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Tested in the field

Tested in the field

Our expert gear testers are a team of 17 highly skilled alpinists, explorers, mountaineers, expedition leaders, adventure travellers and multisport athletes. Hand-picked for their expertise, their feedback helps create and refine gear for outstanding technical performance.

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Discover Our Story
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Behind the scenes: Gear Testing at Kathmandu

Behind the scenes: Gear Testing at Kathmandu

Gear testing is a crucial part of our design process. It inspires new ideas, gives us insights into real world performance, and helps shape the final product that goes to store. To kick-off, we choose the right gear testers who look at three important factors. Gear Testers = Gear Nerds At the moment…

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Gear & Packing Lists
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How packing cells changed my life

How packing cells changed my life

When Tara was asked to test some packing cells she scoffed. But what happened next, she describes as an epiphany.

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Tips & How-to's
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Around the World in 7KGS

Around the World in 7KGS

Adventure athletes Dan Cullen and Kate Baxter road test our new hiking, active, trail running and travel gear.

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Summer 2016: Go Light
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Winter 2018: Engineered to Endure

Winter 2018: Engineered to Endure

Tested by outdoor gear experts, the XT Series is engineered to provide technical performance in the world's harshest conditions.

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The Summit
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How it all Began

How it all Began

…mid-eighties. At the time, production of outdoor clothing and equipment was severely limited. A trip into the outdoors was less an adventure than a test of endurance, with trekkers lugging heavy packs, wet woollies, stiff boots and sweaty oilskins. Enter Kathmandu. The founders were driven by the…

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Discover Our Story
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XT Dry Tanker Cargo 100L

XT Dry Tanker Cargo 100L

…for mountain sports and adventures. This rugged, highly water-resistant cargo bag has heat-welded construction and durable TPU coating. It’s tested and proven to withstand temperatures from -30 to 80 Celsius, and gear-tested in demanding conditions. Trust it to transport your gear safely, so…

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$299.98
Member's Price $179.99
Dry Case

Dry Case

Durable construction, secure latch and protective inner lining, carry strap. Designed for active pursuits that involve exposure to elements. Trusted for camping, boating, rafting and many other outdoor adventures.

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$39.98 - $59.98
Odyssey insuLITE Sleeping Bag

Odyssey insuLITE Sleeping Bag

The summer's intrepid travels are calling for gear that takes your comfort seriously. The Odyssey Sleeping Bag is an ideal hiking and travel companion, balancing warmth, weight and a sense of adventure. Temperature tested in accordance to EN13537.

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$249.98
Member's Price $149.99
XT Anakiwa insuLITE Sleeping Bag

XT Anakiwa insuLITE Sleeping Bag

Developed in collaboration with the Outward Bound Adventure School and tested extensively in a variety of harsh conditions, the Anakiwa XT offers exceptional warmth in wet, cold, challenging environments.

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$399.98
Member's Price $239.99
How to choose a down jacket

How to choose a down jacket

…amount of fill in the down jacket as is commonly thought. Fill power is measured by the number of cubic inches that one ounce of down occupies in a climate-controlled test cylinder. The more volume occupied by the down, the greater the amount of air trapped and the greater the insulation generated.

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Tips & How-to's
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Designing The Terrane

Designing The Terrane

…why can't you pull a wheel set out?” says Kathmandu Product Designer Blake Richardson. The first prototype, nicknamed ‘Frankenstein’, set out to test this idea. Two trolley handles were literally cobbled together – welded, riveted, screwed and glued. “I made the first prototype, dragged it around…

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Winter 2016: South America
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Transit RFIDtech Belt Bag

Transit RFIDtech Belt Bag

…new age digital pickpockets and old school slash and grab thieves? Our Transit RFIDtech Belt Bag is your answer. It s durable, stylish and features an EN tested cut resistant strap. Wear it around your waist or across your chest. Part of our RFIDtech gear keeping your travel valuables secure.

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$79.98
Member's Price $47.99
Transit RFIDtech Pocket

Transit RFIDtech Pocket

…is a 21st century concern. Rest assured that your valuables are safe from digital and physical theft with the Transit RFIDtech Pocket. An EN tested cut resistant shoulder strap, tamper resistant zip pullers and internal protective RFID pocket are your weapons of defence. Part of our RFIDtech…

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$79.98
Member's Price $47.99
XT driFILL Women's Goose Down Waterproof Jacket

XT driFILL Women's Goose Down Waterproof Jacket

…in extreme weather conditions. Part of our elite XT Series (exceptional design, extensive testing, extreme performance), this jacket was specifically designed for altitude or cold alpine conditions and tested and redeveloped with our Best in Field gear-testers in the extreme conditions they live and…

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Now: $450.00
Retreat 50 mm Double Camping Mat

Retreat 50 mm Double Camping Mat

Comfort is king with our Double Self-Inflating Mat. It s designed for all-year-round campsite and car camping, with 50mm of thickness, a soft brushed polyester surface and a corrugated texture designed for anti-slip comfort. Its larger size is ideal for couples, or spacious for single campers.

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$299.98
Member's Price $179.99
Salomon Women s X Ultra 3 Prime Shoes

Salomon Women s X Ultra 3 Prime Shoes

Wouldn t it be great to hike in shoes that deliver great performance in a women s fit? Comfortably breathable, the Salomon Women s X Ultra 3 Prime shoes offer the stability and grip you need within a classic look. Suitable for daywalking or fast hiking across more technical topography. Keep your…

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$239.98
Member's Price $215.98
XT Exmoor Women's Insulated Jacket v3

XT Exmoor Women's Insulated Jacket v3

The XT Series Exmoor v3 performs in testing alpine environments providing lightweight, flexible warmth while you’re pushing your limits. Part of our elite XT Series, this wind and water-resistant jacket provides premium active insulation, with a mesh-lined body for extra breathability and…

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Now: $170.00
Karinjo Child Carrier

Karinjo Child Carrier

The Karinjo Child Carrier v2 has been designed and tested to provide a safe, comfortable and convenient way for you to carry your child on outdoor adventures. It has a fully-adjustable harness for both child and adult, and you can effortlessly switch the harness between mid-hike. A contoured…

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$399.98
Member's Price $239.99
XT Ultralight Women's Down Jacket v2

XT Ultralight Women's Down Jacket v2

The XT Ultralight Down Jacket v2 has been designed as an ideal option for the testing demands of alpine adventures. Super-light, with an outstanding warmth-to-weight ratio, this slim-cut, low-profile jacket can be worn on its own or under a shell making it the perfect choice all year round.

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-3SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Test&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fxt-ultralight-women-s-down-jacket-v2.html&lgsku=14211%2f&rk=20&uid=121347413&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1539712134829&rsc=DBKH0pGmDOUbfAYc&method=and&isort=score&view=list
Now: $200.00
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