Summer is the season for adventures and at Kathmandu we have the gear to get you out there. Feel the sun on your shoulders while hiking. Grab a pack and explore what the world has to offer. Change your morning cycle trip to work from a commute to an adventure. Make your summer a series of adventures.
Thanks to our friends from Salomon we're giving our members the chance to experience a South Pacific adventure of their own.
Salomon has provided travel vouchers and runner-up prizes to a total prize pool value of $15,000(NZD).
To enter, just complete the entry form to the right – you'll find the correct answer hidden somewhere in the latest issue of The Summit.
"The right footwear is key to any activity, and people aren't one-size-fits-all – that's why we're unique in that we not only have Kathmandu footwear, but we have brand partners, as well," says Simon Pease, Kathmandu's Senior Merchandiser. "Salomon is our longest and most technical footwear partnership: they're at the forefront of the light and fast movement – they redefined what hiking boots should be like."
Salomon is based in the heart of the Alps in Annecy, France, which provides a fantastic outdoor environment for adventures. It originally started out as a ski brand – bindings, then boots and skis – and later Salomon took its learnings in that outdoor arena and applied it to footwear.
"Salomon products are designed for freedom," says Sylvain Coulin, French and Global Commercial Manager Outdoor Footwear for Salomon. "Our brand motto is to truly give consumers the best comfort and freedom while practicing outdoor sports."
"Salomon is my go-to brand," says Andy, a Summit Club member and part of the Kathmandu Tonga crew. "It's mainly the fit, the durability, and they're super-light, compared to other brands – especially their trail running shoes. And they look good."
On the Tonga trip, Andy got to try out Salomon hiking boots for the first time. "Up until now I've only tried their trail runners, but this boot was comfortable straight away. I'm definitely going to buy a pair."
Known for high quality and design innovation (like Kevlar speed laces, which don't absorb water – less weight – and are strong and quick to adjust), Salomon "owns the trail running space. Their attention to detail is right up there," Simon says. "We've partnered with Salomon for 12 years, since they first came into footwear, and our strong relationship has allowed us to utilise their design knowledge and strength to develop our own outdoor footwear: the two ranges complement each other, providing the best offering for our customers."
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