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About Domex

Keeping Kiwis warm for over 40 years

In 1979, New Zealand’s population stood at a mere 3.1 million, the mighty Commodore was the car of choice and New Zealanders were first introduced to Domex sleeping bags.

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, the philosophy right from the start was simple – ‘produce a top-quality product that the consumer wants and will recommend to others’.

A lot has changed over the past 40 years, including a change of ownership in 2012, but the basic philosophy remains the same: Domex remains proudly kiwi owned, and we still take pride in producing sleeping bags designed by New Zealanders for New Zealand conditions.

Designed by Kiwis to suit NZ conditions

In the beginning, Domex realised that New Zealand’s unique climate requires a diverse range of sleeping bags to meet a wide range of conditions. After all, there are not many countries where you can experience warm, sub–tropical weather in one area, while not far away there are sub–zero conditions in alpine areas.

A key part of Domex’s ongoing success is partnering with New Zealanders who spend lots of time in our challenging environment and using their feedback so we can give them what they want in a sleeping bag. For example, the Halo range is designed with input from Greg and Willie Duley from NZ Hunter Adventures. By listening to our customers feedback, we continue to refine our products to give New Zealanders sleeping bags that can cope with their adventures.

Changing Times

For many years, Domex sleeping bags were proudly kiwi-made. Domex were one of the last sleeping bag manufacturers still operating in New Zealand, but in May 2007, the decision was made that in order to keep Domex pricing competitive, production needed to move offshore. Thanks to leading edge technology, ongoing research and high standards of quality control, Domex still maintain the reputation as a quality brand producing quality products.

In 2012, Domex changed ownership, relocating to Napier. But the one thing that has never changed is our ongoing commitment to producing a range of sleeping bags for you that will cope with the diverse range of conditions in our country. 

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