Marmot Mountain LLC was created by outdoor enthusiasts Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley in the spring of 1974. Today, Marmot is synonymous with quality outdoor clothing and equipment. Marmot’s products are field-tested and every product comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. You can experience the brand at Dillards.com through a variety of Marmot vests, jackets, backpacks, tees, hats, pants and more.
We recently visited with Curly, the North America Sales Manager for Marmot and star of Marmot’s product videos, to learn more about the Marmot brand.
Q. If you could describe Marmot products in one sentence , what would you say?
A. Marmot makes the highest quality, most technically innovative, and distinctive outdoor clothing and equipment in the world.
Q. Who is the typical Marmot customer?
A. We think of our customers by gender and activity, not so much by age or income. We continue to see new customer types buying Marmot products and coming back for more. Of course, we have our core outdoor customer who is backpacking, rock climbing, skiing or doing alpine expeditions. But we also have customers who are looking for apparel that they can wear when they’re not on the mountain. Something to wear with their work clothes and go out on the town. We design products for multiple lifestyles.
Q. What is the inspiration for Marmot products?
A. Passion for the outdoors. Marmot was started by climbers fueled by the need for innovation, better gear and greater value. We currently work with mountain guides and ski patrollers all over the world who spend 24/7 using and abusing our gear. They live their lives outdoors and inspire us everyday. And Marmot as an employer continues to attract people who pursue a variety of outdoor sports and adventures, which makes for great inspiration every day and weekend.
Q. What does Marmot’s global message of People/Product/Planet mean?
A. It is the essence of our company. We believe in keeping all three pillars of our world in balance. We strive to hire the best people possible and work to ensure that we do the best we can to support the well-being of people around the world (e.g. our work with the dZi Foundation in Nepal, our work with Guide Dogs for the Blind, and our work with Love Hope Strength to find bone marrow donors). We design and manufacture award-winning, world-class performance products that are of exceptional quality and durability. And we take measured steps towards global sustainability by not only developing new products from sustainable fabrics and findings, but also make an ongoing effort to minimize our global footprint through smart thinking in areas of manufacturing, distribution and daily life. People / Product / Planet.
Q. Who tests Marmot products? How are these people selected?
A. We work closely with our athlete team, multiple guide services around the world and the employees in our office. We look for people who can torture test our products in the environments and activities for which they were designed.
Q. What does Marmot mean by the slogan “For Life”?
A. It means several things. Every Marmot product carries a Lifetime Guarantee. We make products not only for climbing mountains, but also for everyday life.
Check out Marmot’s great products at Dillards.com or learn more about the brand in this video.
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