Tested in the field

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

Polar Explorer, Environmental Scientist, Global Brand Ambassador
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

Professional Multisport Athlete, New Zealand Olympian, Ambassador
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.

On location at the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand
On location at the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand