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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. 

If you are a retailer or manufacturer and would like us to field-test your gear please drop me an email at [email protected]

Check out our Field Tests and Gear Reviews and feel free to leave your comments so that they may benefit others.

Illumina X Ultralight Hiking Tent

Illumina X Ultralight Hiking Tent

I am thrilled to have field test the Illumina X Ultralight Hiking Tent. The tent was quick to setup, a ...
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Elinz 4K 60FPS UHD Sports Action Camera

Elinz 4K 60FPS UHD Sports Action Camera

Field Test - Elinz 4K 60FPS UHD Sports Action Camera Hiking is about getting away from technology. Stuffing everything you ...
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fjallraven keb trousers Trail Hiking Australia

Fjällräven Keb Trousers

Fjällräven market the Keb Trousers as ‘technically advanced trekking trousers with optimised fit and carefully planned details. Intended for alpine ...
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Quechua 2 Second Pop Up Camping Tent Trail Hiking Australia

Quechua 2 Seconds Pop-Up Fresh & Black Camping Tent

If you are looking for a new tent for your weekend adventures or a secondary tent for camping at the ...
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Patagonia Men's Stretch Rainshadow Jacket - Trail Hiking Australia

Patagonia Men’s Stretch Rainshadow Jacket

If you are in the market for a light, supple, stretchy, fashionable and environmentally conscious outer shell, I encourage you ...
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Quechua Foreclaz Trek 100 Jacket

Quechua Forclaz Trek 100 Jacket

The Quechua Forclaz Trek 100 Jacket is a great spring jacket that will keep you warm and comfortable in temperatures ...
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Quechua MH100 Hiking Fleece

Quechua MH100 Hiking Fleece

I was recently sent a Quechua MH100 Hiking Fleece to field test and are most impressed by this warm, light ...
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Trail Hiking Australia Nemo Tensor Ultralight Insulated Mummy Sleeping Pad

Nemo Tensor Ultralight Sleeping Pad

The Nemo Tensor™ Ultralight Insulated Mummy Sleeping Pad is one the lightest pads on the market and provided me with ...
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Trail Hiking Australia Montem Ultra-Light 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

Montem Ultra-Light 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

The Montem Ultra Light 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are a reasonably well-priced (USD$119.99), sturdy carbon fiber pole that I ...
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Trail Hiking Australia ECCO Exostrike GTX

ECCO Exostrike GTX

What a great looking boot that I am more than happy to wear off the trail. They come in a ...
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Trail Hiking Australia Salomon Sense Ride 2

Salomon Sense Ride 2

For now, Salomon Sense Ride 2 have become my new go-to hiking shoe for day-hikes. If the upper and tread ...
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Helinox Ground Chair

Helinox Ground Chair

Comfort while hiking and camping is worth a few grams as the Helinox Ground Chair takes outdoor comfort to a ...
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Aarn Featherlite Freedom Pack

Aarn Featherlite Freedom Pack

Ultimately the choice of pack comes down to fit, comfort and whether it meets the users requirements, for me when ...
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Kathmandu Alopex GORE-TEX PRO

Kathmandu Alopex GORE-TEX® PRO

For the rest of the journey via Lobuje to Gorak Shep the conditions did not relent. It was -50 but ...
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Mountain Designs Gore WINDSTOPPER Jacket

Mountain Designs Gore® WINDSTOPPER® Jacket

I was so thankful that I had my Mountain Designs Gore® WINDSTOPPER® Jacket on my Field Test to Kala Patthar ...
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Grivel G1 Plus Ice Axe

Grivel G1 Plus Ice Axe

The Grivel G1 Ice Axe features a traditional design to give you everything you need in a hiking/mountaineering axe without ...
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  1. G’day hikers…love hiking and have several spine herniated disks. I’ve looked on this great website for monowalker/hiking trailers, unable to find any. Is this an unpopular choice, or not permitted. Also I’d dearly love to match my freshwater flyfishing with hiking. Is there any blogs or similar that culminates the two? Cheers Darrell (Hervey Bay)

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