Bogong Newsletter Edition 12

You may have heard the modernist catchcry "form follows function, ornament is a crime!"   Well Hartmut ORTLIEB must surely have read that book too. Across the Ortlieb range of bike panniers, backpacks, shoulder bags, drybags and camera bags there is a clear and clean design ethos that has simplicity and functionality at its core... Read more ...


I came to go hiking in the mountains of Norway almost by accident, little did I know the wonderful walking experiences that I was to find. Rugged mountains, beautiful lakes, long long days and a very big sky are my enduring memory of Norway. Few Australians I know have hiked there. I hope this blog whets the appetite of a few more because the quality of the hiking experience is second to none. I completed multi day walks in three mountain areas, the Rondane, Jotunheimen and Trollheimen. All have a different character, offer a uniquely Norwegian experience and from talking to Norwegians offer the best hiking Norway has to offer. Read more ...

New Product Now Instore!




OR Helium HD Jacket
Just arrived the Helium HD is like the popular Helium jacket with a host of added features.
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SUUNTO Ambit 2 R
Now in store!
New Ambit GPS watch at a great price.
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MONT Austral and Siena Jackets
Updated for 2014 these popular mens and womens jackets have just got better...
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New innovative belay carabiner from DMM. Check out the excellent video...
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New Prana now in store including this new ladies top.
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ECLIPSE 35 Litre Day Pack

Light, versatile & comfortable with a racy new look.
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Profound. The most apropos word to describe the outdoor experiences I have had in New Zealand and Nepal. They are both lands where valleys, mountains, rivers, and forests still exist which are seldom visited. If the effort is made to seek out these places and one ever happens upon another individual, then they have the luck of a lottery winner. In fact, many mountain faces and ridges have still never been ascended in both these countries. So, when one attempts them, and occasionally succeeds, the memories last forever. Read more ...

When it comes to adventuring, the whole enjoyment level and success of your trip can start and end with your feet! And when it comes to blister prevention there is no "magic bullet."

It is useful then, to see hiking footcare as a multi-faceted exercise that's going to require a little bit of experimentation and perseverance on your part. I always advise customers that what it comes down to, is employing a few tactics to ensure you are stacking the odds in your favour. Here's a few things you can do, that when used in combination, will hopefully assist to give you trouble-free walking. Read more ...