and another batch of Australian made equipment

This is largely climbing/ vertical gear and water craft. I have very little information on most of these products so it would be worthwhile doing your own research and asking questions to double check that what you are looking to purchase is actually made in Australia.

If anyone can help with extra details on any of these please let me know. Thanks. cam.walker@foe.org.au

Many thanks to Justin Keniger, from Outdoor Link, for this information. http://www.outdoorlink.com.au

Tali & Mia, Lake St Clair, TAS

Ferno. Ferno are the manufacturers of Vertical, Ferno and Hi-Safe climbing and height safety equipment that is made in Australia. They manufacture in Perth (Vertical and Ferno) and in Melbourne (Hi-Safe). Ferno makes height safety equipment, fall protection and fall arrest gear. The company website says that they use “both locally crafted and quality imported products” so I am not sure what parts of their gear is made here. No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet.

Information here.

Single Rope Technique Equipment manufacture climbing and height safety equipment in Sydney. No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet. Details here.

Donaghys ropes are manufactured locally, in Melbourne (and also distributed by Ferno Australia). No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet. Information here.

Climbing Anchors are the manufacturers (or at least the distributors) of Uncarved Block climbing holds – I believe these are still manufactured in Australia. No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet. Information here.

Barron and Rawson are plastics rotomoulders in Sydney who manufacture the Wobbegong canoe. From their site “The Wobbegong is designed for manoeuvrability in whitewater and is built with the strength and flexibility to take the roughest treatment and conditions – just what is needed for whitewater enthusiasts, hire and tour operators and other organisations where low damage and minimal maintenance are so important but hard to achieve”. No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet. Details here.

Jervis Bay Sea Kayaks (in Huskisson, NSW) manufacture the Mega brand of surf kayaks. No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet. Details here.

Random Surf Kayaks make the Random brand locally (Sunshine Coast). No information on sustainability or workplace issues available as yet. Information here (search for Random surf kayaks).

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About Cam Walker

I work with Friends of the Earth, and live in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, Australia. Activist, dad to Tali & Mia, mountain enthusiast, climber & would be telemark skier.
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