We only work here because we love gear!
See what our staff and sponsored athletes are recommending for any outdoor adventure.
Climbing, hiking, trave, trail running gear and more

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. 

See more →

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.

See more →

Rab UK Alpine Gloves - Matt

Nov, 2018
Matt Eaton

One of my favourite things I've ever bought! The Rab Alpine gloves are dexterous enough to easily place screws, rock gear and clip biners or tie knots. Perfect for NZ summer mountaineering or use in colder conditions with over-mitts on belays. 

See more →

DMM Flight 45 Crag Bag- Sam

Sep, 2018
Matt Eaton

The DMM Flight 45 holds everything I need for a day at the crag. It will fit a full trad rack, harness, shoes, down jacket lunch, rope and helmet. It's also great as a carry on bag for travel or weekend away. Bought it for climbing, but use it for everything.

See more →

Sea To Summit Alpha Pot- Josh

Aug, 2018
Matt Eaton

The Sea to Summit Alpha Pot just feels like a titanium pot that would normally cost 3 times as much. It's crazy light, super tough and the little features like the lid holder, strainer and the mechanism on the handle is so well thought out.

See more →

Petzl Gri Gri Belay Device- Jen

Jul, 2018
Matt Eaton

The Petzl GriGri is such a tried and true method of adding some extra security to your belaying. Whether you're a light person belaying someone heavier and need some help, or you're getting a newer climber to belay you and just want to feel a tad safer. 

See more →

Exped Synmat HL Winter - Matt

Jun, 2018
Matt Eaton

At 405 grams and an insulation R-Value of 4.9, nothing is as light, compact and warm for winter camping! Absolutely love this mat and has saved a heap of weight and bulk in my pack. Used for NZ alpine climbing and AUS backcountry. 

See more →

La Sportiva Katana - Nick

Jun, 2018
Matt Eaton

It's really hard to find a fault with the La Sportiva Katana if you just want one shoe that cuts the mustard for any style of rock climbing! Indoor, outdoor, bouldering, trad, sport, multi-pitch. Call it "holistic" if you will. I love it!

See more →

La Sportiva TX5 Hiker - Dip

This is proving to be a really popular boot both for staff and customers. It's robust but still light and just so versatile. Softer than your stiff full trekkers, more supportive than the minimalist light hikers. The more technical fit makes you feel nimble too.

See more →

Exped Venus II Extreme - Matt

Mar, 2018
Matt Eaton

I bought this for a 4 season tent but have used it for absolutely everything else  including backpacking cross Europe. it ventilates enough for summer camping but come time for snow and winter it stands up to some hellish conditions. 

See more →

Beastmaker 2000 Hangboard - Shay

Training for a hard send? This is the board! The design of the board is well thought out, the low friction of the board means your fingers are working harder and is forgiving on the skin. And the training app is brutal but awesome!

See more →

Grivel G14 Crampon - Matt

Feb, 2018
Matt Eaton

The hot forged front points of the Grivel G14 not only bite well on hard ice and rock, but they've withstood a heap of abuse. They climb hard pitches better than anything else and still handle general easy alpine plodding fine too.

See more →

  • 1
  • 2

Top

you first

Sign up for emails to get our latest style news before everybody else