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How to pack for a Southeast Asia Adventure

How to pack for a Southeast Asia Adventure

…the jungle mountains in Vietnam, there is something for everybody. We’ve been lucky enough to spend over two years travelling around Southeast Asia, and have come up with the perfect packing list for what you should bring with you. Less really is more, but there are certain items that you shouldn’t…

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10 rookie travel mistakes to avoid

10 rookie travel mistakes to avoid

…luggage? You want to aim to be like them. Packing light allows you to move freely at airports, on public transport, in crowds and on rough and hilly terrain. It saves you time packing each morning and helps you quickly find whatever item you need. Packing light is the secret to happy travelling. 4.…

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What to pack for Kilimanjaro

What to pack for Kilimanjaro

…adjust to this are crucial. The trek takes you through four climatic zones, ranging from tropical at the bottom to Arctic conditions at the top! Lighter clothing will serve you well at the beginning of the climb, as long as you still have something warm and waterproof in your pack. But insulated,…

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What to pack for a Vietnam Adventure

What to pack for a Vietnam Adventure

Rich in history and new experiences, Vietnam is a heady mix of eclectic architecture, colourful scenery and tantalising smells. And with a little planning, you’ll be ready to take on everything it has to offer.

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What to pack for a day in the sun

What to pack for a day in the sun

Sun, water, beach – three ingredients for a perfect summer day. With a little preparation and planning, a day at the beach can be an idyllic getaway. Here are some of our favourite tips and tricks for an enjoyable day at the beach.

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What to pack for Torres del Paine, Patagonia

What to pack for Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Get ready for rain, wind and sun on one of the world's best hiking destinations.

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How to plan the perfect picnic

How to plan the perfect picnic

…stroller, choose a site with an even footpath or trail that is relatively flat. Picnic essentials to bring Where you picnic will inform what you need to take. If you’re heading to the beach, be sure to pack sun-smart essentials like hat and sunglasses. Check the weather forecast before you leave and…

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Cycling from China to South Africa, with love

Cycling from China to South Africa, with love

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…a car for a year.” As you had to carry a year’s worth of luggage on your bicycles, how did you pack for this adventure? What were the key considerations when choosing the best gear and clothes to take? “The key considerations for cycle touring are weight, packed size and weight again! When departing…

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An Expert’s Guide On How To Make The Most Of Your Travels

An Expert’s Guide On How To Make The Most Of Your Travels

…perfect packing lists, and have an idea of what activities you’ll do when you get there. But there’s more to travel preparation than a good list. To get the most out of your adventures, you need to chill out, be open and mentally prepare yourself for what’s around the corner. Here’s our top tips to

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How packing cells changed my life

How packing cells changed my life

When Tara was asked to test some packing cells she scoffed. But what happened next, she describes as an epiphany.

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Get prepared with pack&GO

Get prepared with pack&GO

…you’ll want to find ways to reduce the bulk of your pack. Space is limited and if you’re about to hike a long distance or travel with your life in a bag, removing volume and keeping your items compressed is vital. In this article, we’ll aim to shed some light on what Kathmandu’s pack&GO…

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Tips for travelling with kids

Tips for travelling with kids

…longer trip can help children adjust and learn what to expect. Plus it will help you know what to pack – and leave behind – when the big trip does come. Enjoy the free sights: the world is still full of them. Ask your hotel or locals about what’s great to do in the area – fairs, markets, museums,…

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20 essential camping tips

20 essential camping tips

…It’s better to identify missing equipment or faults at home than on your adventure. Research your campsite.Check what facilities are available. Are there showers, barbeques, shade options and access to clean and safe drinking water? This will help you decide what to pack and what to leave at home.…

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Help evolve our gear

Help evolve our gear

Got an idea on how to improve a jacket? Completely in love with your new hiking pack? Our team of designers in Christchurch want to know what makes it great, and how we can do better.

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Microfibre Face Cloth

Microfibre Face Cloth

Ideal for travelling, this Microfibre Face Cloth is just what you want when you re out on your next adventure. Taking up little space in your bag, it ll help you freshen up when you really need it. Part of our pack&GO solution.

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Katun 40L Backpack

Katun 40L Backpack

…Cordura fabric, this pack features a sturdy, comfortable APS (Air Pod System) harness. You can take the Katun out tramping the Abel Tasman track with your friends one weekend, and send it to a school camp with your teenager the next: you ll both find the Katun to be exactly what you need. Twin…

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Vardo gridTECH Women's 75L Backpack v2

Vardo gridTECH Women's 75L Backpack v2

Our high performance 75L Vardo Pack was designed for superior comfort on multi-day hiking adventures. Tough gridTECH fabric can take a beating, while the adjustable, ergonomically fitted C3 ADAPT womensFIT harness offers the ultimate in long distance carrying comfort. The removable lid cleverly…

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Vardo gridTECH 75L Backpack v2

Vardo gridTECH 75L Backpack v2

Our high performance 75L Vardo Pack was designed for superior comfort on multi-day hiking adventures. Tough gridTECH fabric can take a beating, while the adjustable, ergonomically fitted C3 ADAPT harness offers the ultimate in long distance carrying comfort. The removable lid cleverly doubles as a…

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Top tips for travelling solo safely - part two

Top tips for travelling solo safely - part two

…conditions, the people and their religious customs; pack and plan your outfits accordingly. If you're not sure what to expect, err on the side of modesty. Once you've arrived, observe the locals, take mental notes on their dress and behaviour, and try to go with the flow. It isn't exactly common…

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Tramping the Te Araroa trail

Tramping the Te Araroa trail

…pressure to chase the career path I had laid out for myself. In reality, what I wanted to do was travel: to see the world in a different light and to experience life outside the classroom – and outside the 9-5 lifestyle. Additionally, I had begun to realise how much societal pressure existed to

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