tips & buyers guides
Trek & Travel has created a range of Buyer's Guides designed to explain how we think about products. Over decades of reviewing and using gear we have found ourselves thinking about products in terms of field use, rather than solely relying on the technical detail that manufacturers prefer to talk about. Each Buyer's Guide discusses the relevant characteristics that a product needs in order to work in particular climates and for certain activities. We sincerely hope that our Tips & Buyers' Guides help you to narrow down exactly which product you need, rather than further confusing you!

Health & Hygiene Guide

Apr, 2017
Dan Slater

Keeping Insects at Bay Repelling insects is necessary for health reasons, and sometimes for your sanity! There is nothing worse...

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Water Treatment Guide

Apr, 2017
Dan Slater

As humans we need to constantly consume water to ensure our bodies stay fit and healthy. This becomes even more...

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Portable Chargers & Solar Power Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

Extended, multi-day bushwalks and treks are now often accompanied by an array of ever more power hungry, battery powered devices,...

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Hygiene & Health Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

Keeping Insects at Bay Repelling insects is necessary for health reasons, and sometimes for your sanity! There is nothing worse...

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Hydration & Water Treatment Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

As humans we need to constantly consume water to ensure our bodies stay fit and healthy. This becomes even more...

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Stoves & Cookware Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

There are essentially only three types of stove systems that are suitable for regular outdoor use: compact gas cannister ("cannister...

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Trekking Pole Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

Nowadays when one is hiking in Europe or the States it is more unusual to seewalkers without trekking poles than...

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Tents Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

Tents must cope with the vagaries and extremes of climate that walkers experience around the world. For example, a tent...

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Packs Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

Outdoor gear manufacturers have spent years refining pack harnesses and features to the point that there really is a bag...

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Sleeping Gear Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

A decent night’s sleep after a long day on the trail is one of life’s rich rewards, but how do...

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Footwear Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

Outdoor footwear comes in a confounding array of styles and options. Whether you are looking to purchase your first pair...

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Clothing Guide

Apr, 2017
Leafcutter Creative Digital

The range of clothing options for the outdoor and travel market is mind-boggling. However, it can be made easy if...

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