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Pat Kinsella hits the grit in the saddle of  gravel bike to see what all the dust is about. Having long-ago swapped 26in MTB wheels for more forgiving 29ers, a…

Guides

PACKING YOUR CAR or four-wheel drive for a camping trip is a lot different to just throwing the groceries in the back for a short trip home from the shops. On a…

Guides

THERE ARE FEW hard and fast distinctions between what has traditionally been referred to as cycle touring and what is now being referred to as bikepacking. Both…

Weekend Escapes

THE PERCEPTION OF driving the Gibb River Road (GRR) – all 660km of it, from Kununurra in the east to Broome in the west – is of a rugged, torturous drive throug…

THERE ARE FEWER outdoor industries as good as the cycling trade for reinventing itself year in and year out in the chase for new sales. Bikes are no longer simp…

THE CYCLING INDUSTRY loves a sub-category to headline a new marketing campaign. Add a jazzy name, a few bright colours and voila, a new supposedly must-have seg…

Reviews

THE SCARPA MISTRAL GTX hiking boots offer the best of both worlds. Light and comfortable, they are perfect for leisurely walking, but they are also boots you ca…

ROSS IS A prominent lawyer from Melbourne and has an unfulfilled dream: once in his lifetime he would like to stand on the Cascade Saddle and enjoy the dramatic…

THE LAST FEW steps have always been the hardest. Some stout pushing with legs to ascend the larger steps; a handhold here and there on cold, hard rock; a watchf…

Reviews

The Outdoor crew hit the dirt in the new Salomon Sense Pro Max; a lightweight, long distance trail runner that’s extra comfortable. I do a mixture of road runn…

Reviews

Are they cheating? Outdoor tested out two of Dyson’s electric bikes to see just what all the fuss is about. Call me a traditionalist, but when I heard I was to…

PLAN A IS to hook up with Kiwi photographer and mate Derek Morrison for some fun around NZ’s outdoor mecca, Queenstown. However, on day three of a brutal fronta…

I OFTEN WONDER if I took up cycling at the age of five just to avoid any notion of walking anywhere. Once I'd discovered the joys of covering terrain on two whe…

“Like an orb!” our guide, David, translated, as he formed a perfect imaginary sphere with his hands. We moulded, at best, a warped football. If you ever wanted…

SOMETIMES, SHIT HAPPENS. It mightn’t seem fair and it mightn’t seem right, but life does not make promises about fairness or justice. Neither does adventure. An…