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Our expert gear testers are a team of 17 highly skilled alpinists, explorers, mountaineers, expedition leaders, adventure travellers and multisport athletes. Hand-picked for their expertise, their feedback helps create and refine gear for outstanding technical performance.

Ambassadors

Tim Jarvis

Polar Explorer, Environmental Scientist, Global Brand Ambassador


Expertise: Mountaineering, climbing, extreme alpine environments
> Learn more about Tim Jarvis


Richard Ussher

Professional Multisport Athlete, New Zealand Olympian, Ambassador


Expertise: Multisport events, trail running, hiking
> Get to know Richard Ussher

Featured Gear Testers

Anna Brooke

Outdoor Guide & Expert

Expertise:

    Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking

Tests the XT SERIES

Ben Corcoran

Outdoor Guide & Expert

Expertise:

    Climbing, mountaineering, survival skills

Tests the XT SERIES

Nicki McFadzien

Multisport Athlete

Expertise:

    Ultra-running, trail running, multisport events
Tests the ACTIVE RANGE

Gavin Markey

Ultra-runner & Adventurer

Expertise:

    Ultramarathons, trail running

Tests the ACTIVE RANGE

In-house Gear Testers

Kathmandu staff are avid runners, hikers, travellers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are currently more than 30 staff members testing gear.

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On location at the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand.

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