The beginning.
When we opened the doors in 1986, it was with a pretty simple idea: to make products that people loved. In those days, we had no grand plan to become the world’s largest supplier of insulated products – most days, we were just trying to keep the lights on.

We focused on making great products that were unique, practical and had integrity. Our coolers and lunch bags were like nothing else out there – insulated for better performance, more versatile, and much easier to use. And before long, people started to take notice. So we grew. A lot. We acquired the Arctic Zone® brand and soon after began licensing Columbia® products. Now, nearly 25 years later, we have offices worldwide and a large team of product designers, graphic designers, fashion and trend experts, marketing folks, and quality control and safety experts. But, we haven’t changed what we’ve tried to do since the beginning: create the best soft sided insulated products in the world.

Innovation isn’t just in our name. It’s in our DNA.
We created the “Original Collapsible Cooler,” the first hybrid coolers (soft coolers with removable plastic liners), the first rolling coolers, the first zipperless coolers, the first dual compartment meal carrier, and the first hydration wrap. We’ve implemented a state-of-the-art safety protocol called the Ultra Safe™ Protection System that keeps our products and customers safe. And now we’re turning our innovative spirit to environmental solutions that help keep our planet green…we could go on and on, but we don’t like to brag.

We know you’ll feel the difference when you use California Innovations products. In design, in function, in quality, in experience. We hope you love them. Because we love making them for you.