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  Date Posted: 7 January 2019

I recently swapped my kangaroo skin foldable hat for a new Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat . The Helios has replaced my old heavy, sweat soaked hat; excelling as itself as a comfortable easy fit, drying quickly and keeping the harsh Australian sun off my noggin! ...and all I can say is “what took me so long?”!! As a rule hats don’t always sit as high as they should on the importance scale, when...

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  Date Posted: 22 November 2018

K2 has proudly stocked Asolo footwear for over 20 years. As one of only six 100% family owned companies that produce hiking boots in the world today we felt it was delving a little deeper into the history of this great brand. The Zanatta family began making boots from their Northern Italian village in 1946. The family business grew and flourished, based on a foundation of quality footwear ut...

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  Date Posted: 18 November 2018

The 411, a technical big mountain axe of my dreams. Tackles steep terrain with ease and gives secure sticks in hard ice. The grip and trig rest feel natural and secure when swinging. There are a number of grip positions for matching hands on you tools. The action is precise when swung overhead, and the overall feel is one of substance with a slight wrist flick making it stick firm into the ice....

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  Date Posted: 13 November 2018

It’s a deadly combination that most bushwalkers dread; downhill with a heavy pack and a momentary loss of focus…..ouch! It happens to the best of us and yours truly recently experienced all of this! The outcome was a sprained ankle 16kms into a two-day 46km bushwalk! I completed it, but largely because I wear full support leather boots. My boots helped me in two ways, I would have probably brok...

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  Date Posted: 1 November 2018

All too soon after arriving in Brisbane from the U.K I realised that climbing, hiking or doing anything in trousers was going to be a no go for at least ten months of the year. Luckily these incredibly lightweight shorts made from recycled microfibre came to my rescue. I’ve never enjoyed climbing in shorts that much, finding them quite restrictive when having to go for high footholds or making r...

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  Date Posted: 1 November 2018

The Lowe Alpine Airzone Pro comes in both male and female harnesses sizes, full of great features and the compactible sizes of 35:45L and 45:55L . With its unique Lowe Alpine pack literage extension you literally get two packs in one! The capacity is perfect for short day walks or even an overnight hike on the weekend. Extend the 10 litre sleeve and you have a pack that will allow you to g...

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