professional experience:outdoorlabsCASE STUDIES

    Salomon Sports
    Adventure Racing Packs

    Designer/developer for new category of adventure racing packs.

    Salomon had committed to marketing a product for the new sport of adventure racing. They needed a carrying system that allowed athletes to carry several days of supplies through challenging terrain.

    Using the lightest materials available in conjunction with new ultralight construction methods, the resulting packs were light, comfortable, and very functional.

    "Being an athlete himself, David clearly understands the needs required of an activity. He always wants to check the other athletes to propose the best solution. On top of that he has a global understanding of the market and full knowledge of the full product development process. The result is that hehas great competency in building the right product for the right market."

    -Denis Maugain, Salomon Avanced Research Project Director

    The pack line defined the new market of lightweight adventure performance with shoes, trekking poles and apparel. The packs immediately became the benchmark for the best adventure racers.

    "'I have been extremely lucky to work with David on the design and development of several pieces of lightweight outdoor equipment, most notably the Salomon X-Adventure Raid Pack Series. These packs have become the models of choice for adventure athletes around the world. A result of David's dedication to detail, knowledge of cutting edge materials and meticulous design."

    -Ian Adamson, Professional Adventure Racing Legend