Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bluehouse skis

Bluehouse is a small-production independent company making a range of skis for both resort and backcountry, based in Oregon. From the company: “our skis are made from bamboo cores, our business is almost all paperless, and our packaging materials are … Continue reading

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North Face Denali Fleece Jacket

This one is noticeable because of its high level of recycled content. From the company: “The North Face Denali extended-size fleece jacket is a straightforward, comfortable all-around jacket for winter climates. Wear it as a mid layer or outer layer, … Continue reading

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a skyway up Buffalo?

The Buffalo Plateau is a wonderful granite plateau that sits out to the north west from the main ranges of the Victorian Alps. It has been badly burnt in bushfires in recent years but is still a significant area of … Continue reading

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A few more additions to the Australian/ NZ section.

Nadgee Kayaks From the company “Nadgee Kayaks Australia build innovative high performance touring Sea kayaks, using the best techniques and materials. Not only are we Australian owned and made we are proud to be a CARBON FRIENDLY business by only … Continue reading

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Telemark boot – the Scarpa Tornado Eco

Another greener telemark boot, also from Scarpa. (Check here for a review of the Scarpa T2 Eco boot). From the company: “The freeride boot for those who work/play/live in their boots is now made from Pebax Rnew”, a renewable plastic … Continue reading

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listing of Australian/ NZ made gear

This is a first attempt to list the companies that still produce outdoor equipment either in Australia or New Zealand/ Aotearoa. It is mostly focused on backpack sports rather than bikes, boarding or surfing. I assume there are lots of … Continue reading

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new profile: One Planet

From the company: “We believe that well made, robust, long lasting products equate to less consumption of raw materials, production energy and transport fuels. Quality cost less in the long run, not just for the purchaser, but also for the … Continue reading

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