Plus, online resources, new gear and a recap.

Bogong Newsletter

Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter

Our webstore remains open – from home you can browse our new products (of which there are many!). We've had new deliveries of prAna clothing and La Sportiva running gear, as well as new industrial gear and ski gear. We remain optimistic that the situation will improve and that soon everyone can get some soul-soothing time outdoors. In the meantime, check out our new video on how to (and why you should) wash your rain jacket, and our step-by-step on how to wash your sleeping bag without wrecking it. Stay safe.

—The Bogong Team

The Dragonfly

A New Tent from Mont

Mont Dragonfly Tent

The tent we've all been waiting for has arrived! The Mont Dragonfly is the perfect 4-season, 2-person tent for year-round bushwalking. This weather-haven is strong in wind, thanks to clever pole design. It has two generous, drip-free vestibules that allow you to clip the door half or a quarter of the way open to ventilate the space, even in bad weather. There is plenty of space for two people to wait out a storm. The inside has some good storage features – six pockets and three mini carabiners attached to the ceiling.

We weighed the fly, inner, poles, tent bag, pole bag, peg bag and six pegs – the minimum for camping in good conditions – and the Mont Dragonfly comes in at 2.48kg.

Quick specs: 10,000mm waterproof, 70-denier, laminated floor.

For full specs, check out the Mont Dragonfly page here.

Bogong Video

How to (And Why You Should) Wash Your Rain Jacket

Rain jacket maintenance video

Bogong owner Neil Blundy at home takes you through how he washes his rain jackets. In the video, Neil also explains why rain jackets (particularly ones purchased more recently in the last few years) should be washed regularly.

Watch the video >>

New Ski

Gear Just Landed

Ski Gear

We've gotten a couple of new skis in this season from Asnes: the Ingstad and Nosi 76, which are both playful skis and ideal for backcountry skiing and Telemark skiing respectively. We've also brought in the K2 Wayback 96 – lightweight downhill performance with a width ideal for alpine touring in Oz and beyond. New in bindings are the Voile Switchback and NBC Magnum.

Go to all ski gear >>

Check out our Ski Technician Mike's take on the Wayback 96 >>

Outdoor Research Winter Range

Men's and Women's Clothing

Outdoor Research Winter Range

This actually dropped a couple of months ago when it was really hot weather, so we're bringing it to your attention now. The Outdoor Research winter clothing range is in: There are old classics like the ever-popular Feedback Flannel in new colours, as well as a much anticipated women's version. We also have loads of customer-favourite beanies perfect for these chilly mornings, and a few additions to our glove range.

Outdoor Research is using some exciting new technologies in their range: ActiveTemp™ for thermoregulation, AscentShell™ for ultimate breathability in a waterproof shell and Aerogel for incredible insulation. Read more about OR’s latest tech here.

See our Outdoor Research clothing here >>

New In

Mammut Barryvox Pulse

Avalanche Transceiver

DMM HalfNut Set (1–7)

Climbing wires

Power Traveller Swift 40 Pack

Solar panel

Black Diamond Expedition 3

Ski poles

prAna Kragg Men's Pant

Organic canvas

CMC Clutch (By Harken)

Multipurpose device

Bogong Blog

Mountaineering Gear: A Run Down

Bogong Blog Mountaineering Gear

Right this second, mountaineering overseas might be way off the cards, but if you're planning for big dreams when – hopefully – we emerge from the other side of COVID, this article by Bogong staff Mark Clavarino details all the items of gear you might need, and how to choose. Mark has climbed in various places all over the world, including ice climbing on Africa's second highest mountain, Mt Kenya. (If you want inspiration, read about that trip here.)

Read 'Mountaineering Gear' by Mark Clavarino >>

In case you haven't heard...

La Sportiva Jackal Women's Running Shoe


Bogong is a sponsor of the Surf Coast Century. This year it has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Check out the details here...
Outdoor Research Bolin Jacket


We have an assortment of rain jackets and rain pants at clearance prices.

Have a look >>

Outdoor Research Sonata Parka


End-of-the-line men's and women's winter clothing at clearance prices.

Last chance >>
La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoe


Some absolute classics and high-quality gear at sale prices for a limited time.

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Changed trading hours due to COVID-19 are still in effect.

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

We'll be closed for ANZAC Day: Saturday 25 April.

Bogong on Social

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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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Bogong Equipment
374 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Tel: 03 9600 0599 | Fax: 03 9602 1997