Category Archives: walking

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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Soul Poles

This info comes directly from the company. No snow. No ski. That’s the simple fact of global warming and the grim predictions of disappearing alpine snow. And it inspired Soul’s singular focus: Innovate the greenest equipment in the snow sports … Continue reading

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Aarn Aotearoa

Aarn are a small company based in Christchurch, Aotearoa (NZ) who produce “body centered load carrying systems”, where all the load can be carried on the hips, and the shoulders can be weight free. These are sometimes called body packs. … Continue reading

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Gondwana Clothing

“The Gondwana philosophy is simple: we design gear for people who lead active lives. Inspired by our very own unique Australian landscape, we’ve built that same rugged spirit into our clothing. From humble beginnings over 20 years ago, our brand … Continue reading

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listing of Australian/ NZ made gear

This is a first attempt to list the companies that still produce outdoor equipment either in Australia or New Zealand/ Aotearoa. It is mostly focused on backpack sports rather than bikes, boarding or surfing. I assume there are lots of … Continue reading

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new company profile: Arc’teryx

“Arc’teryx designs and constructs products to perform better and last longer. We believe that a high quality product that retains its performance properties and aesthetic appeal for many years is more environmentally responsible than one that must be replaced frequently … Continue reading

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walking boots

La Sportiva FC ECO 3.0 GTX This is a mid cut, lightweight “eco-friendly” hiking boot suitable for moderate bushwalking loads and day hikes. Ecological design features: the upper is made from Nubuck Leather and 100% recycled nylon mesh, and the … Continue reading

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