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Buying gear in Asia

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1. Posted by kat_crane (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Hey everyone, I'm going to be travelling for a few months in Asia and was wondering about buying gear on the road. When I was in Thailand I saw a ton of name brand stores selling gear for pretty cheap. Is it easy to get quality stuff in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, or Thailand? And if so, does anyone know of any good places to shop for gear in those countries?

Also, if the moderator thinks this question would be better suited in the Asia forum feel free to move it there. I wasn't quite sure.

2. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 10y

In Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (especially), Thailand I found everything I could possibly want, including soya milk! I bought all my essential toiletries in all of these countries. I say Vietnam especially because they are master copiers, you can get anything and everything here. Vietnam is where most things like Low Alpine, Jack Wolfskin, for example products are manufactured because of cheap labour. You can even buy remastered old master paintings and couldnt tell the difference from the original!!!

It is however, difficult to get clothing, because the people are a completely different build to us Europeans

3. Posted by shcsg (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

What about travel kit like stuff sacks, packing cubes etc etc? All that stuff seems to cost loads and if I can get it really cheap soon after I arrive that would make things much easier!