Monthly Archives: February 2010

trekking poles

Exped make a range of trekking poles which are billed as being ‘ecological’ because they are anodised without the use of nitric and phosphoric acids. I’m not so sure about this one, because of the energy intensity of making the … Continue reading

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Marmot Eco Pro sleeping bag

A new frontier in green development is the sleeping bag from recycled materials. This is probably a bit hard to track down as Marmot is not widely sold in Australia. From the company: “The Marmot Eco Pro sleeping bag is … Continue reading

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Icebreaker

A few people have been asking about Icebreaker. With a little bit of looking, this lead to one of those classic ‘life is complex when you try and do good’ moments. Icebreaker clothing is now widely available in gear stores … Continue reading

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non BPA water bottles

Klean Kanteen These include a large mouth stainless steel bottle, which does not contain the chemical BPA. They are only just starting to appear in Australia. Epoxy resins containing BPA are often used to coat the inside of food and … Continue reading

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a lower impact sleeping mat

Pacific Outdoor Equipment has a range of ‘low impact’ sleeping mats. This information from the company: Peak Oyl series High performance with some added value, with Palm Oyl foam and recycled PET fabric, the Peak Oyl series continues our design … Continue reading

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‘green’ Telemark ski boots

Scarpa have released one of their traditional telemark ski boots (the T2) with a strong environmental ethos. From the company: “The Eco is part of the new Planet Friendly range (for both men and women).  It’s a no compromise alpine … Continue reading

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‘low impact’ climbing rope

All climbers know the financial pain that comes with the need to retire an old rope, and the dilemma about what to do with it (there are only so many ropes you need to tie stuff on the roof of … Continue reading

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