born for adventure

family, fun and the great outdoors

family, fun and the great outdoors

family owned // adventure inspired 

Iksplor was born for adventure in 2018 during a particularly cold January in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Karissa Akin, was discouraged by the limited options of quality base layers available on the market to dress her then one-year old daughter. She was also concerned by the influx of low quality, fast fashion children’s clothing that could barely withstand a few washes. Determined to create her own high-quality base layers with mother nature in mind, Karissa teamed up with her sister, Kailey Gieck, and mom, Barb Tuthill. As a family, they set out to design multi-season, essential layers for babies and children 0-6 years old. Merino truly is a fabric that can keep up with the beautiful, messy and unpredictable adventures of childhood. Iksplor’s layers and brand is inspired by Wyoming’s climate, but designed for sleep to play no matter your location. Pre-sales launch - April 2019.

we're excited for you to join us on this adventure! 

 life was made for good friends and great adventures.  

three tipis // three siblings // three co-founders 

Tipis are designed to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. For us, it represents the spirit of adventure. As children, we spent hours together building forts, playing games and exploring the forest in our backyard. The most powerful moments of our childhood were these unstructured days spent outside. In 2009, we unexpectedly lost our brother, Michael. Since then, we have found our way through grief by continuing to be outside finding Michael's spirit in nature.

The three tipis on all of our pieces represent our favorite childhood colors and serve as a reminder of what we believe in.

  • get outside
  • be epic
  • leave no trace 

teach them while they're young and they will thank you when they're old.