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.
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.
A steep but rewarding climb to the top of Mount Thomas (1,023m), North Canterbury, with an option to loop back via a gully or along a ridge.
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.
Keen to see Māori rock art within reasonable driving distance of Christchurch? Check out this 90 minute walk in Waikari, North Canterbury.
Check out video and photos of the damage caused to Kairaki Beach at the Waimakariri River mouth following the Canterbury floods of 2021.
Check out photos and video of flood damage to one of Canterbury’s walking tracks following a heavy rain storm in June/May 2021.
A 2.5-hour ‘out and back’ in North Canterbury that sees you at a fire watch lookout point in 50 minutes and Mt Grey summit in 90 minutes. At the summit you’ll be treated to 360° views; mountain ranges to one side and the ocean to another.
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.
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