Macpac Wilderness Equipment is a brand specialising in outdoor recreational equipment. It is best known for camping and travel equipment including backpacks, sleeping bags and technical clothing. Macpac was originally a New Zealand company, but is now 90% owned by Champ Ventures (since January 2016) with Alex Brandon as CEO. Macpac was founded by Bruce McIntrye in 1973.

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  • Macpac Ambassador Nick Allen recently walked he Paekakariki Escarpment Track – a trail that takes you from Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay, just north of Wellington. He reviews his adventure for the Log Book.  I don’t do enough coastal walks — or so I now realise. I love the mountains but there is something particularly magic […] The post Track Review: Paekakariki Escarpment Track appeared first on Mac...

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • Macpac Ambassador Nick Allen has taken a new approach to fatigue management including pacing himself, resting and packing light. He headed out tramping into the Tararua Forest Park after some heavy rain, encountering some challenging conditions along the way – and the opportunity to put some of his recent learnings to the test.  “There’s lots […] The post Taking it easy in the Tararuas appeared fi...

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  • New Zealand conditions are unlike anywhere else on Earth. This part of the world is home to many variables – from the subtropical beaches of the winterless North, to the harsh yet awe-inspiring glaciers and snow-capped mountains of the rugged South. The weather is highly changeable – any local will tell you that ‘four seasons […] The post Keeping Safe – Winter Tramping in NZ appeared first on Mac...

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • The chilly season is finally upon us, and it’s that time of year again – the Queenstown Winter Festival is back for its 43rd year. This four day extravaganza will see the world’s adventure capital showcasing its unique culture and community in celebration of all things winter. Since its inaugural event in 1975, the Queenstown […] The post Queenstown Winter Festival 2017 appeared first on Macpac - ...

Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • The chilly season is finally upon us, and it’s that time of year again – the Queenstown Winter Festival is back for its 43rd year. This four day extravaganza will see the world’s adventure capital showcasing its unique culture and community in celebration of all things winter. Since its inaugural event in 1975, the Queenstown […] The post Queenstown Winter Festival 2017 appeared first on Macpac - ...

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • We’re excited to announce that entries have just opened for the legendary Macpac Motatapu for 2018.  After last year’s success, we’re looking forward to seeing the registrations flowing in, and we’ll be here every step of the way to help you get geared up and ready for the big event! Read on to see why […] The post Macpac Motatapu 2018 – Legend Awaits appeared first on Macpac - The Log Book.

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • Welcome to the Log Book – a new space to share your stories, and our stories as we get out and experience the best of the outdoors in New Zealand, Australia and all around the world. You’re wondering “why the Log Book?” – it’s simply because this is more than just a blog, it’s a […] The post Welcome to the Log Book appeared first on Macpac - The Log Book.

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • A few words about my recent trip to Baise in China, where we had four days of staged team adventure racing. I signed up late for the trip, after having spent only time in the kayak since February, resulting in an increase in weight and bulk. I would be racing with two strapping Latvian lads, […] The post Race Report: Baise Outdoor Mountain Quest appeared first on Macpac - The Log Book.

Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • Sequoia Schmidt has had a remarkable life so far- at just 26, she’s a published author, successful entrepreneur and keen adventurer. In 2013, she tragically lost two of the most important people in her life – her father, legendary climber Marty Schmidt and brother Denali, when an avalanche struck their camp on the world’s second […] The post Sequoia Schmidt returns to New Zealand appeared first on...

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • Last year, Macpac Staff member James Ryan traversed the West Matukituki Valley, from Wanaka through to Muddy Creek in Rees Valley, finally ending his journey in Glenorchy. Hailing from our Macpac Newcastle store in New South Wales, and an avid hiker and outdoorsman, he was keen to take on some of New Zealand’s stunning walks […] The post Contributor Blog – Macpac’s James Ryan explores the West Mat...

Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • So, you’ve entered the Macpac Motatapu… but are you race-ready? There’s so much more to preparing for a race than training – you need to be prepared for all scenarios, and that’s where your gear steps in. If you’ve spent weeks or months putting in the hard yards to get yourself race-ready, there’s no quicker […] The post Macpac Motatapu Essential Gear List appeared first on Macpac - The Log Book.

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  • Braden Currie Joins Macpac

    We’re proud to welcome legendary Kiwi multisport athlete Braden Currie to the Macpac family. After taking the world of multisport, adventure racing and triathlon by storm in recent years, Braden’s diverse skill-set and ability to perform over almost any distance … Read More > The post Braden Currie Joins Macpac appeared first on Macpac Blog.

  • Macpac Motatapu Essential Gear List

    So, you’ve entered the Macpac Motatapu… but are you race-ready? There’s so much more to preparing for a race than training – you need to be prepared for all scenarios, and that’s where your gear steps in. If you’ve spent … Read More > The post Macpac Motatapu Essential Gear List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

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  • Long Haul Travel Gear List

    Your tickets are booked, your passport is good to go – and you’ve already started planning activities – but you’re leaving your packing until the last minute. Let’s face it – packing is one of the least enjoyable aspects of … Read More > The post Long Haul Travel Gear List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

  • 2017 Macpac Motatapu Gear List

    So, you’ve entered the Macpac Motatapu… but are you race-ready? There’s so much more to preparing for a race than training – you need to be prepared for all scenarios, and that’s where your gear steps in. If you’ve spent … Read More > The post 2017 Macpac Motatapu Gear List appeared first on Macpac Blog.

  • Caro’s Five Favourite Australian Summer Walks

    Caro Ryan is the ‘unexpected outdoors chick’ – from a non-outdoorsy family, it took her until she was 21 to discover the world beyond the city. Now, she runs bushwalking tips website ‘Lotsafreshair’ and is dedicated to outdoor adventure, sharing knowledge, stories and … Read More > The post Caro’s Five Favourite Australian Summer Walks appeared first on Macpac Blog.

  • Choosing a new school backpack

    It’s that time of year again – another school year is fast approaching, and before you know it, the summer holidays will be long behind us. Whether it’s your little adventurer’s first year in the schoolyard, or they’re well-accustomed to … Read More > The post Choosing a new school backpack appeared first on Macpac Blog.

  • Rewrite your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s resolutions are always made with the best intentions. Many vow to spend less and save more, others promise to indulge less in sugary treats, and there’s always one who has convinced themselves they’ll give up coffee. But one … Read More > The post Rewrite your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Macpac Blog.

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Macpac (Mouton Noir Ltd)
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  • Nothing beats a Kiwi summer! The weather is fantastic (most of the time), and there’s always somewhere new just waiting to be discovered… if only we’d step away from civilisation, for just a moment. You see, summer can be so … Read More > The post Best NZ Summer Hikes: Our Top Picks appeared first on Macpac Blog.

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