We opened our store in 2017 – with the goal of offering the best value and lightweight ‘hiking gear’ in Australia and New Zealand.
It all started when our eldest child was faced with his first 2-day hike with his Scout Group. His pack weight was limited to 25% of his body weight. As he weighed 36kg at the time this was indeed a huge problem as his limit was a mere 9kg. At weigh-in, he was well over his limit at 16kg and we vowed to fix this for next time. It was a pivotal moment that led to the formation of K2MG.
Over the months we questioned why all of his gear was so heavy and bulky and how we could change it. Conventionally speaking, ‘lightweight hiking’ means your base weight is no more than 9kg. The locally sourced gear was too limited and expensive which forced our search wider. It took our search online, where sadly, the disappointment continued. We encountered: misrepresented products, false advertising, slow and failed deliveries – it’s the usual story for many purchasing goods from countless non-specialist online stores.
I said to myself: “We have to make this better…”
We find the products that are on almost every hikers wishlist. We compare the products available locally and look to source comparable (or ideally better) products at a cheaper price. . Every product is then tested in-house. Once we are satisfied that it is ‘fit-for-purpose’. The real test begins, as those products are given to local Scout Groups – they put them through possibly the toughest test they’ll face. Our extensive process takes between 6-18mths before selected and approved products hit our online shelves.
Before a product reaches our virtual warehouse – it must pass this 3-phase quality process !!
Presently only 14% of products make the grade.
WHY CHOOSE US
My parcel arrived just 2-days after I placed the order !! Very happy with both my purchases
I needed to reduce my pack weight. Your products have now saved me over $200 and almost 800g