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Outdoor Equipment Manufacturers

Outdoor equipment is supplied through about 10 major stores in Australia, with the best selection all in one street in Melbourne. There is also a nice selection of 4 stores in close proximity in Lonsdale St, Braddon, Canberra. However, if you are researching brands, here are the websites, from across the world. All popular brands are shown without fear or favour - you decide!

Those Asterixed* allow purchases over the Internet.

(In alphabetical order - updated significantly 16 September 2013. Minor additions 19 Sep 2013: PROtog, Oziexplorer, OZtopo)

  1. Airwalk* - Snowboard Boots
  2. Asolo - Boots
  3. Berghaus*  - Packs
  4. Bibler - Tents
  5. Billabong* - Outdoor Gear, mostly beach
  6. Black Diamond* - Climbing gear
  7. Body Torque*- Cycling gear
  8. Bogong* - Equipment
  9. Boreal  - Climbing ropes
  10. Cam-Fis* - USA outdoor clothing
  11. Campingaz - Stoves and gas
  12. Campmor* - USA outdoor gear
  13. Carhatt* - Outdoor and Workwear USA
  14. Cascade Designs - Sleeping & sitting mats & MSR tents & Stoves
  15. Coleman Stoves
  16. Columbia Sportswear  - Clothing
  17. Edelrid  - Climbing ropes
  18. Garmin Outdoor On The Trails GPS's
  19. Garmont  - Cross country ski boots
  20. GPSOz* - GPS devices & GPS Oztopo mapping for Garmin handheld GPS, & Ozraster digital topographic mapping
  21. GME  - EPIRBS
  22. GoLite* - Lightweight hiking gear
  23. Helly Hansen*  - Underwear, especially for canoeing, yachting
  24. Hi-tech - Footwear
  25. Karrimor* - Tents and packs
  26. Kathmandu* - Range of outdoor and travel wear
  27. Koflach - Boots
  28. Kovea - Stoves - available at many Australian outdoor stores
  29. LaSportiva - Quality Italian hiking and climbing boots & shoes
  30. Leatherman - Tools and knives
  31. LL Bean* - Huge Outdoor Outfitters, USA
  32. Lowe Alpine  - Packs
  33. Macpac* - Packs, tents etc
  34. Magellan - GPS systems
  35. Mag-lite - Torches
  36. Mammut - Climbing ropes etc
  37. Merrell - Boots
  38. Metolius - Rock climbing gear
  39. Mont Adventure Equipment - Clothing, tents, down gear.
  40. Mountain Designs Aus* - Big Mountain Gear, Expedition Kit
  41. Mountain Equipment - Clothing, bags, tents etc - UK.
  42. Nalgene* - Containers
  43. Natureshop.com* - Wool clothing including Icebreaker
  44. Northern Lites* - Snow shoes
  45. Oilskin* - Traditional outdoor Australian Oilskin clothing
  46. One Planet - Tents, Packs, Sleeping Bags
  47. O'Neill - Wetsuits
  48. Osprey Packs*
  49. Oziexplorer* - An innovative Aust s/w supplier of GPS mapping software for PCs, Laptops, PDA, tablets & now Android devices. Origianally used by 4WD, but becoming used by bushwalkers
  50. Paddy Pallin* - Clothing, tents etc
  51. Patagonia Equipment - USA climbing equipment
  52. Petzl - Lights
  53. Primus - Stoves and lamps
  54. Princeton Tec - Lights, head torches
  55. PROtog* - Exclusive Aust distributors for Powerex batteries & chargers (very useful in GPS equipment & cameras) and high performance photographic equip
  56. REI* - USA Adventure Outfitter
  57. Rockport* - Footwear
  58. Rusty - Sports Clothing
  59. Salewa* - Climbing gear, tents
  60. Salomon - Boots
  61. Scarpa* - Boots
  62. Sierra Designs* - Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc
  63. Sigg*  Water bottles
  64. Silva - Compasses and GPS
  65. Singing Rock - Climbing gear
  66. Snowgum* - Clothing and scouting goods
  67. Sorel Footwear - Cold weather Canadian safety boots
  68. SOS - Backcountry ski clothing from Sweden
  69. Spyder - The very best quality ski garments
  70. Suunto - Compasses & sports watches
  71. Tatonka - Packs, Tents, Clothing & Cookware
  72. Teva - Sandles & sports shoes
  73. The North Face* - US Big Mountain Climbing gear
  74. Thule - Roof rack systems
  75. Timberland* - Footwear
  76. Trangia Stoves - Stoves and Cookware
  77. Trigger Brothers* - Aus snowboard & surf gear, webcams
  78. Vans - Footwear for street and mountain biking
  79. Victorinox* - The Swiss Knife
  80. Western Mountaineering -  Sleeping Bags
  81. Wilderness Equipment - Backpacks, Tents, Gaiters
  82. Wilderness Sports* - Jindabyne XC and Mountain Skiing
  83. Wilderness Wear* - Clothing from Tasmania
  84. Wild Country - Climbing gear
  85. Woolrich Inc* - Original US natural fibre clothing.