The entire collection included apparel, footwear and accessories designed with this extreme environment in mind.
For my part, I worked on:
- a lightweight cap with a protective, detachable neck cover
- a hydration waist belt
- and a lightweight hydration vest/backpack hybrid
If the Hydration Vest looks a little familiar, it's because it was based on the hydration solution for runners I designed for Reebok previously, the Spartan Hybrid. We were able to build upon the particular research, knowledge, and solutions created for the extreme obstacle course race environment and adapt fabrics and details to suit the demanding atmosphere of Des Sables.
The runway show included both the Reebok collaboration and the Cottweiler SS18 collection, both of which were met with great reviews.