Category Archives: adventure sports

It’s all about transparency! Where Great Design and Business Ethics Collide

The following comes from James Williams, the founder of Keebunga. A new product, just launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform is leading the way in transparent business practices. The Keebunga hard shell key case, is beautiful to look at, tactile … Continue reading

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The Equipment Library

This is a great idea: an outdoor gear hire service primarily aimed at parents of school children, but also hiring to adults and families. For people who don’t do lots of overnight walking, it can save on purchases, and also … Continue reading

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backcountry film festival

The Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers to show audiences their love of the winter outdoors. Since then, the annual festival has become something of an institution amongst many outdoor … Continue reading

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Flow MTB magazine launched

Outdoor magazines can get a bit obsessed with gear and new stuff. All the latest bikes, skis, boards, clothing. Flow magazine is a new, home grown entry to the rather crowded mountain bike scene, and its refreshing because it focuses … Continue reading

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Australia’s first split board festival

The inaugural OZ Splitfest DownUnder will be held in late August and September in the NSW Main Range. There will be all the usual trimmings, T-Shirts, give a ways, raffles and loads of fun. Possibly some riding too. You have the option … Continue reading

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Mammut

Swiss-based Mammut Sports Group makes high quality clothing, footwear, climbing gear, backpacks, headlamps and sleeping gear. While they have been seeking to become more sustainable in their operations in recent years, it is probably the realm of working conditions in … Continue reading

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Patagonia opens second store in Australia

Patagonia is one of the highest rated companies profiled on this site. Their profile and assessment is available here. There has been one store opened previously in Australia – in Torquay, on Victoria’s Surf Coast. Now a second store has … Continue reading

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