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Red Bull Drop Track, the first ever ski and snowboard contest at the famous Charlotte Pass road gap, took place on Monday 8 September 2014, with the sell-out event testing some of the world’s greatest skiers and snowboarders.
The road gap jump that drops over the main summer track up to Kosciusko has a long history of spring sessions for some of Australia’s and the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Red Bull, together with a number of partners including Boreas, gave skiers and snowboarders from across the globe the opportunity to session the gap in a jam format contest.
The format of the event included two open jam sessions with competitors given the opportunity to attempt as many jumps as possible in the allocated times. Competitors were judged on skill, style and landing, with their top two scores recorded. The top five skiers and snowboarders then went through to a final jam session, before the winner of each discipline was announced.
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The 45 riders who competed did not disappoint. Australian Olympic freestyle skier Russ Henshaw was the first to hit the morning open jam session, followed by snowboarder Clint Allan who first hit the gap at age 12The open jam session in the morning saw some impressive tricks thrown down; stylish and smooth corked 3’s from Russ Henshaw and Noah Morrison on skis, and cab 3’s from Clint Allan and Scotty James on the board. After the two sessions, the finalists were announced and the final one hour jam gave the top ten riders plenty of time to impress the judges.
Local skier Jordan Houghton landed some huge double front flips, and a Switch Kanga to score himself third place. In second place, Canadian Noah Morrison’s switch 1080 in the final was one of the highlights of the day. But it was Red Bull athlete, Elias Ambuhl from Switzerland who took out the ski event, closing out his final session with a super smooth double cork 1080 (and stomped a long way down the landing hill). 
It was Australian two time Olympian Scotty James who dominated the snowboard event with a big frontside 1080 in the final, and backing up that score with smooth backside 720. Jeremy Page and Ryan Linnert (both from the USA) rounded out the podium with constant and stylish performances in the final. 
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All winners received a Boreas back-country pack or day pack as part of their prize package.
A super fun spring day was had by all and the riders are already talking about what’s in store for next year’s event. Check out all the action at the below link:



Steripen Alpine Award

Blue Hill, ME – August 7, 2014 – After rigorous testing by professional mountain guides, SteriPEN is honored by the American Alpine Institute (AAI) with a 2014 Guides’ Choice Award.

The American Alpine Institute is recognised internationally as a world-class teaching and guide service. AAI’s staff is composed of some of the world's most accomplished climbers, skiers, and mountain educators. Guides’ Choice Awards are given based on excellence in design, performance, and durability. The awards are presented each year at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah. AAI Field Testing indicates SteriPEN Freedom was tested over a 30-day period during which it purified water in La Paz and the Cordillera Real, Bolivia. “Conditions included glacial lakes, streams, outdoor wells, and city tap water.”

 “I feel that this is a great product, especially in a time when fresh drinking water can be an issue,” says American Alpine Institute Guide and product tester,Chad Cochran. “The product allowed us to save countless plastic bottles being able to purify the water right out of the tap in La Paz then carried to the mountains and grant us clean water there. It was very easy to use.”

 When asked what key factors he takes into consideration when awarding a Guides’ Choice, Cochran states, “I look for things that are easy to use and durable both of which this product seems to exhibit.”

 The Guides’ Choice was presented to Neil MacKay, SteriPEN President. “It is truly an honor to be recognised by this prestigious international organization. We are very pleased that the AAI appreciates the benefits of UV water purification over traditional pump filters and chemicals,” stated MacKay. “AAI field testing reinforces the effectiveness of the technology which consistently places SteriPEN at the top of the handheld water purifier market.”

For more information on the range of SteriPEN products, visit www.steripen.com 




Recently LED LENSER took up a sponsor package with Kelly Brothers Racing. Check out the LED LENSER V8 Nissan that took it's first outing this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek.

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Watch how NEO has travelled around the World on it's global launch!


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 18Oz Reflect (1)

 A decade after selling the world’s first BPA-free metal water bottle, Klean Kanteen® continues to push the boundaries of beautiful, sustainable design with the Reflect bottle. Crafted using only sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone and stainless steel, the Reflect bottle raises the bar in Klean Kanteen’s crusade to create healthy, environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic.

Beautiful in its simplicity and deliberate in design, the Reflect bottle features a Stainless Unibody Cap created from a single piece of stainless steel to guarantee durability and beautifully finished with bamboo. The Klean Kanteen logo, now synonymous with industry leading thought and design, is laser etched onto the bottle, replacing the need to use paint. The Reflect bottle is crafted in two impressive finishes; Brushed and Mirror stainless steel, to complete the sleek aesthetics of the capsule. It also upholds the iconic features of every Klean Kanteen creation, being free of BPA, Phthalates, Lead and other Toxins.

“Reusable products are no longer a novelty, they are the leading edge of a movement to ensure our health, and that of our planet,” says Michelle Kalberer, Co-owner of Klean Kanteen. “Our hope for the Reflect, as with all our creations, is that our customers will continue to re-use it for years and even decades to come. Every use of a Klean Kanteen product makes a difference!” Kalberer said.

For 10 years, Klean Kanteen have poured their heart and soul into creating healthy alternatives to polycarbonate and lined-aluminium reusable bottles. Klean Kanteen’s commitment to the planet is evident in their ability to create products that successfully replace single-use items. “Everything we’re about is designed to ‘Reduce Single-use”. That’s our mantra and we encourage every Klean Kanteen owner to take that pledge alongside us every day” Kalberer said.

The whole Klean Kanteen range includes bottles, insulated bottles, pint cups, tumblers and food containers that are high-quality, durable, re-usable products that last a lifetime.

The Klean Kanteen Reflect bottle is now available in health, lifestyle and outdoor stores around Australia, from RRP $37 for 27oz/800ml and RRP $33 for 18oz/532ml. For more information on the Reflect bottle or Klean Kanteen, visit their website at kleankanteen.com.au, their Facebook page at facebook.com/kleankanteenau or @kleankanteen on Twitter or Instagram.





We are pleased to announce that Spyderco folding knives are available once again in Australia. 

Innovators in blade design and craftsmanship, Spyderco uses the latest technologies and highest quality materials to create the best possible cutting tools available on the market. 

The new range of folding knives available now include a number of familiar models such as the popular Delica range, as well as new and exciting blades such as the rustproof series of Salt models manufactured using unique H-1 steel.

To find out more about the new folding knives, go the Spyderco section on our website or contact your sales representative.





How do we do it? It all starts with design. We use the military’s Human Systems Integration (HSI) process—meaning we take human variables such as fit, optical performance, ballistic performance, integrated equipment, and weapons interface into account in the design process. This allows us to refine a product’s functionality across a wide spectrum of factors. In other words, Smith Elite is pure integration—on steroids

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June, 2014. 

The Royal Hall of Industries played host to the first Annual ORA (Outdoor Retailer Australia) Trade Show. The three days where thriving with people seeing the latest trends, products and technology availble in the Outdoor Industry. 

Our Outdoor Team built an amazing stand to showcase all of our Outdoor Products and all reports are encouraging that the show will be here to stay and continue to grow. 

Check out the photos and thanks to our Marketing team for making this happen!

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On the 3rd of May, Red Bull held its unique global event, the Wings For Life World Run. This charity race was held simultaneously around the world in 34 locations across six continents, with the proceeds going towards researching a cure for spinal cord injury.

The event was a great success, raising a staggering €3 million for spinal cord research, with 35,397 runners travelling a total of 530,928 kilometers – or the equivalent of one person running 13 laps around the world.

The Australian location for the Wings For Life race was Busselton in WA, with the race kicking off at 6:00PM. LED Lenser were proud sponsors of the event here in Australia, with every participant receiving their own LED Lenser H4 Headlamp to help the light the way along the track. As a bonus, each race was also given a Nite Ize ClipLit as a bit of extra illumination to keep them visible on their run.

Check out some of the photos from the event below:

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On Sunday 25th May, Eastside Radio 89.7 will celebrate cycling culture and the art of green living at the second annual East Side Ride in Centennial Park, Sydney.

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The free community event will be sponsored by Klean Kanteen and will encourage Sydneysiders to get on their bikes with workshops and demonstrations available from cycling and sustainable living experts alongside live music, fashion shows and some of the city’s best organic food.


Come and check us out there from 9am to 3pm! For more information on the event, please visit the website.