I am delighted to be sponsored by retailers and manufacturers of the best outdoor gear in the world.  These are companies whose clothing and equipment I already used before obtaining sponsorship, and I am very proud to be able to represent them through my races, adventures and expeditions.

Alpkit is a young company making phenomenal outdoor equipment, from technical outdoor clothing to camping equipment to bikes and wetsuits.  I love the range of equipment they produce, and the fantastic value and quality.  They have a very positive and growing reputation and it is fantastic to be involved with them.  My first trip using their equipment was a 1000-mile cycle journey in the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic with their Vir Fortis fat bike - an incredible piece of kit for an expedition I will never forget.  I remain very excited to see what the future hold with more great Alpkit and Sonder Bikes journeys to come.

Salomon produce the best footwear for the terrains and environments I exercise in.  I love their running clothing and rucksacks and use them year-round.  I have worn their shoes to get me through ultra-marathons of between 100 and 1000 miles without injury or a single blister, in the Gobi desert, Himalayas, Arctic and sub-Arctic.


Salomon Mark Hines





Having been an admirer of Suunto for more than a decade, I was thrilled to be able to experiment with the Ambit in 2012.  I now use the Suunto Spartan Ultra, the Ambit 3 and the Core, depending upon the activity I am engaged in.  The Spartan and Ambit produce excellent data on heart rate, breathing rate, skin temperature, speed, distance and altitude.  This is combined with excellent course mapping and navigation, and a battery life I have pushed beyond 50 hours on a single charge.











BillboardSUP provided the board the gave huge support for a training weekend in a Norwegian fjord and for my fantastic Big Ben to Black Sea, Trans-Europe SUP and cycle adventure.  The BillboardSUP Heron 4-metre expedition board is an incredible board for adventures, with superb speed and stability, and plenty of space and attachments for all the equipment needed for a full-on, 3-month journey.  It has been great working with them, and I hope I may continue to do so over the coming years.




Serengeti Trading came on board as a sponsor in a very short space of time.  I briefly outlined my race and expedition plans and they jumped in to fully support my third successful completion of the Yukon Arctic Ultra (450 mile footrace) in 2013.  They supplied me with the biltong and droewors I used as a main energy source during my cold-weather ultra-racing and events, including the 1000-mile Yukon Quest solo hike in 2016, and it was awesome!


My first  fantastic sponsor of 2014 was Bloc Eyewear.  I have used Bloc sunglasses and goggles since my first Yukon Arctic Ultra race in 2009.  The Chameleon sunglasses were perfect for protection against the strong glare, and were hardy and robust during their use in that race and many others.  Since then I've enjoyed using other glasses in their range, and am extremely pleased to have them as a sponsor.


2014 went from strength-to-strength, with the addition of Mercator Gear and Kovea Stoves.  The stoves are of Korean origin, relatively inexpensive compared with the big brands commonly on sale in the UK, and are of superb quality and utility. 












My first sponsor for 2015 was the excellent Sena, who produce video and audio equipment for adrenaline sports and activities.  I will be using their GoPro audio pack with Bluetooth microphones and headsets, as well as their own action cameras.



OverBoard produce some excellent dry bags, kayak and SUP bags, waterproof cases, bike panniers, and more.  I am using their superb kit during expeditions, and am thrilled to be working with them on many upcoming river expeditions.



Aquaovo produce superb water filters, with the highest filtration standards against bacteria and viruses.  I was extremely pleased to see look through the datasheets detailing their products' effectiveness, and am yet to find a more effective filter.


I am very proud to represent these superb brands, and look forward to finding new ways of supporting them further.  I am open to approaches from potential new sponsors, particularly for financial support in exchange for being title sponsor of a race, expedition or other adventure.  I am keen to do all I can to work with new and existing partners, to ensure the most can be achieved from our developing relationship.  I am also protective of my existing sponsors and brands, having been supported by many for the majority of my career, and cannot entertain the possibility of any conflicts of interest.  Anyone interested in supporting me and my endeavours should contact me by email.



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