Bogong News Edition 55

Gear for serious adventures
Bogong Newsletter


Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter

  • Vaude Sleeping Mats
  • Vaude Tents
  • Event - Vertical Life 3 Film Tour
  • Product Highlight
  • Bogong Blog - November Daywalking
  • Sustainability Spotlight - Sterling XEROS

—The Bogong Team


Sustainable outdoor clothing and gear

Vaude (pronounced fau'de) is German-family owned company, founded in 1974, and is a relatively new addition to the Bogong product line-up. Their wide variety of products, including the tents and sleeping mats described below, is environmentally friendly, climate-neutral and made to fair production standards.

Vaude Sleeping Mats

Travelling light? The Performance sleeping mat series is for exactly that. The egg-shaped construction and high-performing Primaloft® insulation (synthetic) combine to make this sleeping pad one of the lightest we supply. Packs into an extremely small size and offset for climate neutrality.

Performance 7


  • M (Medium 183 cm) = 410 g
  • L (Large 196 cm) = 520 g
  • Performance 7 Winter

    Winter versions will protect you in cooler climates for only a small amount of extra weight.


    • Winter M (Medium 183 cm) = 410 g
    • Winter L (Large 196 cm) = 520 g

    • Vaude Tents

      Hogan SUL Mark L 2P
      Space L 3P

      Defy harsh winds and weather with the Super Ultralight Hogan tent. The minimalist design, three season, inner-first construction with give you the protection you need, without excessive weight added to your pack.

      Hogan SUL >>

      Integral-pitch, two-person tent that suits the taller adventurer. The intuitive ridge tunnel construction saves crucial space when set-up and offers stability in wilder weather. Enjoy all four seasons in this tent with waterproof ventilation and siliconized fly.

      Mark L 2P >>

      A dome design tent, with nearly vertical walls, will comfortably fit three people during three-season adventures. The Space L is lightweight and easy to pitch, thanks to the pre-attached inner of the tent.

      Space L 3P >>

      Vertical Life 3 Film Tour

      7.30pm, November 10 @ The Astor 

      Bogong is proud to be hosting the Melbourne show of the upcoming Vertical Life 3 Tour.


      View eight short films that explore rock climbing at its best. Enjoy the night with a special guest speaker and prizes. Tickets are on sale now. We cannot wait to see you all there!

      Get your tickets now!

      Product Highlight

      IB Merino Long Sleeve Roll Neck Men’s
IB Merino Leggings Men’s
      IB Hike+ Light Crew Natural Summit Socks Men’s

      Merino Long Sleeve
      Roll Neck Men's
      Learn more >>

      Leggings Men's
      Learn more >>

      Hike+ Light Crew
      Natural Summit Socks Men's
      Learn more >>

      IB Merino Long Sleeve Roll Neck Women's IB Merino Legging Women's
      IB Hike Light Crew Natural Summit Socks Women's

      Merino Long Sleeve
      Roll Neck Women's
      Learn more >>

      Leggings Women's
      Learn more >>

      Hike+ Light Crew
      Natural Summit Socks Women's
      Learn more >>

      Bogong Blog

      Prepare for your summer adventures!

      With summer just around the corner, you might be planning some adventures out hiking and daywalking. Be prepared with the best tips and information from Bogong staffer Nick Beer’s guide to daywalking.

      Across the month of November, the Bogong Blog will be publishing each week a specialised guide to preparing and completing daywalks and hikes.

      Stay up to date on the Bogong Blog and all things Bogong by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

      Bogong Blog

      Sterling XEROS

      Sterling XEROS

      New dry rope technology that is more effective, wear resistant and better for the environment.

      Sterling XEROS is the culmination of a three year development by Sterling and their bluesign® certified nylon yarn supplier. This exclusive partnership created the new XEROS technology; a rethinking on how to make UIAA-Certified dry rope that’s a better all-around rope, while also being better for the environment.

      Most dry ropes on the market are given a coating or liquid bath treatment, which covers the full rope once it has been made. Sterling’s approach takes a step back, providing water resistance to each nylon filament, before being twisted into the yarn that makes your rope.

      Both the core and sheath are now protected because of this process. You can expect far better water resistance in the rope. Treating the fibres at filament level means the bathing treatment process is scrapped, removing most of the chemical waste in making ropes and therefore reducing waste.

      Sterling utilises a yarn supplier who is a system partner with the stringent bluesign® certification. Buyers can be sure that the raw materials used in the XEROS ropes are managed to the highest standards.

      If you missed out on our last eNews Sustainability Spotlight, read about what bluesign® certification is on our Sustainability Spotlight webpage here.

      Major reductions in energy and labour are achieved by eliminating usual standards in the production of dry ropes (without undermining the quality). This further highlights how seriously Sterling has taken the XEROS rope and their commitment to producing a sustainable dry rope.

      At Bogong, we stock 60 and 70 m lengths of XEROS ropes, in the varieties listed below:

      • Duetto 8.4 mm
      • Aero 9.2 mm
      • Quest 9.6 mm
      • Velocity 9.8 mm

      • Trading Hours

        We are open as per normal.

        Monday to Wednesday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
        Thursday to Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
        Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
        Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm