Pack liners, a trusty tramping essential here to stay
The infamous yellow pack liners have been a staple in tramping packs across New Zealand for decades, and we are proud to offer such a trusty, durable tramping essential that are made right here in New Zealand.
Keeping your tramping pack contents dry is one of the most critical aspects when in the outdoors, MSC Chief Executive Mike Daisley says.
The beauty of the strong plastic pack liner is it doubles as a waterproof pack liner and a survival bag.
“If your gear gets wet then you’re going to struggle to keep yourself dry and warm so having a strong durable pack liner gives you the confidence that no matter the conditions you’ll have warm clothes and sleeping bag at the end of the day,” Daisley says.
The yellow liners have been a key product made and have been sold by us for over more than 20 years, with more than 55,000 manufactured over the past five years alone.
Made by TransContinential in Christchurch, Daisley says MSC is proud to support a local manufacturer which allows MSC to offer a quality Kiwi-made product.
At the Christchurch factory, the plastic liners go through a multi-staged process.
Starting off life as tiny beads of resin, a by-product from the petroleum industry, they are mixed with yellow colouring, and then transformed into a single continuous column.
Finally, the roll goes through a printing press to add the final design, which is tailored to the specific retailer, and then cut to the final 1.5m length and sealed to create the finished shape.
When we visited the factory to observe the manufacturing process, the pack liners being made were generic MSC stock with a print covering off tips for survival in the outdoors, first aid instructions and advice on what to do when something goes wrong.
“The liner is an essential item in any tramping pack. It is affordable, extremely high quality and incredibly durable.
“We’re thrilled to be able to provide this product to trampers,” Daisley says.
If taken care of, a pack liner can last for many years. We recommend removing it from your pack after each trip, wiping it down with a damp cloth and leaving it to air dry before storing in a dry place.
We are currently committed to selling the pack liners exclusively via retail stores across NZ including:
Plus more outdoor stores so keep an eye out!
Header Photo: Kerry Adams
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