JetSetter Series – Dr. Jane Goodall, Part II

As a continuation of last week’s discussion with Dr. Jane Goodall, we’re back to hear about some of her most memorable travel experiences. For someone who has been actively traveling the world for more than 50 years, we were anxious to see what she had to say. Read on for Part II of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Jetsetter Series post. (Above photo courtesy of Anthony Collins / the Jane Goodall Institute.)

One of my most memorable travel experiences was a journey from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to the Ruaha National Park. I was with my late husband Derek and my son “Grub” when he was about 7 years old. We were in a four-seat Cessna plane and a small wisp of smoke curled up from the instrument panel for the last 45 minutes of the flight. Needless to say, we were all relieved when we finally made our descent.

However, our relief lasted only a few moments. A herd of zebras were grazing along the landing strip, blocking our touch-down. The pilot flew low to scare them off, but panicked and ended up among trees on the wrong side of the Ruaha River. Derek, a Second World War pilot, told me afterwards that had one wing tip not clipped a tree and slowed us down, we would have had a less fortunate outcome.

As it was, we got out safely – but on the far side of the crocodile-infested river. It was Grub who said “If God didn’t let us die in the crash, he won’t let us be eaten by crocodiles”. And so we carried on, crossing the river with water up to our chests, rather than wait for rescue by ferry and Land Rover.

Dr. Jane Goodall at sunset in Nebraska. (Photo courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen / Images by Nature.)
Dr. Jane Goodall at sunset in Nebraska. (Photo courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen / Images by Nature.)

Without a doubt the most significant journey I ever made was back in 1957. I had been working as a waitress to save up enough so I could get to Africa. My family came to London to see me board the Kenya Castle, an all-one class ship, and I was off. As we travelled to Africa, we stopped and went ashore briefly in the Canary Isles, Cape Town, Durban and what was then Lorenzo Marx. Those glimpses of new lands and cultures were fascinating to me, though the apartheid system in South Africa was utterly horrifying. There was beautiful scenery, marvelous animals and exotic fruits, but it was a horrible regime.

What I remember most from that journey is standing alone watching the sea; the grey water of Britain giving way to strikingly blue tropical waters. The first flying fish I saw and the dolphins that occasionally played around the boat were simply magic.

I was met in Nairobi by my school friend, whose invitation to stay had provided the opportunity to follow my dream. We drove to the Kinangop, an area of what was then known as the White Highlands. There, I saw my first wild giraffe up close, an aardvark cross the road in front of the car and, once at the farm where I was staying, I was shown the pugmark of a male leopard who had passed through that evening.

I knew then I had truly arrived in Africa.

For more information on Dr. Jane Goodall or the work of the Jane Goodall Institute please visit www.JaneGoodall.org and RootsandShoots.org.

Jane Goodall surveys the tundra from a mountainside in Denali National Park, Alaska.  (Photo courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen / Images by Nature.)
Jane Goodall surveys the tundra from a mountainside in Denali National Park, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen / Images by Nature.)

Spotlight On: Victorinox Adventurers – Cory and Bethany

Want to know more about the two explorers tapped by WIRED Insider and Victorinox Swiss Army for this year’s Victorinox Adventures spanning from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Switzerland? Read on for a Q&A with Cory Staudacher and Bethany Olson and a behind-the-scenes look at their Victorinox Adventures!

 

What did you say to each other when you found out you were selected to participate in this special project with Victorinox and WIRED?

We were beyond thrilled to be working with such wonderful companies, and were excited to capture Switzerland’s beautiful landscapes.

 

There were were two legs to the Victorinox Adventures journey – Seattle, Washington and Ibach, Switzerland. How did you plan out your adventures for these two destinations?

For the US trip, we wanted to showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. We went to Lake Cushman on the Olympic Peninsula, and documented our weekend adventure. For Switzerland, we were excited to photograph the beautiful landscapes and wanted to go to some of our favorite landmarks.

 

Cory and Bethany

The photos you both take are stunning and you both have mass Instagram followers always eager for more (including us!) to prove it. What’s the thought process you each go through for every photograph you take? 

We like to plan the locations and concepts, but let the moments organically come.

 

And how many are impromptu shots versus planned?

We like to set up the concept to match the location, but let the photos speak for themselves.

 

Was this the first trip to Switzerland for you both? 

Yes! And it was incredible.

 

What was the most unexpected surprise from this leg of your journey?

We were happy to discover that everyone in Switzerland was extremely nice and friendly. We got to travel the countryside, and loved seeing the different landscapes we encountered.

 
Victorinox Adventures - Cory in Switzerland

You took a tour of the Victorinox factory in Ibach where the iconic Swiss Army Knife is made – and met with CEO Carl Elsener. Did either of you learn any fun facts about the Swiss Army Knife that surprised you?

We didn’t realize how much work was produced at the factory. They assemble, stamp, and package the knives, along with making each part in house. We had so much fun using a machine and assembling our own pocket knives!

 

Congratulations on your engagement! We were so excited to hear about that. What’s up next for the two of you?

Lots of traveling and shooting photo jobs for Tinker Street*. Along with planning our wedding set for September 2015! 🙂

Bethany Travels Switzerland in Style

To see more photos from Cory and Bethany’s Victorinox Adventures be sure to follow @VictorinoxSwissArmy on Instagram!

Swiss Army Marvel: Bridle Path Walking Sticks by Tyler Leonard

 

No two days at the Swiss Army offices are ever the same. One day we’re chatting six blade hunting knives with a seasoned hunter at the SHOT show and the next we’re discussing the fine points of tailoring with fashion editors for the next season’s collection launch. We love meeting and hearing Swiss Army Knife stories from so many interesting people all around the globe.

One recent story we wanted share came through just last week. We were so excited to learn about Tyler Leonard, an 11 year-old boy from Connecticut who has started a business making walking sticks – and is doing it all with his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife!

We were so impressed with this enterprising 11 year-old we couldn’t help but pick his brain and get all the details behind this wunderkind’s business venture.

Read on for a Q&A with Tyler and one of the best ‘how it’s made’ videos we’ve ever seen!

1. What made you want to start making walking sticks?

I was outside one day bored. I wanted to use the tools on my new Swiss Army Knife, so I took the saw and cut a branch to size. Then flipped out the knife and shaved it.

2. How do you make your Bridle Path Walking Sticks?

First, I find a suitable sapling or tree branch. Next, I cut it to size with my saw. Later, I
shave the bark off with the long blade on my Swiss Army Knife.
After that, I let it dry out a little bit, over the course of about 24 hours.
Then, I wood-burn the purchaser’s name into the wood, if they want it.
Soon after, I put a clear coat of varnish on the stick.Lastly, I drill a hole, with the help of my dad, and put a leather strap in it along with my tag.

3. Do you sell them? If so, where can we get one?

Yes, I sell them. Usually the purchaser calls me or Facebooks my Mom and orders one. I don’t have a fixed location.

                                 Tyler L 1       Tyler L 2

4. What is your most favorite walking stick you’ve made so far?

Probably my white oak one, it is very sturdy and light colored. I think the pattern in the grain is very cool.

Tyler L 4

5. What is your favorite Swiss Army Knife tool?

The long blade part. It shaves very efficiently and is very easily controlled. For the people who are just trying this now, a Swiss Army Knife is recommended.

6. What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up, I would like to be a programmer for video games and computers.

Watch the video below to see Tyler in action!

Impressive, right? Head over to the Bridle Path Walking Sticks Facebook page to support Tyler.

Victorinox Adventures with WIRED Insider

This fall, WIRED Insider and Victorinox Swiss Army tapped two outdoor explorers for their stunning landscapes and adventure photographs and sent them on a journey stretching from the Pacific Northwest to Switzerland.

Equipped with their cameras and Victorinox Swiss Army Gear, Cory Staudacher (@withhearts) and Bethany Olson (@bethanymarieco) spent time in one of their favorite spots in Seattle. From there, they visited Ibach, Switzerland, home to Victorinox’s headquarters, where they traveled by train and spent time in the majestic mountainous and lake regions of the countryside. Explore their journey on this event page…and via WIRED Insider throughout November and December 2014.

Bethany Olson

Behind the Adventurer: About Bethany

Bethany Olson is a commercial and fashion photographer located in Seattle, WA who has gained over 100,000+ followers on Instagram. She is also a fashion blogger, coffee enthusiast, and loves exploring the Pacific Northwest in her spare time. And, with her fiancé Cory Staudacher, travels all over the globe on photography assignments. @bethanymarieco

Cory Staudacher

Behind the Adventurer: About Cory…

Cory Staudacher is a photographer based in Seattle, WA. Taking his photography style inspiration from simplicity and minimalism, Cory brings you into moments that evoke hope and peace. Currently he is part of Tinker Street* a photo agency in New York that works with brands on Instagram campaigns. Most days you can find him outside in national forests taking photos on Instagram with his fiancé Bethany Olson. @withhearts

Spreading the HOCR Celebration Nation Wide

We had such a great time in Boston at the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) this past weekend that we wanted to extend the celebration activities nation-wide. For a limited time, if you visit ANY of our Victorinox Swiss Army brand stores in the U.S. and show the below post card (e.g. can be an image on your phone or print out this page) at the checkout you will receive a 20% discount off your purchase.

HOCR Limited Time Promotion

Pretty incredibly, right? So, what are you waiting for?!  Visit our Store Locator page here to find the Victorinox Swiss Army retail store closest to you. (And, don’t delay, this promotion is only available until November 19, 2014.)

JetSetter Series: Stephanie Yoder of Twenty-SomethingTravel.com

Each day at Victorinox, we are surrounded by extraordinary women who inspire us. In celebration of the launch of Victoria – our first collection designed by women, for women; we’ve teamed up with some inspiring ladies who love to travel as much as we do.

Stephanie Yoder, author and writer of travel blog Twenty-SomethingTravel.com can’t sit still. Since 2010, she has traveled all over the world – living in some places, visiting others – and even met and fell in love with her husband along the way. Read on for Stephanie’s story, as well as her top travel tips.

 1. What sparked your travel itch?

My senior year of college, I studied abroad at University College London and just fell head over heels with the freedom and excitement of travel. I didn’t know what I wanted to do after graduation, but I knew I had to explore the world. I’ve pretty much been on the move ever since!

2. What makes a great travel partner? 

Compatibility is a really tricky thing. I think that the most important thing is being on the same page in terms of budget, travel style, itinerary etc. If one person wants to go out partying every night and the other one prefers to sit in and read, you’re going to have friction.

I also think it’s important to be able to give each other space and alone time when needed. Split up for the day or at least take a walk by yourself. My husband and I have become really talented at being alone, together.

3. What are some of the benefits of solo travel in your twenties? 

I really believe everyone should travel alone at least once in their twenties. It gives you such great insight into your own personal preferences and travel style. You have to really listen to your inner monologue and make your own decisions, which isn’t always easy if you are used to going along with someone else.

It’s important to get used to spending time alone. You can practice this when you’re not traveling by going out to dinner or the movies by yourself. It feels really strange at first, but with experience you start to feel more comfortable. All of a sudden a whole new world opens up.

4. How long do you typically spend at home in Washington DC? What are some of your favorite spots there?

It really varies a lot. Earlier this year my husband and I spent seven months in Mexico; before that we were in DC for almost six months uninterrupted. We are actually moving out of the area very soon and we’re not sure what our home/travel split will look like.

I grew up in the DC area so I have a lot of favorite spots, but one of my absolute favorite things to do is to visit the National Monuments at night. There are barely any tourists out after dark, the monuments are all lit up and it’s just beautiful.  

5. For someone who’s always on the go, what are some little conveniences that keep your life running smoothly? 

Thanks to travel, my most prized possession is my Kindle. I’m a huge (and fast) reader and I used to lug around two or three books in my suitcase at a time, which got really old really fast. I bought a Kindle and never looked back. It’s so great to have my entire library in my hands, no matter where I go.  

Victorinox Travel Tip: Protect and easily access eReaders and tablets in many of the new Victoria Collection pieces, including the Charisma, Sage, Divine and Harmony day bags and Brilliance wheeled carry-on, all of which feature padded pockets to guard tech gear on-the-go.

6. How do you keep yourself organized on the go?

I try to keep things simple: minimal make-up, clothing that matches and one or two comfortable all-purpose pairs of shoes. I try to pack light and make liberal use of space organizers like packing cubes and a toiletry bag with many compartments. Having everything in its place makes it easy to repeatedly pack and unpack.

My husband is more of the “throw everything into a suitcase and stir it up a bit” school of packing, and he can never find what he needs, so I like to think my way is better! 

Victorinox Travel Tip: Organize essentials with the Lifestyle Accessories 3.0 Packing Cube Set and hanging toiletry kit like the new Victoria Muse. The convenient detachable zippered pouch even allows you to take a few beauty items on the go. 

7. What are your top 5 travel essentials? 

  • My Kindle (naturally)
  • My Laptop – I am always working on the road so I can’t live without it!
  • Sunscreen – no matter where I’m headed
  • Comfy sweatpants – great for lounging around the hostel or hotel
  • Snacks – granola or crackers fend off low blood sugar bad moods

 

8. At Victorinox, we believe it’s important for every woman to have a little piece of luxury. What’s yours? 

Really good face moisturizer. I go back and forth on the brand, but I always have some in my suitcase. Travel can be terrible for your skin: changes in weather, dry air on planes and hours out in the sun. A good moisturizer feels so luxurious after a long day on the road.

9. Of all your travel experiences, why was “A Year Without Makeup” the most significant lesson learned? 

The title really encompasses an entire philosophy of life and style rather than in the literal sense. Yes, I didn’t wear makeup for a year, and I still usually don’t bother to put any on, unless I’m going out somewhere nice. The bigger lesson however, was that I learned that beauty standards are basically arbitrary, and that I can pick and choose the ones I want to prescribe to. That is very freeing.

So, while I still like to get dolled up on occasion, when I’m traveling I generally choose comfort over sex appeal. You will never catch me in heels. Being able to walk for hours through a new city is more important to me.

 10. Where are you off to next?

My next big adventure has been a secret for awhile: I’m actually moving cross country – to Seattle! I’ve never lived on the West Coast of the U.S. and am really excited for this big change in scenery and lifestyle. That doesn’t mean I’m done traveling though. I simply refuse to sit still.

One Night Only! #VxHOCR VIP Shopping Event at Boston Copley Place

It just keeps getting better in Boston this weekend!

For one night only – on Saturday, October 18 – the Victorinox Swiss Army Store in Boston’s Copley Place will host an after hours VIP shopping event starting at 8:30 p.m. EST.

During this flash event visitors to the store will enjoy a 30% discount simply by showing this promo card at the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!

#VxHOCR #HOCR50

Victorinox Swiss Army Extends I.N.O.X. Reach to ESPN and ESPN2 Audiences

 

This Fall, Victorinox Swiss Army is introducing a new ad campaign that poses the question to ESPN viewers “What does it take to be a Victorinox Swiss Army watch?”

The answer?

“Timeless and tough.”

“The most impressive watch in the world.”

“Steeled for action.”

 

These are just a few attention-grabbing headlines for the recently introduced Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. timepiece featured in the company’s new fall 2014 ad campaign spanning television, radio, print and online advertising vehicles produced exclusively for ESPN. The first commercial for the new fall campaign that aired on ESPN and ESPN 2 on October 14, 2014.

 

SNEAK PREVIEW: View the new Victorinox Swiss Army commercial launching on ESPN here.

 

This year marks 130 years of the company’s famous Swiss Army knife; and, the 25th anniversary of the first introduction of Victorinox Swiss Army timepieces. Victorinox is celebrating these significant milestones with the launch of the company’s most unique and distinctive time piece to date – I.N.O.X. Elegant and innovatively designed to be nearly indestructible, each Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. timepiece is put through a ruthless battery of 130 extreme durability tests, including excessive pressure and thermal stress.

 

“Forged to resist and endure the harshest of conditions, I.N.O.X. is the perfect companion for life for professional and collegiate football players – and the scores of fans who are just as passionate about watching their favorite teams on ESPN from pre-season through to the cold winter play-off months,” said Rene Stutz, President and CEO of Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.

The new series of I.N.O.X. featured commercials is a continuation of the successful VSA-exclusive ESPN campaign “Inspired by Authenticity” launched in May 2014.  (View the commercial here.)

The new I.N.O.X. commercials will run through December during primetime and on weekends as part of College Football, signature ESPN and ESPN2 SportsCenter and MIKE & MIKE show programming.

To learn more about the Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. visit: http://www.victorinoxwatches.com

I.N.O.X. Time To SWISS-Away Giveaway

Switzerland is calling – it’s time to get away from it all! 

Show us what you would bring with you on a Swiss getaway – and, you could win a trip for two to Switzerland! 

Between September 8-22, 2014 post an I.N.O.X. Time to SWISS-Away photo or short video to the Facebook.com/VictorinoxSwissArmy page, or to Twitter or Instagram, using hashtag #INOXSwissSweeps

…and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to WIN A GETAWAY to SWITZERLAND – including SWISS round-trip flights, Swiss Rail passes and a VIP Victorinox Factory Tour in Ibach where you’ll pick up your new I.N.O.X. timepiece!

So, what are you waiting for – post now to enter to win!

To learn more about…

 • SWISSwww.facebook.com/flyswiss

• Switzerland Tourismwww.facebook.com/MySwitzerland
OFFICIAL RULES

 VICTORINOX “I.N.O.X. TIME TO SWISS-AWAY GIVEAWAY” SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY. The Victorinox “I.N.O.X. Time to SWISS-Away Giveaway” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older.  Employees of Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising, promotion, public relations agencies and their immediate family or household members are not eligible to participate. For purposes of these rules “immediate family” is defined as parents, legal guardians, spouses, siblings, children, and stepchildren.

2. HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter the Contest; 1) visit www.facebook.com/victorinoxswissarmy and post a photo or video of what you would take with you on your SWISS getaway with the hashtag #INOXSwissSweeps; or, 2) post a photo or video to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #INOXSwissSweeps. Entries must be received between 12:00:01 PM ET on Monday, September 8, 2014 and 11:59:59 PM ET on Monday, September 22, 2014. Incomplete entries will not be accepted and are void.

Limit: One (1) Entry per person per email address during the Contest Period, regardless of whether entrant has more than one email address.

The Sponsor will review all submitted Entries and reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entry that violates these Official Rules without any notification or warning.

By submitting an Entry, the participant understands and grants to the Sponsor permission for his/her Entry and other information to be posted throughout the world for viewing by visitors to the Website, Facebook.com, and as otherwise allowed in accordance with the Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to post sample Photos it has created in connection with the Contest on Facebook.com.

ENTRIES POSTED TO FACEBOOK ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR OR FACEBOOK IN ANY MANNER.

All Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:

  • Photo cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
  • Photo must be original and may not have been digitally altered.
  • Photo cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
  • Photo cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
  • Photo cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
  • Photo cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
  • Photo cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Photo cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
  • Photo cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • Photo may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
  • Sponsor reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entries that violate these Official Rules without any notification or warning.

3. DRAWING. On Friday, 9/26/14, at or about 9:00AM (EST) at the Victorinox North America Headquarters the winner will be randomly selected from all entries received. Winner will be notified by direct message to the social channel and/or email address used to submit the entry. Person responding to the winner announcement must be the person whose name appears on the entry and must provide proper photo identification and proof of age, subject to Sponsor verification. Under no circumstance is the Sponsor responsible for lost entries.

4. PRIZE. The prize (“Prize”) consists of: A trip for 2 to Switzerland including: 2 roundtrip SWISS economy class tickets from one of SWISS’ US gateways (ORD, EWR, JFK, MIA, BOS, LAX, SFO) to Switzerland. Travel must be completed within one year from the date of September 26, 2014. Prize also includes two First Class Swiss Rail passes valid for 8 consecutive days providing access to unlimited travel on Swiss travel System’s public transportation network including classic scenic routes, public transport systems of 38 cities as well as 50% discount on most mountain railways and cable cars as well as free entry to over 400 museums; as well as a VIP tour for two of Victorinox headquarters in Ibach, Switzerland where the winner will receive one Victorinox INOX timepiece.

Winner is responsible for any connecting flights required to get to U.S. gateway city. All expenses not specified herein including, but not limited to, airline taxes, meals, spending money, airport transfers, incidental costs, incidental charges imposed by the airline, taxes and gratuities are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Prize must be accepted as awarded with no substitution. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit, in whole or in part. Winner and travel companion must travel together on same itinerary and is based on space availability at time of booking. Tickets and travel are valid on Swiss International Air Lines operated flights only. No frequent flyer mileage may be accrued.

Swiss International Air Lines is not responsible for failure for any reason whatsoever of selected entrant to receive notification. Arrangements for the fulfillment of the Prize will be handled by Swiss International Air Lines. Swiss International Air Lines reserves the right in their sole discretion to substitute any and all part of the Prize with a Prize of comparable value.

Swiss international Air Lines is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer system, property or anything stored on or related thereto as a result of participation in, or connection with, this drawing. Entrants release Swiss International Air Lines from all liability in connection with the drawing and any Prize won.

5. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Winner verified will be sent affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release forms which must be signed and returned within seven (7) days of receipt using prepaid overnight delivery envelope provided. Grand Prize winner’s guest (or a legal guardian if a winner is considered a minor in his/her state of residence) must also complete and return a liability/publicity release before travel arrangements can be made. A minor guest must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If a winner fails to complete and return documents within the required time, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By entering this Sweepstakes, all entrants agree that neither Sponsor, its parent, related,  affiliated or subsidiary companies, nor their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees or agencies will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or in connection with any prize or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or from acceptance, possession or use of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity, including travel, or use by Sponsor of the entry in any manner;  and agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, any prize provider and their respective successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, arm, damage, industry, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in this Sweepstakes and for any claims, based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or merchandise delivery. Entrants who do not comply with these official rules or attempt to interfere with this sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. Submission of a Sweepstakes entry will constitute and signify the entrant’s agreement and consent (or that of parent or legal guardian if entrant is an eligible minor) that the Sponsor and/or the Sponsor’s assignees may use his/her name, photograph, likeness and/or prize information for promotional purposes in commerce and in all media worldwide now known or hereinafter developed without time limitation and without further compensation, except where prohibited. Winner is solely responsible for any local, state, or federal taxes on prize.  Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

6. NAME OF WINNER. For the name of the prize winner, available after 10/1/14, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with proper postage affixed to: Victorinox I.N.O.X. Time to Getaway Giveaway, 6240 Oakton Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053. Requests must be received by 11/01/14.

Sponsor: Sponsor: Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc., 7 Victoria Drive, Monroe, CT

 

 

2014 Red Dot Award Winner: Spectra™ 2.0 Dual-Access Global Carry-On

31318102__000_L3We are very excited to share the news that Victorinox Travel Gear has won a 2014 Red Dot Award for the Spectra 2.0 Dual-Access Global Carry-On!  A 40-member international panel of experts tested, discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries in this year’s competition.  True to the motto “In search of excellence”, the jury selected the best achievements in product design to receive the sought-after Red Dot quality seal.

We congratulate the Victorinox Travel Gear design team who worked so hard to bring this innovative new hardside luggage design to market!

About the Spectra™ 2.0 Dual-Access Global Carry-On

Victorinox brings innovation to hardside luggage in the Spectra 2.0 Collection. Uniquely designed to make traveling with hardside luggage more convenient, the case is equipped with an integrated front zippered quick-access door and removable electronics panel to give you on-the-go accessibility to the things you need most while traveling – like a laptop, tablet, tickets, passport and more. This dual-access construction 31318003__000_Falso accommodates your personal packing style and your travel essentials by allowing you to pack two ways – through the front quick-access door using a traditional top down method so you can organize clothing in a neat stack, or through the main opening using the 50/50 split to separate your belongings into two compartments. Engineered to be ultra-light without sacrificing durability, these 100% pure Bayer polycarbonate cases feature a scratch-resistant matte finish, protective corner guards and two layers of premium Bayer polycarbonate which absorbs impact without breaking or cracking. The material is 28% stronger than typical ABS plastic and is also used in football helmets, police riot shields and as a component in bulletproof glass. To ensure a stable roll, the case features eight wheels and an adjustable three-stop dual-trolley handle system. The dual-caster wheels feature a reinforced inner wheel housing and metal ball bearings for a smooth roll across virtually any surface.

Click here to read more about the award in the official press release.