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Check out Mammut's 39-gramme lightweight inflatable pillow then tell me it weighs too much...
I already own a lightweight inflatable camping pillow. It's one that Ajungilak roduced a few years back to celebrate the brand's 150th birthday. It's a sort of inflatable kidney-shaped thing with an inner that reminds me of one of those inflatable novelty penguins and a soft outer zipped case that ... Continue reading
Wanna look 'pro'? I didn't either but I appear to now have a pair of personalised trekking poles...
It's never been one of my life's ambitions to own a pair of trekking poles with my name on them. In fact it had never occurred to me that it might be possible let alone desirable. And yet, oddly, here they are.
It's kind of weird looking at your name painted sponsored ... Continue reading
From September, pretty much all of the Berghaus down range uses the water-repellent Hydrodown and we have a sample to take a look at.
If you caught our scoop look at the Berghaus autumn/winter 2013 range last Friday, you'll know that from September not only is there more down in the Berghaus range, it's pretty much all the innovative water-repellent Hydrodown.
Berghaus has Hydrodown in its range right now, but it tends to be the ... Continue reading
Check out this epic five-day arctic adventure complete with video from last year's event.
Swedish brand Fjällräven runs an annual multi-day winter adventure called the Fjällräven Polar - this is the full 26-minute film of last year's event and this year's starts today 9 April and runs through till 13 April and you can follow it live at www.fjallraven.com/outdoor-life/fjallraven-polar/ and maybe dream about doing it ... Continue reading
Early impressions of Rab's hooded take on Polartec's new Alpha 'puffy insulation' jacket.
Yeah, more Polartec stuff from autumn 2013. In this case it's Alpha, an interesting new fabric that Polartec has marketed as an alternative 'puffy insulation' solution that's breathable enough for active use rather than just sitting around.
We've used a couple of Alpha bits and bobs already - a handy gilet made ... Continue reading
Montane's new NeoShell jacket may not be out until later this year, but we've got one to play with right now.
There are things I take for granted in life, one of them, sadly is that after three hours hooning about wearing any sort of waterproof jacket, my baselayer will be moist. Not 'soaked', or even 'damp', but just wet enough from perspiration that sitting around afterwards leaves me feeling chilled.
So ... Continue reading
OM's first canine tester has been out and about with the G-Paws compact cat and dog GPS tracking unit.
Following on from our recent news story about the G-Paws GPS tracker for cats and dogs, OM's first official canine tester, Harris the Dog has been out giving the compact, collar-mounted unit a bit of a test.
As you can see, Harris is a handsome Hungarian Vizla and the G-Paws sits ... Continue reading
... why I've bagged a Garmin Fenix GPS watch for long-term test.
I'm not very good at GPS units. Part of that is because I have a meerkat-like tendency to start at big landscapes, somehow dipping into the pocket of my pack, in fact, stopping to dip into the lid of my pack doesn't appeal, which means mostly I just don't do it.
I ... Continue reading
New Paramo content - could this be the simple, all-round Nikwax Analogy waterproof we're waiting for?
One of these just rolled up - it's the new Helki Jacket and it's Paramo's sleeker, more modern alternative to all-round, but slightly old-fashioned jackets like the Alta 2. No-one's saying it's a super-technical, ultra-athletic sort of cut, but it's definitely simpler and more contemporary than what's gone before.
And while that ... Continue reading
Black Diamond shows how it tests its via ferrata kits using and impact rig. Interesting stuff.
If you've just read this week's Monday Tip on via ferrata safety sets, you might like to check out this Black Diamond video showing how the US hardware specialist tests its via ferrata sets to ensure they meet or exceed safety standards. Continue reading
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