Taking the right hiking gear is essential when exploring New Zealand’s backcountry. Like the weather, it can be challenging finding good quality gear at sales prices. Below I’ve listed some websites and stores where I shop with links to the specific pages where these deals can be found.
On any given day you can find well-branded products for 20-60% off. We all like a bargain and top quality product right…so revisit this page often as it’s updated when there’s a sale or promotion on.
Most of us have heard of Kathmandu, so I won’t go into too much detail about them. With lots of great deals to be had, Kathmandu has a great selection of outdoor apparel and gear…which has been designed and tested here in New Zealand. Their returns and delivery policies are fantastic. On occasions, I’ve had a product arrive that was too big or small and easily exchanged the item at the nearest Kathmandu store without any problems. Orders I’ve placed online have normally taken 2 days to arrive, which is a great service. However, their delivery policy does state up to 7 days.
For visitors outside of New Zealand, you can make purchases from this site too. Check the international delivery section at the bottom of the home page for delivery times.
For the best deals: I always head to the Outlet Page – this is where the biggest deals can be found
The North Face
The North Face has 50 years experience in outdoor clothing and equipment, they are the true pioneers of the outdoor world. Check-out the New Zealand website today to see what they have to offer.
The North Face doesn’t have a clearance or outlet page, however, items that they do have on sale can be found here.
International Shopping Online
For websites like Amazon and any other site, you may be using. They often have items that do not ship to New Zealand. You may have come across this before, however, don’t let that deter you. New Zealand Post has set up a number of warehouses around the world called YouShops where you can purchase these items. Check out how this works and how you can get these items to New Zealand.
Up to 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Running and Walking Shoes at Amazon
Deals on Outdoor Gearup to 50% off or more at Amazon
Cotswold Outdoor is an UK company with four decades of experience. Cotswold Outdoor stocks one of the most comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment, with more than 250 brands including the hugely popular The North Face, Berghaus, Jack Wolfskin and Rab. So check them out and see what they have to offer.
For tips on travelling, check out our blog on how to travel cheaper to the magical treks of New Zealand.