Victorinox Alox Classic Competition
Victorinox Alox Classic Competition

Giveaway: Victorinox 2021 Limited Edition Alox Classic

Some of the most vivid memories are formed on holidays, and often all it takes is an object or smell to bring those memories flooding back. Minties remind me of travelling to the UK to see my grandparents; a jacket of road-tripping through California at New Year in 2017. But there’s another object that also brings back all the holiday feels: a Swiss army knife.

I still remember my first Swiss army knife, which is better known these days as a Victorinox Alox. It was heavy and maroon in colour, with more tools than I knew what to do with (or could even identify at the time). I don’t remember exactly how old I was or where it came from, but memories of fishing with my dad during school holiday are closely tied to it.

Each holiday I’d make the trip over to Perth to spend a couple of weeks with him. One of the things we often loved to do was sneak over a fence to a little-known freshwater lake just off the highway near Midland and spend hours reeling in the fish using sweet corn as bait (don’t knock it until you try it). The knife played an essential role since I often got snagged on submerged branches (or whatever else lurked in the depths of that lake).

Though I don’t know what happened to that knife in the end, the memories are still strong.

With that in mind, I want to know what objects you identify with holidays.

Is it a snow globe with the Eiffel Tower inside? A matryoshka doll from Russia?

The best answer will receive an Alox Limited Edition 2021 – Classic valued at AUD $95.95.

For a chance to win, simply answer the question below in the comments.

In 25 words or less, what object do you associate with a holiday memory and why?


Written by
Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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  • Fishing rod.

    From my earliest memory, I’ve gone fishing with my grandfather and father on holidays (although my mother was the real fisherwoman in our family)

  • An Ultraman robot given to me by my grandfather. I was nervous to meet him.. but he loved robots too so bonded straight away.

  • In Hawaii my dad and I walked for two hours to buy an authentic ukulele. That was five years ago and I still have it.

  • Braided bracelet from a Thai monk’s blessing: great holiday, makes me feel safe for some reason and may even have brought me some good luck…

  • Definitely my grandfather and his desire to get our regular campsite , year in year out for more than 20 + years

  • My self-inflating mattress that got a hole, 2 weeks into a 3 month overland journey, without the possibility of being able to fix it.

Written by Chris Ashton