Our Story

Malo’o was founded by an avid outdoorsman with a passion for the water, the mountains and travel. It all started after an early morning surf session when Phil headed off to the office. He forgot about the soaked wetsuit in the back of the SUV and when he returned at the end of the day, the smell was horrific. He was fed up with trying to find a place to dry his wetsuit. The bushes, hand railings, SUV roof and an assorted array of wetsuit hangers didn’t do the trick. Most hangers were designed for home use and nothing worked at the office, on the road or at the beach.

Phil had just sold his last tech company he’d been part of founding and was looking for a new project to take on, he asked his dawn patrol surf buddies if they had similar issues, which they did, and he decided to do something about it.

After several iterations a prototype was ready and he shared it with Kickstarter. There was overwhelming acceptance, and the Malo’o DryRack has now been sold to outdoor enthusiasts in all 50 states and 33 countries around the world.

Two new products were also developed in response to customer feedback. The Malo’o Waterproof Backpack and the Malo’o Fish & Game Rack.

Our mission is to help outdoor adventurers enjoy more of what they love doing through durable, portable and versatile outdoor gear.

Mahalo,  Team Malo'o