114-Outdoor Retailer Australia Show July 2019 Part 1

Show Notes

The 2019 Outdoor Retailer Australia Show was held on 14-16 July 2019 at the Flemington Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds. This annual show is a chance for Australia’s outdoor wholesalers and manufacturers to showcase their new and existing products to Australia’s outdoor retailers and allied media. This is the third year Australian Hiker has attended this ‘trade only show’ as a media representative.

This year was our biggest yet and we recorded 13 separate interviews over 2.5 days of the exhibition with the first seven of these interviews contained in this episode. The remainder will be in episode 115 to be released in the following week.

From our discussions with the various suppliers at the show, we will be undertaking a number of gear reviews over the upcoming year that will be of interest to you.

Podcast Overview


Campers Pantry

  • New products
    • Ice cream based desserts (to be released soon)
    • Forager Fruit
    • Coffee bags

Zempire Camping Equipment

  • 3 tents discusssed
    • Hiking tents
      • Zeus 2 person
      • Atom 1 person
    • Car camping
      • Jetset 5

Deejo Knives

  • Deejo knife range
    • New knife products
      • 15 gram knives
      • 27 gram black blade
      • 19 cm folding cooks knives
      • New designs in general
      • Steak knives
  • What’s so special about Deejo knives?
  • The ‘Ultimate Knife’
    • /Spoon/Spork combo all in one
  • Cutlery kit
  • Magnetic kit
  • Damascus steel knife for the real knife collector

Rumpl / Osprey Packs

  • Rumpl
    •  Down and synthetic blankets
      • What are they for?
      • The types
    • Osprey packs
      • Rook and Renn packs

She Wee

  • The SheWee product, what is it?
    • Did you know that the original SheWee was made of wood!
  • What the hell is ‘Dragons Den’?
  • New products
    • PeeBol
      • Peeing on the go for both guys and girls
      • QeeZee for throwing up e.g. kids in the car

No Bites

  • Plant based (non-Deet) insect repellent suitable for children and pregnant woman that also repels ticks which is a big bonus from my perspective
  • Australian product, sustainable sourced

Goal Zero/ Lander

  • Goal Zero
    • What is Goal Zero?
    • Solar panels
    • Battery packs
      • New High capacity power bank with USB-C
    • Lanterns
  • Lander
    • New insulated phone cases to help preserve battery power
    • His quality cables

Interviews coming up in Episode 115

  • Wilderness Wear
  • One Planet
  • Spelean including discussion of the following products/brands
    • Petzl
    • Thermarest
    • MSR
    • UCO Gear
    • GSI
  • Sea to Summit including discussion of the following products/brands
    • Sea to Summit
    • Helinox
    • Gerber
    • Black Diamond
  • Leatherman
  • Frontier Equipment including discussion of the following products/brands
    • Gregory packs
    • Sierra Designs sleeping bags
    • Ruffwear

AJ from Campers Pantry

Forager Fruit and Kooee Jerky

Campers Pantry Ice Cream

Zempire Zeus tent

Zempire Atom tent

Zempire ‘Jetset 5’ tent. A bit big for hiking at 14 kg but great for car camping. This tent uses inflatable ribs to erect

The Ultimate Knife – knife and spork combination in one package

Deejo produce a left handed knife!

Rumpl interview with Dave

Rumpl is environmnetally friendly

Rumpl samples

Osprey Rook pack

Osprey Renn pack




No Bites interview with Adam and Katie

No Bites natural insect repellant

Goal Zero interview with Josh

Goal Zero Solar Panel

Goal Zero and Lander

Goal Zero and Lander products discussed in the interview

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