Trekking gear in Calcutta / Kolkata

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#1 Apr 6th, 2005, 01:11
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Hi Guys,

I need a smaller tent... a smalll dome-shaped one for two people... Anyone knows where can I get one in calcutta...?

How much will the tent cost me approx....?

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Hi Vishant,
I know an organization called Chakra equipments, Shyambazar. Phone No. – 2530 0648. we use to hire tents, sleeping bags and other gears from them. I didn’t purchase any eqpmnt but the rent is competitive so I can recommend for a try. Rent for a 4 men tent was Rs.30/- per day.

I am sorry that I can’t remember the name of the person right now but you can call him for an enquiry.

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Smile trekkin gear @ ubac

there is a ubac rental shop near sealdah station.....on Mahatma Gandhi Rd, just walk towards Howrah from sealdah.....just before puravi cinema hall (2min of walk) there is a lane to the left...NOOR MAHAMMAD LANE, the shop is at the corner house.....
u can check out and compare the price befor going to some where directly.....

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Ubac is gooood... good equipment and very reasonably priced... thanks a ton babuchand... what wud i do withpout u...
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Originally Posted by somnath Hi Vishant,
I know an organization called Chakra equipments, Shyambazar. Phone No. – 2530 0648. we use to hire tents, sleeping bags and other gears from them. I didn’t purchase any eqpmnt but the rent is competitive so I can recommend for a try. Rent for a 4 men tent was Rs.30/- per day.

I am sorry that I can’t remember the name of the person right now but you can call him for an enquiry.

Thanks,
Somnath
hi all,

can anybody give me some info about dealer/ shop of good high quality mountaineering rucksac in Kolkata???? that may be imported or india made.
I have seen some sacks from duckback(Rs1600 approx)
there are UBAC and alpine, price is quite the same..... also the quality.....
but I want better quality to buy.
those sacks does not have good waist padding and compression straps.

here moderate quality sacks are available for hiring.... but as I am willing to buy one i need better quality.

can anyone help?????

Avid,
I called AVI industries in Mumbai (u gave the ph. no. in one post).... do u suggest me to buy and bring sac from them by post/courier???

waiting....babu
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Hi Babuchand,
I have seen decent rucksacks on sale at Adventure 18, Satya Niketan Market, New Delhi (phone: 011-30970400).
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Well, it's beyond our pricerange, but we are coming to Kolkata on sunday the 5th, and could bring one for you, given we could find a way to work things out with the funds and so forth.

Here in Uppsala Sweden there are many backpacks available, from 20 liters at 9000rs (1500 Swedish Krowns), and up. A new top quality,(like Fjällräven or Lundhags) runs at 2700 krowns, which is app 16200rs.

This is very pricy, but if you have funds, check out:

http://www.naturkompaniet.se/

All in Swedish, but backpack is on the link on the left.
Go to :
1 uteliv
2 ryggsäckar (backpack)

Next selekt size on the top (10-70 liters)

Best of luck and PM if you need help.

Cheers, Tok

P.S. No, we are students and do not have anything to do with the company
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Originally Posted by tok Here in Uppsala Sweden there are many backpacks available, from 20 liters at 9000rs (1500 Swedish Krowns), and up. A new top quality,(like Fjällräven or Lundhags) runs at 2700 krowns, which is app 16200rs.

Rs16200/-
I am getting one good quality sack from Avi industries Mumbai for Rs3800/- they are taking another 200 to send it to my place.... so i will go for that instead selling my SLR for the sack

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Go for the 3800 sac. I have used many sacs from Avi [not this one though] and gifted many sacs from Avi. This is value for money, something equivalent abroad will not be less than 160 dollars from USA, that too at a sale price. Go for the ultra light white led headlamps from Avi @ 700 rupees.... they are really useful with a very long battery life.
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Avid,

Just missed this info by 2 days..
My team members have just bought a head lamp for me from Stikage for 800. I am can tell you about the quality after I use it..

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hi,
I went to ALPINE EQIPMENTS this weekend....they have designed a new streamline sac.... suitable for both climbing and trekking. it has controllble shoulder straps and waist strap....paddings are also good....lid can be used as napsack/daypack.

at a cost of 1800/- with detachable side pockets (Rs1650/- without) and Rs250 more for the outer cover..... it seems good for me. they are also providing lifetime stiching warranty and servicing.(may be only in kolkata)

I think I will be getting one soon, and after my trek in oct I am sure I will be in a position to give u some feedback (+ or -)

any way the quest is still on .... for everyone.....
as there is no limit to the quality (and our desires too )

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trekking shoes

can any one tell me where to get good trekking shoes .
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Originally Posted by cliffhanger can any one tell me where to get good trekking shoes .
Hi cliffhanger,
I’ve used one from Action shoes, served my purpose. Comfortable one and with good ankle-guard. I went to Dzongri - Goecha la with it. earlier I used to use normal sports shoes from Shreeleathers.

But for moderate treks Trekking shoe from Action (it took aprox. 500.00 from Bharat shoes, Oberoi Grand, Kolkata), I find it OK. If you are going to attempt some tough trails may be you need to take suggestions from experienced trekkers. I think Avid will be the best person to give you a suggestion.

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by babuchand at a cost of 1800/- with detachable side pockets (Rs1650/- without) and Rs250 more for the outer cover..... it seems good for me. they are also providing lifetime stiching warranty and servicing.(may be only in kolkata)
Sounds great Babu. I am also planning for one of the same. Please let us know how it works.
Thanks for the info.

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Trekking shoes

In India, Action trekking are adequate. Some like Woodland. But NO INDIAN BRAND is really upto the mark as far as construction and design are concerned.

If you have someone in the USA who can bring down a pair of boots for you, check out this website. They sell shoes at discounts which are nearly 50 % or more at times. I normally buy from here in the 70 to 110 dollar range. Overall, Europe is quite expensive... with possible exceptions being Albania and the new Czech/Slav group of countries. I have no current info on these.

campmor.com and rei-outlet.com were cheap upto 1999.... but nowadays they have become expensive. sierratradingpost is the current discount store for trekkers shoe bargains.
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