Khione, Goddess of Winter
Pronounced kee-ohn, (like, we are going to key-OWN the world), this Greek goddess’ name is perfect for our company. One, it’s a cool name. Two, our product is made to give you mastery over winter camping. Who better to give you that mastery?
The idea of the SHEL started when Caleb Lystrup went camping June 2016 and began to suffer from “Cold Butt Syndrome.” So he wrapped two sleeping bags around his hammock and survived the night. And behold, the idea for the SHEL was born.
Recruiting his good friend, Casey Messick, these two engineering graduate students set out to create the SHEL. Since then, dozens of prototypers, Search and Rescue and a US Military Special Ops team have helped us hone in our design. We released the SHEL on Kickstarter in August and received $94,000 of funding to ship out our first batch! Presales are available now to join in on that batch.