Outdoor gear repair in New Zealand

Some of the repair components available at TwinNeedle
Some of the repair components available at TwinNeedle

 

If you ever need to do outdoor gear repair in New Zealand, you can do so by contacting the folks at TwinNeedle . A buckle on my Kifaru Marauder broke after I accidentally stepped on it. The only place to get some quality buckles to replace it would have to be TwinNeedle. A few weeks ago, I dropped by at their store on Tuam street and was pleasantly surprised by the many updates Matt and Chris has put on their store.

There’s a lot of things going on at TwinNeedle during my visit that I almost forgot about my outdoor gear repair. .For a start, their store front is now packed with goodies that will get any outdoor enthusiasts drooling. I love the selection of TwinNeedle designed and made packs on display. They have really increased their selection in terms of colors and fabrics to offer to customers (I was told some of the materials are one off!). Their packs are made like how a no nonsense hard use, field ready pack is supposed to be….simple and tough with almost nothing to go wrong. Check out their MolleMe  and MiniMe packs.

A good selection and material for their in-house designed and built packs
A good selection and material for their in-house designed and built packs

 

Tough gatiters made in house. These are a must in New Zealand's rugged outdoor terrain
Tough gaiters made by TwinNeedle. These are a must in New Zealand’s rugged outdoor terrain

 

Something TwinNeedle is extremely proud of
Something TwinNeedle is extremely proud of

 

Its amazing how time flies when you start chatting with the good folks at TwinNeedle. Business partner Steve Haase was manning the store front when I arrived. Like Matt, Steve was extremely friendly and approachable. We talked about pack designs, materials, ideas and he even share with me a little bit on the how TwinNeedle came about. Their business started as a outdoor gear repair company for big brands in New Zealand (Macpac being one of them) and they later started offering a more niche service of customizing gear. Their customers grew from manufacturing brands to hunters, military personal, rescuers as well as recreational users.

Some of the military gear available at TwinNeedle
Some of the military gear available at TwinNeedle

 

Genuine cobra buckles are available here
Genuine cobra buckles are available here

 

Probably the only place in the entire New Zealand to find these ITW mil-spec components
Probably the only place in the entire New Zealand to find these ITW mil-spec components

 

These are my favorites! Use them on keychains, to hang stuff off packs. Light and practical
These are my favorites! Use them on keychains, to hang stuff off packs. Light and practical

 

TwinNeedle is more than just New Zealand’s top notch outdoor gear repair company. To me, they are the sort of company that is has a genuine drive to make sure their products and services satisfy their customer’s needs and expectation. So, if you are ever in need for outdoor gear repair in New Zealand or you are looking to get some military grade nylon products made, you should definitely get in touch with Matt and Steve from TwinNeedle Facebook page.

Matt and Steve of TwinNeedle of New Zealand- the outdoor gear repair, modification and customization experts
Matt and Steve of TwinNeedle of New Zealand- the outdoor gear repair, modification and customization experts