Expert Advice

Let our expert team guide you on getting the gear for you next camping, hiking, off-road or watersport adventure. Get expert advice on gear choices, tips & tricks, care guides and check lists for packing and travel.

Top Hikes that are Child-friendly

Heading outdoors to explore nature is amazing for the soul and a great way to get some fresh air and stay healthy with your family. We’ve put together our pick of fun child-friendly trails and 10 tips for hiking with children so that the entire family can experience South Africa’s rich natural... Read more

Hiking Safety and Emergency Checklist - 5 Steps to Staying Safe On Your Next Outdoor Hiking Adventure

Enjoy South Africa’s beautiful hiking routes and trails safely with our useful guide, emergency checklist and numbers to ensure you are properly prepared for an outdoor adventure. Read more

Gear Review: Hi-Tec Technical Clothing & Footwear

Hi-Tec has always been your foot’s best friend. Now, their incredible range of purpose-built technical apparel for men and women extends the love to the rest of your body. Read more

How to Correctly Look After Your First Ascent Down Jacket

Caring for your First Ascent Down Jacket correctly can ensure you stay insulated and warm for many years of adventures in tough weather! Follow these useful instructions for the best way to maximize the lifespan of this fundamental piece of apparel! Read more

5 Tips for Pitching Your New First Ascent Hiking Tent

The First Ascent tent range has been expertly designed, and performance tested in varying conditions to ensure reliable shelter. Here are a few of our best tips to keep in mind when pitching your tent. Read more

How to Choose The Perfect First Ascent Sleeping Bag

Whether you're prepping to summit Mt Kilimanjaro or, planning an overnight hike in your local mountain range—the First Ascent sleeping bag range has been developed with every type of adventure in mind, despite the weather forecast. Read more

How to Care For all your First Ascent Rainwear

Over time, waterproof jackets will lose their resilience, allowing water to penetrate through the jacket's surface. However - the good news is that with the right cleaning and re-waterproofing, your rainwear jacket will be perfectly ready for your next adventure! Read more

How to correctly pack you backpack for hiking

We have compiled a list of tips and techniques to remember when packing your backpack to ensure ideal weight distribution, a comfortable fit and prevention of injury due to an overloaded backpack. Read more

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