Plus: Transitioning Into the Outdoors, Kids Outdoors, New Gear and more.

Bogong Newsletter

Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter

In this issue of the Bogong Newsletter: Our next Bogong Info Session is about transitioning from gym climbing to outdoor climbing. We've also had heaps of new arrivals, including a line of Rab mountain wear. And, because many of our staff have been heading out for adventures with their little ones, we've written a few notes on the topic of kids in the outdoors.

Plus, new gear from Edelrid, Mont, La Sportiva and Suunto.

Event: Transitioning Into the Outdoors

with Bogong staff James Scott-Bohanna

James at Point Perpendicular

If you started out climbing in a gym, it can be intimidating thinking about the prospect of heading outdoors. What gear do you need? Who do you go with? How is everything set up outdoors? Where do you go?

To answer these questions, we're running a Bogong Info Session: Climbing and Bouldering – Transitioning Into the Outdoors.

Our presenter is Bogong staff member James Scott-Bohanna, who is one of our most experienced climbers – with over 25 years of experience climbing outdoors, in 16 countries, including a two-year world climbing trip.

He'll be joined by Melbourne Climbing School ACIA-certified multipitch guide and climbing instructor Aaron Lowndes, who will offer tips and insights on getting started.

Go to our Bogong Info Sessions Page >>

Just Landed: Rab Mountain Wear

Rab action shot

The ultimate waterproof shell for the mountains.

A serious, 30,000mm waterproof jacket in new eVent® DVexpedition™ fabric.
See it >>

Super-stretchy, incredibly lightweight softshell.

If you need a breathable outershell that's going to move with you on rock or in the mountains, this is it.
Men's and Women's >>

An ultra-lightweight windbreaker.

For under $100.
See it >>

Waterproof mountain pants.

Our mountaineering staff really rate these! Built for the mountains, they are ideal for long missions in bad weather and deep snow. Removable braces.
See it >>

Long, technical down jacket.

Superbly fitting, for climbing and mountaineering. Filled with 650 loft, ethically sourced, hydrophobic down. Durable and water-resistant outer.
See it >>

Insulated Jackets

by Mont

Mont jackets

We've expanded our range of Mont insulated jackets. The newest additions range from ultra-lightweight options (the Mont Zero Down Jacket is made from the same materials as Mont's groundbreaking ultralight Zero sleeping bag) to synthetic jackets ideal for long days out in the backcountry.

See the jackets here >>

New In

La Sportiva

Light and cushioned
Rocky terrain.

La Sportiva
Otaki Women's

Technical edging.
Patented S-Heel™.
P3® rand.

La Sportiva
Finale Women's

Unlined leather upper.
Precision lace-fit.
Vibram XS Edge rubber.

Ski Trab
Sintesi Ski

Ultra lightweight.
Alpine touring.
Race randonée.

Edelrid Wing

Light, packable.
All-round harness.
Climbing comfort.

Suunto 9
GPS Watch

Improved accuracy.
Wrist HR monitor.
Multisport functions.

Bogong Blog: Environmental Etiquette at the Crag

Grampians landscape

In the lead-up to our Transitioning Into the Outdoors Bogong Info Session for climbing and bouldering, we thought it timely to write an article on the dos and don'ts when it comes to outdoor climbing.

In this article, we also highlight the importance of looking after the climbing environment for the benefit of all users.

Read the article here.

Staff Snippets: Heading Outdoors with Kids

Lake Mountain

Several staff here at Bogong have young kids and, thankfully, have found ways to integrate them into their outdoor life. Here's a look at our favourite gear for outdoor whipper snappers.

Read the article here.

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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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