Gear News – The North Face wins contract to supply kit to Glenmore Lodge Guides.


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The North Face have beaten all the competition to kit out the Glenmore Lodge Guides on the gnarly Cairngorm Plateau.

The North Face®, along with many other leading brands was invited to submit products to a selectionprocess where all would be tested for performance against the Scottish winter. Product would be chosen on merit alone.

Jon Jones, Head of Mountaineering at Glenmore Lodge said “We started from scratch when looking for a new clothing partner, testing garments in the harshest possible conditions in the UK, the Cairngorm Plateau in winter. We extensively tested clothing from leading brands over a period of 3 months. We were blown away by the performance of The North Face® kit. It made the final decision an easy one to make as the entire team were in total agreement. We are all hugely pleased to be working with The North Face, safe in the knowledge it will keep us warm and dry even in the harshest of winter conditions.”

Bob Kinnaird, Principal at Glenmore Lodge added “we are very excited about the opportunity to work with The North Face, not only has the clothing proved to be top of its class during our rigorous testing but as a global brand the opportunities for us to increase the awareness of The Lodge are huge. It will enable us to further promote the safe, responsible and sustainable use of the outdoors for adventurous activity whilst ensuring our staff and our clients have access to the best clothing in the market place”.

Alex Beasley, Country Manager UK also added, “To be associated with Glenmore Lodge is a wonderful opportunity to further improve our Summit Series product by using the feedback from the instructors in our design process. Furthermore the fact that Glenmore Lodge is Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre will allow us to extend our staff training program to include a testing outdoor experience with input from true professionals to further help sell through of the brand for our retailers. To say we are excited is an understatement!”

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