Category: Gear Review


"OK, let me test them in the mountains and I'll get back to you."That's how it started. As an active person living in Switzerland, I need to be ready for any weather. As an Australian living in Switzerland, it's the cold I fear most. That's why, over the years, I've built the perfect set of layers that will keep me comfortable doing any sport in any weather. So, I didn't…

Gear Review: Thule Upslope Ski & Snowboard Backpack

Description Usage: Winter sports 
Material: 420D Cordura nylon Volume: 20 L (1221 cu in) Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 21.3 in Weight: 1.78 lb 
Model Number: 209200 The Upslope is a relatively light but very durable day pack designed specifically for snow sports.   The Test We took the Upslope for a few days off-piste skiing at Engelberg in central Switzerland. To ski the Alps from around 3,500 ft (1,100…

Gear Review: Thule Guidepost 85L Men’s Backpack

Description Usage: Extended Trip 
Material: 210 nylon, 420 Robic ripstop nylon Volume: 85 L Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.6 x 35.4 in Weight: 5.9 lb 
Model number: 222000 A large backpack for extended trips. At 85L this backpack is about as big as you'll ever need and is a good choice for family friendly active holidays, camping trips or extended backpacking journeys.   The Test We put the Guidepost 85L to…