I ended up with three Macpac waterproof pack raincovers thanks to sizing which didn’t quite fit my expectations, so I’ve put them all to the test here.
Reviews on products and gear that appeal to families in New Zealand (particularly dads who like gadgets).
Looking for an app to help you identify peaks while out hiking and climbing? The PeakFinder app uses AR to great effect. Watch the video.
With the demise of my glass Keep Cup 8oz, the time came to find a new travel mug. Suitable for both medium and large coffees, easy to wash, classy for the office and suitable for hiking, I was pleased to find the Stanley Adventure Shortstack Travel Mug ticked all boxes.
My review of the Liv Vecta Seat Bag, the best small seat bag whether you’re a lady or a fella. Includes comparison photos with the Topeak.
On the hunt for a light weight water bottle for hiking and camping, I discovered the Hydro Flask Trail Series water bottle range. Perfect for my needs.
Three of the best mapping and route planning apps for hikers. Apps that allow you to export a route to a GPS device.
I reviewed the Kathmandu Kids Kite v2 because I couldn’t find any photos or info it on the web. So check out mine here before you buy.
I researched a few coffee mugs and chose the Hydro Flask 12oz with Flex Sip Lid. Perfect for throwing in a hiking pack without fear of leaks.
The time has come to get a new, light weight, waterproof jacket. I wanted to make an ethical choice, and after a heap of research I finally settled on the Patagonia Torrentshell 3L. Find out why.
I’ve carried out some research into some reusable mask options available in New Zealand. It can be a minefield as there are many craft-style mask makers making very cheap masks, but then pointing out that the masks don’t necessarily offer the protection you need.
A blog about living in New Zealand, with a focus on the outdoors, parenting, and the odd gear review.