How far would BACKPACKER's editors go to bring you the outdoors' best gear? To the other side of the world—literally. We headed to New Zealand's Taranaki National Park to test gear on mountain slopes, under waterfalls, and through some of the most magical forest we'd ever seen.
Watch: Paddling New Zealand's Whanganui River
Explore New Zealand's North Island with BACKPACKER in this Editors' Choice sneak peek.