October Newsletter

CAOS Gear announced immediate availability of new CAOS Ute Tub Racks, Camping Chairs and Pro Recovery Bag and Dampener CAOS Folding Camping Chairs and CAOS Pro Recovery Bag and Dampener.

“CAOS, Blue Ridge and Nomad products are designed to meet Australian conditions and product tested by our range of in field product experts to ensure that the products meet the high demands expected from CAOS Gear,” said Michael Firth, National Wholesale Manager at CAOS Gear.

The new CAOS Ute Tub Racks, Camping Chairs and Pro Recovery Bag and Dampener are products driven by customer demand and feedback.

 These new products are available for immediate purchase at  www.caosgear.com.au or from your local CAOS Gear dealer.

 If you have a retail store or a business that would benefit from the addition of the CAOS, NOMAD and BLUE RIDGE product offerings, please don’t hesitate to visit the CAOS website and complete the Dealer application form.

Founded in 2020, CAOS Gear is an industry leader. CAOS Gear offers a wide range of products BUILT TOUGH FOR THE ADVENTURE IN YOUR LIFE.

SALEWA is back & better than ever

Quality Equipment Engineered in the Dolomites. Whether you’re going on a day hike with friends, or a multi-day technical mountaineering expedition, SALEWA has intentionally designed equipment for every adventure.
We are bringing back SALEWA equipment to the Australian market, featuring the Wildfire Edge hiking/approach shoe.
– Switchfit – Quickly change the fit from hiking to a scrambling/light climbing mode. 
– Edging plate for more support when scrambling over rocks.
– Flexible insole for good hiking comfort.
– POMOCA sole, with aggressive lugs for improved friction in wet, muddy and dry conditions.
– 3F System gives a precise fit for many foot types, complemented by MFF+ which gives adaptability between wide and narrow feet.

SALEWA Wildfire Edge on Youtube

The Wildfire Edge is a technical approach shoe that can be adapted from hiking mode to climbing mode. Designed together with mountain guides and top climbers in the Dolomites, the Salewa Switchfit system is as simple as it is smart. Simply tighten the laces at the rear eyelet and then do them up. This locks your foot forward into the toebox, compressing your toes similar to a climbing shoe, improving feedback and stability when scrambling. Once you’ve finished with the scramble, loosen the laces at the rear eyelet for a roomier toebox and hiking comfort.

To further enhance climbing precision, the Wildfire Edge’s insole also incorporates an Edging Plate right under the toes for additional, directional stiffness, while the rest of the insole remains flexible to ensure good comfort and a natural rolling motion. For enhanced grip and friction in both dry and wet conditions, the Pomoca Speed MTN sole is made from Butilic Compound. The sole has a precision climbing zone at the toe, good edging performance and aggressive lugs for improved traction on mud and soft terrain. For enhanced torsional stability, the Exa Shell works together with the 3F System to wrap the foot for flexibility, fit and support. Climbing Lacing extends right to the toe for a more precise fit and greater adjustment. The Multi Fit Footbed Plus (MFF+) uses interchangeable layers so you can adapt it to the unique shape of your foot, supporting SALEWA’s trademark Alpine Fit 100% blister free guarantee. This is the ‘no compromise’ approach shoe to accompany you on every adventure. 

The SALEWA Wildfire Edge retails for $289.95, and is now available to Australian retailers through Climbing Anchors Distribution. For more information or to discuss ranging SALEWA contact matt@climbinganchors.com or 0432 025 958.

Icons of Outdoor Life

The original Tilley hat is a 40-year-old legend: timeless and functional. Along with our collection of Core Heritage Classic styles, here are some new must-have Tilley outdoor adventure pieces to keep up with you wherever you go, from local trails to exotic locales. 

The All-Weather Hat
The original TWS1 hat works hard dawn to dusk, no matter what the elements throw at it. Guaranteed for life, rated UPF50+, water-repellent and buoyant, the original classic style is loaded with functional details, from an adjustable wind cord and a hidden pocket to moisture-wicking sweatband.

The Packable Poncho
The layering expert will love this water-resistant, sun protective poncho that folds down to a pouch.

The Ultralight Sunshield Cap
Keep safe from the sun on long trail days with a 5-panel neck cape made of UPF50+ sustainable recycled nylon that breathes and stretches. 

Award-winning company release new state-of-the-art air tent range

New Zealand-based camping equipment company Zempire have today released an all new state-of-the-art range of air tents. This year Zempire won numerous awards in the UK including 2022 Camping Magazine’s ‘Best Weekend Touring Tent’ Award & took out the ‘Best Family Tents’ category at the 2022 Camping & Caravanning Owner Satisfaction Awards. It was the first time a non-European brand has won these internationally recognised awards. 

4 new family air tents were unveiled today, all which can be inflated in under a mere 3 minutes. These innovative new tents have been designed with families at the forefront, all featuring Zempire’s inflatable air tent technology, with the largest model sleeping up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms.

Zempire’s Founder and Managing Director Richard Knauf is thrilled to launch the new tents well before the Australian summer camping season. Knauf is confident the new range will not only help attract further accolades, but more importantly, impress the brand’s growing global community they call their ‘Zempire Family’. 

“We’re thrilled to launch our new Pro Series before summer. Due to covid and restrictions to international travel, we’ve seen a huge rise in Australian families going camping over the past two years. We feel this has rekindled a love for classic Australian camping holidays, so we expect a further increase in demand this summer.” 

“We are hugely passionate about continuing to design premium family tents and camping equipment that is easy to use, extremely comfortable and highly durable to provide years of memorable holidays.”  said Knauf. 

“The 4 new tents in our Pro Series range are our most technically advanced air tents. They’re made from highly durable materials, are exceptionally wind-resistant and boast our highest waterhead rating to keep the whole family dry. The air tent frames can be inflated in under 3 minutes and they’re even quicker to pack away, so there will be no time for arguments over what goes where! We can’t wait to see these around campsites in Australia.” finished Knauf. 

Zempire have confirmed supply of the new tent range to retailers in Australia, the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Korea and New Zealand. Retailers in Australia include Tentworld, Macpac, Snowys and a range of other independent retailers. Other Zempire ranged products can also be found at BCF stores across Australia.  The tents will be available for purchase from mid-late October from these retailers and online at zempire.au.  

The new Zempire Pro Series range features the ‘Pro III’, ‘Pro II’, ‘Pro TXL’ and ‘Pro TL’ air tent models. All have spacious living and awning areas, a world renowned feature of Zempire’s air tents. The smallest tent (the Pro TL) can comfortably sleep up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms, while the largest tent (the Pro TXL) can sleep up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms. The new tents have Zempire’s highest waterhead rating of 8,000mm and all come with 4 year warranties. 

Zempire’s Pro Series Air Tent range are priced from $2,499 and have plenty of additional extras including awning wall sets, roof covers, ground sheets and links to attach the tents to large inflatable shelters. 
The new Zempire Pro Series Air Tents can be viewed at zempire.au.  

Sherpa Sleeping Bags Opening Deal

Introducing the new budget friendly Sherpa sleeping bag range. Adult and kids’ bags available now in 4 different temperature ratings suited to the Australia climate. Featuring a two way zip and handy internal pockets for valuables, our relaxed rectangular bags are ideal for family camping.   

Buy now and save!

  • Buy  1-5 bags and save 5%
  • Buy 6-10 bags and save 10%
  • Buy 11-15 bags and save 15%
  • Buy 16 or more bags and save 20%

All orders over $500 are FIS. Opening buy deal is open until 30/11/22 Please contact us for pricing information and order forms sales@sherpa.com.au

Australia’s first FULL FLY, FULL INNER Air Tent range

Well, there’s a new kid on the block, albeit some older ones. Quest Outdoors has just launched into the Australian and New Zealand outdoor markets offering a tight, well thought out product range with some serious work put into quality, detail & innovation. 

An example of what we’ve launched is Australia’s first FULL FLY, FULL INNER Air tent range. Sure, Air tents are not new, but we’ve designed ours to meet not only the Australian and NZ climates but also the consumers expectations on high end tents. No more Euro tunnel designs which have hanging bedrooms and are notoriously small inside, have poor ventilation, or cap fly designs that although great quality the Australian consumer is just not kosher with.

Our website has just gone live so check it out for more product details and get in contact with us and see what we can do for your store.  We have a lot more content coming to the website over the coming months and some of it hasn’t been done before in this industry. As you can see on the site, we work closely with our dealers to give them a prominent call out and we’re excited to be adding new dealers on an almost daily basis. So, if you’re interested in delivering quality products to the outdoor market, then drop us a line. 

chris@questoutdoors.com.au / 1300 QUEST / +61 2 412 618 683

We’re now fully stocked with product and ready for the season ahead. As big Kev would say, I’m excited! 





Bringing great gear to life – Mountainsmith

Mountainsmith is committed to building the best-made, most durable and functional packs on the market; unmatched by anyone for their comfort, stability, value and performance in the backcountry. The quality and comfort of all Mountainsmith products – technical backpacks, trekking poles, tents, travel storage systems, luggage, pet products, adventure camera bags, as well as our iconic lumbar packs – set a standard of excellence in the outdoor marketplace.

Mountainsmith gear is designed to meet the demands of rigorous travel on and off the trail, through mountain valleys, summit ascents, campus quads, red rock canyons, and far off airports…anywhere your next adventure takes you.

To view this exciting new range visit www.mountainsmith.com.au. Click here to enquire about becoming a dealer today or visit us on stand at AAE 2023! 

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