KITANICA

"THE MOST FUNCTIONAL AND DURABLE GEAR POSSIBLE"

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WHAT WE MAKE

OVERBUILT BY DESIGN AND READY FOR THE UNKOWN

BEHIND THE NAME

Kitanica is a word derived from "chitin" (pronounced Kǝi•tin), a key structural component of insect exoskeletons. Due to the overbuilt nature of our designs, we decided it best described our mission to make the most functional and durable gear possible.

FAMILY FIRST

Kitanica is a family owned and operated business run by Beej Cronin, his brother Chris Cronin and their cousin Leonard Riccio. Beej Cronin is Chief of Design, while Len Riccio is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and Chris Cronin serves as Chief Marketing Officer. These three partners grew up together on the East Coast and have worked side-by-side for a lifetime on hundreds of different projects, constructing everything from a 2-bedroom home to tennis ball cannons.

Kitanica was originally formed in Brooklyn, NY in 1995 and moved to San Francisco in 1997. There, Adam Savage of the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters started wearing his Kitanica MARK IV on national television, and the world became aware of the remarkably distinctive utilitarian products Kitanica was producing.

PRODUCT UNLIKE ANY OTHER

Manucaturing made great again

Planned obsolescence is a 4 letter word to the team at Kitanica. Unlike brands that skip on features to save a dollar, Kitanica prides itself on never cutting corners, actually, they add them.

With the ability to control the process from design to final production, Kitanica is uncompromising in it's pursuit to make the absolute most durable & functional gear ont he market.

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VERTICALLY INTEGRATED

From start to finish the core products in the Kitanica line are proudly made in the United States. From design, to sourcing, to purchasing and production, it all takes place in Oakland, Ca.

THE BEST OF THE BEST

MATERIALS DRIVE US

It's not uncommon for Chief Production Officer, Beej Cronin, to find a new fabric and build a solution around it rather than the other way around.

Kitanica is truly a brand that is singlemindedly obsessed with creating great gear that can last the test of time, or whatever it is you plan to do with it.

CONTRACT WORK

Small to Large, we can handle it.

From the CIA, US Marshalls Office, SOF teams and private security needs, our state of the art machinery and industry experience is ready for elite team purchases or large government contract orders. We also may or may not have been in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.

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