Chrissy sneaks up quick huh? What are ya gonna get the adventurer in your life? Or how will you treat yourself for being good all year? We’ve rounded up our faves from 2019, get ya credit card.

Ok ok, we don’t want to encourage rampant consumerism just for the sake of it. But every adventurer needs stuff, and at the WAE head office we get to test out a bunch. Check these winners out.

Everyone needs a good rain jacket, but it can be hard to choose with so much on the market. Luckily Team Timbuktu makes the choice easy for you, they’re Aussie, ethically made and sustainably produced using plastic bottles. Amy was super stoked on hers!

 

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This super lightweight grill from Alton Goods lets you take grillin’ season to the trail. Obviously not one for summer fire season, but come cooler weather we’ll be stuffin’ this in our pack with some crispy brews to cool in the river.

 

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How much do you love the beach? Not as much as that bloke with the boujie beach chair. Look at him! He’s kickin’ it harder than most™ Grab a Sunday Supply Co. beach chair for your friend that laxes the hardest.

 

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Triple header! Terra Rosa Gear, Wilderness Threadworks and Tier Gear are all Aussie makers putting together sweet ultralight hiking gear. Mattie profiled them earlier this year and followed it up with some Aussie bikepacking gear makers. Handmade stuff’s always a bit more special right?

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The best gear can do it all; from the commute to the clifftop, if you’re going to drop coin on a piece of gear you may as well use it on the reg. Jono’s been using his Osprey Transporter 25L Roll Top on the daily, weekend or weekday, and there’s a whole bunch of options to get the pack juuust right.

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The wildly popular AeroPress coffee maker is a favourite for travellers and outdoor adventurers – it’s a lightweight way to make a damn tasty cup of coffee. Well AeroPress have finally updated their design with this in mind. The whole setup is smaller, packs away neatly in your pack and is selling for under $50.

 

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The Atom LT was probably the comfiest jacket Arc’teryx made, but it was a soft boi that worked best as an underlayer. The Proton LT on the other hand, is a rough as guts jacket that’s perfectly at home in milder Aussie conditions. Get one for antics from crag to couch.

 

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Haha! Kidding. But remember this?

No one runs on the footpath anymore, it’s all trail baby! Ok but in reality you want a shoe that can hit the trail and not feel like monster truck rubber on the pavement. The Salomon Sense Ride 2 trail runners fit the bill, and they don’t look half bad with some crisp jeans and a polo either (or maybe that’s just me?)

 

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No secret that The North Face have made some BIG moves in the technical waterproof market this year. If you’re looking to level up for mountaineering, snow sports and trail running they’ve got all kinds of jackets honed for any environment.

 

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Stay fresh this Chrissy.