We deeply care about our playground, our equipment, and the people that are making it.
That is why we are currently looking for recycled material from water bottles to replace the current fabrics we use. We will also use environmentally-friendly water repellants and organic materials as often as possible.
We make sure that the factories we are partnering with have passed audits to certify the good working conditions and we will work towards the highest standards as we continue to move forward.
Finally, we are doing everything we can to make our equipment accessible for newcomers to experience the bliss of the outdoors.
IN THE END, ITS ALL ABOUT FLOW...
We believe that happiness is achieved by regular, repeated access to what some psychologists call flow states.
In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time.
In a complete flow state, one should be experiencing a moment of selflessness, timelessness, effortlessness, and richness.
WHY PROMOTING OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND ACTION SPORTS?
Many people's lifestyle has become mostly sedentary and lacks any real physical high-intensity challenge. Some people manage to live without getting out of their comfort zone and we think it has a bad effect on the brain. More and more people are suffering from depressions, attention deficits, and other mental health issues and the medication prescribed is not a sustainable solution, and often leads to addiction.
We see fully immersive outdoor experiences as a long-lasting solution to this unbalanced brain chemistry. It is also a way to stop the overdose of information coming our way and reconnect with nature.
Playing Outside can ignite passion and save lives.
HOW CAN WE DISCONNECT FROM ''THE REAL WORLD''?
Facing a surreal, awe-inspiring landscape from a new perspective.
Shredding down the face of a mountain, powder to the hips, right after enjoying the view at the summit.
Surfing inside a barreling wave, pushing your skills to another level.
All of the above are experiences that are known to trigger chemical compounds in the brain, shutting down the pre-frontal cortex, enabling full immersion in the moment and peak performance.
Recent studies are suggesting that repeated access to flow states have long-lasting benefits on happiness and mental health, so that's what our community of Prometheans are after. Repeated access to flow through outdoor adventures and action sports.
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO HELP?
Unfortunately, a variety of technical and often expensive equipment is necessary to experience many different action sports and outdoor adventures.
We engineer, design, fabricate and distribute bundles of equipment to facilitate the practice of outdoor action sports and expeditions.
Our first product bundle is addressing the nomad adventurer's primary need in his quest for full immersion: finding shelter in the outdoors while venturing overnight.
In the near future, we are going to come up with all the accessories you might need for hammock camping, but we also plan to be expanding quickly into other action sports equipment and to systematically innovate in their design.
After tackling the camping hammock bundle, we will bring to market a few more items needed for trekking like poles, sleeping pads, sleeping bags and more. In the years to come, we plan on creating the water sports and winter sports collection to start covering more action sports that are known to trigger flow.
We believe that the best design ideas do not come from closed labs, but from the community using the actual products on a regular basis and their feedback. We are taking the guess that the Prometheans will be eager to bring new ideas to push their activity even further and that's why we're building an online platform that will allow us to do just that.
We are creating a tool to systematically crowdsource design ideas from the community and implement them directly into our line of products. More to come about that...