Julie, engineer at itiwit

An interview with Julie, a Designer for the canoe-kayak hybrid family


Who are you?

"I learned to kayak before I could walk!
After years of competitive kayaking, I joined Decathlon as a product engineer in 2017. Since then, I co-registered packrafting in an Itiwit strategy and put my kayaking experience to use in the products we develop. I enjoy passing on my passion for kayaking to other members of the team. I am also a qualified CK instructor."

What do you do at itiwit?

"As a product engineer for kayaks, I develop the canoe-kayak hybrids of the future with my project team. At the same time, I am in charge of the economy of functionality and the technical manager of the engineering team."

What do you like about kayaking?

"Kayaking gives you a completely different perspective. When I sail, I feel the water and I’m in harmony with nature! The feelings on the river are priceless"

Your fondest memories

"With Itiwit, the first time I brought the team to discover packrafting on the Nive. I still remember Camille’s smile after the first rapids! Since then, she takes on rapids alone;)
The trip to Lake Superior was also magical: leaving Hendaye with your kayak on your back and arriving at Apostle Island! It was amazing "

Your favourite itiwit products