🛠️ Hiking Gear & Tips
On this page you’ll find articles on anything from the best hiking gear shops in your capital city (Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide) to personal hygiene to where to hire hiking gear (in Australia and New Zealand) and a whole lot of other stuff.
How To Reduce The Weight of Your Backpack
Four ways to get the maximum bang for your bucket when it comes to reducing pack weight.
How To Choose Hiking Boots
Hiking boots or shoes are arguable one of the most important pieces of gear. John Feeney shares his tips for choosing the right pair of hiking boots.
Training For Hiking For Beginners
Training for that big hike should be more than just going for hikes with a heavy pack. Rowan Smith gives some tips on how to prepare for that big adventure.
10+ New Zealand Made Tramping Gear Brands
Wanting to support the local New Zealand outdoors gear industry? We've put together a list of almost a dozen brands that make tramping gear in NZ.
Review – Merrell Trail Glove 5 Trail Shoe
I recently started wearing Merrell Trail Glove 5s as my #urbanhiking/light trail shoe. Here's a review on about the first 500km of wear.
Best Hiking Stores in Adelaide – A Guide to Rundle Street Outdoor Gear Shops
A guide to Adelaide's Rundle Street, the epicentre of hiking gear stores in Adelaide.
Australian Made Hiking Gear: 30+ Local Hiking Brands That Still Manufacture in Australia
If you prefer to shop locally made there are still a few brands that manufacture hiking gear in Australia.
Best Hiking Stores in Sydney – A Guide to the Outdoor Gear Stores on Kent Street
A comprehensive guide to the epicentre of hiking gear hiking stores in Sydney: Kent Street near Town Hall.
A Guide To Hiking Gear Hire in New Zealand
Looking to hire some hiking gear for your New Zealand tramping adventure? Here's a list of places in both the North and South Island that rent out tramping equipment.
Best Hiking Stores in Melbourne – A Guide to the Outdoor Gear Stores on Little Bourke Street
Little Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD is where you will find Melbourne's best hiking gear stores.
4 Tips For Personal Hygiene When Hiking
How do you go about removing the stench when you're on a long hike? Question is, is it really that important?
Where to Hire Hiking Gear in Australia
Looking to hire or rent hiking gear for your first long track? Here's a comprehensive list of hiking stores and clubs across Australia that rent out quality equipment.
3 Reasons To Always Carry A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
A PLB is a vital piece of kit on multi-day, as well as short hikes.