New Balance Vazee Rush v2 Shoes These shoes are part on the new design from ew alance, available in men’s and women’s. 3ut them on your feet and you feel like you are floating on air. These shoes are so comfortable you won’t want to take them off! They include a midsole foam called Rapid ebound, innovative -layer mesh upper, midfoot saddle and no-sew bootie construction and a deconstructed heel counter. ll of these features ensure you have better performance when you’re running, Mogging, playing sports and endurance training. Highly recommended.
Isowhey Sports Um Magnesium Whether you need more energy, want to sort out your metabolism, suffer from spasms or aching muscles, have poor digestion or experience anxiety - magnesium could do the trick! Isowhey Sports Um Magnesium is a great product that not only helps with all of the above issues, it also helps you gain back all the fluids lost during your training. Unlike some similar products, it doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth - and it comes in a small tub that will fit in your gym or hiking bag so you can take it along with you and fill up your bottle as you go to ensure you are getting everything you need.
Seawool Shirt, Mountain Designs Mountain Designs have done it again. Amazing clothes, super comfortable and versatile that they are great for all kinds of Aussie weather! The Seawool range is something different. The clothes are actually made from a combination of oyster shells and recycled plastic bottles! Yes, you read that right! These shirts are made from two of the hardest things on the planet - yet they are as light and comfortable as if you’re wearing nothing! Perfect for outdoors, they are soft, wrinkle-free, warm, quick to dry, anti-static, and - as all good adventurer’s need - they prevent odour! Breathe easy with these fantastic shirts in a range of designs! You could even wear it to work!
Victorinox Golf Tool I don’t know much about olf so we sent out a golf-expert friend to test out this tool on the golf course. This is what he came back with I was super impressed with the ictorinox olf Tool. I’ve been playing professionally for a few years and to be honest, I’d never heard of it! There is no doubt it made a great difference on the course. We’d been suffering drought so the ground was hard and while the guys I was golfing with were getting frustrated that their tees wouldn’t sit properly I was relishing the tool! ou can even fix the green after you miss a shot using the divot repair tool! I was impressed and will certainly be recommending it to all my golfing buddies on the circuit and the weekenders!”. The tool includes one hand locking divot repair tool, ball marker, tee punch and groove cleaner; with the added bonus of bottle opener (perfect!), nail file, blade, twee ers, toothpick and scissors.
Fishing reel – Stradic 2500CI4+ FB Saw this recently on Real Action on TV and thought - must try it! Then the opportunity came up and we set out on the boat to test it out. Its a great little reel. It’s small, but its actually pretty versatile. We took it out on the river as its a great reel for catching flathead and bream. Had a few bites but unfortunately it was a slow day, so not much action. For the record, this series of spin reels are award won Best New Reel Category at the Australian Fishing Trade Show on the Gold Coast. It feels nice and light, and is good for fresh or salt water. Though we had a slow day, on TV they had a great time catching meal-size bream and flatties. So well worth testing one yourself!
‘Swallowed by the Sea’ book You’ll see in this edition we’ve actually included an excerpt from this book. What a great book. If you’re a keen diver or you have an interest in our maritime history, this book provides you with history from the shipwrecks around Australia, and details on where to find them and how to dive them. It includes ships that were lost at sea, ravaged by storms or hit during time of war. Really enjoyed reading this and its a great light read for when you’re travelling, or relaxing by the camp chair planning your next diving adventure. It was published as part of an imaginative series by the National Library of Australia.
Pro Mount Colour Lenses While we’re on the subject of diving, if you own a GoPro, you’re going to LOVE these lenses. Take them with you underwater and you’ll experience a whole new world of imagery. These filters are available in red, magenta, orange / pink (depending how far down you go) and suit new and old GoPros, which is great because if you’re anything like me - you’ll want to update your GoPro at every chance possible and there’s nothing more annoying than having to replace everything to suit. If you’re a keen diver, these are a must! They come with adapters, in a pack with the three colours, and you can buy it online here: https://www.pro-mounts.eu/pro-mounts-filterkit/
Pulsar Men’s Sports Watch It’s easy to see why Pulsar watches are some of the most popular available in Australia and the new Solar Chronograph watch is by far one of the best yet. Solar ... means you NEVER have to get a new battery for it, so you’ll never have an excuse to not be on time; it has a stainless steel case and leather strap and is even water resistant up to 100 metres. It looks fantastic, isn’t super heavy like many watches that have a similar style to them, and its suitable for all kinds of adventures so you will always have time on your side! You can get it in a few different colours and there is no doubt your man, dad, or friend will love it as a Christmas, birthday or just a “you’re awesome”present.
Thermoskin If you’ve ever had any problems with your ankles or calves, and you need to use compression of some sort in order to get the most out of your adventures, the Thermoskin Walk-On is a fantastic product. The Walk-On is designed to allow you to treat and rehabilitate after any pain in your feet, but they certainly don’t look like your usual compression sock – you know, the ones that grannies wear to bed that resemble stockings. Thermoskin have designed the Plantar FXT Compression Socks and the Circulation Thermal Slipper that you can wear anywhere, at any time (to bed if you want!). Whether you’re taking the bike out, going on a hike or travelling – these socks are so comfortable you won’t realise they are doing you good. They look great and provide effective treatment, management and pain relief!
Victorinox Bike Tool It doesn’t matter if you own a bike for recreational use or professional - if you own a bike, you NEED to get this tool. Seriously. This is the best thing to come out for your bike (or just your garage or tool box) in forever! It’s so small and light but it includes EIGHT small connections for screws (which is why you can really use it anywhere!). If you have a problem with your bike, you just get out your stainless steel tool and start working. It even includes an L-wrench! This could rreally be used for anything (love DIY at home? It has a tool for all those nooks and crannies) ... but as it even includes a tyre lever - as a bike enthusiast (professionally or just for fun), you’d be mad not to get one.
Nude Food Movers The day my Nude Food Movers arrived in the mail was the day my snacking life changed forever. I got the Snack Tubs Triple set, which gives you three layers of snacks. Great for some fruit in one section, nuts in the next, and biscuits in the other. The perfect accompaniment when adventuring. The sandwich box and lunch box are also great, for myself and my kids! And the neoprene cover means I can take my packed lunch anywhere and don’t have to worry that it won’t be fresh when I’m ready to eat it. This is particularly good for summer to avoid those dreaded soggy sangas that have been out in the heat!
The Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody I was looking for a fantastic jacket to take with me on a recent trip to Tasmania, back when it was wintery and before the sun came beaming down. So when I received my LT Hoody I was so impressed! I was expecting a jacket that would weigh me - and my luggage - down but this is literally so light I didn’t even know it was there! The jacket was fantastic for keeping me warm in the 0 degree temps, but keep in mind that it isn’t waterproof so if its raining, you want to invest in something stronger. It is filled with goose down which is what makes it so light and comfy, and its fantastic if you’re planning on hiking into the cold mountains!
Thule 5 in 1 If you’re a parent and you love to enjoy the great outdoors with your kids - the Thule 5 in 1 is seriously the most amazing investment you’ll ever have! I got one for my 2 kids (aged 3 and 1) who love going for rides in it - and the dog has even had a great time in there as well (all three fit!). It comes with a range of options - including the bike connection, stroller wheels (which are my favourite as they are the most manouvrable), jogger tyre (which I find a bit annoying as it doesnt bend for corners, so I actually prefer to jog with the stroller wheels), and - wait for it - it even comes with a SKI/ HIKE connector so that you can hook it up to yourself when you’re out in the mountains and drag the kids along. The Thule is amazing for exercise, its so easy to use and really light to push (even with 25kg of kids in there!). The only problem - you’d need a 4WD or roof racks if you want to take it anywhere (it won’t even fit through the doors of our home!). But honestly, the pros far outweigh the cons.
BOOK: Where are our boys Long before the days of Facebook and the internet, the main source for people to get their news was newspapers. The book, Where Are Our Boys: How Newsmaps Won the Great War, is about the first world war and shows you how the conflict was fought – and won – from the view of the newspaper reader. It includes over 200 newsmap images that show how readers from Australia and across the British Empire saw the war. They didn’t have TVs to watch and there was no online news to follow: they based their knowledge on what they read in the newspapers. The surprising thing that is shows is not the truth though, but a “semi-fictional” account of what happened – thanks to censorship at the time deciding what could be published and not; and often the accounts were made up by the writer. It’s a great book to read, interesting for anyone who has a keen knowledge for the war or the media.
Klean Kanteen When it comes to adventuring: there’s nothing worse on a hot summer’s day than opening your bottle of water, taking a swig, and burning your tongue! In contrast, there’s nothing worse on a cold winter’s day than setting yourself up for an amazing hot coffee after a night of camping in the rough, only to find the coffee is like ice. The Klean Kanteen eliminates both of these issues! It’s an amazing invention: keeps cold drinks cool for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12 hours minimum. The best part is: it works. I tested the 936ml bottle – and of course I had to make sure it worked in all kinds of situations. It’s been on the boat for some overnight fishing; in the forest for some hiking; taken to a job site for a tradie to test out on a hot, sweat-filled day; and let me tell you – it was perfect in every situation! The bottle is 18/8 stainless steel, environmentally friendly, and fitted with vacuum insulation technology that helps keep the heat or cool in.