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Follow these backpackers on an epic journey across Indonesia. Filmmaker Marco Santi shares highlights of his 16-day adventure in Backpackers Memahami Indonesia. Roughly translated from Indonesian, memahami means "to understand or comprehend." Travel from the top of Gunung Bromo, an active volcano, to the depths of the Indian Ocean in this stunning short. [ Play the Video | Boreas Backpack ]




EuroSchirm Umbrella using next-generation frame materials and high quality fabrics, the range of EuroSchirm umbrellas have been tailored specifically for the outdoor recreation and hiking markets. 




Will Wood, AKA Red Beard, prepares for his 2015 PCT thru hike and explains why he’s ditching the pump he used for water treatment last year on the Appalachian Trail in favor of 
SteriPEN Ultra.





The Australian leg of the Wings For Life World Run kicks off in Melbourne on May 3, with runners heading off into the night at 9pm. Lucky  us, right!? But here’s the thing: apparently running at night is actually better for you than running at other times of the day. Two studies from University of South Carolina show night running has loads of benefits from improved performance and stronger physiological response to more restorative sleep: "Evening exercise doesn't disrupt sleep in most people and sleep quality can improve following exercise," says head researcher Shawn Youngstedt, who found one to three hours of exercise helped volunteers fall into a deep, relaxing sleep just half an hour after finishing their exercise.

LED LENSER is proudly sponsoring the event, with all participants receiving a free LED LENSER headlamp to help light their way. If you're interested in joining us and helping to raise funds for spinal cord injury research, you can sign up at the website -   Wings For Life World Run 2015.




Spyderco News

Want to learn more about Spyderco? These videos on the Spyderco Factory will shed some light on the history of Spyderco and the craftsmanship that goes into each of their knives.




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Suncreen should always be near the top of your pack list for just about any outdoor outing. Spending large amounts of time having fun in the sun unprotected can cause sunburn, and in extreme cases lead to skin cancer. Nobody likes too many UV rays — including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that can knock you flat on your back through water borne illnesses. Harness the power of UV light in your hands, and give those annoyances the ultimate burn with a SteriPEN.





Did you know that most of the areas that Himalayan Single Track operates tours in are conservation areas? Most of the biking trails in Nepal’s Himalaya are suffering from plastic related pollution problems. The direct source of this problem stems from tourist demand which means Tea houses are selling bottle water, drinks, packaged food items to meet the tourists needs and the local regions inability to deal with plastic wastes. In these mountainous regions there is no waste or rubbish disposal systems or means of recycling which results in pile ups of rubbish along the trekking trails, around the villages and in the waterways. 





The Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign educates global travelers about the harmful impacts of plastic water bottle usage and encourages them to use alternatives to disposable plastic water bottles and to be prepared to clean their own drinking water.

TAP spreads the message that the use of disposable plastic bottles while traveling:

  • - is hard on the environment
  • - is a hardship for communities left with the garbage
  • - is expensive
  • - can often be unhealthy





traser® swiss H3 watches is the new official timekeeper of the Tour de Suisse. The tour starts on June 13, 2015, with the prologue in Risch-Rotkreuz and finishes after nine stages with a time trial in Bern.

It is no coincidence that the Tour de Suisse is the partner of choice for the watch manufacturer from Niederwangen in the canton of Bern. traser® swiss H3 watches and the Tour de Suisse are both known for top quality in their respective segments. 

For traser® swiss H3 watches, an involvement in the world of cycling is part of an overall strategy to raise its profile at an exclusive, highly traditional Swiss sporting event with a large audience. Roger Siegenthaler, CEO, is excited about the partnership and sees it as an ideal opportunity to exploit the available potential together. “It is a great honor for us to serve as the official timekeeper of the Tour de Suisse with traser® swiss H3 watches. We were looking specifically for a partner that could offer us an exclusive and prestigious advertising environment", says Siegenthaler.




Leatherman Rev News

Leatherman Australia is pleased to announce the release of an all-new, affordable multi-tool to its full-sized line: the Leatherman RevTM.  Following the design trend of the company’s successful Wingman and Sidekick multi-tools launched in 2011, the Rev is intended to be an easy to use multi-tool for all budgets.

The Leatherman RevTM is ideal for household DIY, under the hood, at the campground or cracking open a cold one at the end of the day. The Rev features 12 soon-to-be-indispensable tools, an outside accessible 420HC blade, a replaceable pocket clip for easy carry, and as always is backed by the Leatherman 25 year warranty. The Leatherman RevTM is available now. For more information, contact our Customer Service team on 1800 064 200 or email: zen@zenimports.com.au