noun, plural - man·kys.
- a map that loves the great outdoors.
“Spent 4 weeks in NZ over the Summer. Did not ride around Auckland but did manage some riding at Rotorua at Whakarewarewa Forest which was better than anything I have ever had the pleasure of riding before. Chap who worked there was very helpful too. They sell a trail map which is printed on material so you can scrunch it up in your pocket and it doesn't get spoiled, called a "manky". You need a map (on a hanky) as the park is enormous!..."
"After breakfast, head for Rotorua's favourite forest, Whakarewarewa. The six-hectare Redwood Grove is at the heart of the 5667-hectare Whakarewarewa Forest. Pick up a Whakarewarewa "manky" from the gift shop before your walk - it's a nifty microfibre map-handkerchief with a walking track guide on one side and mountain biking trails on the other...."
“Despite some rough weather recently on a weekend break to Rotorua, the Rotovegas Motel and their lovely hosts more than helped make up for this. Natalie gave a great recommendation for the Croucher Craft brewery where we also ran into the friendly guys from the MBT shop/bike hire (we love the manky map!) nr the Redwoods forest..."
"Our first port of call for the day was the Information Centre. We stocked up on activity brochures and bought a Manky Map of the Redwood Forest. That map was the best item I bought all trip I reckon. Stuff it in a pocket for easy access when needed, labelled trails; it was extremely useful..."
"An enjoyable day through a pristine redwood forest. Once into the outback trails you are miles from the track start. With a least a couple of chiefs, a Manky map and local hookups we were in good hands..."
"A Manky is a cross between a hanky and a map - so basically it's a map printed onto cloth so it doesn't disintegrate if moisture gets onto it unlike paper maps. And it's not electronic, so it's a bit more environmentally friendlier than your power consuming and resource material hungry GPS unit. Plus it also doubles as a sweat and snot recipient! Mr G and I used one during last weekends mtb jaunt in the Whakarewarewa Forest..."