Life is about partnerships, not only with the one you love and your kids and mates, but also with brands that kick ass. I’ve found, through trial and error, that loyalty trumps image any time of the day, and the brands that I’ve been fortunate enough to associate myself with have been the ones that stuck with me through thick and thin. Quality is obviously a key element in any brand, but so is service, back-up and - most important to me, integrity and humanity - Thank you.
3 Legged Thing is a British Tripod company specialising in compact, stable3, modular, multi-functional tripod systems. This small company is working hard to innovate in one of the world’s most competitive industries. In just four years they have become market leaders in tripod innovation. www.outdoorphoto.co.za
Carl Zeiss is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, founded in Jena, Germany in 1846 by optician Carl Zeiss. ZEISS has been contributing to technological progress for more than 160 years – with solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums. ZEISS has been represented in South Africa since 1939, and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Carl Zeiss Germany since 1974. The South African company headquarters, situated in Randburg, Gauteng, was completed in 1990, and is the home of Industrial Metrology, Medical Technology, Microscopy and Sports Optics. There are also branches in Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal. www.zeiss.co.za
The Craft brand was born in 1977 and is known for pioneering technical sports apparel providing fantastic moisture management, sport specific ergonomics, Nordic design and great comfort. The brand is embraced by the world’s best athletes and various national teams in all categories. Craft is raised to race and are developing the best gear for the most passionate sports people. www.royaltysports.co.za
The founders of Giant were craftsmen and engineers. They understood their strengths. So to make cycling more enjoyable and accessible to people around the world, they did what they knew best. They set out to improve the cycling experience by following three guiding principles: craftsmanship, innovation and inspiration. It began with lightweight aluminum frames. Giant’s ability to produce high-quality bikes at an affordable price allowed more riders to experience cycling in a whole new way. Since then, Giant has pioneered advancements in both aluminum and composite engineering. We introduced the first affordable carbon fiber bike, the Cadex 980 C, and transformed high-performance road bikes with our Total Compact Road design. In mountain biking, Giant’s Maestro Suspension established a new level of performance for off-road riding and racing. Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive. Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better place. RIDE LIFE. RIDE GIANT. www.giant-bicycles.com/en-za
TomTom empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. TomTom may be best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products however in an effort to find solutions to make life easy for consumers in all areas, TomTom has also creates GPS sports watches, as well as a state-of-the-art action camera. TomTom products provide easy access to the information you need to make smarter decisions. With our easy-to-use GPS enabled sports watches that provide at-a-glance performance information we enable runners, cyclists, and swimmers to keep moving towards their fitness goals, whilst the TomTom Bandit Action Camera allows users to capture footage in Ultra HD, simply shake to edit and share your highlights in minutes not hours. For more information please visit: www.tomtom.com

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