Plus, Women's LaSpo Solutions, Black Diamond skis, new climbing helmet with top and side protection, Victoria gets a backcountry festival and more.

Bogong Newsletter

Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter

In this issue of the Bogong Newsletter: New ski gear is here in time for the season ahead! We've got some brand new skis in stock, as well as some cutting-edge bindings that we've taken a closer look at in this video that we shot with our ski technician Mike. Also newly arrived are the new model La Sportiva Solutions for WOMEN! These are low-volume and narrower than La Sportiva's men's version.

Plus, new arrivals from Petzl, Black Diamond, Mont, DMM and Laken.

Video: La Sportiva TR2 Tech Ski Binding

by Mike, Bogong Ski Technician

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Join Bogong ski technician Mike as he runs through features of La Sportiva's game-changing TR2 ski binding.

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Ski Season is Here!

And, we've had loads of new gear trickling in.

We've got new colours in several of our MSR snowshoe models. Also, BRAND NEW MSR Lightning Trail snowshoes have landed. These are the lightest snowshoes we stock.
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We have a bunch of new skis in (and they're continuing to come in, so keep checking our New Products page). One you need to know about is the Black Diamond Helio 88, which is the first ultralight carbon fibre ski that we're stocking.
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Check out our ski pole range, which includes the newly arrived Masters Trecime Pro Aluminium: a pair of telescopic poles for ski-mountaineering, made in 7075 aluminium alloy.
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Event: Victorian Backcountry Festival

1st and 2nd September 2018

Victorian Backcountry Festival poster

The Victorian Backcountry Festival takes place at Falls Creek on the first weekend of September. Bogong Equipment is providing raffle prizes and making a cash contribution toward the cost of the event. It's otherwise being funded personally by the organiser!

We interviewed event organiser Cam Walker to find out more about this new grassroots festival celebrating all things backcountry.

Read it here >>

New In

Petzl Boreo

Pocket Knife
For climbing.
Front and SIDE

Black Diamond
Helio Ski

Ideal for touring.
Carbon fibre.

La Sportiva
Women's Solution

climbing shoe.
Narrow, low-volume.

Mont Zero
Down Jacket

'Anti-gravity nylon.'
800+ loft.

DMM PerfectO

Oval shape.
Rated to 24kN.

Laken Thermo
Bottle 500ml

Wide-neck design.
Food-grade stainless

Recap: Merv's Navigation Workshops

Thank you all for coming to Merv's annual navigation workshop. Merv was so pleased with how both the in-store workshop and the field day went. He loves sharing his knowledge, and it was a pleasure to see what a positive, buzzing atmosphere you created upstairs at Bogong while learning your new skills (or brushing up on existing ones).

This was the first year we implemented a ticketing system – to make sure that you would all fit into our space upstairs, and also to make sure there were enough maps and compasses to go around so that you could get the best out of the workshop.

Once again, thank you for coming and for participating. We loved having you!

Navigation Field Trip
Navigation Workshop
Navigation Workshop Merv
Navigation Workshop Compass

Bogong Blog: Tents 101 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Tents and More

Exped Orion tent

In this article, we explain common pole configurations, how 'waterproofness' is calculated, the benefits of a tent footprint, what determines tent strength, denier, pros and cons of different fabrics and treatments, and more.

Read the article here.

Staff Snippets: Magnetic Island Bouldering

Magnetic Island boulders

In June this year, Bogong staff member Chelsea escaped Melbourne winter, travelling to Magnetic Island – off the coast of Townsville, Queensland. There, she found not just a beach paradise, but a boulder playground worth chucking climbing shoes in your luggage for.

Read the article here.

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Did you know that Bogong Equipment is on Facebook and Instagram? We're keeping you guys updated with events, community updates and cool new stuff as it arrives in the store. To stay in the loop, follow our Facebook page and on Instagram at @bogongequipment

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About Us

Bogong Equipment was founded in 1989. Everyone who works at Bogong Equipment is a climber, hiker, mountaineer or runner. We have first-hand experience in cragging, multiday bushwalking, alpine climbing and trail running. We use the gear we sell. That means, we can tell you how a product truly performs in the field. That's how we only select the best gear to stock our shelves.

Our stock room in our brick-and-mortar store on Little Bourke Street, in Melbourne, is filled with purpose-designed, technical equipment. With our vast selection of gear, it can be tricky to know where to begin. Especially if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. That's why we employ knowledgeable, experienced staff. We can help you get equipped for your remote trekking expedition, your ice-cap crossing, climbing your first peak or simply your next wander in the hills.

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374 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
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