Today we have another selection of brands from a specific country: Australia. We’re enjoying compiling these types of articles and the research behind them, as we move from country to country and explore high-quality outdoor brands.
Australian brands are famous for their attention to detail and the use of typically Australian materials, such as merino wool. In addition, they offer safe products that protect against the weather perfectly and in most cases are sustainable.
We have selected 13 Australian clothing and outdoor equipment brands for you. Many of these are “Made in Australia” too.
So, let’s take a look at their history, their main products, and what they have to offer!
- 1. Ottie Merino
- 2. Summit Gear
- 3. Sea to Summit
- 4. ONE PLANET
- 5. Ultralight Hiker
- 6. Redback Boots
- 7. Wilderness Wear
- 8. Rossi Boots
- 9. Mont Adventure Equipment
- 10. Blundstone
- 11. Bluey Merino
- 12. Mongrel Boots
- 13. Tier Gear Tasmania
1. Ottie Merino
Ottie Merino official website
Ottie Merino is an Australian brand that produces outdoor clothing for men and women. Its logo is a ball of yarn which suggests the importance of top-quality materials and especially merino wool. Plus, Ottie uses only 100% Australian wool to make the products.
The company also produces practical, light, and at the same time durable clothing, capable of offering great protection. Those who play sports sometimes need longer T-shirts for various reasons depending on the activity.
Precisely for this reason, the long T-shirts of the brand are its specialty, like this Men’s Merino T-Shirt, which is lightweight, non-adherent, and perfect for multi-day hikes. This product is perfect for playing sports, but also for wearing it every day, for example with a pair of jeans.
2. Summit Gear
Summit Gear official website
Summit Gear is a company that produces outdoor equipment but also sells products from other famous brands. Its main feature is to offer products with high-quality materials, light, and at the same time resistant to all weather conditions such as strong wind, rain, and extreme temperatures.
The company logo shows a mountain and this demonstrates the brand’s attention to selling sportswear, especially suitable for those who climb, hike, and for other outdoor activities in general.
The brand studies new solutions to offer garments that are highly waterproof, often using GORE-TEX® technology, which in fact makes the product perfect against adverse weather. These garments are also breathable, so they’re ideal for practicing sports.
An example from the many available designs is the Outdoor Research Men’s Foray 2 Jacket, light, very protective, and practical, to be worn during a cold or rainy day. Another feature of this jacket is that of combining the elegance of the product with safety.
3. Sea to Summit
Sea to Summit official website
Sea to Summit was born in Western Australia, in Perth and the founder is Roland Tyson, who has always had a passion for climbing. His success began when he used an old sewing machine, in 1983, to make his climbing gear.
Then in 1990, he obtained an important request from the Australian mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape: he wanted to climb Mt Everest and commissioned Roland to produce special equipment. The venture was a success and from that year, Sea to Summit started to become famous.
Today the brand is based on innovation and on the production of outdoor equipment that is at the same time practical, easy to handle, highly safe and resistant, and perfect for protecting from any weather.
Among the different products of Sea to Summit we can mention this Nylon Pack Cover, which is easy to open and close, not heavy to carry on the shoulders, it is 2,000mm waterproof and offers great protection from rain for your hiking backpack.
4. ONE PLANET
ONE PLANET official website
ONE PLANET is specialized in the production of outdoor equipment and it was born in 1979, but in that year it was called J&H, from the surnames of the founders, Steve Jamieson, Paul Harding, and Lois Hunt.
In the first years, the brand produced clothing for hikers, skiers, and mountaineers, but also equipment and accessories such as sleeping bags. ONE PLANET, however, has evolved over the years, and in 1997 the brand as we know it today was born.
Its philosophy is based on the search for innovative technologies, efficient materials, attention to detail, and safety. Everything is manufactured to be durable and very strong, functional, and perfect for long journeys.
Another characteristic of the brand is the focus on sustainability: each tool or garment follows particular procedures to always respect the environment.
A design of ONE PLANET that comes with the characteristic elements of the brand is the Venturi Women’s jacket, perfect for protecting from cold weather. Its design is simple and allows you to move easily.
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5. Ultralight Hiker
Ultralight Hiker official website
Ultralight Hiker produces outdoor gear and its founder created the company because she wanted to make backpacks much lighter than usual. She loves hiking and for this reason, she has experienced the need of those who practice this activity for lightweight hiking gear.
Having a pack with reduced weight is very important for walking without fatigue and Ultralight Hiker focuses both on this feature and on the use of extremely effective materials.
Safety is the first thought of the brand, but there is also attention to innovative designs, practicality, and the satisfaction of all the needs of its customers.
6. Redback Boots
Redback Boots official website
Redback Boots is owned by the Cloros family and produces Australian-made outdoor and work leather boots, with simple designs but at the same time very resistant and comfortable. Many of the brand’s products are non-slip and very comfortable. For this reason, they can be worn on a daily basis.
A design of the brand that we’ve chosen is the Sentinel HD Steel Toe boot, which has a sole that reduces slipping and does not hinder movement. In addition, it is made of high-quality materials, perfect for lasting a long time.
7. Wilderness Wear
Wilderness Wear official website
Wilderness Wear is a worldwide reference point for the production of outdoor clothing and its history begins in 1989 as a socks company. It was in 2000 that the current office, warehouse, and today’s factory were purchased. In addition, over the years, clothing and equipment for outdoor activities have also been part of the brand.
Today the company uses innovative technologies, such as Profilen® which is used for socks and serves to avoid the formation of blisters and abrasions. Merino Fusion Climayarn®, on the other hand, is used to eliminate sweat, maintain heat and protect from the cold.
An example of Wilderness Wear’s outdoor clothes is the Men’s Merino Fusion 160 Cycling Jersey, which adheres well to the body, is moisture-wicking and allows you to move easily. Plus it is quick-drying and durable.
8. Rossi Boots
Rossi Boots official website
Rossi Boots produces boots of all kinds and takes its name from the founder, Arthur Rossiter, who started the business in 1908. In 1910 the “Rossiter’s Pty Ltd” company was officially formed.
Attention to detail is an important feature of the company along with the use of fine materials. The products are resistant but also soft and for this reason, comfortable and practical.
An example is the model 906 Boulder Elastic Side Boot, with a simple and breathable design. In addition, it is easy to combine with any type of look and can be suitable for outdoor activities and for work.
9. Mont Adventure Equipment
Mont Adventure Equipment official website
Mont Adventure Equipment was founded in 1981 but the founder had the idea as early as 1978 when he used a borrowed sewing machine to make a sleeping bag, a tent, and a down jacket. Today the company’s headquarters is in Canberra and the brand produces outdoor clothing and equipment.
The brand aims at satisfying every customer’s need, protecting them from the cold, rain, and wind, but also allowing them to move easily.
A product that has exactly these characteristics is the High Altitude Down Jacket, highly breathable and perfect for protecting you from harsh temperatures.
Woman wearing a pair of Blundstones
Blundstone is a brand from Hobart, Tasmania, that produces all kinds of footwear but is famous around the world for its Chelsea boots. The founder is John Blundstone who worked as a coachbuilder until 1870, before starting to make shoes.
In 1892 his son Sylvanus joined him to make boots and from that day on, the company grew more and more. Today the brand is famous for its original designs, quality materials, and durable, elastic, and comfortable products.
An example is the #994 Extreme Series Safety Boots, comfortable but very protective, perfect for letting the foot breathe and reduce slipping.
11. Bluey Merino
Bluey Merino official website
Bluey Merino is an outdoor clothing brand founded in 2012 and its peculiarity consists in the use of merino wool which comes 100% from Australia, where the company is based.
In addition, its philosophy is based on attention to tradition but also on the search for innovative elements. Other features of Bluey Merino are the original designs and the wide variety of models, to satisfy every possible taste.
One product of the brand is the Overland Jacket made of Australian Merino wool.
12. Mongrel Boots
Mongrel Boots official website
Mongrel Boots is a family-run brand born in 1930 that produces footwear for different types of outdoor activities, like Chelsea boots, hiking shoes, etc. The main features of the brand are attention to detail, safety, the use of modern technologies, and comfort.
A model that best represents the characteristic elements of Mongrel Boots is the ZipSider Boot that comes with a sole that will help reduce slipping, AirZone comfort system, and is fully lined.
13. Tier Gear Tasmania
Tier Gear Tasmania official website
Tier Gear Tasmania deals with the production of outdoor equipment, in particular camping gear. The first important focus of the brand is providing lightweight products that are durable and of high quality.
They use Pure Australian Merino wool on their clothes and they also offer bags, camping hammocks, DIY supplies, cookware, and other accessories for outdoor adventures.
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That’s all for today’s selection! We gave you many outdoor brand ideas and options to choose from. Do you have any other Australian brand suggestions? Let us know in the comments.