SOARTD Trail Hiking Australia

SOARTD Minimalist High Performance Outdoor Clothing

Field Test – SOARTD Minimalist High Performance Outdoor Clothing When I first started hiking, like many others, I simply threw ...
Choosing And Layering Socks

Choosing And Layering Socks

Team the right socks for your footwear Most people understand that appropriate footwear is essential for a successful outdoor experience ...
Down Vs Synthetic Jackets: Which Is Better?

Down Vs Synthetic Jackets: Which Is Better?

Need an insulated jacket but not sure if you should get a down or synthetic jacket? Both down and synthetic ...
Choosing Your Outerwear

Choosing Your Outerwear

Be prepared and stay protected in any weather Jackets can protect you against humidity, wind and cold. When choosing an ...
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SNOWGUM VaporTEC® Ultra Jacket

Field Test - SNOWGUM VaporTEC® Ultra Jacket (Valdez for men and Vienna for women) You might be expecting perfect weather, ...
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ArmaSkin Dermal Protection Layer

Field Test – ArmaSkin Dermal Protection Layer Earlier this year I was getting ready for a trek through the Himalayas, ...
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Outdoor Research Arete Gloves™

Field Test - Outdoor Research Arete Gloves™ The Outdoor Research Arete Gloves are my recommended all-around gloves for any cold or ...
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Mountain Designs Gore® WINDSTOPPER® Jacket

Field Test - Kala Patthar (5643m/18513ft) It was a race against time to climb Kala Patthar for a view of the ...
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What to wear hiking

What to wear hiking all depends on the climate and environment you are entering into. As a general rule, in ...
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Kathmandu Alopex GORE-TEX® PRO

Field Test - Everest Base Camp (5361m/17590ft) Standing in the heart of the Himalayas with 50% less oxygen than I’m ...
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Keep dry

Water is critical for staying alive, but it is also deadly when mixed with cold on the trail. Keep yourself ...
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Carry a bandanna

Keep a bandanna tied to your pack strap for a quick wipe of your forehead as needed. Bandanna’s are also ...
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Cotton kills

Clothing keeps you warm by trapping warm air near your skin. That's how cotton kills. When cotton gets wet, it ...