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Intents Outdoors

Intents Outdoors are specialists in ultralight and lightweight camping tents and tarps and roof top tents. We provide quality tents for adventure seekers into hiking and tramping, backpacking to bike packing, kayaking, hunting and climbing, walking and touring NZ or hitting off road tracks in 4x4s.

With our own Intents Outdoors and Orson outdoors branded gear you can head out with tried and tested tents and tarps.
Start living your own EPIC journey!


    We're a small, dedicated team passionate about the outdoors, adventure and camping gear, selling tents and tarps since 2010.

    We're online but we're all about people dealing with people, and providing the best advice, best service and quick delivery.

    We're Kiwis specialising in tents and tarps, specifically designed for adventure loving Kiwis getting out in NZ's tough conditions.


Intents Outdoors leads the way in engineering tents built for camping out in New Zealand's wilderness. Our own Intents and Orson Outdoors brands incorporate the latest technology, knowledge and materials to design ultralight and lightweight tents, shelters, adventure camping gear and roof top tents - all in the name of freedom, adventure and loving life.

Intents Outdoors has a range of quality ultralight and lightweight tents and tarps for a range of activities and conditions. Think about what kind of camping you'll be doing, where you’re going and the conditions you’ll face, then balance those needs up with your own personal priorities to find a tent that fits the bill.
We are tent specialists, designing and selling tents since 2010. We've sold thousands of tents and built up a heap of knowledge and experience. Our focus is on ultralight and lightweight tents suitable for trampers, bikepackers and hunters and adventurers on the go. And in we've been selling Orson roof top tents since 2015.
Quality and reliability in a tent is vital - especially here in NZ with our challenging conditions and changeable weather. Our tried and tested tents are weatherproof and built to stand up to the elements. Our latest designs coupled with high quality, high spec fabrics and components are manufactured alongside some of the best known international tent brands to bring you tents that are more than fit for purpose.
Online Retailer of the Year Finalist for 2019 in Wilderness Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards. We are a small but growing online business and to be nominated together with the biggest players in NZ's outdoor gear retailers is a real honour. It says a lot about how we operate. We're online but we still believe in good old fashioned customer service and doing our best for our customers with before and after sales care.
We're a registered company based in Auckland. We know about tents and we know about NZ. Our tents are specifically designed for NZ. We ship out asap without long delivery times and no drop shipping. Local customer service and back up to get things sorted if needed. Support local communities!
We put our Intents Outdoors and Orson Outdoors name on the line with every product we sell. And we stand behind what we sell. All of our products come with a one-year warranty. While we are confident that you won’t have to use it, this is us saying that we have your best interests at heart. If there is a problem we'll do our best to get things sorted asap.

Popular Winter Sleeping Bags

Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't get outdoors and have some fun. Here are some winter sleeping bags to keep you warm!
Sea to Summit Spark SPIV Down Sleeping Bag, Reg 880g, Long 985g

$899.99 from $869.00

  Sea To Summit's new ultralight Spark™ Series of sleeping bags are designed to keep you as warm as possible while minimising packed weight and size. The expedition-sized Spark SPIV is the warmest in the series with temperature rating of -8°C comfort and -15°C Lower comfort. Constructed using ULTRA-DRY Down™...
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Sea To Summit Women's Flame FMIV Sleeping Bag, Reg 890g, Long 995g

$899.99 from $869.00

  The new ultralight women's-specific Flame™ Series of sleeping bags are wider at the hip and narrower at the shoulder and designed to keep you as warm as possible while minimising packed weight and size. The expedition-sized Flame FMIV is the warmest in the series. It combines more overall ULTRA-DRY...
Sea To Summit Quest QUI Women's Sleeping Bag, 1030g

$279.99 from $223.99

The Sea To Summit Quest QUI sleeping bag has been engineered for women to provide extra warmth where needed. Women generally sleep colder than men, so the Quest is a synthetic-filled bag designed specifically for women. Great for casual users, weekend adventurers and new campers. It has a tapered rectangular shape to provide...
Sea to Summit Women's Journey JOII Down Sleeping Bag, Reg 1180g, Long 1290g

$599.99 from $559.00

Specifically designed for women, Sea To Summit's Journey™ JOII Sleeping Bag has more down overall as women tend to sleep colder than men, with THERMOLITE® panels under the foot area to keep feet warmer and a cut that is wider at the hip and narrower at the shoulder. Great for winter...
Sea To Summit Trailhead THIII Sleeping Bag - Regular or Long

$279.99 from $259.99

The value-oriented Trailhead™ THIII Sleeping Bag is a synthetic-filled bag for weekend adventurers and new campers in cold conditions. It has a tapered shape that provides more space and comfort than a mummy-shaped bag and a full-length zip that lets you open it out for use as a quilt and...


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