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About Coghlan's

Coghlan's is a world-leading brand of outdoor accessories that have been tried and tested by outdoor enthusiasts for over 50 years. Their vast range of products includes nearly everything you need to make your camping holiday or trip into the outdoors a success.

Recognised world leader

In camping and outdoor accessories, Coghlan's has built its reputation on core values of product quality and innovation.

Family owned

Founder Norm Coghlan also strongly believed in giving back to his community through programmes such as Opportunity Partners.

The history of Coghlan's

Prior to forming his own company, Norm Coghlan sold lanterns, camp stoves, lamps, mantles and parts to the hardware market in the United States and Canada. In 1959, he bought a small service depot in downtown Winnipeg, Canada and operated it as a private company (Coghlan’s Gas Appliances) that concentrated on the natural gas heating market.

Norm added camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and air mattresses to his product offering, but also became aware that customers wanted a way to make toast on their pump-up gasoline camp stoves. Such an item was already being manufactured by a U.S. based company and they sold very readily in Coghlan’s retail store. Subsequently, Norm found out that the toaster was being discontinued, and he decided to buy the entire inventory. This began Coghlan’s distribution of camping accessories.

The Camp Stove Toaster has been made in Winnipeg, Manitoba since the mid-1960s and Coghlan’s has now assembled and packaged over 7 million 504D Toasters.

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