Field Tests and Gear Reviews
Helping you decide what gear is right for you
When out on the trail, the equipment you have along is all you have to rely on until you get back to the comfort and safety of your home. It is up to you to determine the essential equipment you bring along to make your hike comfortable and safe. Failing to bring along the right gear may mean a miserable experience or worse.
As a field-tester, the reviews I have provided are based on my own experiences and represent an unbiased account of the gear I use and trust.
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The Mini is an effective, small, lightweight, and versatile water filter that won't break the bank. If that doesn’t doRead More
At the end of our six day 110km hike we were thrilled the Tesalate Workout Towels came along for theRead More
If you haven’t heard of Zorali, they are an Aussie brand committed to being a leader on the path towardsRead More
SOARTD claim to be passionate about producing higher quality, better performing clothes that are more durable and that effortlessly coordinate,Read More
I can say without question that our SV Topographic Map provided us with the knowledge and confidence to get-it-right the firstRead More
I am thrilled to have field test the Illumina X Ultralight Hiking Tent. The tent was quick to setup, aRead More
Field Test - Elinz 4K 60FPS UHD Sports Action Camera Hiking is about getting away from technology. Stuffing everything youRead More
Fjällräven market the Keb Trousers as ‘technically advanced trekking trousers with optimised fit and carefully planned details. Intended for alpineRead More
If you are looking for a new tent for your weekend adventures or a secondary tent for camping at theRead More
If you are in the market for a light, supple, stretchy, fashionable and environmentally conscious outer shell, I encourage youRead More
The Quechua Forclaz Trek 100 Jacket is a great spring jacket that will keep you warm and comfortable in temperaturesRead More
I was recently sent a Quechua MH100 Hiking Fleece to field test and are most impressed by this warm, lightRead More
The Nemo Tensor™ Ultralight Insulated Mummy Sleeping Pad is one the lightest pads on the market and provided me withRead More
The Montem Ultra Light 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are a reasonably well-priced (USD$119.99), sturdy carbon fiber pole that IRead More
What a great looking boot that I am more than happy to wear off the trail. They come in aRead More
For now, Salomon Sense Ride 2 have become my new go-to hiking shoe for day-hikes. If the upper and treadRead More