What is your name & surname?
Luke John Roberts
What is your current role at Gone?
I run the Jozi arm of Gone. Outdoor
What lead you to working at Gone?
The opportunity at Gone gave me the opportunity to marry my personal philosophy to that of a business’s. As LP Jacks said, “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play.”
What is your Instagram username?
What's your favourite sport: climbing / surfing / trail running?
- Favourite trail? Growing up in Natal the Drakensberg will always be my favourite place to adventure.
- Anything you are training for at the moment? I literally leave tomorrow morning to do an unsupported 100km trail run through the Hogsback region in the Eastern Cape.
- Dream trail running destination? Surely the Alps yea?!
What is your favourite piece of Patagonia gear?
Can I choose two?! My heavyweight flannel and Storm Racer Jacket.
What’s the one thing you think that people don’t know about the Patagonia brand?
The extent to which Patagonia cares about our home planet.
Your favourite weekend escape / micro-adventure?
I’m not one for skimping on adventure opportunities so even though the Berg is pretty far it has to be the best place in the world!
What is your ultimate /dream outdoor-adventure trip?
After being in the Amazon Jungle previously I’d love to make my way through the Amazonia region in South America by raft, west to east. It’s 6,400km long so I may be gone a while…
What is the last photo you took on your phone?
A picture of my coffee and chocolate brownie! A friend and I always share these silly pics with each other haha!
Cat or Dog person?
Tricky… probably a dog person but there is some high level of satisfaction when a cat decides to lay on my lap!
Share a description of your favorite material object that you already own?
I’m not sure this fits the bill but it has to be sunblock… I get burnt from a weather forecast.
Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
I breathe pretty good… I was recorded as having a V02 max of 86.5 in my late teens.
What is your favorite documentary?
FOUND ON 49 | THE STORY OF JIM WALMSLEY
If you could put anything on a billboard, what would you write?
Look after your family,
Pay it forward.