Best of the ORA Trade-show

The Outdoor Retailer Australia (ORA) Trade-show was held in Sydney last week. Basically for someone like me that translates to three jam-packed days spent in gear-nerd paradise. Some of the Paddy Pallin team...

ALEX CEARNS & SENSIBLE SHOES

I was packing for a 4 day hike into Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness last year, when my mother’s voice popped into my head saying, “Wear your sensible shoes!” As a child I’d roll my eyes at such a...

Introducing Arc’teryx

What or who is Arc’teryx? Some of you may know of the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight and many of you will be aware of the Canadian Outdoor company...

How to Load Your Pack

A well packed backpack can be the difference between pleasure and pain when you’re out in the wilderness. It is well worth spending the time at home loading your pack with the gear you expect to use on...