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.
Polar Explorer, Environmental Scientist, Global Brand Ambassador
Expertise: Mountaineering, climbing, extreme alpine environments > Learn more about Tim Jarvis
Professional Multisport Athlete, New Zealand Olympian, Ambassador
Expertise: Multisport events, trail running, hiking > Get to know Richard Ussher
Featured Gear Testers
Outdoor Guide & Expert Expertise: Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking Tests the XT SERIES
Outdoor Guide & Expert Expertise: Climbing, mountaineering, survival skills Tests the XT SERIES
Multisport Athlete Expertise: Ultra-running, trail running, multisport events Tests the ACTIVE RANGE
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.