Here's some of the awesome deals we have negotiatied with some great brands. You will see that some give you a discount, but some also pay us a small commission when you use our link to buy stuff. It doesn't cost you any more, but it massively helps to cover the costs of running this group, everything from volunteer training, to website hosting, Meetup fees, accountant costs and marketing costs. We are all volunteers, so every little bit helps.
We are also very careful about the brands we work with, making sure that we have used them personally ourselves, and that their values don't clash with our body positive approach.
Mountain Warehouse - budget outdoor clothing
Great news, Mountain Warehouse outdoor gear are in the process of expanding their plus size range. Till now they have gone up to 22, but they now have some products available up to size 28, and Mens size 4XL!
They are UK based, but deliver to Australia for $14, or free if you spend over $140, and it only takes a few days. Even better is that you can return them to an Aus address. Oh and they are very budget friendly!
Even better, our group receives a commission of 5% for every purchase you make using this link. Every little bit helps to go towards volunteer training, and running the group.
Please use this link to make sure that they know you are part of our group.
This is the highest quality merino thermals I have come across. They are super soft, and theres no itch when its right on your skin. Merino is the best material for thermals as they are highly breathable, and wick cold sweat away from your skin. They are also great in summer for the same reason. While the womens sizes aren't plus, the mens sizes are super generous. I bought the Mens mongrel long sleeve thermal in a 2XL, and it was the equivalent to a size 22-24, yes it was long, but you want to keep your butt covered anyway! They are pricey, but you only need 1-2 key items (I have a long sleeve thermal, legging thermals and a thermal singlet) In addition, they are a small Aussie business, who do not use sweat shops for production. I've negotiated a 15% discount for us, use the code: EYCZ. This will give 15% off any non-discounted items, can't be used in conjunction with other offers, and excluding custom printed and event stuff etc. They also have AFTERPAY!!!! Go to www.iomerino.com
Be Keane Activewear - activewear sizes 10-36
Melbourne made, Be Keane activewear is awesome quality, practical (ahhh pockets!!) and come is super fun bright colours! Come to any of our hikes and you are bound to see someone in Be Keane tights! Buy any pair of tights online, and receive FREE SHIPPING with the code “ESCAPE”
Don't book a trip without travel insurance! In case the fact that is covers you for illness and trip cancellations, did you know that 1cover travel insurance covers the excess when you hire a car? That in itself pays for your travel insurance (they also do a 12 month multitrip domestic policy for all of you who travel a lot within Australia)
Our group gets up to 7% commission when you use this link.
This is for our yearly members. Your current Bushwalking Victoria membership card enables you to obtain discounts from a number of retailers of bushwalking equipment and services.
Bushwalking Victoria membership cards need to be presented prior to processing of sale. Discount is off regular retail price, not sale or consignment items or hire gear. Click here to see all the discounts on offer.
Sportsbras.co.nz - sports bras (including She-fit)
This is where I get my fave She Fit sports bras, the ones that zip at the front, are fully adjustable and come in plus sizes. Use the code Richelle10% for 10% off your order for ANY bra.
RSport Life - plus size triathlon and activewear
This is amazing activewear based in the USA, and THE best plus size triathlon gear on the planet. I am an ambassador for them, as I love their products so much. And I have a family and friends code for any purchases: use code Richelle20. Shipping from the US can get a bit pricey, so if you are planning on ordering, maybe check in the group if anyone wants to place a group order! Or check with me, as I’m always up for it! They are planning new designs and cycling gear in around May 2019.
Novopro Sports - budget hiking tents & gear
These guys sell the super lightweight, cheap hiking tents, the Mongar, I've road tested them and I recommend them for those starting with overnight hikes. They also have super low cost hiking mats and other accessories. They have offered us a great discount of 10% across the store when you use the code beghikersgrp
Marley Spoon is a meal kit delivery service that delivers locally sourced, market-fresh ingredients to your door. No more deciding what to have for dinner. as its all there, all the ingredients, ready for you to cook. They have some great discounts if you want to try them out! We get $45 commission from every signup using this link.