About us

Our Mission

IN 1988 Rucsac Supplies began as a small distribution company, headed by Jim and Merilyn Graham in a Sydney-based warehouse. After 18 successful years steadily growing the business, the couple decided to retire and Rucsac Supplies was snapped up by northern New South Wales outdoor enthusiasts Ray and Bronwyn Sargent. With son, Mitchell, and long-serving office guru Judy Savins, the duo began their odyssey into the world of adventure equipment in May 2004.

Ray, a passionate skier, former footballer (now strictly a sideline barracker) and fisherman and Bronwyn, a keen hiker, swimmer and traveller, have worked hard to expand the business, adding to the products carried by Rucsac Supplies, moving the warehouse to its river-side home in Ballina and hiring new, talented staff to cope with extra work.

The Rucsac Supplies team is excited about the recent expansion of Vaude, bringing you the latest in European, high-quality clothing and hardware to suit any of your pursuits whether it be cycling or in the great outdoors. Whilst remaining the exclusive distributor of high-quality Trangia stoves, Torpeako clothing and accessories, Chefsway Food and many other great lines of products.

Since 2004, the Sargents’ have travelled to trade shows in Germany and America, and more recently, China, in their quest to bring Australian outdoor adventurers / cyclists new and exciting products.

Australian athletes and adventurers continue to find support for their endeavours from Rucsac HQ, the team loves to be taken along the journey with them whilst helping individuals realise their dreams. There’s nothing the team at Rucsac Supplies enjoy more than getting involved in sports at a grass-roots level. That’s why they support so many events across the outdoor and cycle sports arena.

The Rucsac Supplies team look forward to more changes, developments and continuing to deliver great service, unbeatable products and a shared passion of all the adventures Australia has to offer!