new zealand late june. good cold weather gear?

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  1. BuD

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    going in late june pretty much starting at christchurch work my way down, his the west coast on way up to the north side. looks like it will be cold that time of year. whats some good cold gear to bring?
    i went to kathmandu yesterday. had some pretty expensive jackets $600 ( on special 40 off at for $360 )
    and they reccomended some morino thermals to which will be on special this coming week

    is kathmandu generally way over priced or is there something similar cheaper you can buy to keep warm
    the girl reccomended the benmore ngx 3 in 1 jacket
     
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    Wait till the aldi sale. Are you doing some wilderness trecking or whats the plan?
     
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    i MAY do some trekking but i have family with me to
    will hit the ski slopes for 1 day. cruise around to the lakes, chopper out to the glaciers
     
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    I'd shop over there. Places that are cold have a bigger range than we do and the prices are probably way better than the limited market of Brisbane.

    As for thermals, do you intend staying outdoors all day, in snow? If not, you might not need them. If you go out and in, you might get too hot. Things you can remove are better if you are chopping and changing (hats, scarves, jackets). If you are being active in snow, you also might get too hot with them on (I did, when I went to Mt Buller and did a ski lesson). Standing around outside when it's cold = yes, otherwise maybe not (or don't get the full on ones, get some lightweight and "light duty" ones). Again, I'd probably wait until you get there and see if you are cold or not and buy locally if you need something.
     
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    thats a pretty good idea actually to look at buying locally over there, i never even thought of that
     
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    One of the best outdoor brands in the world is headquartered in Christchurch:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macpac

    -nav.
     
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    The thermals are great, can fully recommend them for the trekking part. I don't have the brands on me right now but there are some awesome thermal socks and beanies you can get at your local supermarket, well here in SA anyways, but I'm sure there too. I get details when I can. I found them just as good and possibly even better than Kathmandu ripoffs prices.
     
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    hanks mate. saw macpac wear at chermside a few days ago. i hope they are cheaper in NZ because the prices here were insane
     
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    that would be great mate thanks
     
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    Uniqlo heat tech. The secret to being warm is layers with a water proof shell. Although expensive, Icebreaker are excellent gear too - a real investment given how well they last.

    While you're there, get yourself a swanndri. :thumbup:
     
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    Pity Baringa is in the north island, you could have met for a beer!
     
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    i could be up north for the last few days around rotorua
     
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    kathmandu ..crap
    but then again it all depends on your budget.

    if you wanted good bang for buck.. try montbell

    yeti (german brand) or phd ( uk brand) are also good.
     
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    Lovely place mate, you will love it....or maybe you won't love the smell. Personally I don't mind it, it's all part of the experience : )
     
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    smell was fine once there for a few hours, caught me by surprise in the middle of town at first though! Had an amazing dinner at the pig n whistle there to
     
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    You knew about it beforehand though right?
     
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    Heard about it but wasn't prepared for it's strength lol
     

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