Christmas List 2020

Putting together our Christmas list, we decided to go with a theme that focuses on some good: many of our brands have been working hard for a number of years on sustainability and have made significant achievements. Here are our top picks.




Edelrid HMS Bulletproof Screwgate Carabiner

Edelrid HMS Bulletproof Screwgate Carabiner, $49.95

This screwgate carabiner has a steel insert in a section of high wear. When it comes to sustainable textiles, there are endless possibilities. But the same can't be said of metals, and this has been a challenge for Edelrid. Their first step has been making the decision to use steel wherever necessary. Steel is more hardwearing than alloys, which prolongs the lifetime of not just hardware, but also the ropes being used in conjunction.

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Edelrid Taipan 9.8mm x 60m Rope

Edelrid Taipan 9.8mm x 60m Rope, $279.95

Edelrid set industry benchmarks for sustainable rope production. The company is the first rope manufacturer to adapt their ropes to meet the tough demands of the Swiss bluesign® system: the most stringent environmental standard for the production of textile products. Edelrid ropes carry the very difficult to achieve bluesign® product label because of both their certified source materials and improved rope production facilities. They've now converted all their rope production to the tough demands of the bluesign® system.

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Edelrid also produced the first bluesign® harness in the world, the Edelrid Jay (men's) and Jayne (women's).




La Sportiva Tokyo T-Shirt

La Sportiva Tokyo T-Shirt, $69.95

Made with 100% certified organic cotton, which is grown without pesticides and chemical products. This cotton is not produced from GMO seeds and the process consumes less water thanks to crop rotation.

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Rab Axion Pro Women's Down Jacket

Rab Axion Pro Women's Down Jacket, $449.95

This jacket is recycled everything... The main fabric is made from Pertex® Quantum Pro recycled nylon, and the inner fabric is made of 100% recycled nylon. Notably, even the down in this jacket is recycled. This goose or duck down is recycled from old doonas and pillows: it's washed, steam dried, sterilised and sorted.

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Klean Kanteen 20oz/591ml Vacuum Insulated Bottle

Klean Kanteen 20oz/591ml Vacuum Insulated Bottle, $48.95

Klean Kanteen® was essentially formed to give people an alternative to plastic or lined aluminium bottles. Their aim has always been to make sustainably produced, reusable bottles that are free of BPA and other toxins. Today Klean Kanteen® is Climate Neutral Certified after completing a rigorous three-step process, and is now 100% carbon-neutral in the manufacturing and delivery of Klean Kanteen® products worldwide. Klean Kanteen® also donates 1% of their gross sales to 1% For The Planet.

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prAna Mojo Shorts

prAna Mojo Shorts, $79.95

These shorts are made from a 100% recycled polyester microfibre fabric. But that's not all that prAna is doing as a company to help the environment. prAna's goal is to completely eliminate plastic from their consumer packaging by 2021. Ask any Bogong staff and they'll tell you that our products from prAna come rolled up without plastic.

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Deuter Airlite

Deuter Airlite 22 / Airlite 20 SL, $224.95

Deuter decided several years ago to manufacture all its products fully free from fluorocarbons (PFCs) that are harmful to people and the planet. To do this without compromising on functionality has been a huge challenge for Deuter, because for a long time there has been no comparable alternative to these harmful chemicals. However, in 2012 suppliers and the chemicals started to work on alternative, environmentally friendly ways of making textiles waterproof. Deuter now only uses DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatments that are fully free from PFCs.

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Grivel Roller Twin Gate Carabiner

Grivel Roller Twin Gate Carabiner, $54.95

It's more than 10 years ago that Grivel decided to use only renewable energy (solar and hydro), for not just their headquarters but also their factory. For mechanical processing that requires oils and lubricants, Grivel has now replaced petrolatum-based substances with vegetable and semi-vegetable solutions.

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Biolite Solar Panel 5+

Biolite Solar Panel 5+, $154.95

Biolite recognised that half the planet lacks clean, affordable household energy, cooking meals on smoky open fires and hiving little or no electricity in their homes. Biolite has two arms to its company: creating energy solutions for use outdoor recreation and also creating affordable, durable products designed to cook, charge and light off-grid households. Both these end markets benefit from Biolite's work in developing core energy solutions. In 2020, BioLite crossed the million lives milestone, bringing safe and reliable energy to over 1.4 million individuals in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

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Icebreaker Nature Dye Galen Short Sleeve Crewe

Icebreaker Nature Dye Galen Short Sleeve Crewe, $129.95

Icebreaker has developed a process that cuts the amount of water used to dye their products by 65%, compared with traditional dyeing methods. This tee is also dyed with plant-based dyes.

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Special Mentions

SKRATCH LABS ENERGY BAR - CHERRY PISTACHIO

Skratch Labs Energy Bars

Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, soy-free... Basically these bars are free of nasties. Skratch Labs bars were created by Dr Allen Lim – a sports scientist and coach for a professional cycling team – because many of his athletes were having trouble stomaching conventional sports bars and drinks with lots of artificial ingredients.

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ASOLO SUPERIOR GORETEX BOOT

Asolo

Asolo only works with suppliers that respect European environmental laws that guarantee fair, environmentally sound manufacturing conditions; as well as products free of or low in hazardous substances. Asolo doesn't use any leather tanned using hexavalent chromium, and it only uses C8-free impregnations and shoe creams. Asolo is committed to phasing out all waterproofing agents containing PFCs. More, Asolo doesn't use nanotechnology, deodorants, biocides and antifungals.

Read more about the Asolo brand in our blog post following Asolo's Melbourne visit, here >>



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