There is some really good quality gear hiking gear to be found in a wide range of non hiking shops in New Zealand. There is also allot of small family business that are often local knowledge that can equal or better the big chains with locally made gear that they are often really willing to customise to your needs.
This post is just a list of the shops i have found to be of quality and the gear i purchased.
Small business based in Ashburton with and online shop, really friendly and easy to deal with, make their gear on site and very happy to customise to your requirements.
- PLB / phone harness
Online shop: New Zealand trail running and cross fit store. I have found the service really fast.
Shop chain across New Zealand, also good Online shop. My next stop after Bivouac, good selection of gear
- Hiking Boots
Online shop – wide range of hunting and associated outdoor gear
- Multi tools
- Navigation equipment
This is a Safety equipment and industrial equipment shop
- High visibility Clothing / Wide brim hat.(solar guard, light weight, breathable)
- Ear plugs (great in crowded huts)
Online shop and Physical stores, originally a leading made in New Zealand gear supplier – now made off shore but still some good gear
- Hiking packs( although mine is now at least 20 years old… made in NZ before it went to China 🙂
- Hydration bladders
Where do you shop for hiking gear?