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Guinness World Record lightest tent record for shimmery Laser Ultra 1
Terra Nova has smashed the Guinness World Record for the lightest tent commercially available, with the Laser Ultra 1. The company recently received confirmation that the tent, which weighs just under 600g, is now the record holder. It snatches the title from the Terra Nova Laser Photon, trimming over 200g or ... Continue reading
We have a brand new Magellan Explorist 610 GPS to keep us on the straight and narrow this weekend.
We told you last week about the new range of Magellan outdoor GPS units - look, we did, here - and now we have one to play with during the PlanetFear Lakes Epic this weekend, well, we will if the organisers ever get round to sending out the promised GPX ... Continue reading
Why fly all the way to the Himalayas when you can check out Everest in stunning 3D on your computer screen?
We're indebted to the guys at Jagged Globe for flagging up this cracking 3D visualisation of Mount Everest by 3D RealityMaps on Vimeo.
It's quite a cool thing in itself, but it's basically a trailer for the company's Everest 3D software, which you can find at www.everest.de. The site's in German, ... Continue reading
It starts Wednesday with speakers, films, guided walks, and events including a two-day mountain biking epic which we appear to be taking part in...
A quick last minute reminder that the 2011 Keswick Mountain Festival kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday 18 May and runs through until Sunday 22 May with a big mix of speakers, events, bands and more.
Check the links to our previous articles for some more detailed highlights, but we thought we'd better mention ... Continue reading
New Rohan base layer tee shirt uses technology which claims to make it literally cooler in use.
You're probably thinking that the Rohan Core Silver T is just another baselayer tee-short with an anti-microbial treatment, but there's slightly more than that going on thanks to something called Coolant, which is claimed to 'keep you cooler'.
The base fabric is a mid-weight polyester with an eyeletted inner surface and smooth ... Continue reading
Sponsored climbers hitting Snowdonian classics soon with a film to follow.
Marmot Rocks North Wales: May 22nd – May 26th
The classic routes and mountains of North Wales will soon be the focus of the 2011 Marmot Rocks trip. Thirteen of Marmot’s top European climbers will come together for four days of physical and mental punishment whilst attempting some of North Wales hardest sport ... Continue reading
Technical fabric, but refreshingly different design for these new baselayers...
Bored with plain base layers? Wild Stripes is a new outfit bringing you base layer tops and leggings made from synthetic polypropylene for technical performance, but with refreshingly different striped designs so you can have functional base layer clothing that also looks a bit different.
Polypropylene is the fabric used by Helly for ... Continue reading
Just in, a new NeoShell jacket from Westcomb, but which is better, the new fabric from Gore-Tex or Polartec?
I've kind of lost count of the number of people who've asked me which of the two big brand new waterproof fabrics due out this autumn is better. New improved Gore-Tex Active Shell or new improved Polartec Neoshell - actually neither is improved, they're just new, but it reads better...
So, with ... Continue reading
Check out the April winner of Hi-Tec's photo competition.
This is the April winner of Hi-Tec's new monthly 'Inspire Me' photo comp taken by James Carnegie from Jersey. The brief is simple, send in an inspirational photo and win a pair of the latest Hi-Tec walking boots plus a chance to land the overall prize of a family walking holiday ... Continue reading
Flat pedal friendly freeride shoe features sticky rubber sole unit and Ion-Mask water repellent treatment.
A quick heads up for OMers who ride mountain bikes as well as walking and climbing with the news that Teva has launched its first bike shoe, the Links and due out later this year.
Designed in conjunction with pro mountain biker Jeff Lenosky, the Links is designed specifically to work with ... Continue reading
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