Category: Gear Reviews

Roman palm IV

For $110 or less the Roman palm IV are a good value Sleeping bag. If you find you are a cold sleeper a set of long thermal underwear should slove any issues with the cold nights on the Kokoda trail. All the new Palms are EN tested which means they have been laboratory tested to [...]
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Outdoor Research (OR) Havoc jacket

The Outdoor Research (OR) Havoc jacket is the ideal layer for cold, wet, windy and frequently changing conditions. Lightweight and highly technical, the Havoc features warm PrimaLoft Eco 60g insulation behind a durable, weather-resistant and breathable GORE WINDSTOPPER shell that really keeps the outside conditions at bay on cold and windy days. For really cold [...]
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Buff Headwear

The Buff head wear The versatile Buff is a must-have accessory for every adventure. What I love about the multifunctional Original Buff is a the many uses you can apply to this tubular shaped product such as a bandana, ponytail holder, sun guard, scarf, hat, neck gaiter, cap or dust screen (see attached picture). Buffs [...]
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One Planet Packs

One Planet Packs One Planet packs are at the pinnacle of the Australian backpack scene and match it with the best of the international brands with there unpretentious functionality, robust build with out all of the gimmicks that seem to be popular with most of the other backpacks on the market.   You could say [...]
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Keen Pyrenees

Keen Pyrenees If you have wide feet then these boots will be very comfortable with the large toe box that is common to the Keen brand. The heel is a little loose but not bothersome when walking. They are a bit high on the ankles which I and many other people have found the top [...]
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Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock

Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock These poles are burly and comfortable and feature a unique teardrop shaped design to add strength to the shaft. The shafts, as well as the Flick Lock closure system, make these one of the most durable poles in the market. If you are a larger persona and would like poles [...]
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Osprey Kestral 38

Osprey Kestral 38 Osprey Kestral 38 is well placed in the Osprey line up is perfect for cold weather hiking as a day pack or lightweight overnight trip (if you don’t require much gear such as sleeping bags, mats and staying in catered accommodation).   I don’t believe this pack would be ideal to hike [...]
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