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Macpac – company profile

From reading their materials, it seems that Macpac has an environmental principle based on the old ‘3 R’s’: reduce, reuse, recycle. They state that they attempt to make good technical gear that is designed and built to last a long … 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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Wilderness Wear

The second in a series of profiles on companies that still manufacture equipment in either Australia or New Zealand. Wilderness Wear makes a range of premium travel and outdoor technical clothing and raingear (baselayer, mid layer, socks, casual, travel and … Continue reading

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Cactus Climbing Equipment

Cactus is a small operation that is based in Christchurch, New Zealand, that prides itself on making functional and aesthetic gear: “Our aim is to design and build durable, useful products. We do this by utilising quality fabrics and components”. … Continue reading

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another lower impact mid weight boot

Altitude IV Enviro This may be another one that’s a bit hard to track down, at least initially, as it is just a new release in the northern hemisphere. The Hi-Tec Altitude is a popular boot which the company has … Continue reading

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