This weekend we have knocked 18% off all packs, bags and pouches. There's loads of great stuff on sale this weekend, don't miss out!

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Hit the hills, live the BushLife!



I believe the concept of a light windshield is such a versatile piece of clothing that I have used more than a few versions. This wind shirt has become my 'go to' as it is light, well made, well designed features...and, just works.



A great practical piece of gear. Purchased before a trip to Tongariro National Park in July. The anorak does a good job keeping the wind and light/medium showers out. Hood fits well with minimal loss of vision. Main zip and under arm zips give excellent venting. Not short of useable pockets either. Sleeves roll neatly half way up forearms which is handy. Purchased one size up to allow for light puffer jacket to be worn underneath when required. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a anorak type jacket.

Charlie H


I bought this poncho for work purposes after researching it online comparing it to other makes and models and brands. On receiving the poncho I was impressed by how small it packed up yet still had an obvious quality to it. Helikon never fails to provide good quality gear.



Wow, ordered Sat, dispatched Mon first thing and on my doorstep in Rural Rotorua by 10.30 am Tues. May just have been lucky but impressed by all parties. Swagman looks great and can not wait to get outdoors to use it. Support local businesses and Suppliers.

Greg Brown


Robust, quality no-nonsense item that is clearly built to last and built for purpose. Just what I was looking for. Thanks Bushlife NZ (excellent service BTW)!!



This is the one! Really stoked with this bag and I have tried many. Feels sturdy, and has seemingly infinite ways to customise and pack things in. Wasn’t sure of capacity but I’m heading off for a 3 day road trip and this bag is all I’m taking. The closing mechanism is fine once you get used to it. Excellent and intelligent design, I can see this being a firm friend of mine for years to come. Looking forward to getting out and about for some bushcraft- related activities with this, the hatchet fits great! Also jet planes were a neat touch, cheers!