Lyon's Frank Bennet had the following to say regarding Horizon socks: "I always think of socks with footwear and footwear we know very well through La Sportiva. Consequently I was very happy to talk when Russell from Horizon got in touch. We have been really impressed with Horizon and I'm very pleased that we are working with them."
Russell Brown established the Horizon business in 1999 was similarly complimentary about Lyon: “They have a very professional set up and we are really looking forward to supporting their efforts in establishing the Horizon brand further”.
On the announcement of working with the Katadyn group Frank further commented: "This move allows Lyon Equipment to significantly widen its offering to retailers and (we) will be holding stock of all Katadyn Group products from day one."
Katadyn, Optimus, Trek'N Eat and Horizon socks join Lyon's existing brands including Petzl, Beal and La Sportiva, more information can be found direct from Lyon Outdoor's website here.
The Swiss Katadyn company is the world's Number One for individual water purification systems and products, with a global market share exceeding 50 percent. Katadyn has been developing water filters, chlorine and silver-based sterilizing agents, and mobile desalinators for the trekking and marine markets for over 80 years now. Numerous international relief organizations and special army units rely on the products of Katadyn for survival and life saving.
Optimus has it's origins in Sweden and has been manufacturing outdoor stoves for more than a century. At the end of 2007, the Swedish Optimus company was integrated into the Swiss Katadyn Group. Since its formation in Stockholm in 1899, Optimus has been developing and improving its products to become the clear first choice of demanding users throughout the world. Open air life is very much associated with activity, movement, and physical endeavour, often struggling with the weather at the same time. Optimus wants to give its users the opportunity of using products that are safe and easy to use in the environments we all enjoy
Trek'n Eat offer unique freeze-dried foods that can be prepared with water. Perfect for your ready made meals when traveling, on expedition, while boating, and on family outings. Meals from Trek'n Eat are created with quality freeze-dried ingredients, and thus maintain most of the food's natural vitamins and minerals.
A sock's a sock right? Well, no, not really! Horizon have been manufacturing traditional and technical socks since 1999. There have been many changes in the 'sock world' since then, whether it is the technical yarns, the machinery or the ever more ambitious designs and styles. What hasn't changed are Horizon's core values; Quality, comfort, performance and durability.