November 2013
November 23, 2013

Last Sunday, November 16th, the Hillsound team were up bright and early to attend the Mountain Madness Phantom Run in North Vancouver. This was our first year sponsoring this great event and the team had a blast cheering on the participants and running one of the aid stations along the route.


There were 12, 19 and 24km routes all starting from the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Learning Lodge, where Hillsound also set up a booth.


It was an excellent day for running, with the rain clouds staying away. There were some inspiring efforts put in by all entrants and the Hillsound team was excited to be part of such a great event.


At the end of the day, Hillsound vouchers were given away to winners and everyone enjoyed a nice cup of vegetable soup- the perfect finish to a cold but enjoyable day.


November 16, 2013

The Phantom Run Trail Race is happening this weekend at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver. The Hillsound team will be there giving out some freebies so come along and say hi! This event has sold out and will have 250 racers participating in the 12km, 19km and 24km events. All proceeds of the event go to the Save Your Skin Foundation and there will also be contributions to the local food bank. It promises to be a great day so come along and cheer on the runners!

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November 8, 2013

Hillsound, the leading producer of footwear traction equipment and gaiters for urban and outdoor enthusiasts, announces the addition of Rick Thompson to represent the brand in the Midwest adding sales representation and support in this growing region.  Simultaneously, the brand has also signed on new Japanese and Hawaiian distributors, expanding the company’s U.S. and global presence in these key markets.

Hillsound’s new Midwestern sales rep, Rick Thompson, has been in the outdoor industry for nearly 20 years and will be servicing retailers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.  Thompson currently works with Dock Rite, Seger of Sweden, Gloves International and Pau Hana Surf Supply.

“Being an avid outdoor enthusiast, I was drawn to the quality of Hillsound’s products and their commitment to service and innovation in this category,” said Thompson.  “I’m excited about the enthusiasm surrounding the brand, and can’t wait to take them to the next level here in the Midwest.”

“We are very excited about adding Rick to the Hillsound team,” said Hillsound General Manager Kris Choi.  “Rick offers years of industry experience and solid relationships to help us service existing and future dealers in this growing region.”

Hillsound has also partnered with Kenkosya Pty Ltd. in Japan, who currently distributes Sherpa, Injinji, Big Agnes, Terra Nova and Vargo. In Hawaii, Justin Cruz will distribute Hillsound to tackle the growing demand for mud traction devices among hikers in the Hawaiian Islands.

“We are pleased and humbled that there is such a growing demand for our products around the world,” stated Choi.  “It’s an exciting time here at Hillsound, and we are looking forward to growth in these key markets and beyond.”