[From the forefront of the outdoors!] I’m glad I bought it & 12 things I want to buy this year

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Although it has just started in 2022, we immediately conducted a gear survey. We asked the staff of popular shops lined up in PARCO OUTDOOR PARK on the 5th floor of Shibuya Parco what they were happy to buy and what they wanted to buy this year. Don’t miss it till the end!

 

I asked a clerk at a popular shop in Shibuya PARCO for recommendations!

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“PARCO OUTDOOR PARK” was reborn in September 2021 with a major renewal of about half the space on the 5th floor of Shibuya PARCO.

 

In addition to being able to examine the latest camping gear in the big city of the middle of Tokyo, it has become an area that has been talked about since its opening, such as holding regular events.

 

What was the good thing the staff really bought?

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This time, we conducted a questionnaire to popular shop clerk who works on such a topic floor. Every day, I asked the staff who picked up the latest gear and told the customers what it was good to buy and what they wanted to buy this year.

 

What are the items that the fierce men who have high fashion sensitivity and excellent aesthetics really recommend? Please check it to the end and use it as a reference for your own shopping.

 

Long-established outdoor brand from Japan Ogawa

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First of all, Ogawa started producing tents shortly after the war and has been supporting campers for many years. We asked Mr. Watanabe, who works at the directly managed store “Ogawa GRAND lodge SHIBUYA”, to tell us what he was happy about.

 

It was Mr. Watanabe who heard the story!

Good thing to wholesale ①: Ogawa’s “3 High & Low Table Tough Mesh”

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First of all, Mr. Watanabe picked up Ogawa’s “3 High & Low Table Tough Mesh” as a good thing to buy. As the name suggests, this is a folding table with a heat-resistant temperature of 300 ° C, a load capacity of 20 kg, and its “toughness”.

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And the height can be adjusted in 3 steps of 35.5, 50 and 60 cm. It is a convenient item that can be used in various ways, including the main table, sub-tables, and cooking.

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The biggest recommendation is that it is easy to install and withdraw, and the height can be adjusted in 3 steps!

 

Good thing to wholesale ②: Ogawa’s “Fireproof Blanket”

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The second thing I’m glad I bought is the “Fireproof Blanket”. This can be used according to the purpose, such as S size, which is just right for a rug or a child’s shoulder, M size, which can be used by laying it on a chair or wrapping it around the waist, and L size, which can be used at bedtime. Available in 3 sizes.

 

Also, as the name suggests, it uses a flame-retardant material, so it is recommended to use it when you are chilling out on a bonfire.

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Although it has a strong spark, it has a fluffy texture and feels good on the skin, making it easy to use for ponchos and kneeling!

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Let’s continue with the introduction of “things I want to buy this year”!

 

Things I want to buy this year ①: Ogawa’s “Hozu ST”

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Next, I picked up what I wanted to buy this year, the compact dome tent “EDC ST” that was released in the past and gained popularity. This time, the stylish design has been re-appeared in the form of a renewal.

 

The unique appearance such as the Pisces-shaped frame, convenient doorways on both sides, and the easy-to-use deformed inner will give off a presence even at the campsite.

Stylish, compact and easy to set up! The rigidity of the Pisces-shaped frame is perfect for touring and solo camping.

 

Things I want to buy this year ②: Ogawa’s “reclining chair”

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Ogawa’s new chair is also worth watching this year. This reclining chair has a backrest that can be adjusted in 3 steps, and combined with the stability of the low style, it provides an addictive sitting comfort once you sit down.

 

Also, one of the charms of the armrests made of natural wood is that the texture increases with each use.

Cotton fabric is used for the seat and back, so I think it will be useful in the bonfire scene!

 

POLeR where horizontal seaweed culture flows at the root

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Next, we would like to introduce recommended items to “POLeR,” which develops highly designed gear and clothing that mixes horizontal culture and outdoor activities. We also talked to Mr. Homma, the signboard staff of the store, which is the only flagship store in Japan.

 

This is Mr. Homma who heard the story.

Good thing to buy ①: POLeR’s “Camping Time Sierra Cup”

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The first thing I was glad to buy was the Sierra cup, which is a standard item for camping. This is an original model made in Tsubamesanjo, Niigata prefecture, which is famous for hardware, and has been subjected to black oxidation processing, which is resistant to rust and has excellent heat resistance.

 

Made in TUSBAME produced in Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture! I think the charm of the Cyclopes logo is also an accent.

 

Good thing to buy ②: POLeR’s “2WAY BOTTLE CAN COOLER Bottle / Can Coogee”

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The next thing I picked up was Koozie, which can handle not only cans but also bottles. Convenient goods that keep the temperature of drinks, such as keeping warm in winter camps and keeping cold in summer outdoor festivals. The simple design with the brand icon printed on the mad black body is also recommended for home use.

 

It is an original koozie that can be attached to both bottles and cans and has a bottle opener at the tip. It keeps warm for about 2 hours and can be easily cleaned even if it gets dirty.

 

Let’s continue with the introduction of “things I want to buy this year”!

 

Things I want to buy this year ①: POLeR’s “4 PERSON TENT”

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This year’s recommended tent was the brand’s first POLeR “4 PERSON TENT” for 4 people. I thought it was difficult to set up because of the larger size, but this is a pop-up type.

 

It’s a tent for 4 people, but it’s a pop-up type so it’s easy to assemble! It will be completed in about 30 seconds with one touch.

 

Things I want to buy this year ②: POLeR’s “POLER LANTERN”

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Next, we picked up the brand’s first lantern. This lantern with a cute form can adjust the amount of light with two color LEDs, and it also has a Bluetooth speaker function.

 

In addition to lanterns and speakers, it boasts functionality that can be said to be three birds with one stone, as it can also charge smartphones etc. via USB connection.

 

Scandinavian old-fashioned brand NORDISK

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The last thing to conclude is the concept store “NORDISK CAMP SUPPLY STORE” of the Nordic outdoor brand NORDISK. At the end of 2021, the outdoor event “THE PARTY vol.4 supported by Rethink PROJECT” was held on the rooftop of Shibuya Parco.

 

Mr. Hosoda appeared from the “NORDISK CAMP SUPPLY STORE SHIBUYA”.

 

This is Mr. Hosoda who heard the story!

Good thing to wholesale ①: OPINEL’s “Stainless Steel # 9”

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A folding knife that is convenient for outdoor cooking. OPINEL’s knives, which have a history of more than 130 years, are available in a total of 10 sizes from # 2 to # 12. It is attractive that the blade length can be selected from 3.4 cm to 12.2 cm depending on the application.

 

I chose size # 9 with a blade length of 90mm, but it’s the right size for all-purpose camping scenes, and it’s light and convenient to carry. The price is reasonable, so it is recommended as an introduction to knives.

 

Good thing to wholesale ②: F / CE. CORDURA COOLER CONTAINER

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The F / CE. Cooler container has a simple appearance but is full-fledged in functionality. Durable seamless joints are created by processing with a special machine to achieve toughness that does not cause re-separation or peeling.

 

CORDURA 500 denier ripstop fabric is also used as the main material, making it a tough item that is waterproof and has the strength of peace of mind.

 

It’s seamless, so it looks cool in an atmosphere that other cooler containers don’t have. In addition, the Motohashi tape attached everywhere is also a point, and it is a good gap that it is quite functional contrary to its appearance.

 

Let’s continue with the introduction of “things I want to buy this year”!

 

Things I want to buy this year ①: Barebones “Japanese His Hatchet”

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With a 5mm thick blade, it can be used like a machete, or it can be used like a small ax to break firewood. The walnut-finished handle is also attractive because you can enjoy aging as you use it.

 

It is an item that can be used for chopping wood and can be used for bushcraft as well. It also comes with a carrying case and a loop that can be attached to the belt, so it has a great tendency when working. It looks cool, so it’s purely a man’s heart.

 

Things I want to buy this year ②: NORDISK’s “OTRA 2 PU TENT DARK OLIVE”

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By adopting the Geotech type, the side surface stands up vertically, and the “OTRA 2 PU TENT” has succeeded in expanding the space inside the tent. This can be opened and closed with a zipper in all directions, so a 360 ° panoramic view is possible.

 

Furthermore, the fly sheet and inner sheet can be used alone, making it a convenient tent that works as a 3WAY.

It is a tent that just debuted in 2021. This item is introduced as a tent for 2 people, but the shape is dome-shaped, so the interior space is large, and if you have about 4 people, you can sit in the tent and spend time. Also, since the inner tent is full mesh, I would like to spend this summer in the tent while watching the starry sky.

 

New works will appear one after another in 2022 at Shibuya PARCO 5F!

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GRAND lodge SHIBUYA 12 items that I’m glad I bought and want to buy this year. There were various items to introduce depending on each shop, but all of them were attractive items.

 

New items are released every day at each shop on the 5th floor of Shibuya PARCO, including Ogawa, POLeR, and NORDISK who cooperated with us this time. Of course, there are also standard items that you should have bought, so if you are interested, please come and visit us.

 

I’m sure the staff at each shop will give you serious advice, so it should lead you to a better camp life in 2022!

 

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