Gear Guy Carl Roe is a passionate outdoors enthusiast who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 15 years, both in retail (NZ, Australia and Canada) and wholesale (NZ and Australia). An active tramper and former guide, he has walked the 4,300km Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico and trekked all over New Zealand and Australia. For his honeymoon Carl completed a 7,300km walk from Swedish Lapland to Andalucia in Spain, a sponsored adventure that involved testing product prototypes for equipment manufacturers. Although his main passion is walking, Carl also paddles, climbs and mountain bikes as often as possible. Carl is a selfconfessed gear junkie and is passionate about educating buyers so that they avoid the pitfalls and select the product that best matches their needs and budget. Currently Carl works as a freelance adventure writer and product reviewer in between publishing the Australian Adventure Gear Guide.?