Though the days are generally still glorious, there’s a definite chill in the air come the evening and early mornings, and it’s even more noticeable sleeping out in a tent! But no matter what the weather, kitted out in high-end gear like Kathmandu’s, nothing should prevent you from exploring our glorious backyard.
Inspired by our own beautifully foreboding backcountry, Kathmandu was established more than 30 years ago for folk “who saw themselves as travellers, not just tourists”. Since its inception as a “small specialist outdoor retailer” it has blossomed into an innovative, internationally-acclaimed outdoor retailer that now also positions itself as a leader in sustainability. Kathmandu offers wares constructed from ethically and organically grown cotton and recycled polyester, while supporting artisan craftspeople through partnerships with the likes of the Red Cross and the Australian Himalayan Foundation.
As we roll into autumn—with winter on the horizon—there are huge savings to be made across the new range on pieces such as fleeces, waterproof and down jackets, beanies and footwear, all of which promise to fend off the chills, keeping you dry and toasty.
In recent years, New Zealand has established its expertise in the growing and manufacture of merino wool, a featherlight material that’s quick-drying, moisture wicking and warm (though magically cool when needed) while repelling odour for days on end. From undergarments through to tees to coats, you’ll find plenty of Kathmandu offerings crafted from this wonder-material also.
Whether you’re a backpacker on a budget or an experienced mountaineer, Kathmandu has got you covered with clothing that hip enough to wear around town, too.
And don’t forget to sign up for membership with their Summit Club for year-round deals.