About Us

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.

Tier Gear is a family based business in Deloraine, Tasmania

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 out. Initially it was slow going but we were able to establish solid working relationships with other manufacturers around the world and we were able to build up a reasonable variety of products. The next stage was moving into making our own products starting with camping hammocks and this has moved into other ultralight camping equipment, 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. 

December 2021 update: We have now moved into a new workshop here in Deloraine. This has provided us with much needed to space to continue our manufacturing with much more efficiency. Visitors are always welcome but at this stage we are not setup as a full retail shop, we conitinue to be primarily an online based business.