Independent and trusted reviews and tests of camping and hiking products, including information about tents, eskies, handheld GPS units and travel tripods.
Eskies, coolers or chilly bins - these picnic favourites are known by many names around Australia. We test nine of them.
6 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.
As Australians begin their mass annual migration to the country’s lakes and beaches, CHOICE finds out which mosquito repellents actually repel mozzies
6 Nov 2013 |
We test 15 mozzie repellents to determine their effectiveness and whether or not they meet their claims. The recommended products provide the best protection against mozzie bites.
We review 14 small tents, ranging in price from $110 to $500. Essential camping gear tested.
3 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.
We test 14 family sized tents ranging in price from $199 to $830.
26 Aug 2011 |
A good tent can make or break a camping trip. We tested 14 family sized tents, under hard wind and rain over two nights, to find out which ones are up to the tough conditions found in the great outdoors.
A handheld GPS makes it easier to find your way in the wilds of city or bush, but don't rely on it alone.
1 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.
Summer wouldn’t be summer without an esky, but are they all equally cool?
1 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.
These travel tripods are small and light but not so stable.
1 Aug 2009 |
There's nothing quite so disappointing as getting back your travel photos only to find they're all blurred.
Camping can be a fun and low expense, but keep in mind your comfort when purchasing your tent.
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.
Finding your way in the world can cost the earth with some of these handheld GPS.
6 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.
You need to know your stuff when choosing a portable fridge.
20 Mar 2009 |
There are three types of portable fridge to choose from with big differences between them.