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Aaron Flanagan recently went trekking in the Himalaya, where he was able to test out a range of outdoor clothing and gear in one of the world's highest proving…

FOR A LONG TIME there has been a divide between the SLR world and the compact world of cameras. The move into the digital realm is lessening that gap, but a new…

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WHEN A TIMEPIECE is Swiss-made and designed for the US Special Forces, you know it’s going to be capable of taking a great deal of punishment in often unforgivi…

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EACH YEAR, MANUFACTURERS bring out new technology that is applied to everything from socks and shoes to packs and, in case of The North Face, outer shell jacket…

THE ADVENTURER IS spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a GPS/smart watch these days. With a number of brands and models on the market, it is now at the po…

ADVENTURE AND ALL things electronic definitely don’t go well together. As an adventure/outdoors journalist, keeping my valuable (and essential) digital SLR and…

A FAMILY TENT has to have certain features for it to become – and remain – that go-to every time you and your partner/brood head off for a few nights in the out…

I AM A HUGE fan of alloy pots and pans, but it is not always possible to lug this bulky gear around in your pack/kayak/vehicle, so I have been testing an altern…

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THERE ARE TWO camps when it comes to lights for the outdoors – headlamps and torches. But why settle for just one? While a headlamp is great for active, hands-f…

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There are so many things to consider when choosing a sleeping bag. We've reviewed a few to help you with the search. THE NORTH FACE GOLD KAZOO TNF have now bee…

IF THERE IS EVER a product that offers the perfect excuse to buy more than one of, it is a hiking tent. If you live in Australasia you can be subjected to a wid…

Wenonah's Prospector 16 is a boat with a story to tell. Are you sitting comfortably? Right, we shall begin. Back in the days when wild North America was first b…

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Working in the outdoor industry means getting exposed to all the latest technical clothing and gear and each year it just keeps getting better and better. The P…

WE ARE PRETTY lucky in Australia when it comes to cycling and the weather. Even our winters (unless you’re living in our High Country regions or copping a torre…

THE BERGHAUS BRAND (distributed in Australia by Mountain Designs) has been around for many years. In fact, my first trekking backpack was a Berghaus model, many…