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Independent and trusted tests, reviews and investigations of camping & hiking equipment and accessories, including eskies, GPS and tents.

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Eskies

Eskies review and compare

01 Dec 2009 | If you’re out and about and need a place to store cold food and drinks, an esky is essential. Our results showed dramatic differences in the nine models tested.   More »

Portable fridge

Portable fridge buying guide

20 Mar 2009 | There are three types of portable fridge to choose from with big differences between them.  More »

Tents

Tents buying guide

24 Apr 2009 | Whether you are looking for a solo tent, a two-person or a palatial tent for family and friends, make sure you take into account your needs first.   More »

Handheld GPS

Handheld GPS reviews

06 Apr 2009 | An 'adventure' handheld GPS can reveal your position if you're lost, or record every step you take so you can find your way back.   More »

Handheld GPS

Handheld GPS units buying guide

01 Jul 2010 | If you know the co-ordinates of a destination, anywhere in the world, a handheld GPS will show you how to get there on foot.  More »

GPS trackstick

GPS trackstick quick review

16 Dec 2008 | Car GPS devices are becoming increasingly common. But what alternative are there if you do not own a car or don’t wish to carry a handheld unit?   More »

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Family sized tent reviews

11 Jul 2014 | A good tent can make or break a camping trip. We test 10 family-sized (four-person) tents.  More »

Small tents lead

Small tents review

03 Sep 2013 | A light tent is essential camping gear if you're planning on hiking to a campsite. We test a range of lighter tents, including OzTrail, Macpac, Mountain Design and more.   More »

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Esky reviews

06 Dec 2013 | Eskies, ice boxes, coolers or chilly bins - these camping favourites are known by many names around Australia. We put nine on test, finding how long it takes for the packed ice to melt.  More »

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Family sized tent reviews

11 Jul 2014 | A good tent can make or break a camping trip. We test 10 family-sized (four-person) tents.  More »

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Esky reviews

06 Dec 2013 | Eskies, ice boxes, coolers or chilly bins - these camping favourites are known by many names around Australia. We put nine on test, finding how long it takes for the packed ice to melt.  More »

Small tents lead

Small tents review

03 Sep 2013 | A light tent is essential camping gear if you're planning on hiking to a campsite. We test a range of lighter tents, including OzTrail, Macpac, Mountain Design and more.   More »

Eskies

Eskies review and compare

01 Dec 2009 | If you’re out and about and need a place to store cold food and drinks, an esky is essential. Our results showed dramatic differences in the nine models tested.   More »

Handheld GPS

Handheld GPS units buying guide

01 Jul 2010 | If you know the co-ordinates of a destination, anywhere in the world, a handheld GPS will show you how to get there on foot.  More »

Portable fridge

Portable fridge buying guide

20 Mar 2009 | There are three types of portable fridge to choose from with big differences between them.  More »

GPS trackstick

GPS trackstick quick review

16 Dec 2008 | Car GPS devices are becoming increasingly common. But what alternative are there if you do not own a car or don’t wish to carry a handheld unit?   More »

Handheld GPS

Handheld GPS reviews

06 Apr 2009 | An 'adventure' handheld GPS can reveal your position if you're lost, or record every step you take so you can find your way back.   More »

Tents

Tents buying guide

24 Apr 2009 | Whether you are looking for a solo tent, a two-person or a palatial tent for family and friends, make sure you take into account your needs first.   More »

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