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...

Lightweight Real Estate

A tent frees you. It is your home away from home, your sanctuary from the battering winds, driving rain, and bitter cold which often come hand in hand with many adventures. The warmth and comfort of your tent...

How to Pack Efficiently

Packing well is an art. Taking what you need on a trip is important, but dragging a heavy overstuffed bag around can really put a dampner on ones travels. There's no right or wrong way to pack, but there...

Tips on Choosing a down Jacket

Staff in our stores are often asked which down jacket is our best. Often what people mean is warmest, but even then, this is an extremely subjective question. In this article I will try to lay out the key...