Gaiters – which ones for hiking …. and why?

Tweet Gaiters are like boots, with different ones designed for different jobs.  But are they just handy little accessories or wouldn’t-go-withouts?   With a good range to choose from according to durability, weight, length, latest technology and price, have a look at the gaiters available in your local outdoor shop and online. My gear criteria are fairly […]

How to choose the right hiking boots – Lessons learned

Make sure you select the correct boots

Choosing the right boots for hiking is a challenge faced by most outdoor people.In this article, Georgie highlights some hard earned lessons on her quest to find the best hiking boot. Buy boots for ALL the things I want them to do, not just because of any one feature, such as colour. Pay full price, so I have control over what happens next if the boots need to be returned.

Shorts and Gaiters and/or Shorts and Long Johns!

Even the Track marker is wearing gaiters!

Not sure if you have ever had a good look around Flickr. It is a huge community of people who love to share their photographs and enjoy the work of others.

Flickr also has a lot of “groups” where you can join like minded people and “pool” photographs on different subjects or topics. There are groups for Tasmania with 5000 plus photos, a group for Trangia’s (600 + images), Love of the Outdoors (30,000 + images) and Backpacking (9000+ images). There is even a group for Travelling Toys (21,000 + images)

So we shouldn’t be surprised there is a group that celebrates people who wear Shorts and Gaiters and/or Shorts and Long Johns, after all, it is our standard fashion wear when hitting the bush!

This combination is the perfect bushwalking outfit for your legs!

Practical, quick dry, protect your lower legs from scratches, keeps the mud out of your boots and means you don’t have to hike with wet pants clinging to your legs.

Hiking in a Skirt – one good reason

Heading into the Walls of Jerusalem - Tasmania - the one on the left is wearing the skirt (Hi Rhona & Simon)

Ok, it’s Frank here. I don’t usually hike in anything but shorts, no matter what the season.

I don’t walk in a skirt and neither does Sue. We’ve never found a good reason until a few days ago.
We came across an article at Dressed in Dirt.  This excellent site,  subtitled the tips and tales of a female backpacker is run by Adelaide Brown. Adelaide is a writer currently living in Portland, OR, she  runs the Portland Women’s Outdoor Club and has done “a good bit of travel” including  a few months on the Appalachian Trail.

Anyway, back to the story, what is the big advantage of wearing a shirt hiking?   Drumroll……

Berghaus jackets – a huge range

Berghaus Jacket

Tweet What is the best layering system for winter hiking or bushwalking? Are you chasing a warm layer or a waterproof shell? Looking for quality products at a reasonable price? Berghaus have been in the outdoor clothing industry since 1966 and are  renowned for creating some of the worlds most innovative outdoor clothing and equipment. They have […]