Category Archives: TwinNeedle- New Zealand

Custom backpack, tactical gear maker TwinNeedle in Christchurch, New Zealand. They also do general outdoor gear repair. Very knowledgeable folks.

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.

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Mil-spec goodies at TwinNeedle (NZ)

A piece of kit being built at TwinNeedle using Kryptek material
A piece of kit being built at TwinNeedle using Kryptek material

 

New Zealand outdoor gear maker and repair specialist TwinNeedle  is holding nothing back when it comes to stoking up on components for their products and services. Matt Hobbs took me on a personal tour recently to show me all the mil-spec goodies in his store. All military grade plastic & metal buckles, tri-glides, fabrics, zippers and webbing of various colors, sizes and patterns dominates the storage area. I can only see quality stuff in store.

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A visit to New Zealand custom backpack maker TwinNeedle in Christchurch

Custom made tactical & hunting gear TwinNeedle of New Zealand
Custom made tactical & hunting gear TwinNeedle of New Zealand

After several exchanges of emails with Matthew Hobbs of New Zealand’s custom backpack maker TwinNeedle in Christchurch, I finally made it to their new factory located at 402 Tuam Street (not too far off Fitzgerald Ave). I wanted to visit them weeks earlier but a bout of unfortunate events held our meeting off. Matt suggested that I visit them when they are more settled down at their new location as it would have more space for products and their workshop. Oh boy…was I in for a big surprise. Continue reading A visit to New Zealand custom backpack maker TwinNeedle in Christchurch