March 2024 Newsletter

THANK YOU to the 900+ industry visitors and exhibitors who came together in Melbourne for AAE 2024. The 2024 installment showcased 57 exhibiting companies representing over 270 brands and a great range of new products across all areas of Outdoor, 4×4, Fishing and Hunting.

Please mark your diary and save the date for next year’s
Australian Adventure Expo!
AAE 2025 – Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March 2025


2 days of business across all areas of Outdoor, 4×4, fishing and Hunting

Premium outdoor kit brand, Red, launches Australian-inspired colours into Award Winning Change Robe Range.

Premium outdoor kit brand, Red Equipment, has just dropped two exclusive new colours into their award-winning Pro Change Robe range. Already leading the market in terms of quality and performance, The Pro Change Robe EVO not only improves the user experience when changing but also takes it to the next level when wearing it for general use.

With cold water swimming continuing to have its moment and even more people enjoying the outdoors year-round, the brand has recognised the demand for an all-weather jacket that functions not only as a great change robe but can also protect you from the elements in any outdoor activity, as Commercial Director, Catherine Morris explains…

“As people’s usage habits have evolved, we challenged ourselves to make our range, even more fit for purpose and at the cutting edge of what they do. The enhanced features on the EVO all have a purpose and function. We worked with elite sport clothing designers on the overall construction and fit so the robes better handle extreme conditions as well as being even more comfortable and practical to wear. The importance of the overall aesthetic has been central to the design of the EVO too, so not only will you feel great wearing it, but you will look great too. We’ve added subtle branding and considered features to make this robe look like a stylish outdoor jacket, suitable for use anywhere, anytime.

The striking new colours celebrate Australia’s love of the water, its connection with the great outdoors, and the emerging groundswell of love for the benefits of cold water. Inspired by Aussie landscapes and iconic locations which are reflected in the names of the robes Coogee Surnrise and Icebergs Aqua and offer a bright beach-life aesthetic.”

Red’s advanced robes are all made with 100% recycled materials and high-end features including Velcro cuffs, a baffled two-way zip, and a toggled hood to keep the elements out. Already a go-to item for community swimming groups across Australia including The Seagals and Tidal Talks, the brand anticipates this limited-edition collection will truly resonate with the Australian swimmers and outdoor communities it was inspired by.

Some key reasons the EVO Pro Change Jacket is the best robe on the market: 
 
The best quality technical fabrics 
Uniquely Breathable, soft moisture-wicking lining makes it super warm yet lightweight. 

The best-looking change robes  
Subtle branding, raglan sleeve and Red’s signature piping. Wear it for general use or changing. 

Carefully considered design with all the best features you’d expect in a high-end outdoor jacket 
Toggle hood, magnetic closures, water-resistant chest pocket, wind baffle, side stretch panels…. The list goes on. 

Red Original fabric packs a punch 
This robe is lightweight and more packable than other alternatives which are made from stiff, bulky, noisy (and considerably cheaper) Nylon. 

No compromise quality construction  
Designed by performance apparel experts with decades of experience in designing industry-leading professional standard kit. 

The range is now available to buy online at red-equipment.com.au  

Outback Tracks Introduces 4×4 Awning Tie Down Kit

4×4 enthusiasts can now get excited as Outback Tracks introduces the 4×4 Awning Tie Down Kit, a cutting-edge accessory designed to bolster stability and provide solid anchoring for all 4×4 awnings. Designed with precision, the kit features the new Tuff Dog™ screw in peg and a unique 4×4 Anchor Plate, ensuring solid anchoring even in challenging conditions.

QUOTE “The demand for a secure anchoring solution for 4×4 awnings, especially in windy conditions, fuelled the development of the Tuff Dog™ screw in peg and 4×4 Anchor Plate. Safety was top priority, which is why the design allows guy ropes to sit vertically, minimising trip hazards associated with conventional angled ropes.”

Remaining at the forefront of anchoring solutions globally, our Ground Dogs™ screw in pegs range is recognized as a world-class leader. Within this collection, the NEW Tuff Dog™ screw in peg design draws inspiration from the proven and reliable Ground Dog™ screw in peg. The 180mm Tuff Dog™ screw in peg, manufactured from durable stainless steel, boasts a stronger shaft accompanied by an aggressive thread, along with a 19mm hex head. This hex head simplifies setup, aligning with the size utilised for both stabiliser legs and car wheel nuts, streamlining your toolkit and reducing weight. With the thread commencing 20mm from the top, manoeuvring the hook collar for optimal positioning becomes effortless. Engineered with precision, the Tuff Dog™ screw in peg has been designed specifically to seamlessly integrate with the 4×4 Anchor Plate, and is also ideal for anchoring privacy screens etc.

The NEW stainless steel 4×4 Anchor Plate has been designed to snugly fit the base of a 25mm awning pole. Secure the plate effortlessly by using a Tuff Dog™ screw in peg with a hook collar, ensuring a firm hold. Attach the awning guy rope to the hook collar for added reinforcement if necessary. This innovative design ensures the guy rope sits vertically flush against the pole, minimising the risk of becoming a trip hazard. Stay tuned for an anchor plate catering to poles or foot ends larger than 25mm, coming soon.

Key features and benefits of the Ground Dogs™4X4 Awning Tie Down Kit include:

Tuff Dog™ screw in peg
(Purchase pegs individually or in a kit)

Features
• Stainless Steel
• 180mm length
• Strong shaft
• Tapered end
• Aggressive thread
• 19mm Hex head design
• Thread stops 20mm from the head
• Includes bright orange Hook Collar


Benefits
• Stainless steel construction is used for strength and corrosion resistance
• Strong shaft and aggressive thread providing a secure anchor in tough ground
• The thread stops 20mm from the head, allowing the Hook Collar to rotate freely to the required position
• Tapered shaft for effortless insertion
• Using a drill on the 19mm hex head makes set-up and pack-up easy
• 19mm Socket is compatible with stabiliser legs, and most car wheel nuts
• Bright orange Hook Collars are highly visible, which helps avoid injury by stubbing toes
• Attach guy ropes effortlessly to Hook Collars, ensuring a safer and tidier setup
• Adjustable locking nut allows the peg to be locked in, even in hard ground conditions

4X4 Anchor Plate

Features

• Stainless Steel Anchor Plate
• Powder coated bright orange
• 25 mm Awning Pole Hole

Benefits
• Stainless steel construction is used for strength and corrosion resistance
• Hole easily accommodates a 0-25mm awning pole
An anchor plate catering to poles or foot ends larger than 25mm, coming soon
• Hole to accommodate Tuff Dog™ screw in peg, to hold the plate securely

Kits Available

4×4 Awning Tie Down Kit (3 Pole)

• 3 x Stainless steel Tuff Dog™ screw in pegs
• 3 x Orange Hook Collars
• 3 x 4×4 Anchor Plates
• 1 x 19mm Socket & Drill Adaptor
• 1 x Black Canvas Zip Bag

4×4 Awning Tie Down Kit (2 Pole)

• 2 x Stainless steel Tuff Dog™ screw in pegs
• 2 x Orange Hook Collars
• 2 x 4×4 Anchor Plates

Outback Tracks focus on the durability and sustainability of its products, encouraging customers to invest in long-lasting solutions to minimise environmental impact.

You have the option to add High Visibility Orange Tie Down Straps as an additional purchase.

Outback Tracks – Redefining Anchoring Solutions for Outdoor Enthusiasts Worldwide.
www.outbacktracks-au.com

The most versatile muk mat yet!

Check out the Square muk mat – our most versatile mat yet!
Perfect for:
• Roof top tents
• Small Compact spaces
• The boot of the car and car footwells
• Outdoor shower
Available in Light Grey, Dark Grey and Green.
50×50 with a great hanging loop for easy storage and drying.

NEXTORCH RELEASES THE P86 FLASHLIGHT WITH 120dB ELECTRONIC WHISTLE

NEXTORCH proudly release the new P86 torch featuring the 120dB electronic 360 degree sound output whistle, 1600 lumen 305m range flashlight, 60 hour run time, rechargeable 18650 battery with LED indicators,  IPX7 1m waterproof, Nano ceramic glass breaker. Aussie Outback Supplies are the Authorised Australian Distributors, carrying over 70 models in stock ready to ship today. NEXTORCH Est2005, boasting a 5 year warranty. For more info, click here

First time exhibitor Cranky Croc – new range

Thanks to all who visited us for our very first Industry showing!

We were stoked to present our range of Swags, Tents and Camping Accessories.

We knew our range was something special, and the feedback we received was invaluable.
Our new inflatable double swag and instant canvas tent were a huge hit, as were our innovative range of camping accessories.

Other products standing out in the popularity stakes were our 16pc screw in tent pegs- in roll-up bag, our foldable step stools, our convertible wood-bags and our new outdoor shower range!

We picked up a heap of new contacts, and stockists around the country, so you will be seeing us soon in a store near you!
If you missed us at the expo, you can check out our range at crankycroc.com.au or get in touch at support@crankycroc.com.au

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