Derek Cheng

Journalist • Photographer • Dirtbag Climber

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Haokay - So, Derek's published in many countries.  We've got New Zealand, Australia, The UK, Canada and US, with Nukes!

“I thought constantly adjusting your junk was just something that all male climbers had to deal with. I was wrong.”

” I am addicted to this lifestyle, seeking adventure and challenges in sublime locations the world over.”

the Ultralight Trunk for men

"I spend a lot of time in harnesses, hanging on ropes trying to snap the perfect photograph, sitting in hanging belays on multi-pitch routes, catching air-time with another massive whipper, climbing and belaying and climbing and belaying. I thought constantly adjusting your junk was just something that all male climbers had to deal with. I was wrong. My first day in Zenith ActiveWear's "SuperLight Trunks for Men" I experienced the cock-pocket revelation - a completely adjustment-free day. I found the SuperLight's to be comfortable, durable, and easily worn on consecutive days. The grandest singular appeal in my view is that you don't need to reach down and awkwardly tinker with yourself dozens of times day as you high-step, flag, fall, or sit for a long time in your harness. It simply removes all of that discomfort. Instantly."

About Derek

Derek Cheng spends as much time as possible on the road, exploring rock and ice. Born in New Zealand, he discovered climbing in his mid-20s, but didn't really consider himself a climber until he threw in his job for living in a van and finding kindred dirtbag spirits.  His journey started in remote parts of New Zealand's South Island, and continued in South America.