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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I love these poles and take them on every hike. They are so light and so small that if youRead More
What I really want to say here is that If I hadn't of been in possession of my ArmaSkin onRead More
Outdoor Research best sellers, the Arete Gloves are among the most versatile alpine gloves available, offering grip, dexterity and waterproofRead More
In my opinion, the Grivel G10 New-Classic crampons are perfect for hikers and mountaineers who need easy-to-use equipment for theirRead More
The CamelBak Fourteener 20 is a comfortable, versatile and lightweight pack (weighing in at only 1.1kg). I look forward toRead More
Field Test – Montem Diadema 18L Hiking Daypack Over the years I have collected a number of packs of varyingRead More
I am really pleased that I received the Trekkers Wool before this hike as it really made the entire experienceRead More
Overall, I found that the hammock felt sturdy, was quick and easy to hang, comfortable to sleep in (definitely moreRead More
The SNOWGUM Cooper Mk3 boots have impressed me again with their ability to keep us upright and our feet dry,Read More
I am impressed to say that there was no wearing-in required with the Ascent Explore, they offered me comfort andRead More
Field Test – Panda Child Carrier. Designed for the harsh sun conditions we’re used to here and are suitable forRead More
Recently I was contacted by Summit Global, who is the Australian distributor for the COXA M18 Day Pack. As youRead More
The Quechua MH500 Men's Mid Waterproof Mountain Hiking Boots are an excellent mid-height boot that I have really enjoyed field-testing.Read More
As a well-priced, sturdy, value for money pole, I am happy to recommend the Montem Ultra Strong Cork Trekking Poles.Read More