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Snip20161202 4 9th Dec 2016 Polaris Pack Me Jacket & Torsion Shirt

All of this week I've been reviewing Polaris Bikewear suitable for the winter (Monday - Cadence Bob Tights, Tue  - RBS Overshoes, Wed - Blitz Gloves, Thu - Windsheer Windproof Jersey).  As it's...

Snip20161202 3 8th Dec 2016 Polaris Windsheer Windproof Jersey

Almost completing the set of reviews this week of Polaris Bikewear kit - Cadence Bib Tights (Monday), RBS Overshoes (Tuesday), Blitz Windproof Gloves (Wednesday) - is the Windshear Windproof...

Snip20161202 1 7th Dec 2016 Polaris Blitz Gloves

Wednesday's Polaris Bikewear reviews comes on the heels of the Cadence Bib Tights (Monday) and the RBS Overshoe (Tue).  Today it’s the turn of the Tornado Blitz Winter Cycling Gloves.   ...

POL01-5839-P-2 6th Dec 2016 Polaris RBS Overshoes

Yesterday's winter bike kit review was the Cadence Bib Tights. Today's is the RBS Overshoes. I mentioned yesterday that any reflective material on the lower legs is more visible than anywhere...

Snip20161202 2 5th Dec 2016 Polaris Cadence Bib Tights

I've been a while in getting this kit reviewed as it was simply too warm to wear and use until recently. I'd been aware of the Polaris brand for many years, having never quite got around to doing...

wildswimmingitaly 2nd Nov 2016 Wild Swimming - Italy

They keep on coming. I've previously reviewed Wild Swimming books on  the UK, France, Spain, Australia and now comes Italy. I've not been to Italy for a long time, but this book looks set to...

1001climbingtips andy kirkpatrick ofc485pxsticker 13th Oct 2016 1,001 Climbing Tips - Andy Kirkpatrick

1,001 tips on anything has to be a pretty tall order. 1,001 tips on a niche activity like climbing must be virtually impossible. Not so if you have the mind of Andy Kirkpatrick. I checked out...

NeoAir Dream 6 11th Oct 2016 Thermarest - NeoAir Dream

  Probably the best testament to the comfort of this mattress came on the day it arrived. We had some friends visiting and the subject of sleep came up. I'd pumped up the mattress when it...

1424444624-98335500 5th Oct 2016 LED Lenser XEO19R Head Torch & Bike Light

The LED XEO19R is a beast of a torch. Boasting up to 2,000 lumens and a throw distance of 300m it’s the most powerful light I've yet owned. Not only that, but it comes with more accessories...

Wild-Guide-South-West-high-res 4th Oct 2016 Wild Guide - Devon, Cornwall & The South West

I'm loving the fact that Wild Things Publishing are producing a series of these Wild Guides. Having started off with wild swimming guides they have broadened their horizons and begun this...

in the shadow of ben nevis ian sykes cover 30th Sep 2016 In The Shadow Of Ben Nevis - Ian Sykes

Ian Sykes is a guy you have probably never heard of. He's not climbed big grades or big mountains so he's never really featured in any of our magazines or websites. But he's now in his...

FullSizeRender 29th Sep 2016 Sea To Summit UltraLight Mattress

Sleeping mattresses seem to be getting smaller and smaller. This one from Sea To Summit is a teeny 7.5cm by 17cm when rolled up and weighs in at just 395g. That's seriously small and...

a4b3b98ad5a56629d80c9d67a4422182 1024x1024 26th Jul 2016 Wild Swimming - Hidden Beaches

If you follow my reviews at all then you will know that I am a big fan of the Wild Swim series of books. I find them thoroughly inspirational, especially in light of yesterday's Blog post about...

WG-Scandinavia-3D-cover-lr-464x500 14th Jul 2016 Wild Guide - Scandinavia

I've reviewed one Wild Guide already, to the South of England. This is a whole different world of a book. I suspect I have yet to find a guide book with this many inspiring photographs in it. A...

punk in the gym 01 andy pollitt 13th Jul 2016 Punk In The Gym - Andy Pollitt

Andy Pollitt’s book was given to me by Vertebrate Publishing, the Sheffield-based business responsible for the majority of the recent climbing biographies, with a twinkle of the eye and a...

5c97a63a-ff51-4fea-ab4f-29856a0e6e37 18 12th Jul 2016 Salewa Fusion Hybrid -8 Sleeping Bag

I was after a sleeping bag for comfortable nights in the UK that packs down small, doesn’t weigh much, and is warm. The Fusion Hybrid concept is basically a 50 / 50 mix of down and synthetic...

Polaris Kids 2 4th Jul 2016 Polaris - Mini Adventure Cycle Kit

Now I’d driven past the Polaris offices in Dronfield numerous times over the years, but never owned any of their kit. Thankfully this has now been rectified, but this review will be focused...

EVENT-WS-spain 30th Jun 2016 Wild Swimming - Spain

After France, Spain is probabyt eh country outside the UK that I have travelled to most. As kids our summer holidays were often based there, and summer in Spain being hot, we seem to spend the...

wssa-cover-150dpi 21st Jun 2016 Wild Swimming - Sydney

I’m an avid fan of wild swimming, and love the ever-growing series of Wild Swimming  guidebooks published by ~Wild Things Publishing. Wild swimming by its vey nature tends to take you off the...

Berghaus Expedition Light 80 Rucksack 20th Jun 2016 Berghaus Expedition Light 80 Rucksack

I remember the days as a teenager, hefting stuff around on overnight camping trips in Scotland, Wales, Spain and even Greenland. There was a fair amount of stuff to carry - sleeping bag, foam...

Mallorca-Cover-2015 15th Jun 2016 Spain: Mallorca Guidebook Rockfax

I lose track of whether this is the third or fourth edition of Rockfax’s Mallorca guide (actually, I just looked it up and discovered that it’s no less than the 7th!) such is the popularity of...

5&6Part2 17th May 2016 5 + 6 - Western & Northern Fontainebleau (Part 2)

I’ve been a long-time fan of Bart Van Raaij, the Fontainebleau fanatic who has singlehandedly reinvented the guidebook to what is probably the world’s most complicated climbing area. Bart’s...

Salewa Midwau VI 12th May 2016 Salewa Alpine Hut III + III Family Tent

Our beloved Vango Equinox family tent has finally given up the ghost so we needed to replace it. Sadly Vango have discontinued the Equinox so I began to look around. An hour spent perusing the...

Montane Minimus Hybrid Jacket 11th May 2016 Montane Minimus Hybrid Jacket

I sadly left my last winter jacket at a service station and it has not been since. My requirements in a winter jacket are as follows: first and foremost it needs to be warm and waterproof; it...

Berghaus Hypershell Waterproof Jacket 6th May 2016 Berghaus Hypershell Waterproof Jacket

Weighing in at 100g this is now one of my lightest bits of kit. It’s waterproof, though I wouldn’t choose to wear it for full day out in the hills, and windproof, and very, very packable. It...

Inov8 - RERACPANTU 5th May 2016 Inov-8 Race Elite Racepant

If you’ve ever done a fell race that requires full waterproofs then you’ll know that those waterproofs need to be fully taped along the seams. I have a few pairs of very lightweight waterproof...

Salomon Speedcross Pro 26th Apr 2016 Salomon Speedcross Pro

I’ve reviewed most iterations of the Speedcross range over the past three or four years, almost always opting for them as my favoured shoe for training and longer racing. The Pro is no...

prana-womens-avril-pants-medium-plum-red 20th Apr 2016 Prana Avril Pants (Trousers!)

My PrAna Avril pants are awesome. The choice of colours are great, I went for sunwashed red and really like the contrast patches, reminiscent of climbing rope patterns, that make them look a bit...

Salomon Fastwing 18th Apr 2016 Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie

I recently arrived at my folks house after a long bike ride. My Dad asked where my waterproof was so I tossed him the little tennis ball sized stuff-sack that contained the Salomon Fast Wing...

Vau De Deluxe Box 11th Apr 2016 VauDe Aqua Deluxe Box (Handlebar Bag)

I took this box out on its first outing over the weekend. I was headed on a long ride from the Pea District to Snowdonia and wanted a means of transporting more than I could fit in my pockets,...

Ultimate Gloves copy-386x386 18th Mar 2016 Ultimate Performance Runner’s Glove

Retailing at around a tenner these get a thumbs up from me on the simple basis that I tend to lose at least one pair of running gloves a year! They are very thin, elasticated gloves that fire...

img-thing 16th Mar 2016 Prana Continuum Trousers

I’ve not owned a pair of specifically-bouldering trousers for a few years. The Continuum are a comfortable and stylish pair of trousers with some nice micro features. Made from organic cotton...

Rock Queen 10th Feb 2016 Rock Queen – by Catherine Destivelle

Rock Queen – by Catherine Destivelle Review by Sam Schofield Catherine Destivelle was at the pinnacle of climbing during the 1980s and 90s, achieving sporting firsts, winning competitions and...

rab-group-shelter-4-6-person-bothy-bag-p1224-12140 zoom 26th Jan 2016 Rab 4-6 Person Bothy Bag

At the moment I’m really not the target audience for a bothy bag. They are basically needed by those people who are going to be out in the elements for long enough to require a warm(ish) and...

LED Lenser H14.2 26th Jan 2016 lED Lenser H14.2 Headtorch

I have friends who have lots of running shoes, ones for the road, one’s for the trails, off-road shoes for when it’s dry or when it’s wet… I generally have one pair of running shoes which...

vaude-maribor-pullover-hoodie 19th Jan 2016 VauDe Maribor Hoody

Having recently reviewed some Prana clothing for the first time I'm now doing the same for VauDe. The Maribor hoody (pullover) is made with organic cotton and recycled polyester and fits very...

Prana Bridger Jean 13th Jan 2016 Prana Bridger Jean

Prana have long been high in my estimation of climbing clothing, but I;ve never had the pleasure of actually testing any of it before. The Bridger Jean - sorry, I can't but help calling them...

Wild Guide 9th Dec 2015 Wild Guide - Southern & Eastern England

I've been a fan of the publishers of the Wild Guides since they hit the ground running with the first edition of wild Swimming. This latest incarnation is a delight to behold. It's the  same...

Alpkit Numo 1 27th Nov 2015 Alpkit Numo Sleeping Mattress

Retailing at £35 this inflatable sleeping mattress from Alpkit epitomizes the company's approach to outdoor kit. It weighs 454g and at 180cm is long enough for most adults. It's the last of four...

Inov-8 X Talon 200 25th Nov 2015 Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Running Shoes

Just like 5.10 are my favourite rock climbing shoes because they have the stickiest rubber, Inov-8 are my go-to running shoes for the same reason. Perhaps it says something about my climbing and...

One Man's Everest 24th Nov 2015 One Man’s Everest - Kenton Cool

One Man’s Everest  Kenton Cool Review by Sam Schofield One Man’s Everest is a book of adventures woven into a bright, entertaining and inspiring tapestry of a mountaineering career. The...

Petzl-WL-Scorpio-Vertigo LowRes 19th Nov 2015 Petzl Scorpio Vertigo Via Ferratta Lanyard Set

Some time in the dim and distant past I remember tackling what was a petty serious Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites. It was a rest day activity on a proper old-school climbing trip. I remember...

magic shine eagle-600 13th Nov 2015 Magicshine Eagle 600 USB Bicycle Light

59.I've had a couple of Magicshine lights in the past (MJ880 | MJ886 Headtorch)so had high expectations of this one too. Whereas the previous ones have been real work-horse models to illuminate a...

41H2NBa+ApL. SX395 14th Oct 2015 Berghaus Vapour Claw Running Shoes

The Berghaus Vapour Light Claw is a running shoe aimed at trail and long distance runners. I have worked them hard by running in all weathers and over some distances, used them as approach shoes...

Alpkit Brukit 13th Oct 2015 Alpkit Brukit Stove & Billy System

Alpkit Brukit Review I already own a number of stoves so felt a little indulgent getting this one, but a) it's inexpensive, and b) it fills a very useful gap. Retailing at £35 for both the...

Montrail Bajda II 12th Oct 2015 Montrail Bajada II #UTMB Limited Edition

Montrail are a new brand to me. Accelerate in Sheffield are now stocking this particular model which I understand is the only one available in the UK at present. It's come about thanks to Columbia...

Edelrid Eagle Light 5th Oct 2015 Edelrid Eagle Light 9.5mm Climbing Rope

The Edelrid Eagle Light is a 9.5mm single rope that is light enough to use in pairs for trad climbing as well as singly whilst sport climbing. The 60m model (comes available as 50m, 60m, 70m and...

Nikwax Tent And Gear Solarproof 29th Sep 2015 Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarproof

A couple of months ago I too our old Quasar tent out of storage and used it for a night as we needed an extra tent. Nostalgic soon turned to frustration though as the twenty year old material did...

IMG 0019 23rd Sep 2015 VauDe Power Lizard Lightweight Tent

VauDe Power Lizard Review Before starting on the review I have to say that I love the name. Power Lizard! Tents seem to have a long history of cool names. Perhaps it's a factor of them having...

P7180163 29th Jul 2015 Petzl Kids Macchu and Body Harness

I've written a few reviews recently on kids kit and the importance of putting them in the right sized stuff. Arguably it's never more important than clmbing harnesses as there's a genuine safety...

Osprey Jet 18 23rd Jul 2015 Osprey Jet 18 Kids Rucksack

There comes a time in a kids' life when he or she needs to start carrying their own kit when out walking and camping. Personally I've been keen not to start this too early, preferring instead, to...

rapha climbers-bundle 2 22nd Jul 2015 Rapha Pro Climbing Team Set

I only really started cycling a couple of years ago and have managed until now with fairly low spec kit from the likes of Lidl and Aldi. It was with a great deal of interest then that I rode the...

Five Ten Tennies 21st Jul 2015 Five Ten Tennie Approach Shoe

I was 13 in 1985. It was a formative time for me. Lots of fairly major things in my life happened around that time, but sadly my parents didn't buy me a pair of the world's first approach shoes,...

Edelrid Kids Shielf II Helmet 20th Jul 2015 Edelrid Kids Sheild II Helmet

Getting kids to wear helmets when climbing is clearly super-important. It surprises me that there is not a broad range of helmets out there vying for the attention of younger generation climbers....

Rab 4-6 Bothy 15th Jul 2015 Rab 406 Person Bothy (Group Shelter)

Rab Goup Shelter (Bothy) 4-6 Writing a review for a bothy was always going to be a bit of a weird one, as generally it's a piece of kit that you'll hopefully rarely use. However, whilst this is...

Camaro Uto Pulsor 7th Jul 2015 Camaro Uto Pulsor Swim Run Wetsuit

It's an interesting moment when a development of equipment opens up an entire new sport. Of course there's nothing new about combining running and swimming - in fact on a trip to Denmark last...

LED Lenser NEO 30th Jun 2015 LED Lenser NEO Headtorch

This isn't a torch to run or cycle with, but it's one I often take running and cycling, as well as camping, and most other occasions when I know a torch is going to come in handy. Why? Because...

SealskinzSocks 23rd Jun 2015 Sealskinz Socks

I'd heard mixed reviews about Sealskinz socks. Some said they work, some said they don't. Essentially the are waterproof socks. They keep the water out by means of a Goretex-like membrane which (,...

Xsories Stuffler 8l 11th May 2015 XSories Stuffler 8l Dry Bag

Xsories are a new brand to me, but I've reviewed a couple of their bits of kit recently and have been impressed by both. The oddly named Stuffler is billed as an 'Extremely Water-Resistant Duffle...

Webee Harness 8th May 2015 Ocun WeBee Kids Climbing Harness

Our eldest boy is 8 and recently took part in a climbing competition for the first time. We arrived on the day with his full body harness that he'd been wearing whenever he climbed for the past 5...

Edelrid Crocy 7th May 2015 Edelrid Crocy Oasis Kids Climbing Shoes

It's all too common to see young kids climbing in a pair of trainers. The common thinking seems to be that kids feet grow so quickly that it's not cost effective to buy specialist shoes as they...

xsories sneaker power bank battery 1 5th May 2015 Xsories Sneaker Bank

It's clearly becoming ever more important to have a power source with us as a back up charger for your phone, camera, watch or any one of dozens of other electronic devices that accompany us in...

Berghaus Ilam Jacket 29th Apr 2015 Berghaus Ilam Down Jacket

The Berghaus Ilam jacket is probably the fourth or fifth down jacket I've owned over the years, but is my favourite. It's not a big fat one for hanging around base camp in, but a more...

Zamberland lady Lite GTX RR 28th Apr 2015 Zamberlan Lady Lite GTX RR Walkng Boots

I’ve only ever owned one pair of walking boots prior to these (I was late to the game) and they lasted for 15 years and gave me everything I asked of them, so my next pair had a lot to live up...

Terra Nova Bothy 4 28th Apr 2015 Terra Nova Ultralight Bothy 4

Essentially an emergency shelter this bothy is one of those bits of kit that you may well never use, and you certainly won't want to, but it's useful to have one in your pack if you are out in...

peakdistricttrailrunning ofc485px 27th Apr 2015 Peak District Trail Running - Vertebrate Publishing

I've long held the view that there aren't enough fell running guide books out there. We are inundated with cycling guides and climbing guides, but running is arguably more popular, but there are...

Aquasphere Kaimen Exo Goggles 22nd Apr 2015 Aquasphere Kaimen Exo Goggles

To my mind there are really only two things that matter with a pair of goggles: do they keep the water out, and do they stay mist free. The Kaimen Exo does both with bells on. I swim once a week...

Salomon Bonatti Jacket 21st Apr 2015 Salomon Bonatti WP Jacket

I got the Bonatti to replace a well-aged Mountain Hardware Quark jacket. The Quark jacket had some good features, but its durability had let it down a little, it currently has no material between...

Scarpa Zen Pro 21st Apr 2015 Scarpa Zen Pro Approach Shoes

Almost my favourite Approach Shoes ever. But not quite. I don't usually start a review with a summary, but they are that good that I thought they deserved it. In essence they have everything an...

Alpkit Torch 1 20th Apr 2015 Alpkit Factory Visit & Head Torch Product Testing

A month or so back I popped into the Alpkit offices and warehouse which is based just outside of Nottingham. Despite having a good working relationship with the guys who run Alpkit - they started...

Seal Skinz All Season Gloves 20th Apr 2015 Sealskinz All Season Gloves

Introduction Sealskinz have been one of those brands that I've (not deliberately) somehow avoided over the years so I thought I'd best try them out. A month or so back I took part in an overnight...

Salomon S-Lab Running Gloves 17th Apr 2015 Salomon S-Lab Running Gloves

Sadly I managed to lose these glove after wearing them only a handful of times ('suce the pun). However that was enough time to assess them fairly well. I was after a pair of lightweight gloves to...

Lif Of A Tent 15th Apr 2015 Life Of A Tent

Not exactly a Blog post in its own right, but a pointer to an entirely new Blog called Life Of A Tent that I created yesterday to follow the life of one of our tents, reviewed here last year.

Salomon Trail Gaitor Low 14th Apr 2015 Salomon Trail Gaiter - Low

Having done a fair amount of running in the snow this winter I wanted to try a system to keep the said cold stuff out of my shoes, and in particular, to keep it from balling up on top of the...

XKitPNG 1st Apr 2015 X-Kit Jacket - Preview

Am pleased to say that I've had a sneak preview of this jacket. Looks amazing. I love the cost point and the PDF download option of the pattern. My Mum will be hard at work producing these for the...

TNV Paramount Convertible Trousers 1st Apr 2015 The North Face Paramount Convertible Trousers

OK so convertible trousers may not be hip, but they are just the ticket when going light is important and the weather is mixed. I've had a few pairs of convertibles before - convertible, if you're...

Sprayway Grendl 31st Mar 2015 Sprayway Grendel Jacket

Sprayway have been well established as one of the UK’s leading outdoor brands for more than 40 years building, over that time, a level of trust in the overall quality of their wide range of...

vpbeyondlimits ofc485px 31st Mar 2015 Beyond Limits - A Life Through Climbing - Steve McClure

Steve McClure is one of the best rock climbers in the world; and undoubtedly the best sport climber in the UK over the past 15 years.  With climbing parents, growing up within easy reach of the...

Inov 8 Mud Claw 300 1 27th Mar 2015 Mud Claw 300 - Inov-8

Just as Five Ten make the stickiest rubber in the climbing shoe world, Inov-8 seem to have mastered the art for running shoes. This latest pair give more confidence on a variety of surfaces around...

North Wales Scrambles 25th Feb 2015 North Wales Scrambling

This is a gem of a book. I first saw it on Amazon after a friend had recommended it. Got a copy and am thoroughly impressed. So is my Dad. He lives in Snowdonia, has done for over 40 years, and...

vaude-aqua-back-single-bag 11th Dec 2014 VauDe Aqua Back 24l Pannier

Introduction Having done some research on the type of panniers to get I opted for fully waterproof - there's an argument that you are better off going for non waterproof ones, and keeping your...

Maddy Frog55 9th Dec 2014 Frog 55 Children's Bike

Introduction We'd been meaning to upgrade our now 7 (then 6) year old's bike from a good, but not geared, bike for too long. We're keen cyclists and we wanted to get her a bike that would allow...

Raidlight LED Running Vest 2 25th Nov 2014 Raidlight LED Running Vest

I had a conversation with a friend a few weeks back about the merging of technical kit with fashion and we quickly moved on to discuss the combining of 'real' technology such as AI, nano-computer...

Thule 780 Touring Roof Box 24th Nov 2014 Thule Touring 780 Roof Box

Introduction This is a great piece of kit which we borrowed to take on a week’s trip down south, avoiding our usual trick of ramming our medium sized car to the gunwales again. Fitting ...

Adidas Terrex Solo Approach Shoes 21st Nov 2014 Adidas Terrex Solo Approach Shoes

Introduction It took a while, but the acquisition of Five Ten by Adidas has finally resulted in some Adidas shoes carrying Stealth rubber. The Terrex Solos are the first of these that i have had...

Didriksons Slaskeman Kids Set 20th Nov 2014 Didriksons Slaskeman Kids Waterproof Set

These are a basic and sturdy set of children’s waterproofs, ostensibly designed for sailing. The waterproofs come in funky, gender neutral colours - in this case a bright green jacket and...

Multimat - Superlite Air L 18th Nov 2014 Multimat - Superlite Air L

I'm so impressed with this little number that I've done a very basic video review. There really aren't too many features to mention in a review. It is incredibly light and low-volume when packed...

Coleman Quad CPX Lantern 7th Nov 2014 Coleman CPX 6 quad Camping Lantern

Introduction Every now and then somebody invents something quite clever and this is one of those things. Essentially it's a large camping lantern that will light a table, cooking area or tent...

Thule Pack N Pedal Cummute Pannier 5th Nov 2014 Thule Pack N Pedal Cummuter Pannier

Introduction Panniers would usually come in pairs, but this is designed specifically for commuting so works by itself. First off, it's not a lightweight, but then it doesn't really need to be on...

Rab - atmos jacket quince 3rd Nov 2014 Rab Atmos Maya Jacket

Introduction I'll dispense with the intro about lightweight gear as it's a recurring theme in many of my reviews. Suffice to say that this one fits the bill neatly. A minimalist waterproof jacket...

Rab Boreas Pull On Breaker 20th Oct 2014 Rab Boreas Pull-on Jacket

Introduction If you've read any of my other reviews you'll know that I am a keen advocate of lightweight kit. The Boreas Pull-on is just that. Weighing just 259g and packing down into a fist...

Decathlon Quickhiker Ultralight 4 - 2 16th Oct 2014 Quickhiker Ultralight 4 Tent - Decathlon

Introduction It came as something of a surprise to discover that very few tent manufacturers make a lightweight 4 person tent. I discovered this ahead of a recent cycle touring trip to Denmark....

Franceenvelo cover webres 2nd Oct 2014 France En Velo, Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh

France en Vélo - The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel To Med - St Malo To Nice by John Walsh and Hannah Reynolds. Writing a guide book is a tricky beast.  You need enough detail and...

SmartWool Phd Support Bra front 240 29th Sep 2014 Smartwool PhD Support Bra

Smartwool Women’s PhD Support Bra* - My Initial Impressions. Following my glowing review of Smartwool’s ladies’ Merino NTS Baselayer, Matt asked if I fancied reviewing the Smartwool bra for...

Salomon XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX W 5th Sep 2014 XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® W Running Shoes - Salomon

At first I found the Saloman quite stiff to wear around the ankle but actually that is part of the durable nature of the shoe and has caused no problems. The lace system means there is always a...

Smartwool NTS Micro 150gm2 Tshirt 4th Sep 2014 NTS Micro 150gm2 Tshirt - Smartwool

Review for the NTS Micro 150gm2 Tshirt The resounding characteristic of the smartwool thermal Tshirt is how hard wearing it is for such a light soft material. I have worn this day after day...

scotrocksouth 6th Aug 2014 Scottish Rock - Volume 1 - South

A while back I reviewed Scottish Rock Volume 2 very favourably so it's no surprise that Volume 1, though reviewd in reverse order, is also a cracker. The guide claims to cover the best mountai,...

Rab neutrino endurance jacket smoke-z 4th Aug 2014 Rab Neutrino Endurance Down Jacket

Introduction For years I've sat around camp fires wearing various thermals, fleeces and jackets, but I've never had a properly warm down jacket. I managed for a few years with a light weight...

Thule Ranger 90 2 29th Jul 2014 Ranger 90 Folding Roof Box - Thule

Introduction A roof box might be used for two or three weeks of the year. For the rest of the time it needs a home. If you don't have a garage or a spare storage room in the house then this...

TNF Banchee 35 16th Jul 2014 The North Face Banchee 35 Litre Rucksack

The North Face Banchee 35 Litre rucksack Review By Dan Webber Introduction When I first received this sack to review I was somewhat disappointed.  I was expecting a lightweight day sack ideal...

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