True North

True North

True North is a reliable brand that offers a range of highly specialised backpacks, bags radio harnesses, and other safety equipment. This makes it a popular choice for firefighters, medics, and SAR (search and rescue) personnel throughout New Zealand.


True North backpacks feature modular options like the Molle attachment system and highly adjustable harnesses, making them customizable for a variety of tasks. Options even include the addition of hydration pockets which can interface with most backpacks currently available. These are useful for allowing hands-free drinking during emergency situations.

Elsewhere in their product range, True North chest-mounted radio harnesses have a unique suspension system that prevents sagging or swinging to minimize damage from impact or water. This is in addition to the incorporated extra storage space for other essential accessories like cell phones and spare batteries.

Meanwhile, other True North gear options cover the gamut from flagging tape to fire-resistant waterproof leg gaiters. Indeed, available True North equipment even includes protective saw bar covers and even dedicated chainsaw backpacks for chainsaw operators. This makes it a go-to brand in for those looking for all types of safety equipment and other related accessories.