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The Macpac Blog is all about sharing the stories of our ambassadors, staff, and adventurers as they explore the outdoors, take on challenges and reach new goals. Check out our range of how-to guides and reviews on Macpac products and New Zealand and Australian outdoors.
2021-09-08 00:00
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2021-09-06 00:00
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2021-09-05 00:00
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2021-09-01 00:00
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2021-09-01 00:00
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2021-09-01 00:00
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How To Start Mountaineering?
2021-05-18 00:35
Reading Time: 9 minutes By Alastair McDowell What is mountaineering? Mountaineering is the act of climbing mountains, consisting of rock, snow, ice or a combination of all three. Huma… Read More
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2021-05-16 00:00
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2021-05-02 00:00
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An Ode To The Adventure Dress
2021-03-01 01:53
Reading Time: 4 minutes Saturday dawned cool and cloudy. With tights on under my dress, a fleece over the top and my rain jacket under my arm, I was ready to go tree planting at the Te Waih… Read More
Staff Picks: Favourite Gear For Summer
2020-12-21 22:31
Here at Macpac, it’s safe to say we’re a little obsessed with gear. As outdoor lovers, we take every opportunity to test our product “out there”, in the conditions it… Read More
Raising Kids To Love The Outdoors
2020-12-08 22:49
By: Shelley Martin For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved being outdoors. I have great memories of my Dad taking me out fishing, or going hunting in the mountains at a young age… Read More
Exploring Himalaya’s Climate Frontlines
2020-09-28 03:37
Through our Fund for Good, we’re passionate about helping organisations committed to protecting our environment and its wildlife, and having a lasting positive impact on people’s… Read More
Caro Ryan On The Rhyolite Pack
2020-09-01 03:56
The pack I wanted to hate but ended up loving — a gear review by the ‘Unexpected Outdoors Chick’ I can still hear the words of my old bushwalking mentor ringing in my ea… Read More
Letting Go Of Fear And Embracing The Now
2020-08-20 23:10
Feature Image: Josh Lyon We give up the things we love for many reasons. It’s not always a conscious choice. Maybe at times, a slow unnoticed apathy creeps in, until one day we wake… Read More
A Seasonal Approach To Terrain
2020-06-29 00:29
Late December in Utah is like late July in New Zealand. I know because my family and I have been switching countries every December (go north) and July (go south) for the past 10 years.&nbsp&hell…Read More
2020-04-23 03:21
Raising An Outside Kid Raising an outside kid is all about teaching your little ones to appreciate the natural world around them. Outside kids are imaginative, healthy and understand the imp… Read More
2020-04-08 05:31
Durable materials, modern designs A sustainable mindset From the start, our founder Bruce McIntyre believed durable design was the best thing an outdoor business could do for the planet. Ke… Read More
Our Heritage
2020-04-02 00:36
Our Heritage The Story Behind The Pack. “I thought if I could provide products for the mountaineering community, then I could establish the brand” – Bruce McIntyre, Foun… Read More
A Life Outside: Q&A With Anna Keeling
2020-03-31 03:27
Anna Keeling is an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, former ski and adventure racer and one of the early Macpac ambassadors in the ‘80s. In 2019, she came back into the Macpac family. We… Read More
2020-02-20 19:32
Our approach towards responsible packaging. In the retail industry, packaging is a big thing. We’re constantly working to reduce the amount of packaging we use. The environmental im… Read More
Introducing The Macpac Motatapu
2020-01-20 02:57
We’re excited to continue our support of one of New Zealand’s most iconic off-road events – the Macpac Motatapu. We’re all about getting people into the outdoors, and… Read More
How To Become A Cycle Commuter
2019-12-09 02:53
Bike commuting – what’s not to like? Forget sitting in traffic at peak hour. Stop spending huge chunks of your pay check on fuel. And help relieve some of the pressure that the a… Read More
The Art Of Repair
2019-10-24 01:57
As long as Macpac has existed, there has been a Macpac repairs service. Back in the 70s it was a pretty casual arrangement – if you damaged your pack, you could bring it back to Macpac… Read More
Putting Her Best Foot Forward
2019-10-24 01:37
When I first spoke with Rachel Māia, I’d just finished watching a documentary that captured the hours leading up to, and immediately following a voluntary below the knee amputatio… Read More
2019-10-24 01:08
My name is Grace*, I am 16 and I grew up fatherless, with just my Mum and older brother. Mum is a beneficiary, and most of my family are gang affiliated. I’ve always felt like I would… Read More
Chicks ‘n’ Picks At The Ice & Mixed
2019-10-09 04:12
The power of collective female ‘stoke’ is not to be underestimated. As a woman, regardless of where you are – be it in a classroom, on a sports field or up a mountain &ndas&hell…Read More
2019-09-19 03:50
On September 20th and September 27th, people from all over the world will leave their homes and businesses, taking to the streets to join young activists in demanding action on climate chan… Read More
A Snow Safety Course With Chill
2019-09-15 23:20
Famous for their epic terrain and down to earth hospitality, the Selwyn Six club fields become a home away from home for many families over the winter months. Having been introduced to their… Read More
Father’s Day Gift Guide
2019-08-19 04:14
Finding the perfect gift for your old man can be a challenge – what do you buy a man who has spent a lifetime accumulating the things that he wants? If you’ve got a dad who is in… Read More
King Cobra              Big Wall Free Climbing In Alaska
2019-07-25 22:17
Another serac rips from the summit ice cliffs of neighbouring Mount Dickey, and the familiar roar of avalanche thunders through the valley. My calves shake on crumbling footholds, the infamo… Read More
Macpac Launches Adventure Hubs In Australia
2019-05-14 23:12
In March, we celebrated the opening of nine new Macpac Adventure Hubs across Australia, growing our total number of Aussie stores to 34. The new Macpac Adventure Hubs expand on the classic M… Read More
2019-05-06 04:33
Down is nature’s most efficient insulator, but to get the best out of your down gear you need to take care of it properly. Washing a down jacket can seem like a bit of a confusing task… Read More
Chasing Winter To Mt. Baker
2019-05-06 04:11
hIf three months of snow in the mountains of Australasia just isn’t enough for you, it’s time you started looking north. Way north. Mt. Baker Ski Resort sits at the end of State… Read More
A Backpacker’s Guide To Packing
2019-05-06 03:58
A big overseas backpacking trip is a rite of passage for young Kiwis and Australians, and getting the minor details right – like what to pack – goes a long way towards making the… Read More
Bruno’s Originals X Macpac
2019-05-06 00:10
Bruno Harding is the designer behind Auckland based fashion label, Bruno’s. His designs are one offs, but that’s just the beginning of what makes a Bruno’s piece unique. Br… Read More
Mind Over Weather For Winter Training
2019-05-05 23:48
Braden Currie is a Kiwi multisport legend, regularly duking it out with the world’s best athletes at the toughest races on earth. He’s no stranger to a sufferfest in training, an… Read More
Adventures With Fitness
2019-05-05 22:53
The Macpac Fund For Good is our way of giving back to the community and sustaining the wild places that we hold so dear. We support individuals and groups whose missions fall into three diff… Read More
2019-05-02 21:48
Have circumstances in your life ever made you feel depressed or anxious? Maybe work is wearing you down, or your bills are stacking up. Maybe you’re worried about the way you look, or… Read More
2019-05-02 21:33
This winter we’ve continued our close relationship with the New Zealand Alpine Team and added a number of new pieces to the Macpac Alpine Series; the Nitro Pullover, the Icefall Jacket… Read More
2019-03-19 03:03
Recently, we were faced with an interesting situation at Macpac HQ. We’d designed and ordered about 12,000 jackets and vests in new styles for our Winter ‘19 range that all featu… Read More
2019-03-05 02:54
In late November 2017 I set off from Arthur’s Pass with three other kiwi women, with the goal of walking to Mount Cook Village. We weren’t aiming to complete the most technical r… Read More
Best Weber Recipe Ideas
2019-02-19 22:13
We all love our Weber, but this versatile BBQ is good for so much more than grilling a couple of snags. There are so many things that you can cook on a Weber – especially when you put… Read More
Adventure Is For Girls  Gemma Wilson
2018-12-14 03:29
The outdoor scene has seen a change in the 21st century. There are growing communities of women in every corner of the globe who are confident and capable, leading the charge in their chosen… Read More
Adventure Is For Girls  Caro Ryan
2018-12-14 03:29
The outdoor scene has seen a change in the 21st century. There are growing communities of women in every corner of the globe who are confident and capable, leading the charge in their chosen… Read More
Our Favourite Aussie Camping Destinations
2018-12-14 03:13
The summer holidays is the best time get away as a family, and while many campers will have old favourites, some might be looking for something new, or starting a new tradition. Here’s… Read More
Adventure Is For Girls  Dulkara Martig
2018-12-02 20:10
The outdoor scene has seen a change in the 21st century. There are growing communities of women in every corner of the globe who are confident and capable, leading the charge in their chosen… Read More
Adventure Is For Girls  Cristina Simpkins
2018-12-02 20:03
The outdoor scene has seen a change in the 21st century. There are growing communities of women in every corner of the globe who are confident and capable, leading the charge in their chosen… Read More
Three Tents For Three Iconic Trips
2018-11-25 21:59
Buying a tent is one of the most exciting purchases you can make. This is your home away from home, and the tent you choose will shape your adventures for years to come. But how do you know… Read More
Our Top 3 Tracks In The Blue Mountains
2018-11-25 21:19
Hannah Denny is our Regional Retail Manager for New South Wales. She was born and bred in the Blue Mountains, roughly a one hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Hanna… Read More
Fund For Good  Operation Flinders
2018-11-19 22:52
The Macpac Fund For Good is our way of giving back to the community, and sustaining the wild places that we hold so dear. We support individuals and groups whose missions fall into three dif… Read More
Behind The Design: Light Hiking
2018-11-19 22:32
In each edition of the Macpac Journal (Winter and Summer), we ask a member of our Product Design team to put down their sewing needle and take to the keyboard. They give us a peak Behind the… Read More
Walk Before You Can Climb
2018-11-12 22:11
Back in August, Queenstown hosted a swag of experienced mountaineers at the annual Remarkables Ice & Mixed Festival. It’s probably the largest gathering of mountaineers in New Zeal… Read More
Let Nature In Strengthen Your Well-being
2018-10-28 22:47
Mental Health Awareness Week rolls around every year in October, and every year there is a different theme. This year’s theme, ‘let nature in, strengthen your well-being, really… Read More
The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
2018-10-24 22:46
As a retailer in the outdoor leisure industry, we have a responsibility to fight for the protection of our environment and its wildlife, and to have a lasting positive impact on people&rsquo&hell…Read More
Getting To Know  Got To Get Out
2018-08-30 00:37
Got To Get Out is a social enterprise adventure group, on a mission to get Kiwis and visitors active, outdoors seeing the world and making friends. We caught up with founder of Got To G… Read More
New Zealand Alpinist Of The Year
2018-08-24 01:53
The Macpac New Zealand Alpinist of the Year awards are judged over the 12-month period that follows the previous year’s Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival. The awards recognise th… Read More
Australia, What Do You Do In Winter?
2018-08-14 04:21
We’re on record stating that an winter in Australia is an adventurer’s dream. The cooler weather, the reduced fire danger, the fact that the animals that want to kill you are gen… Read More
Macpac NZ Alpinist Of The Year Nominees
2018-07-26 03:08
The Macpac New Zealand Alpinist of the Year awards are judged over the 12-month period that follows the previous year’s Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival. The awards recognise the bes… Read More
Braden Currie Reviews The Transition Jacket
2018-07-12 04:07
The Transition Jacket is designed primarily for multi-sport events, where a fast, lightweight and highly breathable jacket is needed, just in case the weather turns bad. Because we designed… Read More
23 Tips To Make Snow Trips A Hit
2018-07-01 22:30
Our favourite tips for kids snow adventures Snowmen, snow angels, snow fights, snow fun! Some of the best childhood memories come from snow days – and with a few simple tips, you could… Read More
Winter Safety In NZ’s Backcountry
2018-05-27 22:40
The tendency to hibernate in winter is not uncommon in the animal kingdom, and that includes humans. But when it comes to getting outdoors, we think you’re missing a trick if you don&r&hell…Read More
How To Layer Outdoor Clothing For Winter
2018-05-25 00:40
Keeping warm in cold weather isn’t just about wearing as many layers as possible. When you layer outdoor clothing, you should think about the types of fabrics you’re wearing and… Read More
How To Pick Your Puffer Jacket
2018-05-24 23:17
In case you missed it, it’s starting to get cold out there. Now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep warm when the chill really sets in. Whether you simpl… Read More

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