Win £1000 of Marmot kit for your next adventure!
For AW17, Marmot in partnership with 3M have launched a new high performance synthetic insulation: Marmot Featherless. It has been 2 years in development and is engineered with 3M Thinsulate Featherless insulation and is specifically designed to imitate natural down. If you didn’t know otherwise you’d swear it was down! It offers the equivalent warmth and weight of 700 fill power down, stays warm when wet, is ultra-lightweight and loved by geese and ducks everywhere! Any environment. Any weather. Always warm.
To celebrate the launch of Marmot’s new AW17 Featherless collection and SportPursuit’s introduction of Marmot’s new in-season range, we’re teaming up to offer one lucky Getting Active Outdoors reader a fabulous prize of £1000 worth of Marmot gear of your choice from SportPursuit. That’s right – £1000 of anything Marmot! Perhaps you’ll choose something from the new Featherless collection, but you don’t have to: the choice is yours!
Simply answer the question (and fill out all the fields) below to enter.
From all the correct entries, one lucky winner will be picked at random with the prize being £1000 of store credit to spend on Marmot’s new in-season range at SportPursuit. With your kit sorted, the only thing left to do is go out there and quench your thirst for adventure! Enter the competition today.
The competition will run from 12:00 on Wednesday 27th September 2017 to 23:59 on Sunday 8th October 2017, with the winner being announced on Tuesday 10th October 2017. Please click here for full terms and conditions.
In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau Icefields on a school project in Glaciology. It was here on the glacier, amongst these students, that the idea of a Marmot club began. To become a Marmot, you had to climb a glaciated peak with another Marmot. One of the rules of the club was that everyone was president. Most of the other rules dealt with the collegiate fascination with bodily functions.
That summer and through the semesters until 1973, Eric and Dave made prototypes of down products in their dorm room in Santa Cruz. Their first products were a down vest, a sweater and a parka and, later, three down sleeping bags. The warmest bag, the PIKA (now known as the Cwm) was rated at -45 degrees F and retailed for $168. Eric did a winter ascent of the Grand Teton in Wyoming with Tom Boyce of Grand Junction, Colorado in 1973. Eric and Dave joined Tom in Colorado that next Spring. There, the threesome rented a 100 year old stone building near downtown that used to be a grocery store, and opened a rental and retail shop under the name of Marmot Mountain Works. They taught cross-country skiing in the winter to get by. Thus, in the spring of 1974, Marmot the company was born.
Marmot crafts professional quality outdoor gear, born from working mountain guides and instructors. Inspired by the Alpinist spirit of adventure to search and achieve in a harsh world, Marmot’s products are simple, appropriate, dependable and damn good looking. They work, and they work hard. Count on it.