We don't live in Europe, but we need mail...so we had a few packages sent to our friend Chris of Alpine Adventures Paragliding in Zermatt. There were a pile of boxes waiting for us when we arrived, including cool stuff from Garmin and Salewa!
Garmin is providing all the electronics for the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, including a GPS, Fenix GPS watch, and a Virb Camera. I am NEVER going to get lost with all of this data to help me along the course :)
Salewa is the official clothing sponsor of the Red Bull X-Alps, and they will be providing us with waterproof jackets, shirts, and other clothing during the race. But in advance they sent me a pair of their Speed Ascent shoes, which I've found are great for using on Via Ferrata routes. They really grip the rock (even when it's wet) and have good support against sharp rocks on the bottom. In fact they are so good for climbing, Jim purchased a pair of Salawa shoes as well! Now our shoes are so bright that we'll never lose each other.