The team at iKamper has been working hard for the last 6 years to offer innovative roof tents, sleep systems, and more. Now the company is getting ready to open its first brick-and-mortar retail store. The grand opening happens on March 11, and iKamper has big plans to help grow its camping community.
Though the brand is based in South Korea, its U.S. roots are planted firmly in Seattle. iKamper has its U.S. HQ in there and a strong commitment to the camping and outdoors culture of the Pacific Northwest. iKamper said this new store would help grow that commitment and celebrate its brand of outdoor gear.
There are plenty of benefits to building your first store alongside your headquarters. Like direct access to the company warehouse to make sure there’s plenty of inventory and that adventurers can get kitted out as soon as possible. The iKamper team will be able to install your new gear as well.
The iKamper team is also excited to be able to talk directly to its customers. The company said that the Seattle showroom will help it bring customers into the R&D process — to find out what’s working and what’s not, and help drive the company’s innovation.
Showroom Planned as Community Space
The iKamper store will be filled with the company’s wares, including displays of rooftop tents set up and ready to go. The company’s sleep systems, accessories, and other gear will also be on-hand. But iKamper plans to make this more than just a store.
iKamper said the showroom will be a place for educational events — like teaching about new gear and new exploring. It will also be a place for community meetups and other get-togethers to help grow the brand and expand the camping community.
iKamper Company Store Grand Opening
If you’re in the Seattle area, iKamper welcomes you to come check out the new showroom’s grand opening. There will be special exclusive discounts plus demonstrations of its gear and from partners. iKamper even hinted at a special-edition new rooftop tent and other new products to check out.
The store is located at 6205 S. 231st St., in Kent, Wash., and iKamper says there’s plenty of parking on-site. The grand opening runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 11. On top of the discounts and demonstrations, the first 100 to attend will get a limited-edition welcome gift pack.
iKamper is planning for the showroom to be a pilot location and hopes to expand the concept to other markets. The company will also use the showroom to help fine-tune its retail and merchandising efforts at retail partners and with any future stores. After the grand opening, the showroom will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.