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A trail-running shoe is a different beast to its bitumen-based brethren. That's because it covers far more rugged terrain. It needs to combine the attributes of…

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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…

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Despite living on the second driest continent on earth, it’s almost unavoidable that some of your outdoor adventures will be in the rain. When this happens, you…

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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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Fitness, a ‘good engine’, endurance or staying power – it doesn’t matter what you call it – a solid cardio regime should be a staple life consideration for a wh…

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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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Arch support, breathing space and a one strap design make Chacos the middle ground solution between shoes and thongs. Upon first sight, Chacos convey groovy, co…

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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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…

CANYONING INVOLVES FOLLOWING a free-flowing river through gorges, waterfalls, caves, canyons and whatever else arises from nature. In order to do this you’ll be…

Hundreds of thousands of tourists traipsing up and down Uluru have left their mark on the rock – literally and environmentally. Half a billion years after formi…

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…

CHAFFING, HALLUCINATIONS, BLISTERS and bonding. The Oxfam Trailwalker is a suburbanite’s Everest. One hundred kilometres of non-stop walking on tracks and trail…

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…

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While summer brings plenty of opportunity for getting outside, it also brings an increased risk of snake bite. Outdoor donned some protective armour in the form…