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Gear Companies & Suppliers that Batstar Use in the FieldAt Batstar, we cannot have gear break down while we are on a trip so we choose gear that is well made, dependable and durable. We choose suppliers who have a passion for making gear that works well in remote areas. Batstar guides help evaluate every piece of gear we use and if it isn’t “bomber” or “skookum”, we simply don’t use it. We send feedback and design suggestions to our suppliers on how their gear is performing for us.There are many companies that are not listed below that we like. We recommend that you go to a professional outdoor outfitter to see and feel gear that you would like to use.Note: we indicate the gear that we use from each supplier – most have a wide selection of outstanding performance gear.

Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Arc’Teryx 
Outdoor Clothing
Seaward Kayaks
Sea Kayaks
Patagonia
Outdoor Clothing
Werner Paddles
Premium Touring Paddles
The North Face
Tents, Sleeping Bags, Outdoor Clothing
Northwater
Sea Kayak Safety Gear, throw lines
Sugoi 
Outdoor Clothing
Brooks Wetsuits Ltd.
Spray Skirts, Wetsuits, Pogies
Chlorophylle
Group Tarp & Clothing
Ortlieb 
Waterproof Gear Bags
Cascade Designs
Thermarests, Dry Bags, Chairs 
Mountain Safety Research (MSR)
Tents, Stoves, Water Bags
Outdoor Research (OR)
Waterproof Hats, Outdoor Clothing 
Mountain Hardware
Tents & Clothing
Maui Jim 
Polarized Sunglasses
Granite Gear 
Compression Stuff Sacks
Bausch & Lomb
Binoculars
Zac Designs 
Plates, Cups, Bowls
Suunto 
Compasses, Watches
Thermos 
Carafes
Petzl
Headlamps

Port Alberni Area – Accommodation Providers

250 724-6800
Riverside Motel
800 636-9916

Port Alberni Area – Attractions & Activities

McLean Mill National Historic Site
250-723-1379
Alberni Valley Heritage Network
Lady Rose Marine Services
800-663-7192
Vancouver Island Soaring Centre (gliders)
250-667-3591

 

Sea Kayaking Resources

Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC
WaveLength Magazine
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Sea Kayaker Magazine
 


Transportation & Miscellaneous

BC Ferries

West Coast Marine Weather Updates
Canadian Hydrographic Services
Tide Predictor
Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region
Nautical Data International
Environment Canada Weather Satellite
Tourism Victoria
Bus Service – Vancouver to Victoria

Tofino Bus

 

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