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Race Report: Baise Outdoor Mountain Quest

A few words about my recent trip to Baise in China, where we had four days of staged team adventure racing. I signed up late for the trip, after having spent only time in the kayak since February, resulting in an increase in weight and bulk. Show More Summary

Sequoia Schmidt returns to New Zealand

Sequoia Schmidt has had a remarkable life so far- at just 26, she’s a published author, successful entrepreneur and keen adventurer. In 2013, she tragically lost two of the most important people in her life – her father, legendary climber...Show More Summary

Contributor Blog – Macpac’s James Ryan explores the West Matukituki Valley

Last year, Macpac Staff member James Ryan traversed the West Matukituki Valley, from Wanaka through to Muddy Creek in Rees Valley, finally ending his journey in Glenorchy. Hailing from our Macpac Newcastle store in New South Wales, and...Show More Summary

Macpac Motatapu Essential Gear List

So, you’ve entered the Macpac Motatapu… but are you race-ready? There’s so much more to preparing for a race than training – you need to be prepared for all scenarios, and that’s where your gear steps in. If you’ve spent weeks or months...Show More Summary

Braden Currie Joins Macpac

We’re proud to welcome legendary Kiwi multisport athlete Braden Currie to the Macpac family. After taking the world of multisport, adventure racing and triathlon by storm in recent years, Braden’s diverse skill-set and ability to perform over almost any distance … Read More > The post Braden Currie Joins Macpac appeared first on Macpac Blog.

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Braden Currie Joins Macapc

We’re proud to welcome legendary Kiwi multisport athlete Braden Currie to the Macpac family. After taking the world of multisport, adventure racing and triathlon by storm in recent years, Braden’s diverse skill-set and ability to perform over almost any distance and discipline … Read More > The post Braden Currie Joins Macapc appeared first on Macpac Blog.

2017 Macpac Motatapu Gear List

So, you’ve entered the Macpac Motatapu… but are you race-ready? There’s so much more to preparing for a race than training – you need to be prepared for all scenarios, and that’s where your gear steps in. If you’ve spent … Read More > The post 2017 Macpac Motatapu Gear List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Caro’s Five Favourite Australian Summer Walks

Caro Ryan is the ‘unexpected outdoors chick’ – from a non-outdoorsy family, it took her until she was 21 to discover the world beyond the city. Now, she runs bushwalking tips website ‘Lotsafreshair’ and is dedicated to outdoor adventure, sharing knowledge, stories and … Read More > The post Caro’s Five Favourite Australian Summer Walks appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Choosing a new school backpack

It’s that time of year again – another school year is fast approaching, and before you know it, the summer holidays will be long behind us. Whether it’s your little adventurer’s first year in the schoolyard, or they’re well-accustomed to … Read More > The post Choosing a new school backpack appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Rewrite your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are always made with the best intentions. Many vow to spend less and save more, others promise to indulge less in sugary treats, and there’s always one who has convinced themselves they’ll give up coffee. But one … Read More > The post Rewrite your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Long Haul Travel Gear List

Your tickets are booked, your passport is good to go – and you’ve already started planning activities – but you’re leaving your packing until the last minute. Let’s face it – packing is one of the least enjoyable aspects of … Read More > The post Long Haul Travel Gear List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Travel Gear Ideas for Weekend Getaways

It’s summertime – the weather’s great and the holidays are fast approaching which means plenty more time for travel. You don’t have to go far to experience some place new – make time to discover more of your own backyard. … Read More > The post Travel Gear Ideas for Weekend Getaways appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Our Top Ten Family Camping Essentials

Whether you’re family camping experts, or you’re camping with kids for the first time this season, camping can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family. But like any outdoor activity, it’s important to be prepared for all conditions … Read More > The post Our Top Ten Family Camping Essentials appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Macpac Motatapu 2017

Experience the Legend The Macpac Motatapu is back for 2017! There’s something for everyone in this iconic event where competitors can once again make their way by foot or bike through some of New Zealand’s most stunning high country terrain … Read More > The post Macpac Motatapu 2017 appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Mission Mt Somers Gear List

The season of adventure is here… and what better way to kick it off than with Mission Mt Somers. With four events of varying difficulty, there’s something for everyone – from seasoned marathon competitors, through to aspiring runners. Set around … Read More > The post Mission Mt Somers Gear List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

New Zealand Alpine Team: Peru Expedition 2016

It was two years in the making, and on May 27, the Expedition Climbers Club set off for Peru on one of the largest international mountaineering expedition to leave New Zealand in four decades. Based in the Cordillera Blanca mountain … Read More > The post New Zealand Alpine Team: Peru Expedition 2016 appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Our New Zealand Winter Adventure Bucket List

The last few weeks have left us all scratching our heads, wondering – will winter ever arrive? Well, it’s certainly chilled down over the last few days with snow, rain and frost all over the country.  So now that the … Read More > The post Our New Zealand Winter Adventure Bucket List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Best NZ Summer Hikes: Our Top Picks

Nothing beats a Kiwi summer! The weather is fantastic (most of the time), and there’s always somewhere new just waiting to be discovered… if only we’d step away from civilisation, for just a moment. You see, summer can be so … Read More > The post Best NZ Summer Hikes: Our Top Picks appeared first on Macpac Blog.

Best travel accessories for summer

Whether you’re heading across the world, or exploring a little closer to home, it’s the little things that will really make the difference to your journey. A quick search online will reveal an abundance of travel checklists, but these often … Read More > The post Best travel accessories for summer appeared first on Macpac Blog.

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