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Avoid buying a pain in the back with these tips to help you achieve backpack nirvana. Osprey Transporter 40 At a hair under $180 the Osprey Transporter 40 is t…

Finding a mid-sized backpack that offers both a reasonable weight and compact size - without sacrificing functionality - really isn't that easy. A lot of models…

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THIS BACKPACK ENTERED my life at just the right time. I was booking and planning multiple overseas and domestic trips and hadn’t figured out how to solve the qu…

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IN THIS AGE of backpack/luggage specialisation (think climbing packs, trek packs, trolley luggage etc.) there is definitely still a place for a load-lugger that…

FOR A LONG TIME there’s been a great divide in tent options between small one- to two-person backpacking tents and big four-person family-size car-camping tents…

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I WAS SOAKED to the bone. The wind howled around me. The granite rock stretched forward into empty whiteness, and I gripped onto the wet, greyish rope that guid…

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Fancy yourself as a modern day adventurer, when you’re really a complete noob? Your first extended trip into the great outdoors can be daunting, but our first-t…

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Plastic buckles, particularly those found on backpacks, can take a beating as they get banged, dragged and scratched through the outdoors. When they inevitably…

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Make your next epic adventure pet friendly, with our complete beginners guide to hiking with your pooch. Have you ever wanted to hit the trails with your fun lo…

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1. The vessel Not all canoes are created equal and these days there’s more variety than ever. Here’s a breakdown on performance attributes of different craft: W…

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I STAND ALONE at the foot of the cliff, hefting an axe in each hand. Staring up at the imposing wall of ice I feel something primal stir within me. This is a ba…

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YOU ARE STANDING ALONG in 30ºC heat beside your car, bonnet up and a 250 km drive from the nearest town. Your car is loaded with gear for the daywalk you were p…

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YOU KNOW AN adventure sport is booming when it makes the New York Times. This year, the newspaper featured first the king – Spaniard Kilian Jornet – and then th…

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FOR 12 HOURS we'd walked into thinning air, climbing towards one of the highest and harshest points in Africa, the endless sprawl of the Ethiopian plains like a…

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THE IDEA OF A head torch is a simple one: to offer mobile lighting while leaving your hands free to perform tasks other than holding a torch. While head torches…