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rab-mens-vapour-rise-lite-alpine-jacket-maya-l 103202 3rd Jul 2014 VR Lite Alpine Maya Jacket - RAB

Introduction I have two young boys so whenever we are out and about I am invariably carrying my kit and theirs, be it spare jackets on a day-walk, or full camping gear if out overnight. It means...

Salomon-Advanced-Skin-Lab-Hydro-5-Set-Hydration-Systems-AW13-L35187500 2nd Jul 2014 Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab Hydro 5 Set + Hydration Backpack

Introduction I'd been on the look out for something that I could run in, with front pockets on the chest, for a while. When I'm running I generally don't like to stop, especially whilst racing,...

Advanced Elements COnvertible Kayak 1st Jul 2014 Inflatable Kayak - Advanced Elements Convertible With Double Deck

Introduction We are a family of 4 and recently had a week on the Isle Of Mull of the West coast of Scotland. Armed with a 2 person inflatable kayak purchased from Decathlon a few years back it...

Advanced Elements Paclite 3 13th Jun 2014 Paclite Inflatable Kayak Review - Advanced Elements

I watch a large number of adventure films in my line of work and I've noticed an increasing number of expeditioners travelling on foot to remote parts of the world now carry lightweight kayaks...

Smart Wool Merino NTS Baselayer 12th Jun 2014 Smart Wool Merino NTS Baselayer

A Rambling Introduction  on brand loyalty As event organisers Matt Heason and I spend oodles of time designing eye-catching documents to woo potential sponsors.  We have solid stats on ticket...

Aquasphere Challanger Wetsuit 10th Jun 2014 Challenger Wetsuit - Aqua Sphere

A Triathlon Last year I took part in my first triathlon (the Slateman in Llanberis, North Wales). I borrowed a wetsuit off a friend who is a little smaller than me and struggle to get out of it...

Brghaus Mens Navigator Cargo Trousers 23rd May 2014 Men's Navigator Cargo Trousers - Berghaus

Website Description Men's Navigator Cargo Trousers by Berghaus - Classic Polycotton Walking Trousers In Practice Pretty much exactly what it says in the description above. Comfortable, with an...

Didriksons Doanu Pant 16th May 2014 Didriksons Donau Pants - Waterproof Trousers Review

Who Are Didriksons? I'd not come across the brand Didriksons before, but they are apparently pretty big in their native country of Sweden where they've been going for 101 years! These Donau Pants...

Wild-Running-mid-res 15th May 2014 Wild Running Guidebook by Jen & Sim Benson

Introduction / The Authors Ironically yesterday I reviewed a book co-authored by Adrian Berry (Peak Bouldering by Rockfax), and today I am reviewing one with a picture on the front cover of his...

Rockfax Peak Bouldering Cover 14th May 2014 Peak Bouldering Guidebook - Rockfax - Review

Introduction I've reviewed a fair number of Rockfax guides over the years, but this one sets some new records. Had they made the cover from high density foam it could almost have doubled as a...

Berghaus Aiglun Stretch Climbing Trousers 12th May 2014 Men's Aiglun Stretch Climbing Trousers - Berghaus

I'd been in need of some new climbing trousers for a while, something I can climb and walk comfortably in. Enter the Aigluns.  First off they look nice. In recent times Berghaus seem to have...

Beinn 26 Small - Isla Bike 1st May 2014 Beinn 26 Small - Isla Bike & Ortlieb Panniers - Review

This is the second Isla Bike we've had. The first was a Beinn 20 Small and was reviewed here. That was for our youngest and since the review he has gone from strength to strength on the bike. I'd...

Muc Off 10th Apr 2014 Muc-Off Bike Cleaning Products

I was watching the new Steve Peat documentary film Won't Back Down last week and was somewhat taken aback to see a bottle of Muc-Off in some footage of Steve way back in the early nineties....

Salomon Trail Tight 21st Mar 2014 Salomon Trail Tight Review

When I started running a couple of years ago I wouldn't be seen dead in a pair of tights. I think that was because the vast majority of tights on the market were slightly baggy Ron Hills (I don't...

Otterbox Preserver Iphone 5s 10th Mar 2014 Otterbox Preserver Phone Case Review For Iphone 5s

Otterbox Preserver for Iphone 5s When you spend good money on a phone it's as well to take certain precautions to protect your investment. Insurance is all very well, but you may as well also put...

Purple Harry 5th Mar 2014 Purple Harry Bike Cleaning Products

When I were a lad I remember sitting for (seemingly) hours after a ride polishing my bike clean and lubricating the moving parts. Currently my lads are too young to pass that sort of job onto...

Berghaus Cuesta 417 28th Feb 2014 Berghaus Men's Cuesta Approach Shoe Review

A good solid pair of approach shoes that I have worn virtually every day since getting them and are showing very little signs of wear. They retail at £85. Approach shoes generally fit into two...

Olympus Tough 3 25th Feb 2014 Olympus Stylus Tough TG2 Compact Camera Review

Introduction I've had this camera on review for a while now so it's been through the mill and I can safely say that it has been thoroughly tested! I was fed up with a succession of digital...

Craghoppers Nosilife 4th Feb 2014 Cragghoppers Mosquito Repellent (Nosilife) Clothing

When I were a lad, Mam used to make us drink a spoonful of Syrup of Figs every day in the winter. When we grumbled, she said it was to keep the elephants away. It must of worked, ‘cos we never...

Salomon Spikecross 2 29th Jan 2014 Salomon Spikecross Running Shoes

I've run in both Speedcross and Fellcross, so it was a bit of a surprise to hear that Salomon had another varient on the shoe - the Spikecross. Essentially it's much the same as the Fellcross, but...

Running Food 28th Jan 2014 Running Food - Chia Charge

I was half way through a 21 mile race a couple of months back and was struggling. Approaching a check point a friend caught me up and I managed to stay with her for about a mile at which point she...

Isla Bikes Beinn 20 Small 188 11th Dec 2013 Isla Bike - Beinn 20 Small Review

Our kids first bikes were basic affairs, heavier than lead, ineffective brakes and with tiny wheels. They'd both actually started off on balance bikes (bikes with no pedals that teach them how to...

Dixon Sport RX 200 21st Nov 2013 Dixon Sport RX - Prescription Glasses

For years I've run and biked and struggled to see properly. It doesn't really matter on a nice day when you're pootling along, but when the light levels drop, you p;lunge into a copse of trees, or...

SPI Belt 188 16th Oct 2013 SPI Running Pouch

There's not a whole lot that I can write about this belt apart from the fact that it's a great little idea. So it's a sunny day and you are heading out for a run. None of your articles of clothing...

Valhalla1 11th Oct 2013 Valhalla - Ski Film

Just reviewed this amazing ski film from Sweetgrass Productions. Details here.

Thule Euro Classis 929 G6 188 7th Oct 2013 Thule Euro Classic 929 G6 Bike Carrier

Thule Euro Classic 929 G6 I do love the fact that with billions of brains available every now and again one of them comes up with a new idea that revolutionises a previously saturated area or...

Magicshine MJ886 188 20th Sep 2013 Magicshine MJ886 Headtorch

A while back I tested a Magic Shine MJ880 bike light. I was impressed. It was very bright, well made, light weight and affordable to boot. So I had high expectations of this head torch. First off...

Garmin 910 XT 188 19th Sep 2013 Garmin Forerunner 910 XT Sportswatch

Garmin Forerunner 910 XT A month or two back I reviewed the Garmin Fenix GPS watch which was aimed at runners and outdoors folk (walkers, hunters, fisherman etc). It was great, but had its...

MSR Windpro II 188 18th Sep 2013 MSR Windpro II Stove

I’d been on the lookout for a remote canister stove for a while as I was keen on the stability offered versus the likes of the MSR Pocket Rocket which sits on top of the gas canister. Plus I was...

Inov8 Windshell 188 17th Sep 2013 Inov-8 Windshell

I've run in a few windshells over the years and have to say that whist they may have provided a barrier between me and the wind, that's about all they have done. Generally speaking running tops do...

Zamberlan Crosser 188 11th Sep 2013 Zamberlan Crosser Approach Shoe

Many moons ago my first ever pair of proper walking boots were a par of Zamberlans. I can't recall the actual model, but the brand name has stuck in my memory for nearly three decades! I remember...

Raidlight Ultra Omo 1 188 10th Sep 2013 Raidlight Ultra Olmo 12 Hydration Rucksack

In a recent review for some Inov-8 shoes I mentioned an upcoming mountain marathon in the Pyrenees that I had been training for. Just as my runs started to really pick up in distance, to the...

Terra Nova Hoolie 4 188 9th Sep 2013 Wild Country Hoolie 4 - Tent

The Wild Country Hoolie 4 tent is a four man tunnel tent. Lightweight (at 3.6 kg), it is a great little tent for backpacking/touring and a quick overnight stay. It’s small when packed (44 cm x...

Berghaus Kanchenjunga 188 3rd Sep 2013 Berghaus Kanchenjunga Jacket

Retails £300 Website If you like pockets you will love this jacket. It has 7 of them! Two where you would expect them, although higher than standard waterproofs to enable access whilst wearing a...

Multimat Superlight 25 188 30th Aug 2013 Multimat Superlight 25

Long gone are the days of having to strap giant sausage shaped packets to the outside of your rucksack and worrying about them getting wet in the rain and snagging on tree branches. Mats like the...

BAF poster675x300 adventure festival 2013image 23rd Aug 2013 Book review: 'Adventures in Mind' by Heather Dawe

One of the advantages of being married to an adventure sports writer is all the hand-me-down kit I get.  It means I look like a clown sometimes in an array of clashing colours - a purple...

Garmin Edge 810 188 25th Jul 2013 Garmin Edge 810 Bike Computer

Hot on the heels of my review of the Garmin Fenix GPS watch comes this review of the 810 cycle computer. Whilst reviewing the watch it quickly became evident that whilst it was up to the job of...

Strava 18th Jul 2013 Strava

Strava is a a piece of software that’s quite literally revolutionised my running and biking. I’ve had a smartphone for a while and had experimented with various GPS tracking devices which tell...

Inov8 Trailroc 245 188 12th Jul 2013 Trailroc 245 Running Shoes - Inov-8

Back in April I went to a free natural running clinic and then as a result got some Trailroc 245’s to review. At the start of the year I started running much more consistently. I’ve always...

Garmin-Fenix-Watch-188 11th Jul 2013 Garmin Fenix GPS Watch

Garmin now offer a bewildering array of GPS sports watches. The Fenix is aimed at a cross section including runners, bikers, walkers, fishermen and hunters! OK, so I don’t really fall into the...

Primus eta Power 188 10th Jul 2013 Primus Eta Power

The Stove The Eta Power is one of a newish generation of super efficient stoves which incorporate a built-in wind shield and heat exchangers. It runs on gas, with a nicely adjustable plastic turn...

The North Face Pursuit Jacket 188 21st Jun 2013 The North Face Pursuit Jacket

The North Face Men's Pursuit jacket for me places itself as a mid-weight, multi-purpose, technical shell jacket. Not enough features to really satisfy my needs as a full winter mountain shell, but...

Berghaus Arete 188 20th Jun 2013 Berghaus Arete II 45 Rucsack

Retails at £70. 45l capacity. Weight 950g. Berghaus have billed this as a No Fuss, Versatile Mountaineering Pack and I would say that they are bang on. It’s very well designed indeed. The...

Thermarest NeoAir XLite188 13th Jun 2013 Thermarest Neo Air XLite

Slowly over the years I’ve been accumulating a set of super-light-weight kit that we use when actually carrying loads as opposed to car-boot camping where space and weight are not a big issue....

Wild Swimming 2e 188 11th Jun 2013 Wild Swimming Second Edition by Daniel Start

Back in 2009 Daniel Start published a lovely new book called Wild Swimming. It was essentially a cross between a proper guide book and a coffee table book detailing some of the best wild swimming...

Craft - active-run-hybrid-jacket188 15th May 2013 Active Run (AR) Hybrid Jacket - Craft

I find it strange that a brand can remain pretty much under the radar (well my radar at least) yet be producing some top notch kit. I recently reviewed a pair of their gloves that were outstanding...

Harvey Maps 188 10th May 2013 Harvey Maps - BMC

It's a common issue that people have always faced, a little like Murphy's law which states that a dropped piece of toast will always land jam-side down, that when you really need a map the area...

VAUDE Kids Gaiter-Red 188 1st May 2013 VauDe Kids Gaiters

I wrote a review yesterday for a pair of kids gloves and said that I am excited that my kids are now getting old enough to warrant having proper outdoor kit. In the recent snow we had it was all...

Sprayway Junior Stretch Gloves 188 30th Apr 2013 Junior Stretch Grip Glove - Sprayway

It’s exciting that my kids are now getting old enough to warrant buying technical kit for. Before a recent trip to Scotland at Easter where we expected (and got) cold weather, I sourced a pair...

Scarpa Rebel 23rd Apr 2013 Scarpa Rebel Carbon GTX Mountaineering Boots

Scarpa Rebel Carbon GTX Review by Steve Hodges I had an end of winter trip coming up and needed some new boots. An arthritic toe and long walk-ins had made the thought of my rather dated and...

trangoworld micro lite 188 18th Apr 2013 Trango World Micro Lite Sleeping Mattress

Weighing in at 712g this mattress is all about weight. It’s called a Micro Lite, and it is indeed very light. I’ve certainly slept on lighter ones, but they’ve been lighter for two obvious...

TNF Single Track GTX 188 17th Apr 2013 The North Face Single-Track GTX XCR Running Shoes

Most of the running I do is off road, and when I say off road, I mean wet, muddy, tussocky, snowy, damp, boggy, rocky, and did I mention wet, as opposed to nice dry and even trails. However,...

Scarpa Curx Approach Shoe 188 12th Apr 2013 Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe

Retailing at £99.99 the Crux are amongst my favourite approach shoes that I’ve worn in recent years. They’re reasonably lightweight (394g) but sturdy workhorses at the same time. I’m a big...

Inov8 Bear Grip 200 180 9th Apr 2013 Inov-8 Bear Grip 200

When speaking to Inov-8 about needing a pair of shoes to cope with the unusual amounts of snow we’ve been having, and the mud that is likely to follow during the thaw they mentioned the Bear...

Craft Hybrid Weather Glove 200 27th Mar 2013 Craft Hybrid Gloves

Every now and then a bit of kit comes by that really stands out. These gloves fall into that category. So simple, yet so effective. They are a basic glove with a couple of very, very useful...

Black Diamond EXL 188 14th Mar 2013 Black Diamond EXL Rucsack

I’ve had this bag a while now and it’s proved to be a favourite on many fronts let down only by its volume. At 20 litres it’s really no more than a day pack with room only for your...

Salomon Speedcross 188 5th Mar 2013 Salomon Speedcross 3 Running Shoes

Salomon Speedcross 3 A while back I reviewed a pair of Salomon Fellcross running shoes. I complained in the review that the tread was not very good on wet rock. The guys at Salomon suggested I try...

TNF Zephyrus Hoodie 200 26th Feb 2013 The North Face men’s Zephyrus hoodie

The North Face men’s Zephyrus hoodie The Zephyrus hoodie is a lightweight synthetic jacket.  Part of The North Face's Summit Series™ aimed at people tackling extreme weather and terrain. The...

Pacsafe RFID Blocking Wallet 14th Feb 2013 Pacsafe RFID-Blocking Wallets

A few months ago my Dad emailed me an article about the risks of credit card fraud due to the recent introduction of RFID chips into some of our cards. Basically, if you see a little symbol on...

ShAFF Climbing expert Night 200 8th Feb 2013 ShAFF Climbing Expert Night Review - Women’s Climbing Symposium

A few months ago  watched this video by local filmmakers Outcrop Films. It piqued my interest. I’d heard of the Women’s Climbing Symposium before, and was aware that it had run for a second...

Patagonia Northwall Pants 31st Jan 2013 Patagonia Mens Northwall Pants

Patagonia call them pants. I call them salopettes. Only just been able to really test these out as the winter had been so mild up until a few weeks ago. When it finally did get cold and snow I...

Arcteryx-alpha-sv-gloves 30th Jan 2013 Arc'teryx SV Gloves

Arc’Teryx Alpha SV Gloves I’ve had these gloves ready to use for a few months, but it wasn’t until a fortnight ago when the temperature dropped and the snow finally came that  got the...

Rockfax Ariege 17th Jan 2013 France: Ariege by Rockfax

  Rockfax website. Retails at £24.95. 312 pages. This is a guidebook I have long been awaiting. I’ve been lucky enough to have known the co-authors John and Anne Arran for many years, and it...

Vango Adventure Wind Break 14th Dec 2012 Adventure Windbreak - Vango

I honestly never thought that I would own a windbreak. Call me a snob, but the bright stripy ones that adorn our beaches every summer seem like something from a bygone era to me, a memory of happy...

FontainebleauClimbsBatonWicks 16th Nov 2012 Fontainebleau Climbs – The Finest Bouldering And Circuits – A Review

Fontainebleau Climbs – The Finest Bouldering And Circuits – A Review J & Francoise Montchausse / Jacky Godoffe I’m beginning to wonder whether it is possible to have too many guidebooks to...

KMF 13th Nov 2012 What Is It About Kendal?

What is it about the Kendal Mountain Festival that makes it so good? I’m off up there again this Saturday. Going with Lissa who’s working more and more with me on my events, so that she can...

spraywayfirebirdjacket 12th Nov 2012 Sprayway Firebird Women's Jacket

I don’t normally wear purple! This jacket was a bit of a step outside my comfort zone. Firstly because of the colour, and secondly because I am wedded to my ‘proper’ duvet jacket at this...

AutanaOdyssey 30th Oct 2012 Autana & Odyssey

I usually have a rule in that I don’t review books or films by mates, but I’m breaking the rule today as I’ve watched two pretty cool films in the last week and both deserve some plaudits....

New Balance MTE101GH 25th Oct 2012 New Balance MTE101GH (the green ones!)

There are two things I don’t like about these shoes, but other than that they are fantastic. Firstly the name. Why oh why do they give names like this to shoes? It’s like trying to refer to...

Echoes 24th Oct 2012 Echoes by Nick Bullock

Echoes by Nick Bullock Echoes has been an interesting book to read. On the one hand I’ve found it incredibly interesting and enjoyable, but it’s also frustrated me at times. A number of years...

Where The Trail Ends 3 11th Oct 2012 Review: Where The Trail Ends

I don’t usually write reviews about adventure films. I know too many filmmakers through organising ShAFF, and worry that I can’t be as impartial as I would like to be. I’m making an...

TNF Single Track Hayasa 2nd Oct 2012 The North Face Single Track Hayasa Shoes

TNF's amazingly light weight Single Track Hayasa trainers perform really well. Their tread is good for trail running and I've been on all sorts of terrain on them and felt happy with flexibility...

Day Walks In Snowdonia 14th Sep 2012 Day Walks In Snowdonia

Day Walks In Snowdonia 20 Circular Routes In North Wales   Vertebrate Publishing I was born and grew up in Snowdonia so know the area pretty well indeed. My folks were avid mountain people so we...

Sesh Bars 11th Sep 2012 Assorted Energy Mars And Gels - Clif, Torq, Mule and Sesh

Until recently climbing had pretty much always been my sport of choice. I would still classify myself as a climber, but for most of this year I have been doing more running than anything else....

VP West Yorkshire Mountain Biking 2nd Aug 2012 West Yorkshire Mountain Biking - Vertebrate Publishing

I’ve a neat little collection of these pocket sized guides on my shelf now. On a post card inserted inside the front cover Vertebrate Publishing claim to publish Britain’s best mountain bike...

Rockfax Dorset 1st Aug 2012 Dorset Rockfax

I’ve been climbing for more than twenty years now. I’ve climbed across much of the UK, but the south coast is somewhere I’ve only been three times. Don’t know why. It’s just panned out...

canoeing the congo 31st Jul 2012 Canoeing the Congo by Phil Hayward

Last year (2011) at ShAFF Phil Hayward came to the festival to introduce his film, a 20 minute short filmed and edited by himself, on his solo canoe expedition down the Congo river. A few months...

Cicerone Canyoning 30th Jul 2012 Canyoning - Classic canyons in Spain, France and Italy

A selection of scrambling, aquatic and roped descents by John Bull. Cicerone are an unusual publishing house. They are an essential contributor to the world of outdoor guidebooks, primarily...

scarpa vapour v 30th Jul 2012 Scarpa Vapour Velcro

Scarpa Vapour Velcro RRP £79.99 Until a year or two ago I was an avid 5.10 fan. I liked their rubber and that was that. I tried other shoes, but didn’t really feel that anything compared on...

Patagonia Cord Pants 26th Jul 2012 Patagonia Cord Pants

  It’s pleasant owning a pair of Patagonia trousers as I know they’ve been sourced sensibly. I’ve not owned a pair of cords for probably 25 years, but am wondering why? They feel strangely...

Salomon Fell Cross 20th Jul 2012 Salomon S-Lab Fellcross Running Shoes

Fed up with the saturated ground and resultant mud in the Peak this summer I contacted Salomon to see what beast they had that could cope with the conditions during the wettest summer on record....

New Balance MT876OR 3rd Jul 2012 New Balance MT876OR Running Shoes

Enjoyed running in these shoes, but the sizings are definitely on the small side. Very light weight at 350g. Plenty of cushioning. The tread is billed as suited to running off road but I’d say...

5 And 6 1st Jun 2012 5 and 6 - 3975 straight ups in central and southern Fontainebleau

  Just over a month ago I went to Font for our annual Easter pilgrimage. I contacted Bart Van Raaij a week or two before going to see how his latest project was coming along, a similar guide to...

IMAG0027 2 31st May 2012 Traversing Club - Climbing Games

My oldest lad goes to our local primary school. A couple of weeks ago local climbing wall builder Wallclimber installed a traversing wall in the playground and I offered to start running an...

Wild Swimming Coast 24th May 2012 Wild Swimming – Coast

A few years ago I published a review of Wild Swimming. It was a breath of fresh air, a book packed with beautifully photographed wild swimming spots all over the British Isles. The thing was, it...

inov8-race-pro-4 21st May 2012 Inov-8 Race Pro 4 Bumbag / Bladder

  About 6 months ago I started running a little more often than I had done previously and a friend gave me a bumbag that he had no use for any more. It quickly became my pack of choice as I’ve...

Sprayway Nyx Jacket 17th May 2012 Nyx Jacket - Sprayway

  Colour : Red with yellow piping to inner edge of jacket and hood. Size : Large Since receiving this jacket for review Britain has been gripped in spreading hosepipe bans, so there have been few...

Pembroke09 15th May 2012 Pembroke - Rockfax

Printed a few years ago this is nevertheless a worthwhile addition to the Rockfax arsenal. It’s effectively an update on the previous guide (which came out in 1995!), bringing it into line with...

MyTinySun Head1000 8th May 2012 My Tiny Sun Head 1,000 Pro Headtorch

I have said in previous reviews that there has been something of a shift in the standard of torches for outdoor users in recent years. It’s been driven by two things: LED bulb advances and...

Berghaus Velum 4th May 2012 Berghaus Velum Jacket

Review UPDATE - April 24th 2013: Berghaus Velum Jacket Review [Update – 1+ year on] by Steve Hodges I questioned how it might fair in terms of durability being a lighter weight fabric but...

fivacover 30th Apr 2012 Fiva by Gordon Stainforth

  I tend to avoid reviewing mountaineering and climbing books these days. I’ve read so many over the years that I struggle with them, even if they are well written, as they are essentially...

Patagonia Organic Jeans 27th Apr 2012 Patagonia Organic Jeans

It was inevitable that the world’s most popular trousers would make it into the outdoor market. A couple of years ago I tested some Alpkit jeans (which were waterproof) and have also had a pair...

The North Face Women s Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket 27th Apr 2012 The North Face Women's Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket

  The North Face Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket is aiming at two sophisticated markets. It has been designed with warmth and sport in mind, but it is also aimed at the fashion conscious woman who...

5 Plus 6 23rd Apr 2012 5 Plus 6 - Fontainebleau Guide by Bart Van Raaij

A few years ago I wrote a glowing review for a new guidebook to the boulders of Fontainebleau. It was a work of art and a labour of love all rolled into one, and the fruits of a talented and...

Llanberis Slate Ground Up 19th Apr 2012 Llanberis Slate by Ground Up Productions

Ground Up are a North Wales based company who produce North Wales guide books. As such they know their stuff. They also clearly knew that the slate quarries were desperately in need of a new, and...

North-Wales-Classics 17th Apr 2012 North Wales Classics by Jack Geldard - Rockfax

What a nice idea. A small pocket sized guidebook to the best routes in Snowdonia. It’s something portable that you can carry on a route with you. It’s a selected guide so saves you the expense...

new balance mt00 minimus heason events 5th Apr 2012 New Balance MT00 Minimus Running Shoe

I’ve been living in or near the Peak for nearly twenty years now and I’ve done a lot of the climbing on offer in the area. Nearly five years ago I moved into a village crammed full of fell...

the north face patrol glove heason events 4th Apr 2012 The North Face Patrol Glove

So The North Face have come up with a ‘new way’ of sizing gloves according to this video. Sounds reasonable and sensible to make sure that sizes are consistent across their range, but I have a...

the north face diez jacket heason events 3rd Apr 2012 The North Face Diez Down Jacket

I managed for a few years without a down jacket, but the last few winters have encouraged me to see the error of my ways. This little baby from The North Face is a a far cry from my previous one....

Magic Shine MJ880 188 2nd Apr 2012 Magicshine MJ880 Bike Light

There’s been something of a revolution taking place over the past few years. If you’ve noticed incredibly bright lights bobbing and weaving towards you on the road at night you’ll know what...

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