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EXPERT TIPS

CHOOSING YOUR GEAR

It's important to choose gear that is suited to your activity, climate, and intended use. Use our Buyer's Guides to help you find the right gear for your next adventure!

HOW TO GUIDES

Everything makes a bit more sense when it's explained to you, so grab some handy 'how to' tips for your next exploration.

CARE GUIDES

We've been making quality products for 40 years that built to stand the test of time. Learn how you can easily make these last like they're meant to! 

USEFUL KNOW HOW

There's a lot to know about outdoor gear, and even more to know about the outdoors. Check out our articles about random useful knowledge! 

GEAR LISTS

If you're heading off hiking, camping, travelling or more, we've got some gear lists to get you started so you can worry about less about what you've forgotten and more about all the things you're going to do!

PLACES YOU'D RATHER BE...

Destination guides for awesome places around the world. Written by Adventurers, for Adventurers covering adventure, hiking, climbing, travel and more!


UPF Ratings & Sun Protection

Intensive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays can cause skin damage from sunburn to skin cancer. To avoid these effects, we need to protect our skin.

Everybody should know that wearing a sunscreen is essential. In addition to applying a lotion to your skin you can also wear clothing that shields against UV radiation. But how effectively does your clothing block UV?  The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) gives the answer.

Products that have been radiation tested according to the standards of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) are awarded an UPF label. This label indicates what level of protection you can expect from the product even after two years of use.

Look out for an UPF rating in the technology tab of our lightweight clothing range.  We feature protection for UPF 30+ to UPF 50+.

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