BACKGROUND

I’m now based in Christchurch but have spent most of my hunting career living in Greymouth with a couple of recent years in New Plymouth. I spend a lot of my spare time hunting Red Deer, Chamois and Tahr mainly in the majestic Southern Alps of the South Island.  Hunting didn't come easy for me with my Dad being keen on the outdoors but not really knowing much about hunting.  He had a few keen mates but it took a few years to start to understand the mystical creatures that roamed the hills, and start to become successful.  After many years of learning the art of hunting, I now mainly trophy hunt, with the exception of when the freezer is getting a bit low.  I also get a lot of enjoyment out of filming and photography, as well as the odd trip with the bow and arrow. I love getting out into remote parts of the Southern Alps in search of adventure and trophy animals.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

I'm lucky enough to have had some great experiences in the mountains which have resulted in some personal accomplishments such as securing about 10 representative Red Stags from public conservation land including my best, a 305DS 14 pointer, securing a 10" Chamois and a few Bull Tahr in the 13" range. I’ve also secured a 13" Bull Tahr, a Whitetail deer and a Chamois with a bow. Along with this I have also been a writer with a couple of feature series' for Rod & Rifle Magazine.


MY FAVOURITE GEAR

Pinnacle gaiters - Almost every day that I'm hunting, my Pinnacle Gaiters will be there doing their thing, protecting my legs and keeping shit out of my boots.  I love their close-fitting cut, ease of use, and durable materials.  Everything works as it should and given the amount of abuse they get in the rough, scree, etc they last exceptionally well.

Neck Gaiter - Low tech but underrated, the buff is a crucial bit of kit which provides a breakup of my white face which gets me closer to game, plus provides a surprising amount of warmth.  Works well with beanie or cap.

Element Jacket - when up in the alpine areas the mornings and evening can get very cold, especially when spending lots of time sitting and glassing for animals.  I love the Element Jacket in these situations where I'll usually put it overtop a thermal and sometimes a fleece layer to provide ultimate warmth.  It packs down nice and small and makes a great pillow!

Plateau Packable Pack - For me, I don't want to take a big day pack with me when on multiday hunts for the evening or morning hunt because it's just an extra thing to take.  This is why I love the Plateau.  You can fit it in your pocket, on your belt, and it weighs nothing.  It's big enough to fit enough gear for that evening or morning hunt.  I use it with the Divide Belt Bag. 

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SIZE GUIDE

MEN'S JACKETS AND TOPS

Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 
MEN'S OUTER LAYER JACKETS

 SIZE
CHEST CM
CHEST INCHES
XXS
85-90
33-35
XS
90-95
35-37
S
95-100
37-39
M
100-105
39-41
L
105-110
41-43
XL
110-115
43-45
2XL
115-120
45-47
3XL
120-125
47-49
4XL
125-130
49-51
5XL
130-135
51-53




MEN'S BASE & MID-LAYER TOPS

 SIZE
CHEST CM CHEST INCHES
XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53


MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your pants would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. 
INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our pants, to the base of the inner leg.
Our over-trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular pants. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular pants. 

 

MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85

 

MEN'S OVER-TROUSERS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85

 

WOMEN'S SIZING

Place the tape measure around the largest part of your chest, the narrowest point on your waist and the just above where your pants normally sit on your waist. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align these measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 

WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CHEST
WAIST
HIPS
6 79cm / 31" 70cm / 27.5" 102cm / 40.2"
8
 84cm / 33"
74cm / 29.1"
106cm / 41.7"
10
 89cm / 35"
78cm / 30.7"
110cm / 43.3"
12
 94cm / 37"
82cm / 32.3"
114cm / 44.9"
14
 99cm / 39"
86cm / 33.9"
118cm / 46.4"
16
104cm / 41"
90cm / 35.4"
122cm / 48"  
18
109cm / 43"
94cm / 37"  
126cm / 49.6"
20
114cm / 45"
98cm / 38.6"
130cm / 51.2"

 

BOOT SIZING

All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe. Use your foot measurement to select the closest boot size.

BOOT SIZING GUIDE

US
FOOT LENGTH (approximate)
6 9.3 in / 23.6 cm
7 9.6 in / 24.4 cm
8 9.9 in / 25.2 cm
9 10.25 in / 26 cm
10 10.6 in / 26.8 cm
11 10.9 in / 27.8 cm
12 11.25 in / 28.6 cm 
13 11.6 in / 29.4 cm

 

 GAITER SIZING

Measure the circumference of calves at the thickest point. The size on the chart is the largest measurement that will fit in the gaiter. Gaiters can be tightened, but cannot be stretched to fit legs larger than the measurements shown on the chart.

GAITER SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CALF SIZE
 S
380mm
M
410mm
L
440mm
XL
470mm
2XL
500mm

 

GLOVE SIZING

SIZE
LENGTH CM WIDTH CM
S 18 9
M 19 9.5
L 20 10
XL 21 10.5
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