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					CaCtus
2010
                                   Welcome to the 2010
                                   Cactus Catalogue
                                   CaCtus is an18-year-young designer and
                                   manufacturer of outdoor equipment and
                                   industrial solutions. Our equipment has been
                                   to the ends of the earth (literally), climbed the
                                   highest mountains, done duty in the busiest
                                   cities and accompanied people on their
                                   journeys of discovery – for some this may be a
                                   rush-hour commute by bike in Wellington while
                                   for others it may mean a first ascent of an
                                   unnamed peak. We also equip industrial users
                                   from postal delivery staff, to firefighters, from
                                   mining professionals to landscapers.
                                   In all that we do, Cactus strives to produce
                                   items that live up to our ‘ethic construction’
                                   mantra – meaning that our products are the
                                   result of extensive research, attentive design
                                   and an almost maniacal focus on durability.
                                   As a business we strive to create a welcoming
                                   and fun workplace, and seek to balance the
                                   social and environmental aspects of our
                                   business as well as the financial ones.
                                   We appreciate that you’ve chosen to pick up
                                   this catalogue and hope you enjoy seeing
                                   what we do…
     U cover: Tom riley at Top
         Waitaha Hut, Westland.
                  Mark WaTson.
    PHoTos THis Page: rob dunn,
sTeve easTWood, Mike gibbs, JoHn
         PalMer & Mark WaTson.
Everything you need,                               Local Manufacturing                                  Local Economy                                     Fabrics
nothing you don’t                                  We make stuff in our own and independently           New Zealand has a huge balance of payments        at the heart of everything we do is fabric. Our fabric palette is a carefully selected range we

sinCe its inCeptionnearly two decades ago,         owned factories in New Zealand. Why is this a        deficit – this means we buy lots more from        put together with quality and durability in mind. While people spend a lot of time thinking about
Cactus has strived to build products that          good thing? Well…                                    overseas than we sell overseas. Every time you    pockets, panels and zips, it is fabric that stands between you and… well, carrying carnage.
conform to our ethos of providing ‘everything                                                           buy a locally made product you help – albeit
                                                   Energy                                                                                                 So, by way of introduction (and in hopes of a long and fruitful relationship):
you need, and nothing you don’t’. Our products                                                          in a small way – to redress that balance.
are made entirely by happy and passionate          Here in the South Island of New Zealand we           Furthermore the economics are simple – even
                                                   can be positive that our energy supply is fairly                                                                   C-hypalon Our monolithic fabric –                      C-1000n6 Still the best value for                   C-mfleece Quality Italian microfibre
craftspeople in workshops in New Zealand                                                                if we use raw material from overseas, we add                  reinforced, super tough and nice to use.               strength, tear resistance, and                      polyester fleece. Very warm for its
              and are the result of considered     benign. Obviously energy production has a            value to that raw material and sell an added                  Perhaps the strongest fabric on the planet.            abrasion resistance. PU coated.                     weight. Used in our jacket linings.
              design and adherence to sturdy       continuum in terms of environmental impacts          value product where the added-value has been
              construction values.                 and here in New Zealand we have the Resource         produced in New Zealand.                                      C-600n6 Light and tough multipass                      C-Canvas Wk 12oz polyester/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 C-210n6 210 denier Nylon 6 multipass PU
                                                   Management Act which ensures that any                                                                              PU coated Nylon 6 oxford. Just                         cotton canvas with an acrylic
               Our products are purposely                                                               We have now helped add to the multiplying                     right for fast daypacks.                               coating. Truly wears in not out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 coated oxford used in our light products.
                                                   development doesn’t harm the environment.
               designed not to include a myriad                                                         effect – basically every $10 that gets spent by
               of complex features but rather      Without getting into an argument about               us in local manufacturing adds many times                                                                            C-Canvas 12oz polyester cotton pack                 C-Dry our high quality Japanese
                                                   the merits or otherwise of various energy            that $10 to our economy by the time it trickles               C-aircell A cunning 3D mesh which                      canvas – the same properties that have              waterproof breathable fabric
to provide their users solutions without                                                                                                                              makes great breathable harness parts.                  kept canvas relevant through the years              with 20000mm waterhead and
superfluity. Having our manufacturing based        generation methods – we can be pretty                on down the food chain – our fabric cutter gets                                                                      with the added benefit of polyester.                a high tenacity finish.
locally means that we can constantly assess        comfortable that the energy our factory uses         his haircut, his hairdresser buys some locally
and, where necessary, amend our designs and        to make products is many times ‘cleaner’ than        grown vegetables, the vegetable grower goes
it also means we can repair products quickly       that used in Third World countries.                  to a local restaurant and so on and so on…
                                                                                                                                                          Ethic Construction                                          Internally bound seams for water                    1000 denier external edge binding –
and easily.                                        Employee Rights                                      U summit ridge, Mount rolleston. Mark WaTson                                                                resistance, added strength, and                     for strength and abrasion resistance
                                                                                                                                                          our ‘ethiC ConstruCtion’ principles are
There’s more detail to this stuff than we          Recently we saw a movie about denim factories                                                                                                                    reduced wear on the seams
                                                                                                                                                          something we’ve been working on ever since                                                                      Quality woven labels
could ever hope to fit into a catalogue – we’ve    in China where workers are paid 6 cents/hr;
                                                                                                                                                          we started the company. It is our pattern                  Reinforcing at high wear areas
summarised some of it on some inside               with no guarantee that they will actually be paid.                                                                                                                                                                     Reinforced eyelet construction
                                                                                                                                                          language for making things strong, simple and               High density webbing                              to help stop eyelet failure
pages, feel free to drop us a line if you need     Our workers have much legislation protecting
                                                                                                                                                          appropriate to the task.                                  reduces buckle slippage
to talk more. Similarly if you’re an industrial    their rights, earn an honest wage and have                                                                                                                                                                             Double layer bases and reinforcing
organisation that has a need for one of            regular holidays and extra entitlements. We                                                            Our aim is to design and build durable, useful             Fabrics selected for specific uses                 at the bottom of the harness
our standard products but in an industrial         also encourage them to take part in discussion                                                         products. We do this by utilising quality fabrics
specification, get in touch and let us know your                                                                                                          and components, and design sensiblities                    YKK zips – still the best                        And these are just the things we have room to
                                                   about how we do things and how to make our
requirements.                                                                                                                                             gained in nearly two decades of experience of                                                               mention…
                                                   workplace better – again this is vastly different                                                                                                                  Nylon Duraflex buckles –
                                                   to the reality in other manufacturing countries.                                                       their properties.                                         light, strong and durable
                                                                                                                                                                                           We’re all about
                                                                                                                                                                                           making the best
                                                                                                                                                            solutions for people to use in their active lives.
                                                                                                                                                            While we started out looking at that from a
                                                                                                                                                            backpack perspective, we rapidly realised
                                                                                                                                                            there were numerous failings with apparel
                                                                                                                                                            that our knowledge and skills could address –
                                                                                                                                                            hence Cactus apparel.

                                                                                                                                             aPPaREL          Built with the same attention to details, focus
                                                                                                                                                              on quality and commitment to durability that
                                                                                                   apparel DPS                                We’re all about making the best solutions for people to use
                                                                                                                                                              comes with everything Cactus does, our ap-
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                                                                                                                                                               lives. While we started out looking at that
                                                                                                                                               in their activeparel will be your trusted friend whether you
                                                                                                                                                              use perspective, we rapidly realised there
                                                                                                                                               from a backpack it on the street, up the mountain or on the
                                                                                                                                                 were numerous failings with apparel that our knowledge
                                                                                                                                                              building site.
                                                                                                                                                   and skills could address – hence Cactus Apparel.

                                                                                                                                                  Built with the same attention to detail, focus on
                                                                                                                                                  quality and commitment to durability that comes with
                                                                                                                                                   everything Cactus does, our apparel will be your
                                                                                                                                                   trusted friend whether you use it on the street, in the
                                                                                                                                                    mountains or on the building site.




                                                                                                                 [ WK Hooded Jacket in 12oz poly/cotton C-Canvas WK ]




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   APPArEL               Men’s Pants


WK Supertrouser                                                                                            WK Lite Supertrouser                                                                                    WK Short                                                                                           WK Lite Short
The Wks are what we think may be some of the best work                                                     so people had been pestering/kindly requesting us                                                       Hot on the heels (but cool on the calves) of the Wk                                                You asked, and we answered. customers in warmer
pants on the planet.                                                                                       to make these almost since day one, and it’s some-                                                      supertrousers, we present these to you. bring us your                                              climates have asked for a lighter weight version of
These trousers are beautifully constructed from 12oz                                                       thing we’ve always sort of                                                                              tired, tattered stubbies and your ineffective but cheap                                            the Wk short – and here it is!
european polyester/cotton c-canvas Wk for durability,                                                      resisted as we wanted the             I feel like Steve                                                 boardies. Truly a short that can take the rigours of                                               Made from the same 8oz c-canvas fabric as the
pockets in just the right places, and an articulated knee                                                  supertrouser story to be so    Austin wearing these: Lighter,                                           the building site with aplomb. Feel free to comfortably                                            Wk lites the lite supershorts give all the rugged
                                                                                                                                          stronger, more flexible… We
for freedom of movement. our testing has shown these                                                       watertight that we thought                                                                              rest that 150 x 50 on your thigh as you measure it up                                              good looks of the standard supershorts, but with
                                                                                                                                          have the technology!”
to be a great item whether you are lounging in the sun                                                     that making some out of                                 – A Wearer                                      or check its mate for straightness.                                                                a slightly lighter weight – perfect for those more
at a music festival or house building through winter.                                                      lighter fabric, even if it is                                                                           as with the Wk supertrousers, the guts of the Wk                                                   tropical climates – or simply for people who prefer
We’ve made a substan-                                                                                      black, would somehow dilute                                                                             short is a 12oz super tough european polyester/                                                    a lighter weight short.
tially greater size range than           If only I’d seen                                                  the supertrouser brand/image we’ve nurtured these                                                       cotton canvas. not the cheapest material in the
                                  these before going off on some                                           last few years.                                                                                                                                                                                            still super durable and super breathable – these
normal, XXs through to XXl,       harebrained denim thing.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   world (the fabric alone probably costs what the                                                    puppies will outlast the summer sun for sure.
so that no-one needs to                                 –Mr L Strauss                                      However the inevitable happened one day and one of                                                      entire materials and manufacturing cost is for most
miss out.                                                                                                  our commercial clients (big ups Franz Joseph glacier                                                    shorts out there) but we’re yet to find a better ma-                                                     Proofed 8oz c-canvas Wk – all the way
                                                                                                           guides!) made us an offer we couldn’t refuse and or-                                                    terial – its combination of durability and breathable                                                 from the land of edam and windmills
When you get these you’ll be a little shocked by the
stiffness of the fabric. Have faith – after a few wash and                                                 dered up large for their staff uniform. once we actually                                                comfort is what makes these shorts possible.                                                            bar-tacked at all stress points
wear cycles they soften to something like thick soft                                                       had some in our hands we realised that even in a lighter                                                as with the standard trousers, when you get these                                                       Ykk zip
denim – and they’ll stay that way for longer than any                                                      fabric they’re still twice the pant of most out there and                                               you’ll be a little shocked by
                                                                                                           that we could safely appease the masses and release                                                                                                                                                             Phone pocket for easy access
other pair of pants you’ll ever own;                                                                                                                                                                               the stiffness of the fabric.          I bit the bullet and wore
                                                                                                           them into the wild.                                                                                                                                                                                           to your digital companion
truly pants that wear in, not out.                                                                                                                                                                                 Just like the supertrou-       them for a day’s landscaping, and                                                                                                               Colour:
                                                                                                            so here you go – enjoy – and if you are one of those                                                   sers we need you to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  they haven’t been off since!”                                            available in some custom leg length                              Sizes: S, M, L, XL
     Proofed european 12oz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   –Ian Ball                                                                                             Fabric: Proofed European
                                                                                                           that we said no to when you first asked us for them,                                                    faith – after a few wash and                                                                          options; contact us for details
   c-canvas Wk is great to wear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8oz C-Canvas WK
   and will last for ages                                                                                  our apologies – better late than never! We’ve also no-                                                  wear cycles they soften to                                                                                                                                             Weight: 500 grams
                                                                                                           ticed a recent trend of Wk lites being worn as wedding                                                  something like thick soft denim – and they’ll stay that
      articulated knee for                                                                                 attire – we were contemplating advertising in Bride and                                                 way for longer than any other pair of shorts you’ll
   tricky manoeuvres, be                                                                                   Groom magazine but decided against it.                                                                  ever own; truly shorts that wear in, not out.
   they building houses or a
   quick spot of bouldering                                                                                     Proofed european 8oz c-canvas Wk                                                                        Proofed 12oz c-canvas Wk manufactured in
                                                                                                              because light is right (at least sometimes)                                                             europe is great to wear and will last for ages
     casual styling which
   won’t let you down in                                                                                        Made by happy people, who’ll be                                                                         Perfectly balances on the
   most social situations                                                                                     even happier if you buy some                                                                            smart/casual continuum
                                                                                    Colours:
      bar-tacked at all stress points                                                                           articulated knee for freedom of movement                                             Colour:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bar-tacked at all stress points
                                                                        Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
                                                                             Fabric: Proofed European           casual styling which won’t let you                              Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL         Ykk zip – smooth and strong
     Ykk zips because                                                               12oz C-Canvas WK                                                                                 Fabric: Proofed European
   they’re the best                                                                 Weight: 780 grams
                                                                                                              down in most social situations                                                 8oz C-Canvas WK             Phone pocket
                                                                                                                 bar-tacked for those ‘too many                                             Weight: 635 grams
     Phone pocket for easy access
   to your digital companion                                                                                  trips to the buffet’ moments                                                                                                                                                         Colours:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
                                                                                                                Ykk zips because they’re the best                                                                                                                                        Fabric: Proofed European
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12oz C-Canvas WK
                                                                                                                Two back pockets (one for each hand)                                                                                                                                            Weight: 530 grams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U Wk lite and Wk supertrou-
                                                                                                                Phone pocket – if you must                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ser – perfect wedding-wear!
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   APPArEL            Women’s Pants


FM Supertrousers                                                                                     FM Lite Supertrousers                                                                             FM Short                                                                                       FM Lite Short
a women’s cut of the Wk supertrousers.                                                               because women shouldn’t miss out on the softness                                                  Take a glass and a half of full strength 12oz c-                                               one for the girls – FM lite supershorts. showing off
conceived to embody the original dreadnought’s                                                       that the boys get – here are the FM lites. The same                                               canvas Wk, add a women-specific cut and you have                                               the same gender-specific cut that the FM super-
toughness, but with more all-round appeal and casual                                                 rugged good looks and well thought out cut of the                                                 the strongest, longest lasting yet subtly feminine                                             trousers brought to the world, along with the lighter
style, these trousers are beautifully constructed from                                               standard FM supertrousers, but in this case from a                                                short for the masses – all of the goodness with less                                           weight, more summer-friendly fabric that the FM
12oz european polyester cotton canvas for durability,                                                slightly lighter (but still bomb proof) 8oz european                                              of the leg...                                                                                  lites introduced, the FM lite supershorts are per-
pockets in just the right places, and an articulated                                                 c-canvas Wk.                                                                                      as with the FM supertrousers, the guts of the FM                                               haps (although we’ll admit we’re a little biased) the
knee for freedom of movement. our testing has shown                                                  so here you go – enjoy – and if you are one of those                                              short is a 12oz super tough european polyester                                                 perfect women-specific short for warmer climates.
these to be a great item whether you are lounging in                                                 that we said no to when you first asked us for them,                                              cotton canvas. not the cheapest material in the                                                Featuring all the cactus goodness you’ve come to
the sun at rippon or house building through a cold                                                   our apologies – better late than never!                                                           world (the fabric alone probably costs what the                                                expect, the FM lite supershorts will keep coming
winter. We’ve made a substantially greater size range                                                     Proofed european                                                                             entire materials and                                                                           back for more, and more, and more…
than normal, 6 through to 14.                                                                           8oz c-canvas Wk                                                                                manufacturing cost               These puppies just                                                 8oz c-canvas Wk is great to
                                                                                                                                          I’m a feminine type;
When you get these you’ll
                                       Woot – I’m sick of the                                                                                                                                          is for most shorts out     do something magical for my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         wear and will last for ages
                                 hubby going on about his trou –                                          Made in new              the standard FM trousers
                                                                                                                                                                                                       there) but we’re yet to    calves… and actually around the
be a little shocked by the       now I can get in on the action.”
                                                                                                        Zealand – as is all
                                                                                                                                   were a little to heavy for my                                                                  farm the heifers like them too.”                                         Made in new
stiffness of the fabric. Have                – Sheila, Dannevirke                                                                  frame, the lites match my                                           find a better material            – Dairy farmer, Eketahuna
                                                                                                        our stuff but we like      svelte physique perfectly!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       – it’s combination of                                                                             Zealand with first             That’s the
faith – after a few wash and                                                                            to remind people                                       – Ms F                                                                                                                                    world environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 goddam heaviest lite I’ve
wear cycles they soften to something                                                                                                                                                                   durability and breath-                                                                                                    ever come across.”
                                                                                                          articulated                                                                                  able comfort is what makes these shorts possible.                                                 and labour values                                   – Kylie
like thick soft denim – and they’ll stay
that way for longer than any other pair                                                                 knee for freedom of movement                                                                   as with the standard trousers, when you get these                                                  casual styling
of pants you’ll ever own; truly pants                                                                     casual styling which won’t let you                                                           you’ll be a little shocked by the stiffness of the                                                which won’t let you down in most social situations
that wear in, not out.                                                                                  down in most social situations                                                                 fabric. Just like the supertrousers we need you to have                                             bar-tacked at all stress points                                                     Colour:
We now have available (in the antelope                                                                                                                                                                 faith – after a few wash and wear cycles they soften to                                                                                                                   Sizes: 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
                                                                                                          bar-tacked at all stress points                                                                                                                                                                  Ykk zips because they’re the best                                   Fabric: Proofed European
colour only), custom leg lengths up to                                                                                                                                                                 something like thick soft denim – and they’ll stay that
                                                                                                          Ykk zips because they’re the best                                                                                                                                                                Phone pocket for easy access                                                8oz C-Canvas WK
10cm longer. The leg lengths of the                                                                                                                                                                    way for longer than any other pair of shorts you’ll ever                                                                                                                       Weight: 430 grams
                                                                                                          Two back pockets                                                                             own; truly shorts that wear in, not out.                                                          to your digital companion
standard Wks fit 95% of people just
fine, but for those of you who need                                                                       Phone pocket                                                                                      c-canvas Wk is great to wear and will                                                          Two back pockets
extra length it sets you back $15 extra,                                                                                                                                                                  last for ages, and ages, and ages
which just covers the cost of hemming                                                                                                                                                                       Made in aotearoa – chur bro!
them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            casual styling that hits just the right spot
     c-canvas Wk is great to
   wear and will last for ages                                                                                                                                                          Colour:             bar-tacked at all stress points
                                                                                 Colours:
                                                                                                                                                                          Sizes: 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     Tailored cut with freedom
                                                                    Sizes: 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
                                                                                                                                                                        Fabric: Proofed European
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ykk zips because they’re the best
                                                                    Fabric : Proofed European
   and flexibility in mind                                                  12oz C-Canvas WK                                                                                    8oz C-Canvas WK             Two back pockets
                                                                            Weight: 700 grams                                                                                  Weight: 635 grams
     casual styling which won’t let
   you down in most social situations
     Ykk zips because they’re the best
     Phone pocket for easy access                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Colours:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sizes: 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14                                                                    U sunrise en route to the
   to your digital companion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fabric: Proofed European                                                                         Tsum valley, remote Manaslu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             12oz C-Canvas WK                                                                          region, nepal.
     Two back pockets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Weight: 480 grams                                                                                                                08|09
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   APPArEL              Jackets & vests                                                                                                                                             APPArEL             Heavy duty


WK Hooded Jacket                                                            WK Collared Jacket                                                                                   HD Dreadnoughts                                                                                      WK+ Supertrouser
The Wk Jacket is a logical step from our Wk supertrou-                      We’ve been making the Wk Jacket with a hood for a                                                    dreadnoughts are our revolutionary ski trousers. con-                                                kind of a hybrid lovechild of the Hd and Wk supertrou-
sers. crafted from the same 12oz polyester cotton canvas                    couple of years now. it’s an item more polarising than a                                             structed from 12oz c-canvas they are the jeans of the                                                sers, with a little bit of utility vest thrown in for good
and lined with our polyester microfibre fleece this jacket                  pair of fishing glasses and, to answer those who                                                     ski slope. extremely tough, these babies will outlast any                                            measure, the Wk+ are a true, fully featured work pant for
is a tough customer for winter living.                                      requested (nay, demanded) a hoodless version,                                                        other trousers on the slope and as we say on the swing                                               those whose work demands it.
due to the heavy                                                            we’re pleased to present to you the collared                                                         tag ‘Wear in not out’ (although there is no reason why you                                           We’ve taken the reinforced, padded knees from the Hds
                                                                                                                                                                     new for
fabrics we’ve darted            It stands up to anything                    Wk Jacket. same shell, same lining, same                                                2010         shouldn’t say wear them out to a bar or something you                                                and thrown on ample dedicated pockets for a cellphone,
the arms and gus-
                          you can throw at it and keeps                     rugged toughness, just without the cranial                                                           understand).                                                                                         ruler, and punches or measuring tape. a reinforced
                          coming back for more.”
seted the back of                      – Customer feedback                  protection                                                                                           The whole idea was that hanging out for the season on                                                hammer loop stands out for easy use, and the main
the shoulders so you                                                             internal zip access chest pocket                                                                the slopes usually leaves you financially, well – let’s say,                                         pockets at the waist are external so the contents dis-
can get your arms                                                                gusseted shoulder construction                                                                  embattled. We found that the standard seam sealed                                                    place away from your body if you crouch down. and they
down near your body. because winter is                                         and darted sleeves, giving                                                                        waterproof breathable was fine for the first few weeks                                               should be tough enough for a handful of nails or screws
cold we’ve also built in a tailored hood to                                    great range of motion                                                                             but didn’t last (it’s the mountains after all); they also hit                                        occasionally.
keep that most important part of your                                                                                                                                            the wallet hard. They certainly didn’t represent what we                                             Two full size pockets at the back give you a place for
body warm.                                                                       Proofed european 12oz                                                                           thought was a fair dollar per hours used ratio.
                                                                               c-canvas Wk is great to                                                                                                                                                                                that piece of paper with your hardware shop-
if you love your Wks you’ll love this                                          wear and will last for ages                                                                       We have to pay homage to Mark schafer                                                                ping list and tax receipts.
jacket, check it out…                                                                                                                                                            here, all round telemark guru and ex                                                                 The belt loops are wide enough to take a
                                                                                  Made in new Zealand with                                                                       cactus employee. He made a few pairs
      internal zip access chest pocket                                         first world environmental                                                                                                                                                                              full width equipment belt.
                                                                                                                                                                                 of canvas pants and wore them around
     gusseted shoulder                                                         and labour values                                                                                 for a few years and they were obviously                                                              We’ve been really stoked with the suc-
   construction and darted                                                       casual styling which won’t let                                                                  excellent. so we started from there (he                                                              cess of our original Wks in the trades
   sleeves, giving great                                                       you down in most social situations                                                  Colour:       also famously made some full body blue                                                               and outdoor applications such as
   range of motion                                                                                                                                     Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
                                                                                                                                                                                 canvas overalls – which we haven’t yet).                                                             landscaping and farming etc. The Wk+
                                                                                 bar-tacked at all stress points                             Fabrics: Proofed European 12oz                                                                                                           are the next level – being a bit more
     Proofed european                                                                                                                              C-Canvas WK, C-M Fleece       The Hds have such body-friendly
   12oz c-canvas Wk is                                                           Ykk zips because they’re the best                                       Weight: 1125 grams                                                                                                           full on they won’t be for everyone, but
                                                                                                                                                                                 features as extended foreleg protection                                                              we’re confident those who need them
   great to wear and                                                                                                                                                             and removable padding. They’re also
   will last for ages                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 will really appreciate them.
                                                                                                                                                                                 friendly to your accoutrements with two
      Made in new                                                         WK Vest                                                                                                front pockets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The division provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           super durable and highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         wearable 12oz c-canvas                                           My tape measure, my
   Zealand with                                                           one of those people who prefers a warm torso but cooler, and more movable, arms? The Wk                     super durable and highly                                                                                                                                     square, my chalk line and my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 them for us and I thought
   first world                                                            vest could well be for you. sporting the same 12oz polyester cotton canvas and polyester                  wearable 12oz c-canvas to help                               nothing could be worth the                removable foam padding in                               cellphone. Who needs a tool
   environmental                                                          microfibre lining as the Wk Jacket, but without the sleeves, the vest has done great duty on              when you are looking down the                                money but they are.”                    the cordura reinforced knees                              box when they have their WK+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       – Mike Grimmer, Australian                                                                  pants on hand (or on leg)?”
   and labour                                                             frosty canterbury mornings.                                                                               barrel of a full season with a                                                                         cellphone pocket                                                        – Jim the builder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Antarctic Division
   values                                                                                                                                                                           questionable amount of cash
                                                                             internal zip access chest pocket                                                                                                                                                                              Hammer loop
     casual                                                                                                                                                                           High back waist design
   styling which                                                             Proofed european 12oz c-canvas is great to wear and will last for ages                                                                                                                                       ruler and tape                                                                  Colour:
                                                                                                                                                                                    for good overlap/warmth
   won’t let                                                                 Made in new Zealand with first world environmental and labour values                                                                                                                       Colour:          measure pockets                                               Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
                                                       Colours:                                                                                                                      Pre-bent leg to keep movement free                                 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL                                                                      Fabrics: Proofed European
   you down in most                             Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL      casual styling which won’t let you down in most social situations                                                                                                        Fabrics: C-Canvas, C-600n6           external main pockets for durability and easy access                  12oz C-Canvas WK
   social situations                  Fabrics: Proofed European 12oz                                                                                      Colours:                  when it’s all happening fast                                              Weight: 1210 grams                                                                      Weight: 950 grams (large pair)
                                            C-Canvas WK, C-M Fleece          bar-tacked at all stress points                                           Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL                                                                                                             Wide belt loops for utility belts
      bar-tacked at all stress    points          Weight: 1335 grams                                                                         Fabrics: Proofed European 12oz
                                                                                                                                                                                      Webbing cinch cuffs for locking the snow out
                                                                             Ykk zips because they’re the best                                     C-Canvas WK, C-M Fleece            Two handy front zip pockets for your lip stuff/cash etc.
      Ykk zips because they’re the best                                                                                                                   Weight: 765 grams                                                                                                                                                                                                            10|11
   APPArEL             Heavy duty                                                                                                                                                                     APPArEL              gaiters


Lifty                                                                                              WP Dreadnought                                                                                  Instigaiter                                                                                         Dupergaiter
a direct descendant of the Hd dreadnought, the cactus                                              dreadnought WPs are our take on the way waterproof                                              Front opening gaiters are the best solution to                                                      conceived as an alpine gaiter, the dupergaiter
lifty was conceived with the objective of getting a water-                                         breathable shell pants should be.                                                               keeping mud and detritus out of your boots,                                                         features a foam stiffener in the front of the leg which
proof garment, without the durability issues that normally                                         While there probably aren’t any more durable work pants                                         and your legs protected. The integrity of the                                                       assists in holding the gaiter up and provides protec-
plague waterproof breathables. a waterproof garment                                                out there than our dreadnought Hds, sometimes when                                              closure is assured by the protection your                                                           tion for your foreleg, it also holds the gaiter off your
that would stand the cactus test for longevity if you like.                                        things get warm, the weather prevails and something                                             boot affords, the                                                                                   leg for ventilation. We’re happy to say that trampers
industrial versions of this product are in use day in and                                          more waterproof is needed.                                                                      velcro provides            These have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in rugged conditions and
day out in the ski industry and                                                                                                                                                                    some protection     become standard for most                                                        fencers find the protection               These babies came in
have proven themselves over                                                                        as with many of our products, we’ve elected to make                                             to your shins,      of our Glacier Guides.”                                                         beneficial too! our easily          handy when I was dragging an 18
hundreds of person-hours of                                                                        them with a heavier than usual outer face fabric. because                                       and it’s easy to                 – Customer feedback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       replaceable under-foot strap        pointer out of Fiordland. Gutted
hardcore use and abuse.                                                                            of this we know they’ll stand up to the type of use our                                         access your boot                                                                                    keeps them securely in place, it with my bare hands too.”Crump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – B
                                                                                                   customers expect from cactus equipment. What’s more                                             laces for adjustments.                                                                              and the side closure is im-
     reinforcing on cuffs,                                                                         we’ve added a second layer
   knee, seat and crutch                                                                                                                                                                                Front opening for ease of use                                                                  mune to phantom opening.
                                                                                                   of this fabric in key areas           Damn the torpedos –
     removable knee pads                                                                           like the knee, butt, and       these pants are indestructible!”                                      replaceable under-boot instep                                                                        c-600 with lower reinforcing
                                                                                                   inside the lower leg.                          – Admiral Nimitz                                    straps, easily adjustable, field                                                                    of c-1000 for durability
     external pockets for extra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Colour:
   durability, waterproofness                                                                      style-wise the pattern is                                                                          maintainable and designed to help                                                  Colour:            captive cord-lock draw cord at                                                        Sizes: S, M, L

   and easy access                                                                                 based on the other pants                                                                           keep the bottom of the gaiter closed securely                                   Sizes: S, M, L      the top for easy adjustability of your                                    Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-600n6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-600n6                                                                                           Weight: 365 grams
                                                                                                   cactus make, providing                                                                                 our proprietary, durable, and dare we say                                                       ventilation/weather tightness ratio
     side release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Weight: 340 grams
   buckle waist belt                                                                               plenty of freedom of move-                                                                         it, cunning, adjustable front lace hook                                                               replaceable under-boot instep straps, easily
                                                                                                   ment for skiing, climbing,                                                                                                                                                                             adjustable, field maintainable and designed to help
     snow cuffs                                                                                    or patrolling on the days                                                                                                                                                                              keep the bottom of the gaiter closed securely
                                                                                                   when you’d really rather
                                                                                                   be inside.                                                                                      Watergaiter                                                new for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              our proprietary, durable, and dare we say
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it, cunning, adjustable front lace hook
                                                                                                        Heavy work                                                                                 We’ve developed something of a reputation as the                                                          simple and durable wide velcro side closure design
                                                                                     Colour:
                                                                         Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL      grade Japanese-                                                                              gaiter-maker of choice. in recognition of this fact
                                                                       Fabrics: C-Dry, C-600n6        manufactured 3                                                                               we’ve decided to introduce another variant. The Wa-
                                                              Weight: 870 grams (medium pair)
                                                                                                      layer fabric                                                                                 tergaiter is based on the pattern of the instigaiter but
                                                                                                        double knee,                                                                               has the added feature of being made from waterproof
                                                                                                      bum and cuff                                                                                 breathable fabric.
                                                                                                        Full seam sealed                                                                                Front opening for ease of use
                                                                                                      construction                                                                                       replaceable under-boot instep straps,
                                                                                                        Full length Ykk zips                                                                          easily adjustable, field maintainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and designed to help keep the bottom
                                                                                                         super heavy ‘no                                                                              of the gaiter closed securely
                                                                                                      slip’ elastic shoulder                                                         Colour:
                                                                                                      straps (suspenders)                                            Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL        our proprietary, durable, and dare we
                                                                                                                                                                       Fabrics: C-Dry, C-600n6        say it, cunning, adjustable front lace hook.
                                                                                                        elasticated waistband                                               Weight: 780 grams
                                                              U Thrashing the dread-                  with built in belt                                                                               High tenacity and highly                                                          Colour:
                                                              noughts and sPg gloves in                                                                                                               waterproof Japanese fabric                                                      Sizes: S, M, L                                                                          U a typically wet day in the
                                                              -20 conditions, Japan.                                                                                                                                                                                       Fabrics: C-Dry, C-600n6                                                                            Waitaha valley. Westland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Weight: 365 grams                                                                             Mark WaTson                          12|13
                                                              dave skilTon
   APPArEL           gloves & accessories


SPG Glove                                                                                                        Conductor Cap
outstanding durability is the stock in trade of these                                                            Well it’s up to you to decide what the           redesigned
                                                                                                                                                                  for 2010
puppies. The sPg glove addresses the                                                                             ‘conductor’ bit refers to. could it be
needs of ski patrollers, alaskan ice                                                                             that the hat naming theme of old
climbers, and antarctic scientists                                                                               school work simply applies well to
and well – possibly you if you are                                                                               the style? could it be that this is the
looking for a wear resistant, warm,                                                                              hat you should conduct the rest of
maintainable solution for work or                                                                                your life in? or is it just that naming
play in cold conditions.                                                                                         products is pretty much the hardest
With high quality leather and                                                                                    part of new designs…
                                                                                                                                                            I always wear my
strategic palm reinforcing, good                                                                                      a peak to keep the            Conductor Cap when standing
dexterity, and a cuff that really                                                                                   sun out of your eyes            at the crossing trying to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Colours:
                                                                                                                                                    spot the A428 to Luton.”
works, these will keep your                                                                                            c-canvas Wk for                                – Mr Trainspotter            One size fits (nearly) all.
hands happy for a long                                                                                                                                                                                Fabric: C-Canvas WK
                                                                                                                    a long service life                                                                   Weight: 90 grams
time. For best results –
waterproof with our natural                                                                                           adjustable to fit most sized heads.
Waterwax treatment.
     lined with low
   absorption synthetic fleece,
   to keep your hands toasty
                                                               These gloves are the
                                                        duck’s nuts: amazing finger
                                                        dexterity, brilliant quality, and did
                                                                                                                 Grippin Belt
     a full c-600n6 snow cuff to keep                   I mention how warm they are?
                                                                                                                 umm… these are good for holding
   the white stuff out, with both a                                  – Expedition Mechanic                       your dreadnoughts up, but the beauty
   cinch strap and a draw cord
                                                             Australian Antarctic Division                       of these – well – little beauties is
                                                                                                                 that if you need to lash your skis onto
     cunning thumb seam design
                                                                                                                 the roof of the car, or something to
   to protect this high wear area
                                                                                                                 something else, or perform a citizens
      sPgs can be re-proofed with a good boot wax. it’s                                                          arrest and bind the wrists of the per-
   important to note that as sPgs are made of a natural                                                          petrator, or your partner or something
   material (cowhide) slight surface imperfections                                                 Colour:       like that, then the grippin belt is a fast and easy way to                Colour: Any, so long as it’s black
   and variances in size may occur – this is all part                                           Sizes: S, M, L   secure the situation. enjoy.                                                      Sizes: 75, 85, 95, 105cm
                                                                                        Fabrics: C-600n6, NZ                                                                                            Fabrics: Hi-tenacity
   of the fun and beauty of natural fabrics and is                                       Leather, HL-Fleece                                                                                              polyester webbing
   something to be applauded rather than denigrated                                       Weight: 215 grams                                                                                               Weight: 40 grams




                                            Gift Certificate [can’t choose?]
                                            Want to give your nearest and dearest (or anyone really) a gift that lasts
                                            (almost) a lifetime? give ‘em a Cactus Gift Certificate, made out to
                                            whatever amount you like!
                                            For details check out:
                                                                                                                                                                                          U climbers on the Fox glacier,
                                            www.cactusclimbing.co.nz                                                                                                                             Westland national Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           sTeve easTWood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 14|15
                                                                                                                                 PaCkS & bagS
                                                                                                                                 CaCtus baCkpaCks are    the result of thousands of hours spent
                                                                                                                                  testing in the world’s toughest locations. Our customers
                                                                                                                                  have adventured with our products from the Antarctic,
U Hana black on the approach to the bugaboo’s iconic Pigeon spire. bc, canada. Mark WaTson




                                                                                                                                 through the world’s harshest deserts and up to the
                                                                                                                                 Arctic – and most points in between.

                                                                                                                                 Using the collective knowledge of these users has enabled
                                                                                                                                 us to build products whose apparent simplicity belies the
                                                                                                                                 hours of thought and engineering that has gone into
                                                                                                                                 them – they adhere to a ‘less is more’ philosophy.

                                                                                                                                  Whether you’re tackling an epic multi-day alpine
                                                                                                                                  adventure, or need a rugged and reliable carrying solution
                                                                                                                                  on your mission across town, Cactus backpacks will be
                                                                                                                                   your trusty companions for years to come.




                                                                                             [ Highsummer – our new 50l alpine pack for 2010 ]




                                                                                                                                                                                                  16|17
   PACKS & bAGS                 alpine


Deepwinter                                                                              Highsummer                                                                        Patrol Pack
The deepwinter is our mid capacity climbing pack that                      redesigned   completely new for 2010, the Highsummer takes the peren-                new for   initially designed for ski patrollers the Patrol is also the
has, over its 15 or so year history, become a favourite                    for 2010     nial favourite the deepwinter, and offers it up in a lighter            2010      most versatile large day pack we make.
among alpine professionals. ideally suited to single or                                 and smaller version. Many customers have requested that                           it seemed unfair to limit this pack to purely profes-
multi-day climbing or ski touring trips, the deepwinter                                 we offer a technical pack, but in a smaller size than the                         sional ski field users considering that happily,
is the result of deeply thought out design.                                             deepwinter, the Highsummer fits this bill perfectly.                              through some sublime alignment of the comfort/
Fully redesigned for this                                                               suited for day trips or lightweight overnight climbing or                         capacity/common sense parameters, the Patrol has
season – the deepwinter               Just the best compromise                          ski touring trips, the Highsummer includes the gs lite                            found an appreciative audience amongst – well –
                                between features and simplicity,
sports many of the new          lightness and longevity.”
                                                                                        harness which focuses on the best blend of lightweight,                           just about anyone wanting a good all around pack.
features of our large                       – Customer feedback                         adjustability and comfort.                                                        Photographers, climbers, skiers day-tripping off
pack range including:                                                                   Features of note in the Highsummer include:                                       piste and lightweight trampers all seem to find the
     removable lid – perfect for that                                                                                                                                     Patrol pack fits the bill. a contender for the most
                                                                                             removable lid – doubles as a bandolier pack                                  versatile pack we make? The amount saved in
   ultralight summit attempt.
                                                                                              gs lite harness – lighweight fixed harness in three                         beer fines alone makes this pack a winner.
     gs lite harness – this fixed size harness is                                          sizes with a fixed waistbelt
   available in three sizes and features replaceable                                                                                                                          cushy padded c-lam harness and
   hipbelts making for nine sizing options to cover                                          3d framesheet –                     When everyone else is                       waist belt for all day comfort
                                                                                                                          trying to get all space station on
   a broad range of body shapes. Fixed harnesses                                           shaped plastic insert          me you guys keep it simple”                          Front shovel pocket, for fast
   give the user less weight, greater strength and                                         closely mimics the                                        – H Buhl
                                                                                                                                                                             access to your shovel when you
   comfort in a more economical package.                                                   shape of your back                                                                really need it, or in summer it’s a great
      3d framesheet – our 3d shaped                                                          Fully equipped for technical gear attachment                                    place for your jacket and scroggin
   plastic framesheet forms the ‘chassis’                                                  including tool panel with crampon fixture,                                          ice axe loops (of course)
   of the harness system and keeps the                                                     double ice tool attachments, wand pockets
                                                                                           and side retention straps for skis or poles.                                        side pockets for shovel handles,
   load as close as possible to the torso                                                                                                                                    water bottles and internal pockets for a
   by mimicking the complex shape of                                                          c-1000n6 fabric throughout, with a double                                      hydration bladder or avalanche probes
   the back. For lightweight summit                                                        layer base for durability
   bids, the framesheet is removable.                                                                                                                                          ski tail straps on the lower sides,
                                                                                             reinforced ‘haul’ handle                                                        with a side release buckle on the upper
     Fully equipped for technical                                                                                                                                            compression strap for easy ski carrying
                                                                                             beefy plastic coated
   gear attachment including tool
                                                                                           racking on hip belt                                                                 compatible with our db board straps (sold
   panel with crampon fixture, ice tool
   attachments, wand pockets and side                                                        alpine clips for your ice axe                                                   separately) for carrying your snowboard
   retention straps for skis or poles.                                                     shafts, for glove-friendly tool access
     c-1000n6 fabric throughout, with                                                         shovel flap for easy carrying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colour:
   a double layer base for durability                                                      of essential winter equipment                                                                                                      Volume: 45 litres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weight: 1390 grams
     reinforced ‘haul’ handle                                                                 single compartment, the only                                                                                                 Measurements: 780
                                                                                           serious option in a climbing pack:                                                                                                   x 300 x 200mm
     beefy plastic coated racking                         Colour:                          lighter, more waterproof, stronger                  Colour:                                                            Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,
   on hip belt                                  Available sizes: 2, 3, 4                                                             Available sizes: 2, 3, 4                                                       C-Aircell, NZ origin foams
                                           Volume: 65 litres (in size 3)                                                                  Volume: 50 litres
      alpine clips for glove-                     Weight: 2435 grams,                                                                   Weight: 2104 grams
   friendly tool access                        without lid 2135 grams                                                               without lid 1840 grams                                 U on yak-back in afghanistan on a trek to Zor kul
                                          Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,                                                          Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,                                   (lake victoria) on afghanistan-Tajikistan border.
     shovel flap                            C-Aircell, NZ origin foams                                                           C-Aircell, NZ origin foams                                                                         Jack Mace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18|19
   PACKS & bAGS               Tramp & Walk


Foray                                                                              Hector                                                                                  Miklat                                                                                               Vacuole
The Foray is our take on the classic, single compart-                              The Hector is a dedicated trampers dream pack – fea-                                    a nice, simple day pack for new Zealand conditions – no                                              The vacuole was the first backpack ever made by
                                                                      redesigned                                                                              redesigned
ment backcountry tramping pack.                                       for 2010
                                                                                   turing genuine c-canvas, a single compartment and a                        for 2010
                                                                                                                                                                           point reinventing the wheel here! The Miklat will give                                               cactus. The fact that some of the originals are
at the end of a seven day tramp (or more), this                                    comfortable and modular harness system.                                                 you many years of loyal service, be it in the Tararuas,                                              still around is testimony to its pedigree. The
eminently simple and reliable pack will still be                                   newly redesigned for 2010, but still remaining honed                                    Westland, or everyday. simple construction,                                                          classic design lends itself towards versatility
comfortable.                                                                       by our collective decades of experience in the kiwi                                     minimal seams, c-canvas for durable water                                                            and this had ensured its enduring popularity.
                                                                                   backcountry, the Hector has more of what you want                                       resistance and that traditional, diamond-in-the-                                                     over the years (18 and counting) we’ve updated
Fully redesigned for 2010 but still with the cactus at-                                                                                                                    rough feel. beautiful. in a nice (and, it has to be                                                  it with new materials and ideas to maintain its
tention to what matters. as with all our packs we’ve                               (strength, comfort, simplicity) with less of what
                                                                                   you don’t (weight, things-to-go-wrong complexity,                                       admitted, unplanned) turn of events, the Miklat                                                      relevance. if you are only going to own one pack,
opted for a fixed length harness and single compart-                                                                                                                       meets sizing requirements for cabin baggage –                                                        the vacuole is a strong contender. designed for
ments for the Foray – this is intentional as they                                  feature-bloat).
                                                                                                                                                                           another string to this pack’s bow.                                                                   heavier day loads the harness sports our c-aircell
both reduce complexity and weight, while greatly                                   Featuring our gs harness system and with a                                                                                                                                                   fabric, and a 38mm webbing waist belt.
increasing longevity and simplicity. in the case of                                modular hipbelt, the three sizes of Hector can be                                           a generous size main bag,
our fixed length harness we’re answering the urban                                 customised into nine differ-                                                              made of c-canvas for water                                                                                c-aircell harness
myth that advocates the significant negative impacts                               ent sizing combinations.             Have bought ten for                                  resistance and that bombproof feel                                                                    and a 38mm                       The most comfortable

of having an adjustable harness.                                                                                       the outdoor centre I work at
                                                                                                                                                                               comfortable foam padded harness and                                                                 webbing hip belt all       backpack I’ve ever worn.”
                                                                                   We’ve introduced a remov-       and they are the favourite pack                                                                                                                                 contribute comfort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Customer feedback
c-canvas is inherently water resistant without relying                             able lid pocket across the      for both staff and students”                              curved shoulder straps for all day comfort,
                                                                                                                              – Geared for Adventure                         and a 38mm webbing waist belt for stability                                                           and stability be
on an added coating – we’ve continued this integrity                               board for our big packs –                                                                                                                                                                       it lugging books to university or ski touring
up through the storm throat by using a lighter grade                               don’t panic if you lose it as                                                              3d lid pocket for
of canvas. We also take advantage of nylon’s higher                                we can make you another one! The lid also allows                                          map, hat, and gloves                                                                                    internal hydro sleeve to keep you on the go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Miklat is Hebrew for
abrasion resistance by reinforcing pack wear                                       you to keep valuable items close by in a hut,                                               a double thickness base
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ‘bomb shelter’ – now I know                                              compression straps stabilise the load, take
                                                                                                                                                                                                            why you’ve named the pack
points with c-1000n6                                                               can be used as a pillow and includes a security                                           and rand for durability        after one – it’s bullet proof!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the stress off the zip, and allow awkward items
     Fixed length harness – stronger,                                              pocket. We even include straps to convert the lid                                                                                                      – Mr K                                   (camera tripod, perhaps?) to be carried externally
                                                                                   to a bandolier bag for your map, camera, waterbot-                                          compression
   cheaper and lighter                                                                                                                                                       straps on the sides                                                                                     ice axe loop and shock cord for crampons
                                                                                   tle and jacket.                                                                                                                                                                                 keep the winter options open, and can be used
     c-canvas – waterproof, super strong and                                                                                                                                 to keep the load stable, and snug to your back
   will last for decades to come                                                        Fixed length gs harness –                                                            for bush bashing. You can also use the tabs for                                                       for other things – axe loop for your flashing
                                                                                      strong, simple, comfortable                                                            these as anchor points to add bungy if you want                                                       bike light, shock cord for – well – anything…
     big lids are good – ones that
   double as a pillow or portable secure                                                True c-canvas fabric –                                                               to secure items to the outside of the pack                                                               ‘road kill’ front pocket for those wee
   storage unit are even better.                                                      be wary of imitations                                                                     Hydro sleeve for keeping you hydrated                                                              items – keys, wallet, phone etc

    single compartments are lighter,                                                     Front pockets with vertical                                                         all day, with a redesigned lid to enable a
   more waterproof and stronger                                                       zip for easy access                                                                    nice tidy path for the drinking hose                 Colour:                                                                                            Colour:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Volume: 40 litres                                                                                        Volume: 37 litres
      Three dimensional shaped                                                          removable lid – doubles                                                                                                           Weight: 840 grams                                                                                        Weight: 825 grams
   framesheet mimics the shape of                                                     as a pillow, triples as a                                                                                                Fabrics: C-Canvas, C-1000n6,                                                                              Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,
                                                                                      close-at-hand security                                                                                                      C-210n6, NZ origin foams                                                                                 C-Aircell, NZ origin foams
   the torso and keeps the load close to your back
                                                                                      store and quadruples as a shoulder bag
     integrated tool panel for all the
   hardware you want to carry
                                                     Colour:
                                           Available sizes: 2, 3, 4
                                                Volume: 75 litres
                                                                                         Three dimensionally formed
                                                                                      framesheet – keeping the weight
                                                                                                                                             Colour:
                                                                                                                                   Available sizes: 2, 3, 4
                                                                                                                                        Volume: 65 litres
                                                                                                                                                                             Harnesses [why ours are best… ]                                       in three well-considered sizes easily offers equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   comfort, greater strength and less weight and cost when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   forms the ‘chassis’ of our harness system – connecting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the harness components together. it effectively reflects
                                             Weight: 2995 grams,                      tightly fixed to your back                     Weight: 2920 grams,                     We do not believe in following the status quo just be-                compared to a fully adjustable harness. after all you           the complex shape of the torso to keep the load as close
                                          without lid 2690 grams                                                                  without lid 2580 grams                     cause everyone else feels the need. This especially ap-               wouldn’t buy adjustable jeans now would you?                    to the back as possible and to transfer the weight com-
                                    Fabrics: C-Canvas, C-1000n6,                        seamless front panel                Fabrics: C-Canvas, C-1000n6,
                                                                                                                                                                             plies to our harness system. We believe a fixed harness                   a three dimensionally shaped plastic framesheet             fortably through the torso and onto the pelvis.
                                              C-210n6, C-Aircell,                     ensures water resistance                        C-210n6, C-Aircell,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     20|21
                                                 NZ origin foams                                                                         NZ origin foams
                                             PACKS & bAGS               climbing                                                                        PACKS & bAGS                   Fast & light


                                           Banana Rope Manager                                                                                       Henry                                                                                  Zero
                                           The classic kiwi rope bag. The shape means an                                                             The Henry is our fast and light adventure race pack                                    our enduring, streamlined solution for
                                           easy over the shoulder carry, and the sheet                                                               for the big day, or even weekend, out. Top loading                                     mountain bike day trips and running round
                                           protects your rope from the dirt, adding                                                                  to handle different size loads easily, we’ve kept                                      in the hills, or everyday urban existence. The
                                           to its lifespan. it’s a great place to put                                                                things as minimal as possible, using lightweight                                       Zero is a unit you hardly know you’re wearing
                                           your shoes on, keeping them clean for                                                                     fabrics where feasible, to enable you to forget                                        – until you need it,
                                           the send too – and hopefully keeps mud                                                                    about the pack and get on with the task                                                that is, when, like              Great design and just
                                           off the bottom holds of your route. good                                                                  at hand.                                                                               the proverbial black      the right size! [Mine’s] now over 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      years old and still going strong …”
                                           for you and the crag! enough room for your                                                                The reasonably large main bag will mean                                                hole it will consume
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    – Customer feedback
                                           rope, draws, and harness.                                                                                 adventure racers and speed freaks will                                                 just about anything
                                                 38mm webbing shoulder                                                                               push the limits of what is viable with such                                            you throw at it (can
                                              sling, for carrying comfort                                                                            a lightweight                                                                          fit a 6 pack of Monteiths and still have room for
                                                                                                                       If you want good
                                                                                                                rope management, while still         bag, yet the                                                                           a vege burger and chips).
                                                small outside zip secured pocket for                            holding onto some style points
                                                                                                                                                                              It just will not break

                                              car keys or other wee cragging essentials                                                              c-aircell          and keeps bloody going!”                                            The Zero is our choice for riding the karapoti,
                                                                                                                then the Banana is for you.”                                         – Customer feedback
                                                                                                                             – Customer feedback     harness and                                                                            sit it low for riding uphill and crank it down for
                                                enough space for your rope and ‘draws                                                                shoulder                                                                               the bumps. it’ll take the cheese rolls and dates
                                                Twin 25mm side release straps with grippin                                           Colour:         straps keep the comfort levels high.                                                   and it won’t torque your lumbar like a bum bag.
                                              buckles to keep things from coming apart                                           Volume: 22 litres
                                                                                                                               Weight: 580 grams     a shock cord compression system allows                                                      Mesh phone/wallet/keys pocket
                                              – at least before you get onto the rock                                 Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6     easy stowage of a jacket on the outside,                                                  for the daily essentials
                                                                                                                                                     and our oversized lid means lots of stor-                                                   Hydro sleeve bladder holder to keep
                                                                                                                                                     age and maintains protection for the main                                                 you going up the last big hill of the day
                                                                            Classic Chalkbag                                                         bag closure if the bag is full or if you’ve got
                                                                                                                                                     stuff under the lid.                                                                        c-aircell padded back and straps for comfort,                                    Colour:
                                                                            classic, easy on the eye chalkbags which are made right                                                                                                            and a 25mm waist belt to keep things stable                                  Volume: 15 litres
                                                                            here in new Zealand and won’t break the bank. What more                       easy access side pockets with                                                                                                                                   Weight: 410 grams
                                                                                                                                                        one handed closures so you can get                                                       external shock cord for load compression                                  Fabrics: C-210n6,
                                                                            could you want? They come in a a huge range of colours so                                                                                          Colour:
                                                                                                                                                        to food or water bottles on the go                                                     and/or that extra item of clothing                                         C-600n6, C-Aircell
                                                                            you can accessorise with your shoes/hair/tats.                                                                                              Volume: 29 litres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: 665 grams
                                                                                                                                                           a mesh pocket on the back panel                    Fabrics: C-210n6, C-600n6
                                                                                                                                                          internal hydro sleeve with convenient                C-Aircell, NZ origin foams
                                                                                    You could buy any
                                                                             chalkbag… or you could get one                                             routing for the tube to keep you hydrated
                                                                             that’s NZ made. Cactus chalkbags
                                                                             are simple and cool.”                                                         bladder tube retainer on the shoulder straps
                                                                                         – Customer feedback           Colour: Luck of the draw…        to keep the tube handy. The tube runs on the
                                                                                                                                Weight: 75 grams
                                                                                                                 Fabrics: C-600n6, odds and sods
                                                                                                                                                        outside of the shoulder strap, not internally where
                                                                                                                                                        it could end up rubbing you the wrong way
                                                                                                                                                          external shock cord for excess clothing, and for
                                           Chalkster Ball                                                                                               load compression to keep things stable on your back
                                           The Qr chalkball comes in a resealable plastic pot with extra chalk for refilling the ball.                    Plays nicely with our Poquito pack
                                           The ball is constructed from our perforated quick release fabric that releases a constant                    pockets, for a really convenient set up
                                           stream of chalk onto your hands. it is sealed with a nylon cord you can easily undo to refill                                                                                                                                                                    U Taking the Zero for a ride on
                                           the ball.                                                                    Weight: 200 grams                                                                                                                                                                   some sweet Phoenix singletrack.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22|23
U little babylon, Fiordland. Mark WaTson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mark WaTson
   PACKS & bAGS                    urban


Amoeba                                                                                               Moonunit                                                                                                    Lapdog                                                                                                  Subductor
15 or so years ago we had a product called the                                                       What do you do when a classic becomes a little…                                                             There’s a lot of laptop bags out there on the                                                           The subductor is a c-210n6 lined courier style
                                                                                         new for                                                                                                    redesigned
amoeba – some longstanding cactus customers                                              2010        jaded? Well if you’re a Hollywood star you rely on botox                                       for 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 market today. ours is designed to offer                                                                 shoulder bag, but has a squarer shape, making
and fans can still be seen using their trusty amoe-                                                  and a surgeon’s knife, here at cactus we prefer to pay                                                      that little bit more in terms of protecting                                                             it suitable for a4 papers, folders, and meetings.
bas (amoebae?) replete in purple and green c-1000.                                                   more homage to our history and in this spirit we’re                                                         your laptop and the data contained within.                                                              The subductor comes with a cross-strap
it seemed appropriate to                                                                             stoked to introduce the all new Moonunit 2010.                                                              unlike most of the others our pack mak-                                                                 which pulls it around your body; avoiding that
resurrect the name after            I’ve still got an original
                                                                                                     so what’s new? Well let’s first look at what is the                                                         ing heritage and focus on simplicity and                                                                dreaded forward swing as you’re passing the
such a long time. The         Amoeba from 1993 – still
                                                                                                     same: cactus ethic construction, stylish c-canvas                                                           function are at the forefront to make your                                                              brooklyn bus. a superb around-town equip-
                              going strong as expected!”
amoeba, like the protozoa                                 – V. G-J.                                  fabric and the cactus attention to detail. new however                                                      life easier and more secure.                                                                            ment vehicle and incredibly hard wearing to boot.
it’s named for, is a small                                                                           is a more contemporary shape, a roomier 3d pocket                                                           our lidded satchel design means your laptop                                                             We do bang on about our stuff lasting a long time,
package that packs a                                                                                 and an internal mesh pocket for your wallet and keys.                                                       is securely cradled – no zips means no chance                                                           but it’s true. davie robinson’s one of these is still
mean punch. Perfect for a first schoolbag for the                                                                                                                                                                of an unexpected and nasty drop for your com-                                                           going strong after ten years and due to the design’s
most junior of cactus fans, but also equally at home                                                 The Moonunit is heralded far and wide as a cactus
                                                                                                     classic, the 2010 version continues this tradition.                                                         puter. To this solid starting point we’ve added                                                         lack of dependence on zips and high construction
as a simple, rugged, around town day pack.                                                                                                                                                                       protective foam, an adjustable retainer/divider,                                                        values it should pretty much last forever.
      c-1000n6 fabric                                                                                     strong c-canvas construction                                                                           and external pockets to help you keep your work                                                              corner covers to protect your stuff from
      internal hanging pocket                                                                             bike light attachment point                                                         Colour:            life focused and productive. Hopefully that stacks                     My electronic friend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            even the worst Wellington southerly
                                                                                Colours:                                                                                                  Volume: 25 litres                                                                      smiles every time I put it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 up to you getting out into the hills a bit more somewhere                                                                                                                          Colours:
      large capacity 3d front pocket                                             Volume: 19 litres        3d front pocket and internal hanging pocket                                    Weight: 845 grams                                                                       to sleep in my Lapdog!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fully lined with c-210n6, for the same reason!
                                                                                Weight: 605 grams                                                                             Fabrics: C-Canvas, C-1000n6,       along the line!                                                                        –Mr S Jobs                                                                                Volume: 14 Litres
      big cactus love, in a small cactus package                      Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,         built to fit the cactus laptop sleeve (sold separately)                       C-210n6, C-Aircell,                                                                                                                   Two front pockets for convenient access                            Weight: 550 Grams
                                                                        C-Aircell, NZ origin foams                                                                                         NZ origin foams            lidded satchel design for security                                                                                                                                Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to your wallet/phone/keys/u lock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      chunky padding all round
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fat 50mm shoulder strap
Portal                                                                                               Hiatus                                                                                                           Waterproof fabric lining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      velcro adjustable divider with
2010 is the year of the pack redesign for us here at                                                 The Hiatus is a deceptive pack. appearing incon-
cactus – the Portal doesn’t miss out. We’ve taken
                                                                                        redesigned
                                                                                        for 2010     spicuous from the outside, it manages to house
                                                                                                                                                                                                    redesigned
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pockets for cables, mouse, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Two pockets external to the main bag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Colour:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sizes: medium, large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Witness
the rugged simplicity of what is quite possibly our                                                  a plethora of items. Primarily designed for people                                                                                                                                                                  a simple shoulder bag for the modern urbanite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Volumes: med 12
best selling daybag, and added to it some new, more                                                  who need to carry a computer, its related tangle                                                                 shoulder strap (removable) for day to day use                              litres, lrg 17 litres   We’ve been using lots of our european c-canvas Wk
contemporary lines.                                                                                  of cables and a few text books (don’t forget lunch),                                                             carry handle with c-Hypalon reinforcing for comfort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Weights: Med 890 grams,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lately and it’s such a nice fabric we couldn’t restrain
                                                                                                     the Hiatus is a capacious little beauty.                                                                                                                                                         Lg 985 grams
still constructed using c-1000n6 and, along with all                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6        ourselves from making a day-to-day bag out of it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      velcro and buckle main closure for security
our products, cactus’ ethic construction, the Portal                                                 lovingly constructed from c-1000n6 using nZ                                                                                                                                                                         once again the theme with this one is simplicity. The
is perfect for your round-town, to and from school,                                                  origin foams and the ever present cactus ethic                                                                                                                                                                      main bag has enough space for a book or two, your iPod
throw everything at it bag.                                                                          construction, the Hiatus will be your trusted                                                                                                                                                                       (no doubt), and your lunch. There’s an internal pocket
      c-1000n6 fabric                                                                                friend for decades to come.                                                                                                                                                                                         too, with sections for your wallet, phone, and pens.
      internal hanging pocket                                                                             c-1000n6 fabric construction                                                                                                        Laptop Sleeve [accessory]                                                       Perfect size for day-to-day use if you don’t like
                                                                                                          burly compression straps for holding it all in                                                                                      a simple sleeve that can be retro fitted to the Moonunit                      to be burdened with too much excess stuff
     built to fit the cactus laptop
   sleeve (sold seperately)                                                                               ethic construction                                                                                                                  and Portal and comes standard with the Hiatus. it’ll even                       internal organiser pocket for those important
                                                                                                                                                I love the way I can carry                                                                    give you some extra protection if you need to carry a laptop                  small items that keep your life vaguely organised                    Colours:
      large capacity 3d front pocket                                                                      comes complete with             my electronic friend covertly.                                                                      in a subductor – suitable for most laptops up to 15.4”                                                                                           Sizes: District Court,
                                                                                  Colours:                                                                                                 Colours:
                                                                                                        the cactus laptop sleeve          makes me feel all Agent 99”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              widescreen.                                                                     easily adjustable shoulder strap                                       Supreme Court
                                                                                 Volume: 25 litres                                                    – Bravo Charlie Alpha               Volume: 28 litres
                                                                                Weight: 685 grams       for electronic certainty                                                         Weight: 995 grams                                                                                                                    grippin buckle flap closure – fast, secure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Volumes: DC 7 litres, SC 12 litres
                                                                      Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,                                                                              Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,                                                                                                                                                                          Weights: 350 grams, 435 grams
                                                                        C-Aircell, NZ origin foams                                                                               C-Aircell, NZ origin foams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            enough for everyday, lasts forever                     Fabrics: C-Canvas WK, C-1000n6       24|25
   PACKS & bAGS              utility                                                                                                                                               PACKS & bAGS                      accessories


Big Black Bag                                                                                         Canvas Roll Top Pack                                                         new for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laptop Sleeve                                                                               Pod Wallet
The big black bag is a huge gear bag for expeditions and                                              This pack was originally built as a fire utility bag for doc,                2010                               let’s face it: despite sometimes being the bane of our                                      our take on the need for the ultimate wallet – a smooth
sales trips. With massive capacity and the beefy fabric and                                           however its sheer usefulness sees it promoted into our                                                          existence, technology is now an intrinsic part of our day-to                                pocket loving wallet which totes your cards and cash.
reinforcing that this necessitates, the bbb comes in three                                            regular run of products. a utilitarian roll top pack, the       new for                                         -day life.                                                                                  Features an exterior cash pocket and internal dividers for
sizes and will fulfill all your encasement                                                            roll Top Pack is everything cactus: practical, strong and       2010                                                                                                                                        your cards and stuff. available in classy black c-1000n6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To combine our active lifestyles with laptop portaging,
requirements.                                                                                         durable.                                                                                                        we’ve come up with the laptop sleeve, a simple sleeve                                       with your choice of black, red, or blue vinyl trim.
     c-1000n6 fabric                                                                                        The ‘black hole’                                                                                          that can be retro fitted to the Moonunit and Portal and
   for strength                                                                                          keep-jamming-stuff-                                                                                          comes standard with the Hiatus… multi tasking is your
     double ended                                                                                        into-it forever capacity                                                                                     friend. it’ll even give you some extra protection if you need                                                                               Weight: 130 grams
   Ykk zips with load                                                                                      roll top for                                                                                               to carry a laptop in a subductor – suitable for most laptops                                                                                      Zips: #5 YKK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fabrics: Vinyl, C-Money Nylon
   relief straps –                                                                                       keeping water out                                                                                            up to 15.4” widescreen
   lockable for security                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tech friendly protective foams
     Flat-stitched                                                                                                                                                                                                         c-210n6 fabric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poquito
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Colour:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Weight: 200 grams
   38mm webbing                                                                                                                                                                 Fabrics: C-210n6, NZ origin foams          High tenacity velcro for both closure
   handles for strong,                                                                                                          Colour:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and fixing to your day bag                                                               Poquitos are our accessory pockets for those essential
   comfortable carrying                                                                Colour:                            Volume: 37 litres
                                                                                                                        Weight: 880 grams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    things you need to keep at hand’s reach.
                                                                     Sizes: small, medium, large
     grab handles on the ends for easy                          Volumes: small 66 litres, medium                         Fabrics: C-Canvas                                                                                                                                                                             originally designed to enable easy access to food
   retrieval from the bus/train/yak
     grippin buckles on the load relief straps for durability
                                                                       105 litres, large 170 litres
                                                                      Weights: small 680 grams,
                                                                              medium 800 grams,
                                                                                                                           NZ origin foams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pager Pouch                                                                                       on-the-go for adventure racers and endurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mountain bikers, they also shine for keeping your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as used by firefighters, paramedics and other industrial
                                                                                large 1085 grams                                                                                                                                                                                                                         camera handy on tramping trips, or your wallet
     ethic construction                                                          Fabric: C-1000n6                                                                                                                     workers all around the world the cactus Pager Pouch will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and valuables in front of you if travelling.
                                                                                                      Glacier Guiding Pack                                                                                            keep pagers secure and protected – and ready for action!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tough exterior fabric for durability, lined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Zippered main pouch for security
                                                                                                      The guiding companies liked our other roll top pack so                                                                                                                                                                outer mesh pocket for those things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with c-210n6 to be friendly to your pager
                                                                                                      much that they wanted one specifically tailored for their                                                                                                                                                         you really need in a hurry – or a good
                                                                                                      needs. a little bit more tubby and not quite so long in the                                                         Webbing loop to thread your belt through,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Colour:                                                                                                        place for the energy bar wrapper
                                                                                                      back (actually not unlike someone in the cactus office). oh                               Weight: 15 grams         meaning security in all situations
                                                                                                      yes and of course it had to be black – great for practicality                   Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6                                                                                    Colour:            universal mounting system means it
                                                                                                      but not so much for photo-                                      new for                                                                                                                Volume: 0.5 litres      will fit on most brands of packs
                                                                                                                                                                      2010                                                                                                                   Weight: 35 grams
                                                                                                      graphing for a catalogue.
                                                                                                           uber-capacity for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phone Pouch                                                     Fabrics: C-1000n6, Mesh          sold separately in left side or right side options

                                                                                                         those heavy days                                                                                             kind of like the Pager Pouch, only designed for a more

  Custom Manufacture [built just for you]                                                                   roll top for those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      collaborative style electronic device! We have had a lot of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      requests for simple, strong cellphone pouches that won’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Waterwax
                                                                                                         like to twist and shout                                                                                      fall off your belt. so we made some, at first for the new                                   Waterwax is the perfect accompaniment to our sPg gloves
  The utility items on these pages were borne out of special requests from industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zealand Fire service and now for anybody!                                                   but is also ideal for proofing other leather products.
  customers. over time these products’ obvious utility for more mainstream users has
  seen them enter our standard product line.                                                                                                                                                                               2 sizes so you can get a good fit for your phone                                       concocted from all natural beeswax, plant oils and plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  resins, Waterwax has been formulated for prolonged use
  We still have, however, a plethora of products that we produce on order for industrial                                         Colour:                                                               Colour:             Webbing loop for you to thread your belt
                                                                                                                          Volume: 28 litres                                                    Sizes: small, large                                                                                                in wet environments.
  clients. Flick through to the industrial pages [28–31] for more information.                                                                                                         Weights: 30 grams (small),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         through – no clips to mysteriously release
                                                                                                                        Weights: 700 grams
                                                                                                              Fabrics: C-Canvas, C-1000n6,                                                       40 grams (large)        at some odd and inconvenient time                                                        The products used in Waterwax have a natural colouring,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6                                                                                                  when used a mild darkening of the leather may occur.                 26|27
                                                                                                                           NZ origin foams
                                                                                                             InDuStRIaL
                                                                                                             some of our  most technical solutions are never seen by the
                                                                                                             public. For almost as long as Cactus has existed, it has been
                                                                                                             making solutions for industrial users in settings as diverse
                                                                                                             as urban firefighting, Medivac operations, North Sea oil rigs,
                                                                                                             postal delivery and landscaping.

                                                                                                             Our industrial customers come to us because we have the
                                                                                                             ability to translate their ideas into real products and because
                                                                                                            we build solutions that exceed even their high expectations.
                                                                                                            Having control of our own production facilities gives us
                                                                                                            the ability to be super responsive and commit to short run
                                                                                                            development projects that others, relying purely on offshore
U radome maintenance work. MarTin Wilson/abseil access




                                                                                                            manufacture, are unable to.

                                                                                                           Our multiskilled team forms a bridge between design concepts
                                                                                                         and real world manufacturing and their skills have resulted in
                                                         Industrial DPS                                varied products, a selection of which you see on these pages.


                                                                          [ EMT Pack, part of our medical component kit ]




                                                                                                                                                                               28|29
   INDuStrIAL            apparel & bags


EMT Pack                                                                                                                                                                                 Radio Harnesses
The eMT Pack is the heart of our modular,                                                                                      Minimed                                                   We’ve been making specific radio carrying solutions for well over a
user-customisable medical pack offerings.
                                                                                                                               a rapid response quick-grab medical pack,
                                                                                                                                                                                         decade now. our products have been engineered with the input of ski
                                                                                                                                                                                         patrollers, emergency service workers, forestry staff and radio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ski Patrollers Pack
it is sized to accommodate the neces-                                                                                          the Minimed is a smaller version of our eMT                                                                                                                        designed for ski patrollers, and featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                         manufacturers – the net result is a super secure series of
sities of emergency medical care                                                                                              Pack. it consists of a 20 litre square pack with                                                                                                                     a reflective cross that meets international
                                                                                                                                                                                         harnesses that meet a multitude of different use cases
– the main pack is designed to fit an                                                                                         three easy-access exterior pockets and features                                                                                                                      standards for light output. When you’re a ski
                                                                                                                                                                                         – hip mounted, shoulder mounted, chest mounted
adjustable cervical collar. along with                                                                                        hide-away shoulder straps for carrying on your                                                                                                                      patroller on the hill at 5.30am doing control
                                                                                                                                                                                         with or without an extra cellphone pouch.
the pack itself we produce a range                                                                                            back if required.                                                                                                                                                   work – you want an excellent pack. a simple
of modules for iv therapy, intubation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pack. one optimised for carrying those pesky
wound dressing and patient assessment                                                                                                                                     Colour:                                                                                                                high explosives and for whacking your skis
purposes.                                                                                                                                                          Volume: 20 litres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on the side for a quick hike to get out of
                                                                                                                                                                 Weight: 1200 grams
like our other solutions, our medical                                                                                                                   Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,                                                                                                               harm’s way.
products can be labelled for your organisa-                                                                                                                         NZ origin foams
tion – please contact us for options. eMT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colour:
components shown below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Volume: 45 litres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Weight: 1390 grams
                                                                                   Hi-Vis Utility Vest                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Measurements: 780
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       x 300 x 200mm
                                                                                   The utility vest is designed to keep your tools and                                                                                                                                       Colour:                                             Fabrics: C-Canvas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Styles: 6 options available                                         C-1000n6, C-210n6,
                                                                                   equipment handy, and to balance up your torso                                                                                                                          Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-Hypalon                                     C-Aircell, NZ origin foams
                                                                                   slightly by allowing you to carry weight on the front
                                                                                   of your body. used by ski patrollers and film crews,
                                                                                   it is an ideal solution for people working on their
                                                                                   feet all day.
                                                                                   developed after extensive prototyp-

                                                  Colours:
                                                                                   ing and testing on south island ski
                                                                                   fields by professional users,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Vis WK Supertrousers                                               Utility Pack
                                               Volume: 40 litres
                                             Weight: 1240 grams                    we’re confident that our vests                                                                                                     We’ve got a long history of making products for drilling              This Pvc utility Pack was designed for industrial
                               Measurements: 350 x 540 x 150cm                     are considerably stronger                                                                                                           and mining companies. When a local supplier to the min-              abseilers to haul rope and gear around. it has a
                                    Fabrics: C-1000n6, C-210n6,                    and more durable than                                                                                                               ing industry was looking for a pair of trousers that met             draw cord top, lid with pocket and a drainage hole
                                      C-Aircell, NZ origin foams
                                                                                   the competition due to                                                                                                              their requirements both in terms of durability and safety            in the c-1000n6 reinforced base. it has shoulder
                                                                   StOrAge FlAp    our pack manufacturing                                                                                                              features, they came knocking on our door. We customised              straps for carrying on your back and a grab handle
                                                                                   history and construction                                                                                                            our already legendary Wk supertrousers with custom                   for clipping to, and – well – grabbing. The utility
                                                                                   techniques.                                                                                                                         branding and safety reflective stripes. The result was an            Pack can be modified with additional loops to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      incredibly satisfied customer that is able to reduce their            used as a haul bag.
                                                                                   available in both high vis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       customers total uniform costs over time. a win for all.
                                                                                   ability and standard black
                                                                                   colouring and with cus-
                                                                                   tomer labelling specifically
                                                                                   for your organisation.                                                              Colours:                                                                                                                                                    Volume: 37 litres
                                                                                                                                                     Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL                                                                            Colours:                                                        Weight: 825 grams
                                                                                                                                                                   Weight: 750 grams                                                                     Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL                                Measurements: height 44cm
                                                                                                                                                             Fabrics: C-HiVis420n6 or                                                                         Fabric: Proofed European                                   width 33cm and depth 24cm
INtUBAtION rOll                MOdUle – MedIUM                     MOdUle – drUg                                                                          C-600n6, mesh, C-Hypalon                                                                               12 or 8oz C-Canvas WK                                      Fabrics: PVC, C-1000n6,     30|31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Weight: 780 grams (medium)                                               NZ origin foams
                                                    U somewhere deep in the southern alps.
                                                    courTesY rob dunn




                           Warranties
     all CaCtus proDuCts   are warrantied to the
     original owner against faulty materials or
   work-personship for the life of the product.
    We repair or replace at our discretion. This
warranty in no way limits your protection under
     relevant consumer protection legislation.

                           Contact us
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Our central Christchurch workshop has always
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   and we’re happy to show people around our
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