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 they have the following in common:
- Expertise. They’re experienced in what they do and do it all the time.
- They’re a gear nerd. They have strong feelings about what works and what doesn’t.
- They align with us. They love the outdoors, new experiences and resonate with our sustainability values.
But most importantly, our gear testers feel responsible for their part in affecting someone else’s experience in the outdoors. Their advice goes back to the dozens of designers and developers in our Christchurch office to help create a truly awesome bit of kit — and that’s why they’re involved.