GET SET, GO
There are many types of travelling. On one hand, if you are the ordinary traveller, you are likely to choose a common tourist location and embrace the comfort of hotels. On the other, if your soul seeks adventure in life, travelling has a whole different meaning to you.
Trekking, hiking or backpacking is becoming extremely popular in our country. And preparing yourself with proper travel gear is indeed of paramount importance. This is where Peak69, a shop focused on outdoor gear, comes in.
"This shop is a product of our own passion for adventurous travelling, and the hurdles we faced in terms of obtaining a proper set of outdoor gear," said Rashidul Manik. He and his friends, Fazlay Rabby and Jesmin Akhtar, started this business online in early 2012, followed by an outlet a few months later.
Hence, derived from the understanding of the need for good quality outdoor travelling gear, Peak69 was born -- an outlet catering to hikers, backpackers, trekkers, outdoor enthusiasts, et al.
The shop provides a one-stop solution for travel enthusiasts, showcasing everything you might need for an adventure trip, from tents to sleeping bags. Products include all those that a camper or trekker loves, and actually needs to possess: tents, backpacks, hammocks, sleeping bags, etc.
Flashlights are of course very important. And you may also want to get hold of one of their trekking poles, which can come handy for so many reasons, especially during a walk through rough, steep or tricky routes.
There are so many things required when you are out hiking or camping. That is why it is important to visit Peak69 before you go for such trips. For example, buying a whistle can become essential if you are hiking through wild or confusing routes -- in case you need to signal your friends if you lose track somehow.
You will also need some basic cooking utensils, especially during those trips where you will find yourself in remote areas for days without eateries. You can get hold of Peak69's smart camping cooking set, which comprises of a frying pan, spoons, plastic bowls, etc.
Peak69 also has a collection of bicycle accessories. Take a pair of trouser bands for example. These are reflector bands to be wrapped around the leg openings of your trousers, thus providing visibility and safety in the dark and for disallowing your trousers from getting caught on the bicycle chain.
"Many of the items are imported and branded. However, we also have a major focus on cost-effectiveness. We have many items that are locally made, with emphasis on the needs of the people of our country," Manik informed.
You can also buy the products online, from Peak69's website, www.peak69.com. The website is a very simple and user-friendly one, with just enough information for you to make an informed decision.
"Located in Bandarban, Peak69 is a splendid place with magnificent beauty. It is actually the highest road of Bangladesh," Manik explained the inspiration behind the name of their company.
And for the other Peak69 -- the shop that is -- it's located on the second floor of Aziz Supermarket, Shahbagh. For more information, call 0183 477 7718.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed