Outdoors

New Toyota HiLux Review

Interestingly, the new HiLux doesn’t sound that different to the old one, but on-road noise was definitely lower. I had to keep an eye on the speedo because it was easy to find the car hovering around the speed limit, even though it didn’t feel like I was travelling that fast. A feature of the new HiLux and something I …

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Jeep Renegade Review

THE all-new Jeep Renegade certainly provides a shock to the SUV marketplace, particularly in the Solar Yellow duco of the test car I recently picked up from Cricks Mt Gravatt. Through all this the very adjustable and comfortable leather seats were quite supportive and after an hour of driving I stepped out feeling fresh. There is very little not to like …

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Travelling Stock Reserves Locking Fishers Out

LOOKING back over 25 years of what I would class as the better part of my life as an angler who throws bits of coloured wood into freshwater streams, I have had a ball. We all need to let the authorities know how we still require access to these locations throughout NSW. Make sure you have your say by December …

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Living and Fishing on the West Coast

I LEFT my home in Queensland more than three years ago to work in Western Australia, hoping to see more of our country and to fish new places. I weighed up the pros and cons of continuing north or turning around and doing the touristy thing in Perth before flying back to the mine in a week’s time. After a call …

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Jeep Cherokee Limited review

If they show up something that close to the car, I’m sorry to say but it’s probably too late for whatever it may be. I guess at very low speed they would be handy for picking out kerbs and other obstacles when parking, but I didn’t notice any difference. The Technology Group package meant my Jeep had park assist, which …

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BlackWolf Turbo Lite 450 Tent Review

You then open the side poles so they lock and there you have it – a solid, light structure that can easily be moved around while erected. To fit the fly and front awning assembly you just slide it over and click it into place with the attached straps. Then all that’s left is setting up three poles for the awning …

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Mako’s New Grey Lens sunglasses (Product News)

This low colour distortion makes them extremely comfortable over long periods. The traditional downside of a grey lens is it’s the darkest tint and therefore cuts more light out, sometimes making objects in shadows and low light more difficult to see. By carefully manipulating the light coming through the lens, that is, the amount of light able to pass or …

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Quick Trip to the Kimberley

The weather had already warmed and the days were into the mid to high thirties, and the barra, while not leaping onto the banks, were definitely getting their appetites back to the extent that they were enthusiastically taking dead mullet baits. Some of Sam’s family from Tassie caught their first-ever barramundi, which of course is one of life’s real thrills. The …

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Zenec Z-N720 Navigation System

A handy favourites tab means you can store regularly used phone numbers. Now I finally had a setup that worked well and could be used legally. In addition to the Bluetooth hands-free system, the Zenec offers a detailed navigation system with a heap of preloaded information on the micro SD card. The navigation system is very easy to use and …

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New HiLux – First Tow Test

First impressions of the exterior begin with the bold new look that has more on (and off) road presence due to the larger body, being 70mm longer and 20mm wider, which in turn gives you a great feeling of extra cabin space when jumping inside too. The interior is notably different to the outgoing model. In the models we had the …

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