Tier Gear is a family based business in Deloraine, Tasmania. We are a small team of four. Our focus is on providing high quality ultralight gear for outdoor adventures.
We are originally from NSW. In 2012 we decided we needed a major life change. A decision was made to take our two children, aged 6 months and 1 year 9months, on an adventure and travel indefinitely until our money ran out or we found somewhere new that we wanted to raise our children. So we got our 1995 Land Rover Defender and camper trailer ready for touring, and sold or gave away most of what simply would not fit in our touring rig. Man was there some bargains to be had at our garage sale.
To cut a long story short we ended up in Tasmania after 5 or 6 enjoyable
months on the road, with very little money to our name, $200 from
memory. We picked up some work and during this time we also identified
an opportunity to assist people in Australia to more easily access DIY
materials for making outdoor gear, and so we started Tier Gear with very
little money for the start up. Our focus was really just to help people
Initially it was slow going but we were able to establish solid working
relationships with other US and Australian manufacturers and suppliers
and we were able to build up a reasonable variety of products, which was
well received here in Australia.
The next stage was moving into making our own products starting with
camping hammocks and this has moved into other lightweight camping gear,
with manufacturing now being the major part of our business.
We constantly strive to manufacture and offer lightweight products of the highest quality. Given our background in the helping professions for most of our lives, Sarah in Family Planning and a women's support service, and me in psychology and disability services, we place a high value on creating positive experiences for our customers and those we come into contact with.