Useful Links

Below is a list of useful bushwalking, climbing and camping related links that I have come across in my internet travels.
Updated (6-6-2013)
General Links:

Locally Based Shops:
  • Terra Rosa Gear  - Small lightweight gear manufacturer. Does custom work.
  • Paddy Palin - Brisbane based shop. Stocks a wide range of gear and clothing from various top brands.
  • K2 Basecamp - Brisbane based shop. Stocks a wide range of gear and clothing for travel, hiking, climbing, etc. Various brands.
  • Macpac - Sells their own branded gear. Mostly high quality.
  • Mountain Designs - Locally based shop. Sells a combination of their own and other branded gear and clothing.
  • Kathmandu - Locally based shop. Sells mostly their own branded gear. Not so great reports about quality and pricing schemes these days. Usually my last stop.
  • Kellys Basecamp - Sydney based shop with a good online store. Free shipping on orders above $100. Good range of high quality brands.
  • Backpacking Light Australia - Australian shop selling mostly lightweight hiking gear.
  • Pinnacle Sports  - Brisbane climbing shop. Also run a variety of courses and adventure holidays.
  • Globetrekker - Brisbane hiking and climbing gear shop.

Online or Overseas Based Shops:
  • Campsaver - Online store with a wide range of quality brands. Keep an eye out for the sales.
  • Backcountry Gear - Another online store based in the USA. Excellent website with great sales and great postage.
  • Anti Gravity Gear - Gradually expanding cottage gear maker in the USA. Good range of ultralight cooking systems.
  • Gossamer Gear - Another larger cottage gear maker. Good range of ultralight shelters, packs and walking poles.
  • ZPacks - Cottage gear maker concentrating on gear made from Cuben Fibre. Home of the ultralight Hexamid shelter. Also sells packs, stuff sacks and tarps.
  • Ultralight Outdoor Gear - UK based store with a very large range of lightweight gear and clothing. Cheap shipping the Australia.
  • Mountain Laurel Designs - USA based large cottage gear maker. Sells a large range of ultralight gear made from the latest fabrics including Cuben Fibre. Shelters, packs, accessories, quilts and heaps more.
  • Hyperlight Mountain Gear - Makes a small range of Cuben Fibre based products with a bias towards being harder wearing while still ultralight. Packs, shelters and accessories.
  • Moontrail - Online store with a great rewards system. Not a huge range but a good source for tents and MontBell products.
  • Warbonnet Outdoors - Cottage gear maker specialising in hammocks and related products.
  • Goosefeet - Small manufacturer of down products.
  • Prolite Gear - USA retailer. Range includes Westcomb and MontBell
  • Feathered Friends - Store selling a good range of lightweight and high quality down products.
  • Bear Paw Wilderness Designs - Cottage manufacturer of ultralight shelters. Well known for making custom designs and alterations.
  • McHale Packs - Maker of custom very high quality packs.
  • Wiggle - UK based triathlon store. Good source for Innov8 shoes.
  • Yama Mountain Gear - Small cottage gear maker in the USA. Nice range of lightweight shelters including bug shelters.
  • Tarptent - Large cottage maker of lightweight tents and tarp shelters.
  • Lightheart Gear - Maker of lightweight tents and shelters including Cuben Fibre.
  • TiGoat - Cottage manufacturer and seller of unique ultralight gear.
  • Big Sky International - Manufacturer of ultralight tents using cutting edge materials.
  • enLIGHTened equipment -Cottage manufacturer of ultralight quilts.
  • Six Moon Designs - Cottage manufacturer of ultralight tents, packs and accessories .

This list will be added to continuously. If you have a link that you would like added just let me know.