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Buyer's Guides - Technical Advice for Technical Outdoor & Climbing Gear

  • Trad Climbing Buyers Guide

    So here you are, you’ve made the decision and tied into the sharp end of the rope at the base of the iconic route The Eternity at Mt Piddington. But...
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  • Outdoor Stove Buyer's Guide

    After a long day of trekking, climbing, bike touring or back country skiing, doesn’t a nice hot meal sound amazing? Sounds like you need a stove! There are a lot...
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  • Rock Climbing Helmet Buyers Guide

    Climbing is a potentially dangerous activity and therefore exposes you to risk of injury. To mitigate that risk there are some pieces of gear it is highly advised you invest...
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  • Hiking Backpack Fitting Guide

    The fit of your rucksack can literally make or break a hiking trip. While an ill-fitting pack can make 20kg feel more like 40 and even give you pressure sores,...
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  • Climbing Hangboards Buyers Guide

        One of the most time effective way of getting stronger for climbing is to develop digits of steel. Training on a hangboard (also known as fingerboard) requires a...
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  • Lightweight Camping Shelter Buyers Guide

    Shelter, one of five of the basic human needs. Lucky for you when the going gets tough either on the overnight hike or the month long alpine expedition, we've hand...
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  • The Ultimate Canyoning Gear Guide

    This canyoning guide provides an overview of equipment that should be considered for canyons in the Blue Mountains, which in general are warmer and have much lower water flows unlike...
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  • PETZL Grigri vs Grigri+ :Climbing Gear Guide

    The Grigri is a single rope, assisted braking belay device from climbing gear manufacturers Petzl. It has a camming mechanism to help the belayer arrest a fall. This cam engages...
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  • Climbing Rope Buyers Guide

    Comparing Climbing Ropes can be quite a time consuming task and avid climbing gear freaks have been known to spreadsheet different tech specs in order to find the perfect rock...
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  • Beginner Climbing Gear FAQs

    We get asked a lot of questions, especially by people who are new to the climbing scene about how to buy, use and care for their gear. Below are the...
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  • Eco-friendly Camp Stoves

    Hmmm, I wonder if all those half empty canisters are a fire hazard? That bushbash around Dumbano Creek was Epic! But thanks to my trusty ultra-lightweight gas stove at least...
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