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115-Outdoor Retailer Australia Show July 2019 Part 2

Show Notes

This episode is the second in this two part series from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Australia Show which was held on 14-16 July 2019 at the Flemington Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds.  In this episode we talk with a further six companies on new and upcoming product. You can also listen to the previous episode, 114, in this series here.

Podcast Overview


Wilderness Wear

  • Wilderness Wears ethos: ‘200% Australian’
  • New products
    • Some great new socks on offer
    • Merino FusionDuo
    • Cool Merino which is a lightweight merino for hot conditions

One Planet

  • Tents
    • Goondie Shelter
    • 2Midable
      • Dyneema Composite Fibre also known as Cuban Fibre, starting at 290 gram for just the fly system
      • RRP $1,090
  • Sleeping bags
    • Made to order
    • More than 100 different bag options
    • Short, regular and long sizes
  • Rainwear and apparel


  • The ‘House of Brands’
    • Spelean distributes well known brands into the Australian market (wholesaler) including Therm-a-Rest, MSR, Buff, Petzl, Platypus, GSI and many others
  •  Therm-a-Rest
    • In 2020 a new valve called the windsock valve will be included on all their sleeping mats
  • MSR
    • A new water Filter the ‘Thrulink’ inline filter which is high flow and quick to disconnect
  • UCO
    • LED lanterns
      • The Sprout which is a 200 lumen lantern
    • Utility spork which is connected together to provide a long handle
    • Outdoor ice cream maker
    • Fire starter
  • GSI
    • New lightweight camp cups
    • Expanding silicon cup sets
    • Silicone pots with heat proof base
  • Petzl
    • Swift RL Headlamp
      • Up to 900 lumens!
      • Reactive light that automatically adjusts to suit the conditions or set your own requirements
      • USB rechargeable Lithium Ion battery

Sea to Summit

In addition to the Sea to Summit brand, Sea to Summit also distributes a number of other brands including Gerber, Back County Cuisines, Outdoor Gourmet, Jetboil, Helinox, Black Diamond and many others

  • Sleeping bags
    •  A big range of sleeping bags that not only look good but perform very well
  • Sleeping mats
    • Again another big range of mats
  • New water cells X and ST
    • Great for hikers and car campers who need to carry water storage over dry periods
  • Ultrasil nano shopping bag
    • This bag is tiny and is a long term bag that replace all the shopping bags that live in everyone’s car boot or pack – it is smaller than an egg when packed
  • Helinox
    • Apart from the well known hiking poles they also produce a range of very light camp chairs. This is an item I have seen many hikers carry as their ‘luxury item’ on overnight and multi week trips


  • A well recognised brand of multi tools within the outdoor market
    • New range of tools that can be used with one hand the Leatherman FREE about to hit the Australian market

Frontier Equipment

  • Gregory Packs
    • A well known range of packs that is gaining traction on the Australian Market
  • Sierra Designs
    • Sleeping bags as well as tents
  • Ruffwear
    • A range of equipment for dogs both on and off the trail

Final thoughts

  • Another successful year at ORA and some great interviews. We will best testing some of the gear we have discussed in episodes 114 and 115 over the coming year.

Next weeks episode (episode 116)

  • Sleeping mats

Wilderness Wear Cool Merion 155 Short Sleeve Tee

Wilderness Wear Women’s Ascent Jacket

Wilderness Wear Atmoshpere socks

Wilderness Wear MerinoFusion Duo

Ben from One Planet talking with Tim from Australian Hiker

One Planet Goondie tent

One Planet 4Midable shelter

One Planet sleeping bags

One Planet packs

One Planet clothing

Tim talking with Greg from Spelean

Therm-a-Rest Thru-Link Inline Filter

UCO Sprout Lantern

UCO Spork Set

The new Therm-a-Rest WingLock valve

Petzl Swift RL Headlamp

Ross from Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Pillow Lock on the Ether Light Mat

Sea to Summit ultralight Nano pack and bag

Helinox camp chairs

Sea to Summit water cells

Down comparison. Both down samples weigh the same

Sea to Summit sleeping bags – just some of the range

Black Diamond trekking poles

Black Diamond Revolt head lamp

Tim with Eric from Black Diamond discussing trekking poles

Leatherman FREE T4

Leatherman FREE P4

James from Frontier Equipment and the Gregory packs

Gregory Deva 60L pack

Sierra Designs sleeping bags

Ruffwear products

Ruffwear dog boots

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