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Where in Melb to Purchase stuff for Serious Cold (-25 being daytime temperature)


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#1 Isolabella

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

OK all cold/snow people.

Where in Melb (not online from overseas as will not reach here in time) would you purchase things in November for Serious Cold Conditions (ie. -25 being maximum daytime temperature. -40 overnight is not unusual).

DH may have to go away o/s within the week and where he is going is middle of nowhere so going shopping at destination for appropriate gear is not an option either.

Our current snow stuff is not appropriate. In Switzerland DH was picked as an Aussie on the J Bars by the ski instructors before he had even spoken due to the thinness of his gear.



#2 Soontobegran

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

Try  https://www.kathmandu.com.au/?gclid=CLKZptK...CFYsdpQod8joA6g


Should be able to kit up here  original.gif

#3 LambChop

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

I'd probably start with the mountaineering shops, like eg. http://www.bogong.com.au

#4 yabbadabbadoo

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

MAybe the Wilderness Shop in Box Hill.  Would call them first though.

#5 Coffeegirl

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

Hmmm. I think you'll struggle to find clothing anywhere here to meet those extremes but you could try some of the ski hire places.  

Having grown up in Canada, a really good down jacket and lots of layers will be his friend. Long johns, gloves, hat, face covering, boots.

#6 Lagom

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

I second coffee girl.  It's really important to dress in layers in those conditions.  In -40 we would wear:

1 pair woolen socks
Thermals top and bottom
pants (not jeans!) and long sleeved grandpa style shirt for inside.

Then when I went outside would add another layer of thermals, ski pants, insulated snow boots, wooly jumper and down jacket, long scarf over nose and around neck and wooly hat. I also wore two pairs of gloves.  A woolen mitten under ski gloves. Only eyes out.  Be careful of your ears and nose.
Needless to say we had to spend 15 mins getting dressed anytime we wanted to go outside!

It wasn't usual to spend much time outside in those conditions but we would spend hours out in -20- -25 dressed like that.   With layers you should be able to gets suitable over pants and jacket in Australia.  Will it be windy?  That makes a big difference too in terms of how cold you feel.

I find Australian ski conditions too warm!

#7 Isolabella

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Yes windy is probable.

We have Aldi thermals and boots from last year (were great skiing near St Moritz last Christmas), np but that was more minus 10 to minus 15. Also purchased inners for gloves and bank robber hoods in Switzerland.

Just jacket and pants which were really not good enough.

Edited by lsolaBella, 16 November 2012 - 07:42 PM.


#8 Lagom

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Yeah, I found the Aldi boots aren't that great in terms of keeping your feet warm.  I have no idea where to get something suitable in Aus as I bought OS but we all had fur lined leather boots.

Just had a look at the Bogong site and the high altitude gear looks great.  Maybe you should give them a ring and ask for some advice.  Good luck!

Edited by amabanana, 16 November 2012 - 08:01 PM.


#9 Isolabella

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

We found the Aldi boots fine in Switzerland....also worn with thermal socks.



#10 wonder woman

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 16/11/2012, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where in Melb (not online from overseas as will not reach here in time) would you purchase things in November for Serious Cold Conditions (ie. -25 being maximum daytime temperature. -40 overnight is not unusual).

i doubt if he will be spending much time outdoors though?

QUOTE (LambChop @ 16/11/2012, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably start with the mountaineering shops, like eg. http://www.bogong.com.au

+1

CBD - Lt Bourke St (between Elizabeth & Queen Sts): Bogong, Paddy Pallin, Snowgum, Mountain Designs, Macpac, Helly Hansen (on Hardware Lane)

Hawthorn - Glenferrie Rd (between Burwood & Barkers Rds): Paddy Pallin (includes national clearance outlet), Snowgum, Mountain Designs, EMC (in Deepdene/Balwyn)

QUOTE (yabbadabbadoo @ 16/11/2012, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MAybe the Wilderness Shop in Box Hill.  Would call them first though.

they had their annual sale a few weekends ago

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 16/11/2012, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmmm. I think you'll struggle to find clothing anywhere here to meet those extremes but you could try some of the ski hire places.

sorry, not true for sports/casual clothing (as per above stores), but perhaps more so with formal/business wear


#11 Delillah1

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Adventureline outlet in Fairfield?
http://www.adventureline.com.au/content/12-factory-outlets

#12 unicycle

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

The row of shops on nepean highway in moorabin, eg mountain design and out sports. Better than Kathmandu, which is also there.

#13 JapNFeral

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Having lived and worked in Scandinavia (Sweden and Denmark), the biggest issue was keeping my feet warm.

Ultimately I had faux fur lined boots that worked. However.
gortex hiking boots that keep feet out of the snow and are waterproof were also really helpful. With thermal socks. Normal hiking or other boots won't cut it.

In Sweden the men wear their heavy boots to work and carry a second pair for indoors.

Agree with thermals under all the layers. Camping supplies should have them.  He will also need to wear double lined gloves, hat and scarf at all times to try and keep out the cold. In that extreme I would go with an inner thermal beanie with something outside.

Anaconda should also have stuff you need. And try the North Face shops for a down jacket.

Good luck. Being in those extreme temps in no joke and you have to be properly layered and wrapped up before stepping outside.

#14 dynamitee

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

Paddy pallin outlet store in ringwood.




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