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  • Spring Camping Hacks 2018

    Spring Camping Hacks 2018

    Summer isn’t here just yet, which is great because that means there is still time to test yourself against the elements! But if there is one thing we know it’s that the Kiwi outdoors are unpredictable at the best of times, so here is our guide to spring camping.   Dry your shoes with crumpl Read Article

  • Camping Clothing Essentials

    Camping Clothing Essentials

    Spring time means you can finally begin to venture outside of the house and interact with other humans. Aside from its role in offering you an acceptable public appearance, clothing helps you adapt to the effects of climate, whether hot or cold. Camping is an epic adventure and taking the appropriat Read Article

  • How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

    How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

    We all know that having the right gear, can make or break a trip.  Whether you are camping on a beautiful beach, tramping through native bushes or going on an alpine adventure.  Our guide below should help you make the best choices, whatever you’re at… What’s your adventure? When picking Read Article

  • WALK ON Foot Protection – Sore Feet Stop Here

    WALK ON Foot Protection – Sore Feet Stop Here

    WALK ON feels like you're walking a cloud. Anyone who treks, cycles, wears high heels, dances or treads in work boots all day will appreciate the soft and magical feel of sheep on their feet - you could even use it to relieve pack rub or sports bra chaffing. The use of a silky strip of hyperfine mer Read Article

  • Suunto Spartan Ultra Review

    Suunto Spartan Ultra Review

    Read Michelle Stark's run down on how she found the watch. She goes deep into detail and describes her experience with the features including design, battery life, accuracy, connectivity and durability. Well worth a read if you're in the game for a new multi-sport watch! Read Article

  • Osprey Talon 11 and Tempest 9 Daypacks

    Osprey Talon 11 and Tempest 9 Daypacks

    Whether you’re going for a run, small hike or a bike ride or travelling, you need a pack that is versatile, streamlined and most importantly comfortable. Osprey’s Women’s Tempest 9 and Men’s Talon 11 Daypacks are built for multi-use and active light pursuits and come with some awesome functi Read Article

  • Summer Backpacking Tips

    Summer Backpacking Tips

      If you’re camping this summer – and why would you not? – there are a few things to consider that will make your adventure a safe and enjoyable one. Plan your trip – You know what they say about failing to plan? Chances are you’ve been looking forward to this time Read Article

  • Pro Tips: Holly Pawson – Seeing The Light In The Dark

    Pro Tips: Holly Pawson – Seeing The Light In The Dark

    People often ask me how I motivate myself to train over the cool and dark winter months. This year in particular I have no option to ‘slack off’ with the thought of the World Triathlon Championships in Mexico providing that extra tug out of bed in the morning and into my life as a nocturnal athl Read Article

  • Pro Tips: Cam Cole – The Racers Edge

    Pro Tips: Cam Cole – The Racers Edge

    For a mountain biker who looks forward to a summer of racing all year long there are times during the year which may leave you feeling a little dissatisfied, such as having to take time out due to injury or during the colder and darker months of the year. The good news is that this can be spent in a Read Article

  • Using a Compass 101

    Using a Compass 101

    We asked Torpedo7 athlete and adventure race organiser Nora Audra to share her tips on how to use a compass and navigate off of a map. If you're taking part in the Torpedo7 Spring Challenge or simply want to brush up on your compass navigation skills you've come to the right place. Read Article

  • Compression 101

    Compression 101

    You know compression sportswear is tight, right? But so are skinny jeans, so what’s the big deal? Do SKINS really improve performance and speed up recovery? How? Can you prove it? Here’s a quick lesson in compression to answer your questions and squeeze out those doubts. All the Gear, No Idea? W Read Article

  • Inov8 – A Shoe for Every Adventure

    Inov8 – A Shoe for Every Adventure

    Review by Torpedo7 athlete and adventure racer, Tim Farrant.     Leaping from boulder to boulder I make my way up the Deception River. I almost expect to slip, but Inov8 Roclite grip holds firm on the rocks and I maintain composure. Glancing about I can see I am in good company – Ino Read Article

  • Lowa – How do I look after my boots properly?

    Lowa – How do I look after my boots properly?

    Dirt and moisture have little effect on LOWA boots if they are properly looked after. Find out how to care for your boots and make them last longer. Read Article

  • How to use Suunto Ambit3’s Recovery Features

    How to use Suunto Ambit3’s Recovery Features

    Training – and making progress in it – is all about finding the balance between stress and recovery. You can push hard, but you also need to take the time to recover. Only then you can step to the next level. To help you balance your training Suunto Ambit3 has two recovery indicators: recovery Read Article

  • Torpedo7 Mamaku 2 person Adventure Tent review

    Torpedo7 Mamaku 2 person Adventure Tent review

    Camping overnight in the backcountry calls for a tent that is light to carry and quick and easy to put up. Kauri Walker recently sent us through this review of the Torpedo7 Mamaku 2 person Adventure Tent that he used while camping overnight on the Tararua ranges. Read on to hear his thoughts... Read Article

  • Which tent is right for me?

    Which tent is right for me?

    Tents are generally categorised into 3 areas - canvas, dome and adventure – so how do you choose what tent is right for you?  Read Article

  • How to choose the right Hiking Boots

    How to choose the right Hiking Boots

    With over a quarter of the body's bones located in your feet, it’s very important to ensure that you get the right hiking boots to fit your feet. There’s nothing worse than having sore, tired, blistered feet, especially when these things can be mitigated by getting the right footwear. Read Article

  • Choosing a Running Pack

    Choosing a Running Pack

    As we improve in fitness and skill, many of us will consider running further and farther than ever before. In doing so however, we are exposed to a whole new set of circumstances that otherwise wouldn’t be taken into consideration on a 5km around the local park, and have to be ready to adapt to th Read Article

  • Introducing Hoka One One

    Introducing Hoka One One

    Learn about Hoka One One Trail Running Shoes Read Article

  • Mountain Equipment Glacier and Helium Sleeping Bags

    Mountain Equipment Glacier and Helium Sleeping Bags

    If you're a serious outdoor enthusiast who has to face the elements, the Glacier and Helium series of Mountain Equipment sleeping bags are right for you. If you're into tramping, alpine expeditions or just battle with the cold during your summer camping trips, you need a serious sleeping bag that'll Read Article

  • Camping Checklist

    Camping Checklist

    When you're packing for a camping trip there are a thousand things to remember, especially if you have to pack for your family too. From food to sleeping gear and stuff for the kids to play with on the beach, you're bound to forget something. Hopefully this list will help you remember the essentials Read Article

  • A Day Hiker’s Essential Gear List

    A Day Hiker’s Essential Gear List

    Day hikes are a great way to get amongst the outdoors, keep active and see some amazing scenery. No matter where you are there will be a day hike somewhere near you. You don’t have to be an experienced tramper to go on a day hike, nor do you need loads of gear. Read Article

  • Sports Drinks and Food Advice

    Sports Drinks and Food Advice

    Importance of Hydration As we exercise, our body temperature increases, and to cool down we sweat. Sweating puts our body system into negative fluid balance leading to dehydration. Drinking fluid during exercise helps to replace what is lost through sweat. Keeping hydrated is not only important for Read Article

  • How To Choose A Dome Tent

    How To Choose A Dome Tent

    How to Choose a Dome Tent Dome Tents are the most popular tent option due to being relatively inexpensive, easy to put up and take down, and being of a lighter and smaller packed down size than canvas tents. Dome tents are designed for a vast range of uses and desired conditions and are ideal [&hell Read Article

  • Why You Need A Running Watch

    Why You Need A Running Watch

    A running watch is an essential piece of technology for many runners and can become a valuable training companion. Whether you are hitting the streets for a regular road run, or exploring the mountain trails, the right running watch will give you all the data your need to track and measure your perf Read Article

  • Canvas Tent Information

    Canvas Tent Information

    Canvas Tent Help Page Why should I choose a canvas tent and not a dome? Generally, people buy canvas tents because they are travelling with lots of gear and are setting up camp in one place, or multiple places, but each for a long duration. Large canvas tents can be difficult to put up and [… Read Article

  • How To Choose A Gas Cooker

    How To Choose A Gas Cooker

    Gas Cookers Often we think of food more than anything else, and being in the outdoors exerting energy makes us especially hungry. Getting the right gear for your cooking on your adventures is important, and in some cases having the right equipment can be lifesaving. There are countless cooker variet Read Article

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