GearJunkie has partnered with Salomon to build its squad! Squad members get first crack at all of Salomon’s new hiking shoes, helping to launch them to the world. Plus, Salomon will outfit you with a new head-to-toe kit each season (fall/winter and spring/summer)! Ten GearJunkie readers will be selected to join.
Salomon is looking for 10 people to join the squad in time for the launch of its best hiking shoe ever, the OUTline! The Salomon Squad is a unique, eclectic, and quirky group of individuals — they’re runners, skiers, backpackers, hikers, guides, pro athletes, vagabonds, and business professionals. Despite the differences, there’s a common thread: They all love playing outside!
From sea to summit, I am an outdoor-obsessed, Los Angeles-based adventurer. I seek anything and everything that gets my adrenaline pumping. You can find me training for my first ultramarathon, seeking the best backcountry trails, bodysurfing, or capturing epic moments from behind the lens.
Growing up in the woods on a farm in south Illinois, I spent a majority of my time exploring the outdoors. This passion has evolved into constant drive to get outside whether I am flyfishing, paddling, trail running, rock climbing, or long-distance hiking. Usually you can find me alongside my adventure partner, M.E., and our dog, Milo.
The name is Lucas, and I live in Northern California. I love the outdoors, plain and simple. I’m that guy you always see on the trail with his camera, or running down mountains with his camera, or hanging out on cliffs with his camera, well…you get the point. Backpacking is my jam, but you unfortunately can’t do it year round, but I hike, and I sometimes run and cliff jump. I prefer sunsets over sunrises, yet somehow I find myself having alpine starts more often than not. I am sort of an adrenaline junkie, I love anything that raises my heart rate and leaves it there (skydiving!). I am currently a student working towards a career in the nursing field, specifically a traveling nurse so that I can combine my love of the outdoors with my love of medicine. That’s enough about me for one sitting as I could go on and on and on, but I’ll spare you! Cheers.
My name’s Jenny, and I’m an East Coast outdoor enthusiast from upstate New York. For as long as I can remember, getting out into the mountains has been the easiest way to reconnect with myself and make new connections with others. Whether it’s trail running, hiking, slacklining, or backcountry skiing, you can probably find me there, rain or shine. On any given adventure, expect me to be packing a loaded peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a frothy beverage for the top. Summit selfies and reckless behavior are also both highly regarded. Stoked on where I’ve been, and stoked on where I’m headed!
Why is it called OUTline? Because Salomon colored outside the lines when it designed this shoe. Made for maximum versatility, the OUTline blurs the divide between performance hiking shoe and lifestyle looker.
With a sturdy midsole, premium-traction outsole, and Gore-Tex protection, this multitasker has packed everything you need for day hiking to backpacking into a lightweight (300 grams) package.
Plus, with its sleek running shoe-based last, welded seams, and on-point colors, you’ll find yourself reaching for the OUTline all the time — whether you’re hitting the trail or having beers at the bar. #SalomonOUTline