Tag Archives: locally made

Flow State surfboards

This is another small Australian operation, making beautiful outdoor gear – in this case surfboards – with great attention to minimum impact production. Mathew Farrell is based in Tasmania, and makes hollow wood boards, hand crafted from recycled timber. As … Continue reading

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Australian & NZ made outdoor gear

With Christmas barely a week away and the endless pre-Christmas sales by the big outdoor brands, it can be hard to stay away from gear at good prices. All of the big brand gear – such as that coming from … Continue reading

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Ensuring ‘Australian made’ is Australian made

I thought it was worth featuring this recent comment about Australian made gear. From Brett: “I would love to see just how “Australian Made” their products are? The terms “Australian Made” and “Australian Owned” do not reveal the actual level … Continue reading

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Keeping it local… Australian made bike gear

I was just starting to hunt around for Australian made bike gear, and discovered that Human Powered Cycles in Melbourne have already pulled it together. As they say in the introduction: “Ok so we know the benefits of local stuff… … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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