That’s why Sam’s number one jacket is his Steep Series™ Freethinker Jacket. It’s the one that’s banked the most memories, joined him on missions, expeditions and adventures on his home mountains in the Alps all the way to big, 6,000 metre peaks in Pakistan. But it’s also the one he can always rely on, no matter where he is and what he’s doing.
‘The Freethinker is the perfect lightweight jacket with minimalist features that you can rely on. This is really important when you’re at the limit. You need to know you can trust your gear. That it will really work when you need it to.’
Like when he was filming La Liste 2, Everything or Nothing, in Pakistan last spring. The margin for error on mountains like those – watch the trailer to see what we mean – is zero.
‘That was one of those once in a lifetime expeditions where conditions, the team, the gear all lined up perfectly. It was such a memorable expedition. Maybe we weren’t as successful as we wanted to be, but the descents we did there will always stand out in our minds.’
And along with those stand-out descents, captured in high definition, will be his brightly-coloured, stand-out Freethinker Jacket.