Premier Filipino sports apparel brand 8a Performance is finally opening its first-ever store with The Ayala Malls at the 2nd level of The Ayala Centrio Mall along Corrales Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City. The opening event will commence at 1:30 PM on June 22, 2024, promising an exciting day filled with activities and special promotions.

A Journey from Passion to Performance

Founded by Arman “Maman” Salada, a professional rock climber, born and raised in CDO, 8a Performance was established out of a need for high-quality, affordable sportswear. Maman’s journey through local and international climbing competitions highlighted the scarcity of cost-effective, comfortable sports apparel, motivating him to create a brand that caters to the needs of athletes like himself. Named after the ‘8a’ grade in sport climbing, which signifies advanced performance, 8a Performance embodies the spirit of pushing beyond limits and achieving

Grand Opening Event Highlights

The opening ceremony will feature a ribbon cutting with photo opportunities alongside the 8a Performance owner and representatives and their special guests. Councilor Bernie Bitokbitok Esparcia will deliver the welcome remarks, followed by a media interview. Refreshments will begin at 3:00 PM.

Additionally, a 20% discount on selected items will be available exclusively on opening day, making it the perfect opportunity to experience 8a Performance’s top-quality gear.

8a Performance prides itself in offering:

  • Top Quality: Gear that meets the highest standards for any adventure.
  • Affordability: Making premium sportswear accessible without breaking the bank.
  • Durability: Products built to withstand the toughest conditions.
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“We’re not just a local brand; we compete globally,” asserts founder Maman Salada. “Our products are meticulously crafted to offer world-class performance — Use your gift. Master your craft — enabling athletes to #BreatheAdventure and #GetActive with confidence.”

Store Features and Product Highlights

The new store boasts an industrial, cozy layout showcasing 8a Performance’s best-selling items, including the Epic pants, Enduro bike shorts, Impact Tactical pants, and Rushmore jackets. These products have earned rave reviews for their comfort, durability, and high performance. As Dan Empainado, a satisfied customer, shares, “8a Performance (Impact shorts and Larambla long-sleeved shirts) kept me comfy and confident during a nine-day bike-packing trip. These locally made products can easily compete on the world stage of adventure apparel.”

Commitment to Excellence

With a mission to provide high-quality, affordable sports gear to Filipinos, 8a Performance aims to become the leading sports apparel brand in the country. The brand’s core values — Godfearing, direct and intentional communication, honesty and fair play, integrity, optimism, rationality, and continuous improvement — guide its commitment to excellence in product experience and customer service.

For further inquiries, please contact (02) 866-04006 or 0917-710-240

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