Buying Guides

Here we have a range of guides that we hope will help in choosing your next piece of equipment

Hiking tent design has come a long way over the last few years. Materials have become lighter and more exotic and designs have become more innovative. Both these factors have helped to create tent designs that maximise the internal living area of the tent while keeping it's weight as low as possible. Even today where manufacturers are coming up with more and more ingenious tent designs the majority of tents will still come under one of the following categories: Ridge Tents, Hoop Tents, Tunnel Tents, Dome Tents a...


Backpacks come in a range of different sizes and styles designed to fulfill the requirements of a multitude of different activities. When choosing a pack the first thing to decide is what size of pack you require. Often this will depend on the length of time that you intend to be away for. As a rough guide we have split the pack capacities into four ranges relating to the intended length of time that will be spent away...


There are a few things you need to consider when selecting a sleeping bag How warm does the sleeping bag need to be? How much room do you need in the sleeping bag? What fill do you want in the sleeping bag? ...


Hiking.com.au has an extensive range of stoves suitable for bushwalking, backpacking and expeditions. With such a large range to choose from it can be difficult to know which stove is going to be right for you. In order to select the right stove there are a few questions you will need to ask yourself. How many people will you b...