It’s about that time we’re all shedding the iso chains, hopefully swapping them for snow chains or bike chains. To help in this endeavour to hit the road and reclaim the outdoors, we’ve teamed up with We Are Explorers and a bunch of like-minded brands to bring you the prize pack of the pandemic age.
Valued at a whopping $7900, here’s how we’d utilise the gear if we were allowed to win it… (sadly, we’re not).
First off, we’d throw said gear into the JUCY Camper (which would be ours for 14 days) then I reckon we’d drive that bad boy from our office in Sydney down to the Snowy Mountains. But, probably not as the crow flies, there’s a hell of a lot of good surf breaks in between after all and it would be rude not to test out our new Quiky and Roxy wetsuits. If there aren’t any waves, we’ve got a brand-new mountain bike to take for a spin – the Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 MTB.
But the legs will probably need even more of a stretch during such a drive and we’d likely do so in our brand-new pair of Salomon hiking shoes or new trail running shoes (depending on the mood and terrain). Obviously, these would be paired with some of our finest woollen and bamboo rayon foot sheaths (socks) and maybe the Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch for good measure.
Surf check in our Outdoor Light Crew Socks.
But wait… a cursory look at the snow forecast sees over half a metre headed for the alps (we’d hope) so naturally we’d put our foot down and get there in time to take our new Atomic skis for a spin in some fresh stuff. A new Arc’teryx jacket and set of Le Bent baselayers will keep us warm during the day before we decide to retire to the van – which we’ve named Vincent – and tuck ourselves into our Sea To Summit Trek TKII Sleeping Bag.
This could be you booting up behind Vincent... Photo: Teddy Laycock
Got a better idea on how to maximise these outdoor goodies? Enter the comp for yourself and show us when you win!
Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch – Ambassador Edition ($1099)
Arc’teryx Beta AR jacket ($820)
A pair of Atomic Skis ($800)
14 days JUCY Camper rental ($600)
Quiksilver Highline Ltd Monochrome 4/3mm Steamer Wetsuit ($500)
Roxy Performance 3/2mm Steamer Wetsuit ($550)
Sea To Summit Trek TKII Sleeping Bag ($429)
Sea To Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Sleeping Mat ($300)
2 pairs of Salomon running shoes ($400)
2 pairs of Salomon hiking shoes ($400)
Le Bent baselayer, neck gaiter and socks ($170)
Salomon Prolog Bag ($70)
Arc’teryx Men’s Cap ($50)
Le Bent Le Lucy trail running socks ($35)
Specialized Air Tool Switch Comp Pump ($35)
Sea To Summit 13L Dry Sack ($30)