Tapawera Based K-2 Antarctic Products Factory and Shop
Signwriting by Gazza's Signart Tapawera
THE GEAR FOR THE SERIOUS OUTDOORS
A long standing Nelson business has relocated to new premises in Tapawera, near Nelson; accommodating the work room where all our products are produced and a shop displaying products. K-2 Antarctic Products specialise in Packs of all kinds hunting, tramping, expedition to name a few. Bags, a range of quality bags including school bags suitable for all ages. A custom service for covers of any kind made from canvas or pvc. Listening to your needs, then design and fabricate covers to meet your requirements, the possibilities are endless, covers range from boat motor covers to horse covers to more specialist one off covers. No job is too big or too small. Shop Now open Monday - Thursday.
K-2 going the distance and then some
Simple, no fuss, functional, and rugged design has been the Hallmark of K-2 packs, which are made expressly for New Zealand conditions by Marie Mitchell, from her workshop in Tapawera, near Nelson. The concept works and K-2 packs, bags, and accessories have become hugely popular with serious outdoor users, from hunters through to professionals working in pest control, DoC, and other agencies.
Popular amongst hunters are the Alpine 85L with internal frame and the Hunter external frame series in 70L, 85L, and 95L. Apart from bulletproof construction and durability, the packs straightforward design suits our hunting environment across the board, from lowland to bush hunting to serious alpine conditions, key features in support of this being compact design, balance, and no extraneous straps and buckles to catch on scrub or add noise in tight bush.
Also popular is Marie’s willingness and ability to modify or customise packs to suit individual requirements. An example of this is with the Weekender, which has become hugely popular with pest controllers and possum trappers. Essentially a frameless, synthetic, narrow deep bodied day pack or overnighter, it features closed cell foam padding in the back, extra pocket, waistband, and a healthy 42L of capacity. At the request of a poster, Marie made one in heavy duty canvas, added sternum strap, larger pocket for fur, and side mesh pockets to carry water bottles for the dogs!
K-2 packs are finding favour with hunters, trampers, outdoor adventurers, and professionals throughout the country and becoming so popular, Marie requires more retail outlets to better service the growing demand for these iconic Kiwi made packs and bags. If you are a retailer looking for a quality brand, or you know a local retailer who might be strategically placed to become a stockist, contact Marie now. If you are in the market for a good no nonsense pack that is going to last the distance and then some, contact Marie now.
"I have been using your packs for the past fourteen years along with other brands of pack. Your Packs have outlasted them all! ..... I owe a debt of gratitude to K-2 for their understanding of quality and durability." Billy
Bag purchased 9 years earlier "... As with many items us consumers purchase these days, their life expectancy is not exceedingly long.... I would like to say that it is pleasing to know that in the cases of 'money well spent', this certainly lives up to the saying. The bag is still holding together well, with no holes or breakage's to speak of. I would like to congratulate you on the outstanding workmanship that obviously must go into this product." Rachel
" ... I am impressed to say three years down the track the bag is still like new and we no longer have that expense at the start of every school year. Thank you Marie we are thrilled with the quality of the bag, the professional service and we would certainly recommend your work to anyone as particularly exceptional." Caren
"The best quality and most durable and comfortable packs I have ever known, and I have been a trapper and tramper in the Southern Alps for 15 years. Personalised, prompt service and bespoke designs at fair prices for all their products, which are all custom made in a farmhouse on the banks of the Tapawera river.