Beech Mountain NC, USA. I suppose the first thing you need to do Product Testing is weather. Weather that changes with the season, weather that can be harsh one minute and pristine the next. Rain, Shine, Snow, Wind, Humidity, Heat, Cold and all that comes with the territory.
Speaking of territory, that is the next thing needed to test product. A diverse territory is mandatory for providing the right testing grounds for putting a product through the ringers. Hills and Dales, Climbs and Descents, Valleys and Flats, to Tarmac and Dirt.
This is the reason that the roads and trails around Beech Mountain have become the DeFeet Product Testing Grounds.
My lovely assistant Mrs. CoopDeFeet and I give each product proper testing riding through the beautiful NC mountains. Yes, this is a job we could farm out, but we both get such a kick out of testing each product in the real world conditions. For this I am very thankful that we are able to have this sweat ass job.
Mrs. CoopDeFeet keeps in good shape and tries to help keep yours truly in good form. What form? I am not sure. Her renowned cheffing skills, or her homemade everything rule is the reason I struggle to pull on my lycra. I can say that I know and test the limits of tensile strength of nylon Lycra every day.
So thanks to all the DeFeet fans around the world, its because of you that we get to continue to live the DeFeet Dream.