WE delve a bit deeper into a few campsite-friendly products that are new to market.
KEEN WILD SKY HIKING BOOTS
Outdoor footwear brand Keen has added a new top-of the-line hiking boot to its range, taking it to new territories in more ways than one. The Wild Sky boot is made for serious hiking, be it a local day trip or multiday trek with a fully loaded backpack onboard.
To achieve this, the Wild Sky features an upper made from leather and mesh to be both durable and comfortable. The leather features a waterproof liner to keep socks dry and there’s a removable PU foot-bed designed to best support your arch.
The Wild Sky employs Keen’s KonnectFit heel-capture system which fits snugly around your heel to almost clamp your foot in. The boot requires a bit of wearing in, but it feels very durable. The chunky all-terrain sole should provide grip in all conditions.
We’ll be giving the Keen Wild Sky more of a workout over summer and will let you know how they perform.
KE Design’s ECO Towel is an environmentally-friendly towel that is made in Melbourne, Victoria, and the first-ever Aussie-made towel to be made from RPET, a recycled yarn that uses post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and fabric cut-offs.
The RPET yarn has a 50 per cent lower carbon footprint than organic cotton, and the patterns are printed using water-based inks and compressed at high temperatures to bond their microparticles together and ensure our ocean remains protected. Not only does each ECO Towel keep 20 water bottles out of landfill and our oceans, they’re also said to be extremely comfy.
More than 20 designs are currently available.
OZTRAIL KINGSFORD SLEEPING BAG SERIES
These new oversized Kingsford Series sleeping bags from OzTrail are designed to provide maximum space and maximum comfort to suit every season.
The sleeping bags feature a snag-free zipper, hanging loops for airing and are easy to look after (cold machine washable). The bags are soft to touch and come with a low-noise outer shell, ensuring you get a quality sleep at your favourite campsite.
Prices and sizes vary.