Plus: New trail running brand, when to get a climbing shoe resole, DMM event recap, new gear and more.
Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter
Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter
In this issue of the Bogong Newsletter: We've been busy adding loads of new products to our webstore – all of which, of course, is available in our bricks-and-mortar store on Little Bourke Street. In our trail running section, you'll notice a new brand, AUSSIE GRIT Apparel. These guys are a local Australian start-up. Also in this issue is an article on climbing shoe resoles – when and why you might need them.
All this, plus new arrivals from La Sportiva, Salomon and more.
Aussie Grit Apparel
New Trail Running Brand
Come visit our trail running corner, where we've just put our range of Aussie Grit trail running apparel on display. Aussie Grit is a new start-up spearheaded by former Formula One driver Mark Webber, whose other love is adventure racing. The brand produces apparel for cycling and running (we stock a selection of the running stuff). We like how functional this clothing is and how it performs. Come have a look for yourself, next time you're in-store.
See Aussie Grit gear >>
When to Resole Your Climbing Shoes
So, you spent your Christmas money on a new pair of climbing shoes. You're New-Year's-Resolutioning to the max and you've hit the gym four times a week for a couple of months. You've noticed your shoes are looking kind of trashed. You ask: Is this normal? The simple answer is yes, probably. In this article, we outline why climbing shoe rubber wears down and what you can do about it.
Read the article >>
Merv's Info Sessions
Former Bogong Equipment staff member Merv's Info Sessions are back for another year. This year, we're running three of your favourites: Navigation Workshop, Navigation Field Day and Gear Care & Repair. Merv's Navigation Workshop, which he runs upstairs at Bogong Equipment, teaching people to navigate with map and compass, is usually very busy. Last year we had a booking system to ensure we didn't have to turn anyone away. We'll do the same this year, but bookings haven't opened yet. We'll send you an email when they do.
For now, pop these dates in your calendar:
Navigation Workshop: Monday 29 April, 6pm, Bogong Equipment
Navigation Field Day: Sunday 5 May, all day, somewhere in the bush
Gear Care & Repair: Wednesday 2 October, 6pm, Bogong Equipment
More info at this link >>
Salomon Advanced Skin
12 Set (2019)
New closure system.
Running vest add-on.
For easy access
to running poles.
Handtool for sewing
'Best Of' edition.
Recap: DMM Event @ Hardrock
Climbing gear nerds unite! It was great to see you come down to Hardrock Climbing Gym in Melbourne's CBD to see our gear-breaking machine and break your old gear. We were thrilled to see some classic oldies, like Chouinard stoppers and Cassin screwgates. It was interesting to see how and where gear broke under strain.
Loads of you also supported access and crag care groups around the country by purchasing a limited edition DMM carabiner and entering DMM's national competition to win a rack.
On show, too, were bits and bobs flown in from the DMM factory in Wales, including machinery bits, casts and gear components.
Thank you to Chris from DMM for flying over and stopping by in Melbourne. We were glad to have you! A big thanks, also, to our hosts Hardrock Climbing Gym, who let us set up climbs with DMM quickdraws for you to clip, and a demonstration area for rigging up the DMM Pivot belay device.
See more at our Facebook page >>
We'll be closed for Labour Day.
Bogong on Social
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
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.
374 Little Bourke Street
Tel: 03 9600 0599 | Fax: 03 9602 1997