Category: Gear Review

Merino Hoodie


"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…


ACTION CULTURE Partners With WildBounds

We're very proud to announce our new partnership with adventure gear specialists WildBounds. With every adventure travel booking you make with ACTION CULTURE you'll receive specific gear suggestions and personal discounts on WildBounds' great range of adventure gear.   ABOUT WILDBOUNDS If your adventurous spirit takes you down a trail, up a mountain, through wind or water, or into the snow, then WildBounds is for you. WildBounds is a growing…

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…