Author: Lee

Review: Osprey Transporter Duffel 130L

There’s a downside to being into many different outdoor activities (apart from the cost) – you’re always on the lookout for gear that can be used in more than one way, and that will survive the resulting knockabout style. Now, there’s finally something to help with the camping, diving, and kayaking, and it’ll even help keep my bushwalking and snow gear neatly organised at home – The Osprey Transporter Duffel. Functionality & Ease of Use (Rating: 90%) I was surprised to receive a neat little parcel, with a vinyl, fabric and mesh storage bag holding the duffel. Hard to...

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Review: Tasgear Off Track Gaiters – They’re Tassie tough

It’s not often you’re given new gear with the simple request ‘destroy them’. But that was what the brains (and brawn) behind Tasgear Gaiters said when he wanted his prototypes tested. Well, we’ve been trying. Based in Tasmania (if you hadn’t already guessed), Tasgear was started by Tassie bushwalkers who were tired of the overseas manufactured gaiters on the market, which don’t stand up to the harsh conditions that Tasmania’s wilderness presents. Their gaiters aren’t perfect, but they’re pretty close. Functionality & Ease of Use (Rating: 80%) They’re an easy enough gaiter to put on, just hook onto the...

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