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Tents -

We recently trialed our 2 person storm proof tent out in the Waitakere ranges across a 2 day 30km hike.

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Camping, Fast packing, Running Vest -

The Ashsportz 8L Running vest is new and improved. Most of you will already know this vest from our previous supplier. We spent some time with our design team and the manufacturer to find ways of improving this already great product. We managed to reduce the weight by 25 grams with the new and improved back system. The old vest was using a padded foam, which although very good, did hold water for a longer duration. As runners ourselves we wanted the vest to be as light as possible, so this included better drainage for sweat and wet weather. The...

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Solar Charger -

This is one of our bestselling products and it's not hard to see why. The portability versus weight of this little gadget means that it can easily be stowed in your kit without really noticing it. I've come to find that one of the big drawbacks of wilderness trips is how to efficiently power electronic devices on the go. Large capacity power banks up to 20000mah are readily available and have become quite inexpensive as the technology has progressed. Whilst one of these may be fine for smaller electronics for a couple of days maybe, any longer will require recharging...

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Kit List -

Let us take the hassle out of planning your next big adventure. Our professional outdoor sports specialist will build a kit list to suit you. Give Ashsportz a try, it's free!  

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Headtorch -

How bright is a 15000 lumen headtorch? It's just so confusing and why are there claims of super-powered brightness. The above example is just a marketing stunt. To have a head-torch capable of emitting 15000 lumens you would first need a Low pressure sodium vapor lamp 100-200 lm/W and then a very big battery to power it! If we're talking LED head torches you'll need about 170 Watts of top end LED power to gain 15000 lumens, that equates to about a 12V / 25amp battery which will give you around 2 hours of light! Now although this is achievable with...

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