kea outdoors

Our mission is to provide the gear and knowledge that gives you the freedom to get outside more often.

How we kicked off

The idea for KEA was born after our founder Matt, had spent most of his life adventuring in the New Zealand outdoors with cheap and nasty gear, without giving it a second thought. 

It wasn’t until he became a professional Fly Fishing Guide that he truly realized there was a whole other world of great gear created for pros and technical folk that was out of reach for most. This gear mostly focused on one purpose and ignored the rest, making it unsuitable for the amateur adventurer.

KEA gear is for the outdoor lover, not the 'Mt Everest Conqueror'. Gear that is functional, but also versatile and reliable so that is stands up for you whenever and wherever adventure calls

This is the foundation of KEA and why we focus everyday on creating the best gear to help you embrace every outdoor adventure.

Now it’s just up to you to choose what adventure is calling you…

What we care we care about:


KEA gear is for the outdoor lover, not the 'Mt Everest Conqueror'.

We create it for the ones who just love being outdoors, regardless of what takes them there.

When we say our gear is: "For every adventure" - We mean it!

Telling it straight

The outdoor industry is full of confusing, technical jargon that makes you wonder if you know what we are doing!

As everyday adventurers we just want to get out there and it enjoy the outdoor with gear we can trust. So no big words or jargon here. Just straight up chat!


The outdoors is wild and unpredictable, so our gear must be built to match.

We focus on creating  innovative, versatile and quality gear you can trust. Allowing you to have the confidence to embrace every adventure.

Supporting the wild

The world's wild places are what give us inspiration. That's why we partner with organizations that make a difference in the health of the planet and ecosystems so you can be sure the gear you use is having a positive impact on the places you explore.

This began by supporting our namesake, the Kea. A spectacular but endangered native New Zealand Alpine Parrot. We are passionate about these special birds and have partnered with the Kea Conservation Trust to support their mission to protect the Kea in the wild.