Gear Reviews

 

When we’re using gear that has stood the test of time and makes travelling a breeze, it’s natural we’d only recommend gear we personally use and love. Here’s some of the items we’ve handpicked over the years that continue to travel with us today.

 

DRIFTA Canvas Bags

Over the many years we’ve been travelling, finding the right packing solution for all our gear has been a challenge. While plastic tubs can be stackable, they eventually disintegrate, so we followed the jolly swagman who we think had the right idea, and chose to go...

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Snow Peak & Porlex to the coffee rescue

If there’s one thing that we choose never to skimp on whether we’re at home or when travelling, it’s having a good cup of coffee. We wouldn’t consider ourselves full blown coffee snobs, but for the couple of cups we like to have each day, they’ve got to be good!...

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Uniflame Camping Table

If there was one camping accessory that we’ve tried a number of over the years, tables would be high up on the list. You name it, we’ve tried it…plastic and aluminium, and we even tried timber in those early days of travelling. After being introduced to the Uniflame...

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Oztrail Comet 25w Camp Light

There are so many options these days when it comes to campsite lighting, it can be difficult to make a choice. From humble headlamp, portable lanterns, strip led lights, or perhaps your RV comes with outdoor lighting already installed, the list is almost endless. But...

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Uniflame Camping Toaster

When A Humble Piece of Toast Makes You Weak At The Knees! If you love a good piece of toast like we do, you’ll know it’s one thing that can be eaten at any time of day with your favourite topping. So when it comes to having that toast fix while camping, there’s no...

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REDARC 150w Solar Blanket

While there are many fantastic products going around, there is nothing more that floats our boat than solar. It’s perfect for our type of travel when we regularly are away from 240v power access, so it allows us to do what we really love. Let's explain. These days...

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Oztrail Big Boy Thermal Camp Chair

When we were recently asked to test out a camp chair, we immediately thought what a great idea it was. But when you start to really think about it, we began to question, why us? Did we have a rear end that was conducive to testing? Perhaps we were politely being told...

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BMPro BatteryCheck

With many RVs these days using 12v batteries for functions such as lighting, operating pumps, powering electronic circuits in fridges and gas heaters, plus a bundle of other accessories, you come to rely on the fact your batteries are in good working order especially...

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Mr Funnel

Imagine how you’d feel if you filled up at a roadhouse while on an outback odyssey, when less than 50kms up the road your engine light starts flashing, and your vehicle coughs and splutters. Naturally you’d pull over, grab the owner’s manual and probably read...

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DreamPot

Do you ever find yourself day-dreaming about your next holiday, only to be interrupted with a cry of, “What’s for dinner, darl”? That’s exactly where the DreamPot has the answer. This thermal cooking dream comes with so many great recipes and ideas, you simply follow...

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Dometic Vacuum Sealer

You only need to speak to any die hard fisho who will happily tell you the benefits of vacuum sealing their catch, especially when their fridge is mainly filled with a few tinnies, and they’re not heading home for another week or two. Not only is vacuum sealed food a...

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Truma Level Check

When we’ve found a sensational place to set up camp for a week or more, this normally means we’re away from a 240v supply. This isn’t an issue when we can rely on LPG gas to keep food and some drinks cold in an absorption 3-way fridge. Then when you add heating the...

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REDARC Tow-Pro Elite

When we hit the road or tracks, we’re pretty well always towing either our 21’ caravan or one of our camper trailers. Now as they all weigh more than 750kg, we use an electric braking system and have a brake controller fitted in our tow vehicles.   So given the types...

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Enduromat Mate

As both avid campers and caravanners, the ground outside our set ups can vary anywhere from sand, dirt, mud, small rocks, spinifex and grass. So, we’ve found having a ground mat that is suitable for all these types of ground conditions hasn’t been easy to come by....

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Autoskin

When we’re travelling on the dirt and in places where tracks are overgrown or don’t exist, you want to avoid any pin striping on your vehicle’s duco. So we recently came across a product that would actually help prevent scratches. We applied it to our vehicle’s duco...

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Hitchmaster DO35 Tow Hitch

  We added a new tow hitch to our travelling set up for our recent Kimberley visit…it’s the DO35 Hitchmaster from Aussie based company, Vehicle Components.  There’s probably no better place than to give the hitch a good workout than in the Kimberley region, but in...

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