Outerwear brand Khombu announced Tuesday it is partnering with U.S. ski team member Erik Arvidsson and World Cup ski competitor Abby Ghent, who will serve as Khombu brand ambassadors for the 2015/16 season, kicking off at First Tracks in Copper Mountain, CO this month.
In partnership with Khombu’s technical designers, the athletes will also consult on the development of a signature performance footwear, outerwear and hosiery collection, available at retail for Fall ’16. As part of Khombu’s commitment to American communities, specific pieces of this collection will be assembled by the trusted, family-owned footwear producer, Munro Factory Group, in Hot Springs, AR.
“Khombu is honored to engage world-class athletes at this critical stage in their career. Performance, functionality, and portability are the essential product characteristics for both Erik and Abby as they are traveling with extremely limited luggage for months at a time,” said Khombu Divisional Vice President of Global Brand Strategy Brandy McCarty. “We’re excited to work with our athletes and continue to design innovative footwear, outerwear and hosiery, showing customers everywhere Khombu’s dedication to performance, quality and U.S. craftsmanship.”