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Hardshell or softshell jackets? Hardshell jackets are designed to offer full weather protection. In other words, they are designed to be windproof, waterproof a…

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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…

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…

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The North Face have just released their Ventrix series of jackets, which are said to keep you warm when you’re stationary, but cool when you’re active. The Outd…

OUTER SHELLS ARE one of the must-pack items of equipment; whether windy, wet or cold conditions, an outer shell is going to keep you warmer, dryer and safer. As…

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There’s something so relaxing about listening to rain on a tent, when you are warm, snug and dry inside. But a leaky tent seam can quickly turn this tranquil ex…

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SWIM WITH SEA LIONS, take in Queensland's rainforests with a canopy-level view, canoe in wine country or mountain bike through alpine bushland. There's heaps to…

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You've packed your gear, first-aid kit, your snacks and you're ready to go! Hold up though, because adding a DIY repair kit can save you a headache out in the f…

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A hole in an insulated jacket or sleeping bag is not an excuse to buy a new one, just patch it up and it should last you many more years. Lay the patch on the f…

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One sleeping bag, one tent, one pair of boots, one pack. In Outdoor’s estimation, regardless of how often you use a piece of equipment, it should last for yonks…

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IN AUGUST 2008, CLARK Carter and Chris Bray became the first people in history to travel across Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic, on their 1000 Hour Day a…

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ADJUSTMENTS FOR HIMALAYAN FIRST-TIMERS 1. Sharing the track with huge hairy animals with sharp horns and no sense of personal space. 2. The slow, steady pace se…

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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…

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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…

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Prior to huge treks by foot, there's a few things you can do to clear the path of stumbling blocks. Te Araroa veteran Laura Waters discusses her methods, from s…