You know the times, there may be an additional member join your party, something breaks at the last minute or you just don’t trust that backpack to survive another five day trip without disintegrating.
Hiring also gives you the chance to try out different gear at a fraction of the cost of buying an untried piece.
Ian Ferrier from Mountain Bike Tasmania in Launceston hires out hiking gear. After selling Mountain Designs in Launceston back to the company, Ian is now concentrating on his tourism business and has continued the hire gear service once offered through the shop in Launceston.
Gear can be delivered to your Launceston accommodation the night before you depart, including Gas if you are flying in and can’t bring this with you. It can also be arranged for this gear to be returned in Hobart after your walk if required.
What Gear is Available?
- Sleeping Bags
- Sleep Mats
- Fuel Stoves
- Tents – 1 person
- Tents – 2 person
- Tents – 4 person
- Child carrier
- Walking Poles – Pair
- Yowie Snow Shoes
- Waterpoof Jackets
- Overpants – Nylon
- Gaiters – pair
- Mountain Bikes
For a complete list, including current prices, head over to the hire hiking equipment page on the site.
Most of the gear is current model spec and allows you to try out the different pack harness options as well as the various waterproof/breathable fabrics available.
To arrange gear hire or just have a chat about what is available, call 0447 712 639 or email admin@mountainbiketasmania.
Ian is also happy to offer Overland Track advice. As a former guide on the track he has traversed the route around 60 times and at all times of the year, so if you are after some tips as to what side trips to do, or how deep the snow may be, he should be able to point you in the right direction.
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