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Sprayway Salen Jacket 7th Jun 2019 Sprayway Selen Jacket

You know when your coat is comfy and lightweight when you realise you are still wearing it hours after getting home (I have a cold house).  The Sprayway Selen is a lightweight, simple but...

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...

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...

primino-140-long-sleeve-t-shirt-p162-12505 image 6th Oct 2017 Montane Primino 140 Long Sleeved Tshirt

A very good, light weight thermal top for using whilst active. I first used it on a 12 our race around the Glen Coe Skyline. It was a bit of a risk, running for so long with something I had...

Vaude Larice 5th May 2017 VauDe Men's Larice Jacket

Weighing in at just 270g this isn’t the lightest fully waterproof  jacket on the market, but it's a decent contender. It has been designed for ski touring, but obviously will work for any...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (,...

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...

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...

Salomon Twin Skin Shorts 11th Jul 2014 Salomon Trail Twinskin Short

Introduction Shorts are shorts right? Wrong. Whilst it's perfectly possible to run in pretty much any old shorts if you are running fast or light or far, or any combination of the three then it...

Berghaus Vapour Shell Goretex Trousers 10th Jul 2014 Berghaus Vapour Shell Goretex Trousers

Introduction Also known as the Vapour Shell Pant (I still find it strange adopting this Americanism and like to call trousers trousers, and not pants!). Features It's pretty tricky writing in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

the north face etip glove heason events 23rd Mar 2012 The North Face Etip Gloves

I’ve had quite a few comments about these gloves, and not all of them complimentary. Not sure why really. I think it’s cool to knock geekiness which is what they really are. Essentially they...

Mountain Hardwear Mesa 14th Feb 2012 Mountain Hardwear Mesa Pant

A simple, but effective pair of trousers which have stood up to everything I have thrown at them here in the UK, but sound as if they are made for jungle trekking! Comfortable and quick drying,...

15th Dec 2011 Kozikids Softshell

When I was a kid I my folks simply dressed me in jeans and a jumper for the most part. If it rained or was windy I put on a basic waterproof, ran around and ended up wet! I remember my first piece...

Mountain Hardwear Womens Petra Pant 25th Nov 2011 Mountain Hardwear Women's Petra Pant

I have used these versatile trousers for a range of activities but they came into their own on a recent trekking holiday. They looked good enough to wear casually as I travelled, were comfy to...

The North Face Super Sephyrus Hoodie 20th Oct 2011 The North Face Super Zephyrus Hoodie

This is the second hoodie of this ilk that I’ve owned and instantly became my favourite. First off, it fits perfectly. I’m 6 foot 5 and am fairly used to sleeves that ride up my forearms when...

Craft Flex Hood 5th Sep 2011 Craft Flex Hood Full Zip

Love it love it love it. Ever since getting this hoody I’ve been a big fan. It’s not super technical. It isn’t waterproof. It may not be incredibly durable. But it feels awesome, looks...

the-north-face-plasma-thermal-ja-16436-f 31st May 2011 The North Face Plasma Thermal Jacket

For years I thought that down jackets were the only way to keep warm when out and about. Problem was, unless you forked out a lot of money for a decent jacket with a waterproof shell, you'd never...

Moon cypherpantcamo 1 27th May 2011 Moon Cypher Pant

Retailing at £55 (I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that this is what you need to pay for trousers these days) these are a favourite among climbers. Freedom of movement they do offer,...

moon skink jean front 25th Jan 2011 Moon Skink Jean

Retailing at £55 this is slightly more than I would normally pay for a pair of jeans. However I would not normally expect to be able to climb in a pair of jeans. Made with stretch denim I've...