GEAR FOR WHERE YOU'D RATHER BE
Hillsound are a Canadian manufacturer of quality winter accessories, based in Vancouver, BC.
Using key concepts such as accessibility, ease of use, superb traction and durability, their products use innovative and leading-edge materials.
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Hillsound is the result of a small team of outdoor enthusiasts collaborating to create the hiking accessories customers dream of. Years of talking to our local clientele uncovered the need for a high-quality yet accessible foot traction device; an affordable product that would enable hikers and trail runners to move with ease in winter conditions.
After years of designing, testing and re-testing, the Trail Crampon and Trail Crampon Pro were born. Initial stocks were sold out within weeks. It was clear that our ergonomic plate system was a winner.
It was then that we decided to put these innovative products through the ultimate endurance test: the Himalayan Mountains. A small group of Sherpa tested both the Trail Crampon and Trail Crampon PRO around base camp and the lower mountain trails near their home in the Himalayas. After six months of testing, they returned a resoundingly positive verdict to Hillsound. Not only did our crampons provide excellent traction in the snow and ice, but they were easy to get on and off- an important quality for a community that live and work in the mountains.
Since then Hillsound has gone from strength to strength in the North American and international markets. We continue to build on customer feedback and work towards our goal of making the outdoor activities you love accessible all year round. This has meant expanding our range of traction devices to cater for all sorts of outdoor activities- from trail running to ice fishing to winter walking.
In 2012 we decided to branch out from the traction device category and create a revolutionary hiking gaiter, utilising cutting edge technology. In order to withstand crampon spikes and harsh alpine environments, our gaiters needed to be extremely tough- much like the armor shell of the Armadillo. In tribute to this enduring species, we launched our Armadillo gaiter range. Durable, waterproof and unbelievably comfortable, these gaiters have received excellent reviews from the press and are a must for backpacking and weekend hiking.
This is our story so far, but it is far from over. For the present and into the future, Hillsound will continue to do what it does best: create the products you love.
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