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Boreal Diobolo Rock Shoe 13th Nov 2018 Boreal Diabolo Rock Shoes

It's been some time since I have climbed in Boreal shoes. I think I still have one of the iconic pairs of Ninja slippers somewhere in a cupboard. The Diabolo is a far cry from it's aged cousin....

Mountain Fuel Jellies 6th Nov 2018 Mountain Fuel Jellies

I read about Mountain Fuel's new Jellies online recently so thought I’d try some out. Marketed as a more easily stomachable alternative to the now ubiquitous gels they look very similar to...

Thermarest Questar 1 30th Oct 2018 Thermarest Questar Sleeping Bag

It may come as a surprise to learn that Therm-a-rest don't only make sleeping mattresses. So successful has their brand awareness campaign for what is generally seen as the original mattresses,...

VJ Sport XTRM 1 10th Oct 2018 Title: VJ Sport XTRM – A true mountain running shoe

True mountain running shoes are hard to come by. You need them to be good on rock, so not too heavily studded and able to grip in the wet. They need to hold firm on wet grassy and...

Ajax 5 20th Sep 2018 Review - Ajax Waterproof Jacket from Montane

Montane Women’s Ajax Jacket Review I’ve had my previous waterproof jacket for 15 years before it fell apart, I know this is likely past most manufacturers expected lifetimes for a jacket,...

Classic Routes Of The Ecrins 5th Sep 2018 Classic Routes Of The Ecrins -0 Sbastian Constant

This is a delight of a guidebook. It's A5 portrait and 200 pages (but only 75mm thick) so fits into a rucksack pocket pretty easily. The cover is plastic laminated so it will stand up to a bit...

Edelrid OHM 4th Sep 2018 Edelrid OHM - Assisted Braking Device

I'm a big guy. I'm well used to being belayed by people who are lighter than me and have had my share of exciting falls / drops in my time. I now also have two boys who climb. They are both...

Wild-Guide-Wales-3D-lr-450 26th Jul 2018 Wild Guide - Wales

UPDATE Wild Things Publishing have now made most of their books available as interactive apps via Itunes and Google Play. The apps work pretty nicely featuring a navigable map, as well as...

Wild Swimming France Cover 24th Jul 2018 Wild Swimming - France

UPDATE Wild Things Publishing have now made most of their books available as interactive apps via Itunes and Google Play. The apps work pretty nicely featuring a navigable map, as well as...

Thermarest Mondo King 3D 19th Jul 2018 Therm-a-Rest Mondo King 3D Sleeping Mattress

I've reviewed quite a few mattresses over the years, but never anything on this scale. The Mondo King 3D is a giant. First off it's big before it's even inflated. I am testing the Large which...

x-talon-230-grey-teal-1 26th Jun 2018 Inov-8 X-Talon 230s

The Inov-8 X-Talon 230s are a great lightweight fell running shoe. The lightness has not resulted in compromise in shock absorption or foot support. They really are a comfortable shoe.   I...

Obos-Ws-Sapphire-Mid-B-DRY Java side 25th Jun 2018 The Oboz Women’s Sapphire Mid B Dry

Designed specifically for the woman’s foot, as soon as I put this shoe on I knew I wouldn’t have any problems with fit. The fit is slim, so a person with a wider foot might not enjoy the...

Zamberlan Intrepid Hydrobloc 19th Jun 2018 Zamberlan 125 Intrepid RR

I reckon I'd be pretty chuffed if I were allowed the name of these shoes in a game of Scrabble! Zamberlan are one of the premier walking book manufacturers on the planet and have sensibly...

Berghaus Ridgemaster 23rd May 2018 Berghaus Ridgemaster Jacket

The Ridgemaster is a medium-weight waterproof jacket suitable for the harshest weather. It's a GORE-TEX membrane so works as you'd expect to keep the rain out, but also keep you ventilated....

Rab Powerstretch Tights 1 21st May 2018 Rab Polartec Powerstretch Ladies’ leggings

User’s review of Rab Polartec Powerstretch Ladies’ leggings What an absolute delight it is to contemplate composing this review, knowing in advance that I will not have to use...

Berghaus Pro Bib Shell Pant 17th May 2018 Berghaus Pro Bib Shell Pant

Let's get some terminology sorted out first. Bib is an Americanism for salopettes, which is in turn European. Dungarees is now a pretty old fashioned term. Essentially they are all the same...

Wild-Guide-Portugal Page 01 16th May 2018 Wild Guide Portugal

It's quite a while since I last went to Portugal. Nearly 30 years I think! Looking at this guide it'll definitely be less than 30 before I go again :-)   Reviewing a guide when you haven't...

Mountain Adventures In The Maurienne 15th May 2018 Mountain Adventures In The Maurienne

The full title of this book is Mountain Adventures In The Maurienne, The Vanoise and Dauphine Alps. It features day walks. Walking tours, scrambles, rock climbs, via ferratas, mountaineering...

wild+guide+scotland+cover 14th May 2018 Wild Guide To Scotland

Wild Guides are now coming thick and fast from Wild Things Publishing. The latest to arrive through my door is the Wild Guide to Scotland. It's the same format as the previous ones: basically...

Salomon Snowcross Shoes 9th May 2018 Salomon Snowcross Shoes

Sadly these babies arrived the day after the last snow of the season melted (surely there's no more to come?) so I haven’t given them a true test and won't do so for some time. However that...

GravityWorks 2L Filter 18th Apr 2018 Platypus Water Filter - Gravity Works 2l Complete Kit

Last summer we found ourselves in California visiting friends. During the trip we spent some time in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a stunningly beautiful area crammed full of rivers and lakes....

Rab Latok Hat 16th Apr 2018 Rab Latok Hat

It's been a tough winter so I've done a lot of hat-wearing over the last six months. Years ago I had a decent mountain hat with ear flaps and a peak, but somewhere aliong the line it got lost...

Montane Cordillera Thermal Tights 21st Mar 2018 Montane Cordillera Thermal Tights

Last Saturday was one of those magical weather days that don’t come around very often. Snowy, windy, sunny, windy, cold and windy. I was out for the best part of five hours, running our local...

Salomo Speedtrak 20th Mar 2018 Salomon Speedtrak Running Shoes

It’s not often that you can say a pair of shoes got you to a meeting on time. The Speedtraks arrived on the day of the said meeting. I work from home and juggle squeezing out for a run,...

Vaude Kids Snow Cup Gloves 19th Mar 2018 Kids Snow Cup Gloves - VAUDE

For years my kids had complained of snow getting between the end of their jacket and the end of their gloves, so when it came time to get some new gloves I decided to find a pair that would...

VauDe Bormio Gloves 18th Mar 2018 VAUDE Bormio Gloves

Whilst I've had ski and mountaineering gloves with an extra long cuff in the past I've never had a pair of light weight gloves which go much beyond my wrist. The Bormio I have in an extra large...

Canyoning IN The Alps 1st Feb 2018 Canyoning In The Alps - Northern Italy And Ticino

The size of this book, and the relatively small area of the Alps that it covers, is testament to the wealth and breadth of the sport of canyoning.  Initially I thought I'd hit paydirt...

walks-and-treks-in-the-maritime-alps 31st Jan 2018 Walks & Treks In The Maritime Alps

Another pocket sized guide from Cicerone who have definitely cornered the market when it comes to continental Europe. This guide features 220 pages (that's 18 walks of between 6km and 20km as...

Mountain Adventures In Chamonix 19th Jan 2018 Mountain Adventures In Chamonix

It seems apt that I am writing this review on the same morning as watching a short video a friend sent me of some very adventurous looking conditions in the French Alps.     I also went...

IMG 5173 3rd Jan 2018 Freeloader Sixer & Supercharger (Solar Charger)

The Freeloader Sixer is a genuinely cool bit of kit. It's a 6,000mAh power pack for charging your phone, tablet, or other device, but has a built in mini solar panel array so that it can charge...

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