Skratch Labs Hydration Mix - Matt Eaton

May, 2022
Matthew Eaton

Honestly I've gone in deep with this stuff and given it a thorough testing over 6 months or more. It not only fuels my run/ride better and easier but I've certainly noticed it aids with quicker recovery. It's performed better than more expensive products I've tried.

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Mont Moondance EX Hiking Tent - Matt

May, 2022
Matthew Eaton

I've always loved the Mont Moondance tents. They're strong, simple to construct, featured, and are light weight. The EX has honestly taken the cake for me because it's just that bit bigger. For a tent that mixes hiking and lightweight car camping it's the one to go for. 

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Lowe Alpine Rogue Crag Bag - Simon

May, 2022
Matthew Eaton

I find the Lowe Alpine Rogue Crag bag the perfect size and just has the right features for a comfy, yet bash-around crag bag for rock climbing. The rear access makes sure your back never gets covered in dirt. Also the harness is comfy and handles a full rack easily.

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La Sportiva Skwama - Simon

The Skwama are always with me both in the gym and out at the crag. Bouldering or sport climbing. I love sensitive shoes and tend toward them. But the Skwama give all the sensitivity I want with still a bit of oomph (or edging power) for Blue Mountains edges.

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Keith 2 Piece Titanium Pot Set - Hannes

Oct, 2021
Matthew Eaton

I know that titanium pot sets aren't cheap, but if you're into lightweight hiking or camping you'll never look back. So incredibly light and so strong that there's no need to be precious with it. The 2 Piece pot set gives you pot, frypan, doubles as lid. 

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Sea To Summit Telos Tents - Matt

It's all about space and versatility. Honestly this is one of those products that you have to read the instruction booklet to get the full value out of. But it's worth it. The multiple pitching options are awesome and the vertical internal walls are a dream. 

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Lowa Renegade GTX Women's Mid - Shay

Nov, 2020
Matthew Eaton

Lowa have proved that boots don't need to be stiff and hard to be supportive on long and demanding hikes. The Renegade GTX Women's is a great fit and we find lots of women love it. It's comfy straight out of the box! Perfect for day hikes or month long treks. 

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Awesome Woodys Cliff Board Mini - Matt Eaton

Nov, 2020
Matthew Eaton

Such a small unit with so many training options. The Awesome Woodys Cliff Board Mini is perfect for supplementing your fixed hangboard so that you can train on the run no matter where you are. Keep in your car or your pack. Great for warming up at the crag too.

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Edelrid Irupu canyoning Harness - Adrian

Nov, 2020
Matthew Eaton

Seriously, if you're going to do a few canyons over each summer don't wreck your good climbing harness or risk your old retired one. The Edelrid Irupu is a purpose built canyoning harness that is super comfy, super durable and protects your bum!

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La Sportiva Theory - Rob LeBreton

May, 2020
Matthew Eaton

So many features to target all climbing foot techniques - heelhook, toe hold, toehook, heel-toe camming, smearing slopes & everything a route setter can throw at you. Equally applicable to hard outdoor bouldering & sport.

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The New La Sportiva Testarossa - Matt

Mar, 2019
Matt Eaton

The original La Sportiva Testarossa was hands down my favourite climbing shoe, this one is even better. It's sensitive & powerful now with better heel with more support and grip. The shape also fits a huge range of people - wide to narrow. 

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DMM Ceros Belay Biner - Simon

Nov, 2018
Matt Eaton

The DMM Ceros Belay Carabiner is an absolute no-brainer. Hands down the best HMS belay biner whether you're pairing it with a tubular belay device or an auto-lock style like the GriGri. Easy to use, can't cross load and a range of gate options.

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