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IT IS THE UBIQUITOUS piece of adventure luggage: the duffle bag. This load-lugger has been around for many, many years and has remained the popular choice for 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…

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WALKING THE OVERLAND TRACK with four or five family members and as many friends for my 50th birthday last April seemed a capital idea: my favourite walk in my f…

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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…

HOW TECHNICAL CAN the design brief for a duffel bag be? The answer is: not very. The only thing you need to worry about when looking to buy one of these ubiquit…

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HEAD TORCHES ARE one of the must-pack items for any trip into the outdoors. These lightweight, powerful light sources have become the light of choice for all ad…

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1. Sea To Summit X-Series (price varies) www.seatosummit.com.au The Aussie-based adventure equipment company has scored numerous global awards with this compac…

AIMED SQUARELY AT "the core mountaineering and climbing community", The North Face's AW16 Summit Series collection – relaunched and rebooted for the first time…

BACK IN THE freewheeling days of the 1970s, when “extreme sports” were the realm of a few crazy lads, a bunch of climbers were scaling the big walls of Californ…

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…

AS AN OUTDOOR photographer, I often get asked what system I use to lug around all my camera gear when I’m out on a long-distance hike. The issue is, of course…

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NO MATTER WHAT outdoor activity you’re into, if you’re out in the bush for more than a day you’ll eventually need to cook something to eat. While making fire is…

IF YOU WANT a lightweight, compact (when packed) shelter that covers more than a couple of people, then you need a tarp. And before you scoff at “lightweight” a…

I HAVE ONE item of Arc’teryx outdoor apparel in my cupboard: a very well used Theta AR jacket I bought 10 years ago. The Canadian company is renowned for its hi…