Cotopaxi and Hoka One One collaborated on two limited-edition styles —Torrent 2 trail shoe and Batac 16L Del Dia Backpack — born out of a shared passion for responsible manufacturing and the great outdoors.
The Torrent 2 is a lightweight trail shoe agile on challenging terrain with enhanced cushioning. The Batac 16L Del Día Backpack is made from repurposed materials and offers unstructured versatility. Both products feature color blocking.
On April 23, Cotopaxi will host a virtual edition of its adventure scavenger hunt series supporting the collaboration. The theme is “Chase the Bright Side,” embodying both brands’ mission to make the world a better place. Proceeds from the event will fund a grant supporting Big City Mountaineers, and both brands will also use proceeds from the sale of the collab products to make an additional donation to the organization.
“Cotopaxi’s passion for sustainable design and community building is at the core of our brand, and our tireless efforts to support the greater good are evident through thoughtful product creation, impact and cause-driven work and our considered collaborative partnerships,” said Davis Smith, CEO and co-founder of Cotopaxi. “By joining forces with HOKA to drive economic and social equity through products, events and shared grants to Big City Mountaineers, our two brands can increase the value we provide to our shared community.”
“Our mission is to empower all athletes to fly, and the HOKA x Cotopaxi collaboration starkly highlights the bold and unexpected approach HOKA has always taken in pursuit of that mission,” said Gretchen Weimer, vice president, product, HOKA. “Partnering with a like-minded brand in Cotopaxi helps us empower more people to explore their world and, hopefully, dedicate themselves to changing it for the better. We are also humbled and honored that this partnership can help support the work of Big City Mountaineers, whose mission empowers potentially life-changing access to the outdoors for youth across the United States.”
Photo courtesy Cotopaxi x HOKA