ONE PLANET <em>Polar Pyramid with Vestibule, tent</em> designed 2003–18; alloy, cotton, high density polyethylene, nylon, plastic, polyester, polyvinyl chloride, rubber. Courtesy of ONE PLANET<br/>


(est. 1979, Melbourne)

ONE PLANET is a Melbourne company that designs and manufactures technical outdoor equipment, specialising in backpacks, sleeping bags, tents and apparel made for Australian conditions. Its products are used by local adventurers, search-and-rescue personnel, park rangers and the Australian Antarctic Division. The result of decades of design innovation incorporating technological and material advances, all ONE PLANET products are manufactured at the company’s Sunshine West factory.

The Tarkine, bushwalking pack is used by specialist and recreational bushwalkers. Designed in 2002 and updated in 2018, the pack is designed for walking the Australian wilderness. Wider and shorter than conventional designs by European and North American brands, the Tarkine gives bushwalkers a better centre of gravity to duck and move around scrub, rocks, and over logs, and to navigate low-hanging branches. Designed for durability, lifespan and comfort, the 85-litre pack is constructed from Waterloc canvas, a cotton-wrapped polyester cloth engineered specifically for ONE PLANET that delivers exceptional water resistance. The Tarkine also features the only adjustable bushwalking harness to be endorsed by the Australian Chiropractors Association. First developed in the 1990s, the Exact Fit harness system is customised to a bushwalker’s height and body shape, allowing them to carry heavy loads more comfortably.

Throughout its many editions and updates, the Cocoon series of sleeping bags, designed 2006–21, provides one of the best warmth-to-weight ratios in the sleeping bag category. The lightweight design is temperature rated in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Featuring a ‘mummy’ shape, the bag includes a baffle construction that locks down filling in chambers, an innovation pioneered by ONE PLANET designer Steve Jamieson. After winning an Australian Good Design award in 1984, baffles are now adopted by brands and manufacturers of sleeping bags around the globe.

Designed and developed in collaboration with the Australian Antarctic Division in 2003 and updated in 2018, ONE PLANET’s Polar Pyramid with Vestibule, tent is used by polar agencies worldwide. Designed for scientists and researchers conducting remote fieldwork, the specialised shelter can manage Antarctic conditions, providing protection from extreme weather, including sub-zero temperatures, winds and blizzards. Its features include breathable, tough polar canvas and hardened hydrophobic floors to repel water, strong structural alloy poles, antennae and solar panel attachment points, and windows for light and weather observation.