The Wangi Junior is the classic Australian bushwalking jacket, just a little bit smaller! This three-quarter length rain jacket will fit children of ten and up, and it is durable enough to outlast their rough treatment. The fabric was originally developed for the Australian Defence Force, and it is manufactured in Australia using high tenacity polyester laminated to a PTFE waterproof/breathable membrane. The large, chunky-tooth zip (YKK #10), quality One Planet manufacture and durable fabric mean it can take whatever Junior throws at it...
The hood is cut to fit, with a stiffened, flexible visor to keep the rain out. The two front cargo pockets are easy to reach, while colour-coded sizing makes it easy to find the jacket you're looking for.
Wangi overpants are a simple, well featured garment, designed to be comfortable, durable and offer excellent protection from the elements. Cut-away heel areas and reinforcing in the gaiter cuffs reduces the stress on these hard-wear areas. A low-profile belt buckle ensures the pants are comfortable when worn under a pack's hipbelt, while the use of a small amount of elastic allows them to pulled up and down without adjusting the buckle each time. Thanks to the knee-length zips, the pants can be put on easily even when wearing the biggest, dirtiest ski boots. Originally developed for the Australian Defence Force, the overpants' fabric is manufactured in Australia using high tenacity polyester laminated to a PTFE waterproof/breathable membrane.
We have three types of radio harnesses, all of which are available as off-the-shelf products.
Single radio harness (R1)
Our single harness will fit most commercially available radios, with an adjustable holder that will snugly fit everything from a small phone to a large GPS. It comes with a flat notebook pocket and pen sleeve.
Double radio harness (R2)
The double harness will fit two of most commercially available radios, with adjustable holders that will snugly fit everything from small phones to large GPSs. It has an additional external mobile phone pocket, as well as a 3D storage pocket suitable for things such as spare batteries, a GPS or EPIRB. A marker pen and pencil sleeve are included.
Hip radio harness
The adjustable holster will fit most commercially available radios, securely holding everything from a small phone to a large GPS. The hip radio harness is available as a holster only, to be used on your own belt or harness (as shown), or with a fully adjustable webbing belt.
RFG gaiters are simple, tough and do the job. They have canvas uppers and 1000-denier nylon bottoms to give the right mix of breathability and durability; they are very comfortable; they stay up, stay closed and stay put. We’ve spent years obsessing about gaiter design and these are the result.
Design and materials The RFG is designed to sit a little higher on the boot than most gaiters, allowing the wearer to decide whether or not to use the under-boot strap. In a dry climate, this strap is not always needed. However, it is very useful in other conditions: it slows the egress of waterby holding the gaiter tight to the boot and also stops snow pushing between the boot and the gaiter. Walking boots now come with sealed tongues, meaning that a lower-cut is not necessary and only increases wear. RFG gaiters also stand up without relying on the top closure, allowing greater ventilation.
The RFGs use a canvas upper (400 grams a square metre) for durability and breathability. Nylon is used on the bottom of the gaiter, creating less friction (and hence wear) between the boot and the gaiter. (We use 1000 denier HT ATY nylon lower-lined with 420 denier HT filament if you want all the details.) At One Planet we never allow dissimilar fabrics to rub against each other as they cause premature wear. For example, 1000 denier nylon must rub against 1000 denier nylon while canvas rubs against canvas.
Sewing Regardless of the thickness of the thread, an exposed seam will wear through when rubbed with material. For this reason all our structural seams are internally sewn. Any visible stitching is decorative only; all the external seams could rub off and the RFG gaiters would still be serviceable. We use Coats brand 20-bonded nylon thread - it's a little over the top, but very strong.
Closures The top drawcord has a little elasticity, allowing the calf muscle to swell and contract. (Handy when walking!) The top casing fabric is smooth and soft for comfort against the skin.
Lower stud and Velcro closure The Velcro closure is at the centre of the gaiter, reducing the chance of it opening accidently when knocked or rubbed. (Genuine Velcro is used.) The boot hook and stud are also centred for security. The stud is mono directional: you can't accidentally pop it open, it can only be opened from the one direction.
Under-boot strap We have tried and tested many options over the years and can confidently say we are yet to find a system for fastening a gaiter under a boot that won't eventually wear out. We use a ten millimetre coated webbing attached to the gaiter with a simple, low-profile, adjustable stainless-steel buckle. It is the best solution we have found so far, and is easily replaced. (The next best option is 16-braid VB cord. Shock cord tends to snag, while stainless wire breaks when flexed, creating sharp weapons.)
The Wangi is a three-quarter length rain jacket - it's long enough to cover your bum while not restricting movement. The jacket is built to last, with a large, chunky-tooth zip (YKK #10) and a very durable fabric. Originally developed for the Australian Defence Force, the fabric is manufactured in Australia using high tenacity polyester that is laminated to a PTFE waterproof/breathable membrane. The two front cargo pockets are easy to reach, while colour-coded sizing makes it easy to find the jacket you're looking for.