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Review: MSR WindBurner Stove System

Australia has been waiting for the release of the MSR WindBurner for sometime while its been approved by the relevant authorities for sale within Australia. As the WindBurner has been ticking the final boxes to be sold in Australia I have been lucky enough...

First Look: Patagonia Dirt Craft Shorts

For many of us the name Patagonia is synonymous with outdoor adventure & quality. Founder Yvon Chouinard took his love for climbing and mountaineering from a humble hand-made piton business in the late 1950's and turned it into the eco-focused company...

The Icebreaker Corespun wear-test

Last Summer Icebreaker managed put a new twist on the ever popular Tech Lite 150 weight fabric by introducing their Corespun technology. By adding a nylon core to the fabric, Icebreaker have managed to add extra strength (now 40% greater then the industry...
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REVIEW: Arc’teryx Theta AR GTX

UPDATED IMPRESSIONS – March 2016 From Lachlan: The original review below was written by Julian. Since then I’ve also had the chance to test out the Amazing Arc’teryx Theta AR. In February 2016 I spent 3 weeks on South Island of NZ for some alpine...
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REVIEW: SEA TO SUMMIT MATTRESSES

UPDATED IMPRESSIONS - March 2016 Since writing this initial review 12 months ago, I've spent many nights on my Sea to Summit mattresses. In that time, I've learned more from using these mats & thought it might be worthwhile doing an update with some...
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REVIEW: SEA TO SUMMIT X-SERIES COOKWEAR

Collapsible back-country cookware, now that's an innovation worth looking at. Sea to Summit have been selling their collapsible X-Series 'crockery' for a while now, many will be familiar with the flat-pack X-Bowl, X-Mug, X-Plate & even the X-Shot. For...
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Review: Sea to Summit Latitude Sleeping Bag

The holy grail of sleeping bags is a mythical beast, oft spoken about in dark corners of gear shops & around the campfire on cold dark nights in the mountains... OK, I'll get to the point. Everyone would love that one sleeping bag that, put quite simply,...

Review: Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical

Christmas came early for me in the back end of 2015, no thanks to the Santa but more so Suunto. A highly compatible sport watch is a practical, very useful and therefore an acceptable gift. Santa often disregards these key gift requirements. I barley wear...