The new Minelab MANTICORE features Multi-IQ+ detecting technology and is “the most powerful, fastest, and precise metal detector in Minelab’s history.” There’s also advanced 2D target identification with customisable ferrous limits to control for ferrous coins, reject complex ferrous targets, or dial in for target unmasking. The unit weighs 1.3 kg (2.9 lb), has 10 customisable search modes, including beach and goldfield settings, and has an IP68 rating for a 5m underwater depth operational limit.
The 2023 Dakar Rally kicks off on the 31st of December 2022, taking the competitors from the “beaches of the Red Sea to the sands of the Arabian Gulf in Dammam,” finishing on the 15th of January 2023. The route includes a section via the north-western mountain regions then heads into the southeast of Saudi Arabia through ocean of dunes in the Empty Quarter.
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The new Fox Racing Motion Boots provide rider foot protection with “step-in comfort and excellent fit” thanks to a slim medial design, Fox Duratac burn guard, and a microfiber synthetic leather upper. Added protection comes from a TPU shin plate, toe cap, heel cap, and calf guard. There's a new buckle closure system. And a hinge Lockout mechanism stops excess motion before hyperextension occurs.
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A lightweight dirt ready jacket with Dura-motion panels for a comfort fit and flexible movement, along with a zipper based ventilation system for cooling. The Thor Terrain Army / Charcoal Jacket has a DWR coating, Hipora waterproof membrane, and reflective detailing for low light visibility. Available in two colour designs.
The new 2023 Honda XL750 Transalp provides riders with a middleweight, dirt capable ADV touring machine drawing on the Transalp legacy and the XL model types (four-stroke enduro/dual sport motorcycles) first introduced in the 1970s. This new model features a 755cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine with a 270° crank firing order that’s controlled via a Throttle By Wire (TBW) system. Rider modes include sport, standard, rain, and gravel. There's Showa 43mm SFF-CA USD front forks and Pro-link rear shock, preload adjustable and a 21/18 inch wheel setup. And Honda have a range of five accessory packs covering urban to rally riding.
A modern DAB/DAB+ and FM, Bluetooth digital radio housed in a classic 60s inspired design. The MYVQ Retro Classic Radio plays music and podcasts through a single ultra-wide range 3W speaker. There's auto-scan digital radio functionality. And a rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 12 hours of playback time, with a mains power connection if needed.
Small design details include matching blue-anodised titanium tube spacer hardware and handle windows. Functional details include a reserve tanto CPM 20CV 8.6cm steel blade, a carbon fibre handle, and a sub-frame lock. The Zero Tolerance Knives 0762 Pocketknife.
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Designed for all-weather sport touring, the Dainese Sport Master Gore-Tex Boots provide waterproofing and insulation against bad weather, along with crash protection. “Safety of the foot and ankle is guaranteed by the Axial Distortion Control System, an articulated structure that acts as a brace for the joint, guiding it in all its movements and preventing any dangerous sprains.” Other key features include a zipper at the back of the boot, gear shifter guard, and reflective inserts.
Featuring a clean aesthetic with a roll down top design, 20 litre capacity that’s expandable to 26 litres, and cyclist friendly details like a “vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights”. Plenty of pockets, with a stealth side zip pocket for securing valuables. The TIMBUK2 Tuck Laptop Backpack also has a DWR water-resistant finish.
A three season, two person backpacking tent that has a full coverage rain fly with taped seams. And there’s a vent to allow airflow and the design is free-standing. The Kelty Ashcroft 2 Tent also has internal storage pockets, is easy to set up, and includes pre-attached guylines. Weighs 2.21 kg (4 lb 14 oz).
This kit includes a wash bag, packing cell to store small items, an extra large soft microfibre travel towel, a heavy duty pegless travel clothesline, and two inflatable coat hangers. Add some soap and you’ll have all you need to wash and dry your clothes while camping. The Scrubba Tactical Wash & Dry Kit.
The Chronicle Books Travel Listography Book by Lisa Nola is a list based, illustrated journal to record travel adventures and future destinations. With “over 70 thought-provoking topics ranging from the quintessential (cities and countries visited/hope to visit, world cuisines to try) to the idiosyncratic (memorable people met, where to time travel to)”. Full-colour with 160 pages and a ribbon page marker.
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Lightweight design with mesh inserts. Sport cut and styling. Construction uses quickDry fabric materials and a breathable Nanofeel lining with a silver ion treatment. Pro-Armor removable soft protectors for the shoulders and elbows. The Dainese Air Fast Tex Jacket.
Weighing only 215g, the Lifesystems Ultralight Survival Shelter 2 is a lifeline shelter if you’re caught out in bad weather while day hiking or on longer trips between huts. Key features include a waterproof design with a 5000mm hydrostatic head, two-person size, reflective strips for visibility, and a built-in air-vent.
Keep your dog hydrated on a long hike with a lightweight and collapsible dog water bowl. The inner of the bowl is waterproof and the base has non-slip rubber. The Mountain Paws Large Dog Water Bowl also has a loop to hang the water bowl from your pack while hiking. Available in different colours and sizes.
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Made from a three layer soft-shell fabric with a soft fleece liner, the Troy Lee Designs Gambit Gloves also feature a compression moulded cuff, and finger and thumb touch screen fabric. For protection, there’s a D30 knuckle protector. And a dual-layer palm design helps to mute trail chatter transmitted through the handlebars. Available in five colour designs.
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An adventure touring class, technical jacket. Featuring three layers, an outer jacket, removable Absoluteshell waterproof lining, and padded thermal destination layer, to produce a four-season waterproof riding garment. The Dainese Springbok 3L Absoluteshell Jacket also has Pro Armor Level 2 protectors on the shoulders and elbows for crash protection, large ventilation panels for cooling, and various storage pockets. Available in two colour designs.
A good size commuter or travel backpack with a 14 litre carry capacity, the Mountainsmith Amble Backpack is designed to “hold everything you need for the days adventure”. Key features include shoulder straps made from 25mm heavy duty tubular webbing, a large main compartment with easy top entry, and internal zippered mesh organisation pockets.
Featuring a new, short-stroke 755cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, with a 270° crankshaft design, Honda brings the Hornet back as a strong contender for the middleweight, naked street bike market. The all-new 2023 Honda CB750 has “sporty low-down torque, ideal for riding in urban environments and powering out of corners on the open road.” There’s Showa suspension and an assist/slipper clutch, managing a six-speed gearbox. Along with electronic rider aids such as Throttle By Wire (TBW), 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), and Wheelie Control. Wet weight is 190kg.
Insulated with synthetic Stratofiber fill and featuring a spoon shape for comfortable side sleeping. The NEMO Tempo Women’s Synthetic Sleeping Bag design provides a sleeping bag with “moisture resistance, comfort, packability, and affordability”. There’s an integrated pillow pocket, zippered stash pocket for your phone, and a storage sack and compression sack is included.
If you want an ultralight, minimalist style hiking shelter check out the Alpkit Tarpstar 2 Tent. Designed for two people, this pyramid tarp tent pitches using trekking poles, is small and lightweight, but provides space for two and their kit. Compatible with trekking poles between 120 - 130cm in length and can be pitched inner-only as an insect net for summer camping.
Small updates for the 2023 Honda Monkey 125, Honda’s famous little fun, urban retro motorcycle. The updated 2023 model keeps the same 124cc air-cooled engine and 5-speed gearbox with styling changes including “new Pearl Shining Black and updated Banana Yellow and Pearl Nebula Red that all feature colour-matched frame, forks, swingarm and rear springs, plus the classic tartan seat cover and stylish tank infills that reference the classic Monkey style from the late 1960s”.
A technical motorcycle jacket that has a casual, street garment appearance. Waterproof, soft shell outer fabric with a DuPont Kevlar Fibre core in the shoulder and elbow areas along with CE Level 1 armour. Ventilation via zipped intake and exhaust vents on the front and back. The RST X Kevlar Front Line Textile Jacket.
All the camp kitchen tools your need. Neatly stored in a semi-rigid case with two zippered mesh pockets. The MSR Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set includes a folding spoon, spatula and strainer/grater, alpine kitchen knife, dish towel, cutting board, two squeeze bottles, bottle opener/corkscrew, salt & pepper shaker, and a dish brush/scraper.
A fun way to show your passion for camping and hiking. Lightweight, durable and resistant to scratches, bright with fine details, the Bare Bones Enamel Pins are available in four designs: a mug, railroad lantern, hatchets & target, and scissors & rose. Fix to your hiking pack or clothing with a reliable butterfly clutch.
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A pocket size, high tech little music player with Bluetooth functionality, dual DAC chips, a 2.45 inch IPS Samsung touchscreen, and Hi-Res Audio certification. The Hidizs AP80 PRO-X Portable Balanced Lossless MQA Music Player also has an integrated pedometer sensor to record movement and E-book picture display.
With a bomber style cut, this summer focused riding garment is ergonomically designed for women, especially if you ride in a more upright position. The Alpinestars Eloise V2 Women’s Air Jacket has “extensive perforations for optimized airflow and breathability”, Nucleon Flex Plus elbow and shoulder protectors for crash protection, and external zippered pockets to store small items. Available in two colour design options.