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Outdoor Magazine

Outdoor Magazine March - April 2017

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier adventure magazine, Outdoor features human-powered experiences such as hiking, mountain biking and paddling; road trips and iconic destinations; as well as an array of technical features and how-to guides. It’s a respected brand with a rich heritage that captures the spirit of adventure through inspiring content, top-notch images and great practical tips.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
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in this issue

2 min.
there’s always more

IT’S A CLICHÉ, but it really is a big world out there – and nowhere is that more evident than in the sheer amount of adventures and destinations seemingly on tap.This is, of course, a great thing for us at AG Outdoor, both in terms of never running out of things to write about, but also for the team here on a personal level. Our adventure bucket list – no doubt just like yours – never, ever gets smaller; it just continues to evolve as you tick off that long-planned-for trek, only to find that there’s another one that looks just as much fun or challenging. This huge variety of choice is, of course, a bloody good thing. Unless, that is, you’re trying to compile a bucket list of multiday treks…

2 min.
letter of the issue

WE FIRST PURCHASED YOUR magazine in March/April last year and that first edition featured an article on AGO’s favourite walks from all over the world. One of the walks was referred to as one of Australasia’s hardest walks: the Dusky Track at the bottom of Fiordland in New Zealand. My girlfriend had done a bit of a trekking previously and I took an interest when we first started dating but had never done any serious trekking or anything like this. I instantly said that I wanted us to do it together.We set about training and sure enough undertook the trek over the Christmas break. It was so challenging but rewarding and I have a new found appreciation for the outdoors and spending our holidays in such an amazing way.We have…

1 min.
the north face apex – new tech now

THE NORTH FACE has released a potentially game-changing outer shell that combines the soft, flexible, easy-wearing feel and appearance of a soft-shell, with the robustness and waterproof capabilities of a hard shell jacket. This Apex Flex GTX jacket is a first of its kind jacket that combines a soft-weave, outer fabric with a breathable waterproof membrane – Gore-tex 3L – and stretch knit backer for optimum flexibility.The soft-knit inner fabric also ensures body heat retention, and is comfortable against the skin.The garment is fully seam-sealed and 100% windproof as well. Other features include an attached (fully adjustable) hood, hand and chest pockets, pit-zip vents, adjustable cuffs, hem cinch-cord and an average weight of around 680g complete the high-end garment. This is exciting news for adventurers; in the past there’s often been a…

2 min.
ortlieb goes bikepacking

THE BIKEPACKING SCENE is growing at a fast rate – initially in the US and Europe, and now in Australasia. Ortlieb, one of the world’s best cycle touring gear companies, has released a pile of new bikepacking gear – and we’re pretty excited about it as it is now available Down Under.The company’s excellent reputation for producing tough, waterproof cycle gear ensures these new products should be hugely popular. Seat Pack RRP$239.95 Two strong Velcro straps affix the Seat-Pack to your bike’s seatpost (must have minimum 140mm of bar for attachment), with another strap that runs through the seat rails to ensure the ideal attachment. The lightweight (430g), waterproof pack can be adjusted in size from eight to 16.5 litres (via roll closure on the side) and it can be made even…

3 min.
the north face/ag outdoor adventure grant 2017 kicks off

ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017 Sydney International Airport was busy with excited travellers. Lucy Barnard was among the travellers that day, but she was heading out for a different type of excursion. Sitting in an airport coffee shop, with her mum and two of her closest friends, Lucy waited out the minutes until she would go through security to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With two years of planning behind her, Lucy left Sydney International Airport for Ushuaia,Argentina, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the "End of the World." From here Lucy will attempt to walk the 'length of the world' to Barrow, the northern tip of Alaska. Her plan will see her walk on average 30km a day, for three years, crossing through fifteen countries and covering 30,000…

4 min.
isuzu’s updated adventure vehicle

ANYONE KEEN ON getting away for a big adventure knows you need a vehicle that will both get you there and back, and also be able to carry you and your family’s gear.Whether it’s a camping trip, mountain biking escape, paddling journey or a combo of all three, a vehicle that can lug all your adventure toys is a must – hence the popularity of dual-cab 4WD utes in Australia. One of the quiet achievers in the burgeoning lifestyle 4WD ute market is Isuzu.The Japanese company has been around for 100 years this year, but its popular D-MAX 4WD ute has only been on the market since 2008. However, in that time it has proved robust, reliable and very popular with farmers, tradies and adventurous families – and has sold accordingly,…