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Adventure Review: How I Turned My Subaru Outback Into A Real Adventuremobile

Shopping for a truck to take off-road, I ended up buying a Subaru Outback, then modifying it to meet my need for dirt. 14,000km in, how’s it holding up? Pretty damn well, actually.


Apple's New iPod: Just A Touch Short Of Being Useful

With the latest iPod Touch — Generation 6! — Apple’s iOS runt gets a better camera and powerful guts, which make it feel like a baby iPhone that doesn’t make calls. But why would you buy it if you already have an iPhone?


GoPro HERO 4 Session: Hands On

I’ve been keeping a secret, and today I can spill the beans. Last month, I took a new camera on some adventures. Yes, it’s a GoPro. A smaller, lighter, more versatile GoPro than you’ve ever seen.


Leatherman Tread Review: Is The Bracelet Multitool Genuinely Useful?

A TSA-compliant multitool you wear on your wrist. Neat! But does it work as well as a tool as it does manly wrist jewellery? I put it to work around the house and on my bike to find out.


How To Gain Traction When You're Running Or Walking On Snow And Ice

Even though winter conditions in Australia are nowhere near as tough as some places in the northern hemisphere, the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in any weather. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it will help whether you’re just walking to work or want to keep training no matter the weather.


2015 Ural Sidecar Review: WWII Soviet Tech On (And Off) The Road Today

A Ural sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union, and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of enemy bombers’ range during the war, way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today.


Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Duo Review: The Coziest Two-Person Sleeping Bag Yet 

Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that’s small and light enough to actually fit in a backpack. If you want to cuddle outside, this is the bag for you. Sadly, it’s not as good as it could be.


DJI Phantom 3 Review: Stunning Video + Easier Controls = Hell Yes

DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilised camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here — and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie.


Shimano XTR Di2 Review: Can Electronic Shifters Make Bicycles Faster?

Shimano is bringing its electronically-actuated Di2 shifter technology to mountain bikes, claiming increased reliability, faster shift speeds and improved man-machine interface. Can it really make riding a bicycle easier? We spent a day on the trail to find out.


Minna Limon Lightning Review: An Adorable And Versatile Vibrator

If Crave’s Flex is the Linux of vibrators, with its long menu of settings and programmable waveforms, Minna Life’s Limon is more like a slimmed down iPhone app. It lets you change just one variable — the strength of the buzz — with an equally simple and intuitive method: how hard you squeeze.


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