Kathmandu has been cooking up some of the most innovative outdoor kit for more than 30 years. The New Zealand based outdoor retailer has brought their Kiwi grit and continuously design and adapt gear that can stand the tests of its rugged homeland and modern needs — be it making easily stowable garments or a multi-use jacket. No matter the weather or if, let’s say, you’re out for a day hike, packing smart for a holiday or out for a long trek, you can always count of Kathmandu to be at your side. Here are three of our favorite bits from Kathmandu that you will be able to take from street to the trail and back again.
Flinders High Loft Jacket
This lightweight insulating midlayer wicks moisture away from your body to keep you as dry as possible while you’re working up a sweat, while the Polartec Thermal Pro down insulation keeps you warm and allows for breathability. As a plus, the stitch-free woven construction means you can expect minimal down leakage while keeping the jacket lean and light.
Litehaul 38L Carry-On Pack
This bag is not messing about. The Litehaul is for the traveler striving for that holy grail of plane travel: carry-on-only. With this, you will always be ready to get up and go — no waiting for anything. The Litehaul can go from backpack to brief to shoulder bag with ease and has a plethora of compartments that will make any gear-head happy.
Benmore 5-in-1 Travel Rain Jacket
Sometimes you need a jacket that has to do more. Good luck finding a jacket able to handle more weather than the Benmore 5-in-1. This jacket promises to be the only one you will need to pack. A jacket you can wear five different ways, the outer shell is a rain shell while the interior down bomber can be turned into a vest. This way you can work the zippers to create the layer you need.