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Re: buy backpack

Postby Chris » 08 Dec 2010, 12:00

MetrOasis and Ting San Iou are the places to go. Both are near the train station.

Both are on Zhongshan N. Road, close to the train station. Ting San Iou is close to the corner of Zhongshan and Zhongxiao, and MetrOasis is just north of the corner of Zhongshan and Civic Blvd.
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Re: buy backpack

Postby Quixote » 08 Dec 2010, 19:23

There's also a Metro-Oasis in the Carrefour/B&Q complex in Yonghe in case anyone is interested.
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Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby jallands » 18 Apr 2011, 00:19

Hi, I'm on the lookout to get some gear such as a backpack (40 liters or so), some quick-dry pants, a down jacket, silk sleepersac, aloksac, etc. I've been through the few stores by Taipei Main Station, but am looking for possibly cheaper options as well as... just more. The prices weren't bad, but if there's a great place to pick up gear I'd love to know about it!
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby Mucha Man » 18 Apr 2011, 00:58

The train station is a good area. Also Qixzhang MRT station area now has a number of shops, including a North Face outlet. Guting station has a shop I like. Take exit 2 and then turn right. Turn right again at the end of the tiny alley and you'll find a shop 50mm up the road.

Also ask Kat (whose email I sent you) as she knows a great shop in Neihu.
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby Chris » 18 Apr 2011, 01:29

Near the train station, Zhongshan N. Rd:

Ting San Iou
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby cfimages » 18 Apr 2011, 07:57

There's a decent one near exit 2 of Shilin MRT on Wenlin Rd. Packs, hiking boots and sleeping bags on 2F, everything else on 1F.
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby petrarch1603 » 18 Apr 2011, 08:11

There are about 4-5 outdoor stores on Xinyi Road just west of Da'an MRT station.
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby BigNoodle » 18 Apr 2011, 09:42

there is one shop in Gongguan with tents, sleeping bags, cloths and stuff.

google map this : 台灣Taipei City Zhongzheng District汀州路三段198號
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby chung » 09 May 2012, 16:22

Folks seeking outdoor gear might also want to checkout Jackson and Campsaver.

Jackson is a Belfast shop that offers top gear at very reasonable prices. Surprisingly, because of the VAT exemption, many of the products are actually cheaper to purchase online from Taiwan, even when shipping is included, than from anywhere in the UK.
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Campsaver's main appeal is free shipping to Taiwan if you spend over USD 500 (22 kg limit).
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Re: Where to find backpacking gear?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 09 May 2012, 20:18

This is my current favorite shop:

http://100mountain.com/shop/index.php

It's in Neihu near Costco. Some of the best prices/selection in town, and a comprehensive website that lists pretty much everything they sell!
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