April 2014
April 25, 2014

Hillsound is excited to welcome John Tribbia as an ambassador for the brand. Tribbia is a prominent Utah-based mountain trail runner who has quickly worked his way up the ranks of the sport, as well as up many notable peaks, setting record ascents for a variety of significant Utah mountains.

It’s all uphill all the time for Tribbia. In the winter, he partakes in snowshoe and winter uphill racing and then shifts his focus to uphill mountain racing in the spring, summer, and fall.

“John’s enthusiasm for mountain trail running is incredible. He heads uphill regardless of time, day, weather conditions, or level of difficulty,” said Hillsound Marketing Director Jessica Greinke.“It’s why we’re so excited about the opportunity to provide him with the best equipment to pursue his love of the sport. We’ve seen what he can do thus far. We look forward to seeing what he’s capable of with the help of Hillsound’s products.”

Since 2006, Tribbia has secured an impressive list of career highlights at events throughout the country and in Europe. Notable accomplishments include the fastest known ascent of Wire Mountain in Salt Lake City, UT, 1st overall at the 2014 United States Snowshoe Association Regional Qualifier #2 10K, 3rd overall at the Eddie Bauer Winter Games Uphill, 1st overall at the 2012 America’s Uphill in Aspen, CO, and a sub-40 minute ascent of Grandeur Peak in Salt Lake.

Tribbia’s enthusiasm extends to his studies and community service. In May of 2012, he graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a PhD in Environmental Sociology in which he studied the contributions to climate change of U.S. metropolitan areas. When not on the trail, you can find him dedicating his time to the Mountain Trails Foundation, a non-profit organization staffed by dedicated volunteers who are committed to conserving and maintaining Park City Utah’s trails for non-motorized recreational use.


April 3, 2014

Hillsound is excited to announce an increase in distribution across North America. In recent months the company has forged multiple new partnerships, expanding distribution to key outdoor retailers in the United States and Canada.

Hillsound’s original Trail Crampon has been picked up by REI, one of America’s leading outdoor retailers. The retail chain is bringing the micro-crampons into 17 of its store locations as well as selling them online.  Additionally, Hillsound has signed with FGL Sports Ltd.—the largest national sporting goods retailer conglomerate in Canada. FGL Sports’ subsidiaries Atmosphere and Sports Experts stores will both carry Hillsound’s traction device products in their stores located in Quebec and Ontario.

“Hillsound’s universal appeal in a wide variety of outdoor and urban applications has become apparent in the demand for our products and the growth of our distribution,” said Hillsound Marketing Director, Jessica Greinke. “Our products serve everyone from ultra-runners and winter hikers to those living in urban areas looking for a safer way to walk their dog or go get the mail on snowy/icy days.  We are excited to offer our lines to more people in more places, expanding Hillsound’s reach and increasing our community of brand loyalists.”

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