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Behind the scenes: Gear Testing at Kathmandu

Behind the scenes: Gear Testing at Kathmandu

…helps shape the final product that goes to store. To kick-off, we choose the right gear testers who look at three important factors. Gear Testers = Gear Nerds At the moment we work with a team of 17 gear testers. They represent a diverse range of age, skill and interests, but for us it’s essential…

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Gear & Packing Lists
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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Gear%20Testers&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fbe-inspired%2fgear-and-packing-lists%2fbehind-the-scenes-gear-testing-at-kathmandu&lgsku=Behind%20the%20scenes%3a%20Gear%20Testing%20at%20Kathmandu&rk=1&uid=344630690&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534834463803&rsc=mZ47vbFpYJ0RD7EZ&method=and&isort=score&view=list
Tested in the field

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.

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Discover Our Story
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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Gear%20Testers&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fbe-inspired%2four-story%2fbest-in-field&lgsku=Tested%20in%20the%20field&rk=2&uid=344630690&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534834463803&rsc=O%3aKJd%3aHOiYuaexOh&method=and&isort=score&view=list
Behind the Design: Creating a Technical Fleece

Behind the Design: Creating a Technical Fleece

…6 different prototypes, a mountaineering trip to Ecuador, and the expertise of a Polar explorer to develop our latest mid-layer. Explorer, Environmental Scientist & Gear Tester, Tim Jarvis, explains the challenges behind alpine layering and the thought process behind our new technical fleece.

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Gear & Packing Lists
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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Gear%20Testers&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fbe-inspired%2fgear-and-packing-lists%2fbehind-the-design-technical-fleece&lgsku=Behind%20the%20Design%3a%20Creating%20a%20Technical%20Fleece&rk=3&uid=344630690&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534834463803&rsc=nf50Rd3ek2u3jQMX&method=and&isort=score&view=list
XT driFILL Women's Goose Down Waterproof Jacket

XT driFILL Women's Goose Down Waterproof Jacket

…extreme conditions they live and work in. This jacket is waterproof, with NGX® 2 waterproof and windproof shell fabric using Pertex® Shield technology, and baffle construction, storm flaps and zips all designed to keep moisture out. Need a down care cleaner to keep your down gear immaculate?

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Gear%20Testers&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fxt-drifill-women-s-goose-down-waterproof-hooded-jacket.html&lgsku=13758%2f&rk=4&uid=344630690&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534834463803&rsc=0BTUqOeLp-Wug48b&method=and&isort=score&view=list
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XT Bivy 1 Person Bag

XT Bivy 1 Person Bag

Designed to provide shelter anywhere, anytime. Lightweight Bivy Bag, seam-sealed & water resistant, with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish and breathable Pertex® Shield+ Technology. Part of our elite XT Series (exceptional design, extensive testing, extreme performance), the Bivy Bag is…

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Gear%20Testers&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fxt-bivy-1-person-bag.html&lgsku=50157%2f&rk=5&uid=344630690&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534834463803&rsc=3HE1kk4XtCY56iCm&method=and&isort=score&view=list
$299.98
Member's Price $239.98
1000 Days in Development

1000 Days in Development

…enough to handle long walks,” says Simon. The brief became a concept and the concept went to Italy to become a prototype. Enter Best in Field Tester, mountaineering and ski guide and instructor Ben Corcoran, who has been part of Kathmandu's professional gear-testing program since its inception.…

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Winter 2016: South America
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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Gear%20Testers&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fbe-inspired%2fsummit-magazine%2fwinter-2016-south-america%2f1000-days-in-development&lgsku=1000%20Days%20in%20Development&rk=6&uid=344630690&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534834463803&rsc=akyhKwe0bCtHjnZO&method=and&isort=score&view=list
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