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Damo666
15/05/2010
2:34:29 PM
On 15/05/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>Cactus, TOTA , Arne and Chalkydigits are all made in NZ.

I know that, I was saying the others you mentioned are not. I was trying to be as brief as possible, sorry for the misunderstanding.

And I know you weren't talking about NZ gear prices, but it's relevant to NZ manufacturers like Cactus, as their products become more viable in the shop at their high pricepoints because even the imported gear in NZ is (very) expensive. Australia is not quite that bad, so locals can't compete.

Also, Kiwis are keen to buy basic, unsophisticated, NZ-made gear because they like the image of it (parochial?), and will wear the compromise of durability vs. weight. Or at least, enough of them will.

Cactus is good, but heavy. ChalkyDigits is basic bouldering/climbing wear, bit of a non-event really, and Arne is just plain odd (and not in a good way!).

And what about Summit Gear packs, panniers & duffels made in Katoomba?

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wallwombat
15/05/2010
2:50:25 PM
I forgot about Summit Gear. They make some good stuff but it's pricey and I could probably buy a Cilogear pack from the USA for about the same. I know what pack I would prefer. Still, it is good quality gear.

Personally, I don't know how anyone can afford to buy the Cactus and Chalkydigits stuff. The prices are over the top.

I have a Cactus chalk bag that I bought for my ex-wife. It's about the only thing she didn't take when she left.

She obviously didn't know what it cost.

dave h.
15/05/2010
8:20:24 PM
Also forgot Mont...

wallwombat
15/05/2010
8:37:21 PM
On 15/05/2010 dave h. wrote:
>Also forgot Mont...

Indeed I did. Sorry about that.

Hawkman
15/05/2010
8:55:24 PM
And don't forget RP's, PFH, SRTE, Adrenaline and a number of other small ones.

Seriously though it would be great to have locally made pads, if only I knew how to sew. But there are at least 15 dfferent brand pads generally available so it's a pretty well catered market?

wallwombat
15/05/2010
9:07:05 PM
On 15/05/2010 Hawkman wrote:

>Seriously though it would be great to have locally made pads, if only
>I knew how to sew. But there are at least 15 dfferent brand pads generally
>available so it's a pretty well catered market?

I remember when just about the only pads you'd ever see where either made by Venus or brought back from OS by travelling climbers.

I think, with the high cost of good quality foam, the work involved and the heap of imported pads now available, it's not really worth anyone's while making them here. Shame.

I'd like to make myself one as a bit of a project, one day though. I've looked into sourcing the foam. It's pretty pricey. I might save it for my NEXT shoulder injury.

That's something to look forward to.

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