All About Trekking Poles

What are Trekking/Walking Poles Trekking poles are simply walking sticks and they take many forms, ranging from single staves made from found wood to pairs of sophisticated height-adjustable poles made from...

DOWN vs SYNTHETIC & HOW TO CHOOSE

Which is better a down or synthetic filled jacket? This is a very common question and the answer is highly dependent on what environments and conditions the jacket will be used in. In this post I will aim to...

How to wash your Rain Jacket

In previous posts we have given you all the tips & advice on Choosing a Waterproof Jacket and a heap of information on Waterproof Fabrics.  Today we will cover how to care for your Rain Jacket. Why...

ALL ABOUT WATERPROOF FABRICS

Long gone are the days of Burberry, Ventile and Gabardine. Where once these fabrics were de rigeur, now the name Gore-Tex reigns supreme in the world of waterproof outdoor clothing - or does it? Elsewhere...

All about Merino & Icebreaker

Wool has been used in the outdoors for hundreds of years, however during the 80's synthetic fabrics such as Polartec® gained popularity as they where lighter, softer against the skin and dried quicker than...

Introduction to Layering

Spending time in the outdoors you will always encounter a variety of weather and temperatures, regardless of the activity. You might be bush-walking, rock-climbing, adventure-racing, ice climbing or...