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Icebreaker RUSH Tight 3/4 Women's

If you still like to walk/run/yoga on these crisp mornings/cool days, invest in a... View Product

Winter essential for outdoor lovers!

Posted by Sue Lushey, on June 1 2017

If you still like to walk/run/yoga on these crisp mornings/cool days, invest in a pair of these super comfy 3/4 pants. The wool really keeps your legs warm, but as they are easily breathable you don't end up sweaty or clammy once you get going. These are the perfect fabric for all year round exercise or casual wear. A neat little zip pocket and trendy colourway are added bonuses. I suggest you be quick!

Sue Lushey, Traveller / Hiker

Winter essential for outdoor lovers!
Sea To Summit MOSQUITO NET NANO Single

Brilliant for fast packing in summer. To keep the bugs away from your body,... View Product

Skip the Tent in Summer!

Posted by Bernadette Benson, on May 2 2017

Brilliant for fast packing in summer. To keep the bugs away from your body, place items like shoes, a pack, a pile of clothes, a book around the inside 4 corners, rather than just tucking the net under your sleeping pad. It gives you more comfy spaciousness, too. I've hung it in the open (treeless area) by using 2 hiking poles with a string between them. It's low, but it's workable when the environs don't easily suit hanging it.

Bernadette Benson, Ultrarunner

Skip the Tent in Summer!
MSR WHISPERLITE INTERNATIONALE 600 Stove

I've got a couple of these Internationales. Don't ask me how it happened, but... View Product

A Decade or More of Good Use

Posted by Bernadette Benson, on May 2 2017

I've got a couple of these Internationales. Don't ask me how it happened, but I do seem to travel a lot and do love them that much, I guess! Been using it over 10 years. Consistently solid performance around the world. Below about -20C, it does get tricky to light, as fuel thickens. Fair enough. Need for cleaning and maintenance has been almost nil.

Bernadette Benson, Ultrarunner

A Decade or More of Good Use
Montane PRISM Glove

Used the Prism gloves for the Yukon Arctic Ultra in 2016 and they were... View Product

Favourite winter hiker glove!

Posted by Bernadette Benson, on May 2 2017

Used the Prism gloves for the Yukon Arctic Ultra in 2016 and they were my daily wear during a solo winter subarctic thru-hike of 850km in 2017. Great in temps down to about -15C or -20C whilst hiking. Lower than that, I'd put a mitt over them. Really robust, dry quickly if sweated in and stay warm when wet.

Bernadette Benson, Ultrarunner

Favourite winter hiker glove!
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