonus points if it is dog related) and we will see what we can do to help out. It is our little way of showing that we give a damn about more than just bags.
We appreciate you stopping by the site and taking the time to learn more about my passion. I recommend you browse our site, check out our PDF version of the DAMN catalog and consider getting one a DamnDog for yourself.
If you have to carry a damn bag. Make sure it’s a DamnDog
Read more about Kicker and the rest of the DamnDog team here.