• Gear Review – Goal Zero Flip 30 – A Solar Compatible Portable Charger

    Reviewed by Snow Travel Magazine Intro:   I took the Goal Zero Flip 30 portable charger on my most recent trip to Myoko, Japan in February and while the charger is certainly compact it packs a punch and fully charged my Galaxy S7 smart phone in a reasonably short space of time and like most Japan […]

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  • Gear Review – Vigilante Downcore Puff Jacket – A Snow Travel Favourite

    Reviewed by Snow Travel Magazine Intro: Vigilante have been good enough to provide us their latest Men’s jacket, the Downcore Puff for review and one of the coolest things about the Vigilante Downcore is not how warm and dry it keeps you (note: it does both in spades) but rather its unbelievable compacting ability. I own […]

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  • Gear Review – Nuun Hydration – Nuun Boost/Active Tabs

    Reviewed by Snow Travel Magazine Intro: Nuun or ‘noon’ as it’s supposed to be pronounced is a company all about hydration. Their tablets of varying flavours and applications can be used by the active person to hydrate before, after or during exercise. The nuun tablets when dropped into the recommended 475ml of water fizzle and bubble […]

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  • Gear Review – Kleen Kanteen – The Insulated Classic Water Bottle 946ML

    Reviewed by Snow Travel Magazine Intro: Travelling the world – whether it be visiting old tombs in Hue, Vietnam or riding epic pow in Niseko, Japan – is generally thirsty work and if it’s a cold drink you need to cool you down or a hot tea to warm you up then Kleen Kanteen generally have you covered […]

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  • Gear Review – Numinous Travel Pack – DaySac 25L

    Reviewed by Stephen Downes Intro: You’re travelling alone and wind up in a dorm in the depths of Cambodia. You’re sharing the room with a Brazilian and his Columbian mate, a Swiss guy who seems OK, and three Kiwis who wear more ink than your average football team. And they love a beer, of course. […]

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  • Gear Review – Osprey Kode 32 Backcountry Pack

    Intro: There’s a reason 9 out of 10 Swedish backcountry skiers choose Osprey for their backpacks – OK, I made that statistic up, but it’s safe to say I’m probably pretty close to the mark as the majority of backcountry skiers and snowboarders we meet on the slopes do carry an Osprey pack. Osprey’s latest […]

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  • Gear Review – Suunto GPS Watch, AMBIT 3 VERTICAL

    Intro: If you’re a skier or snowboarder with a craving for data and a penchant for backcountry skiing/snowboarding, then the Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical is probably the watch for you. The brand new addition to the Suunto Ambit 3 family measures everything from altitude and GPS location (which can also be marked) to the amount […]

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  • Snow Travel Magazine – SkiJapan.com Gear Giveaway – $200 Value

    It’s that time of year again where we give away free stuff because you guys are awesome and you guys are what keeps us going and publishing awesome content. This quarter we’ve teamed up with the team over at SkiJapan.com to organise a winter warmers package of essentials you need before your trip to the […]

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  • Gear Review – Craghoppers Pack It In: CompressLite Jackets

    I like to pack light, I’m that kind of guy. So even when I travel to Japan, U.S or New Zealand for a whole snow season, I’ll typically only take with me a backpack – filled mostly by my laptop and a few books on the destination – and a board bag. I’ve never understood why […]

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  • Gear Review – Very Comfy Undies, ExOfficio’s Performance Trunks for Your Junk

    ‘Australia’s comfiest undies’ or something to that effect use to be a slogan used by a large Australian underwear brand. It was a bold claim and probably one which they didn’t really deserve to own…particularly given their undies weren’t actually and still aren’t that comfy. ExOfficio undies or trunks are though, they are bonafide comfy and […]

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