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Great programme of speakers and film in the Snowdonian mountain town.
A quick heads up on the 2011 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival which takes place this coming weekend of 18-20 March and, as always, looks like a cracking good way of saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring with a mix of mountain films and speakers.
It's always a friendly, enjoyable weekend ... Continue reading
Shane Ohly of inov-8 outlines why the company believes that minimalism is the way forward for shoes.
Author Shane Ohly is a consultant to NE-based running and trail footwear brand, inov-8 as well as being a highly experienced runner and adventure racer himself. With 'barefoot' and minimalist running footwear becoming increasingly popular, here he outlines the arguments in favour of adopting more natural running shoes and style and ... Continue reading
Quick video overwiew of the features on Pod's new lightweight sac range for spring 2011.
Seems ages ago now, but we ran a quick preview of the new range of lightweight Lux packs from Podsacs back in summer 2010 from the OutDoor trade show in Germany - see here.
The packs are out in the shops right about now and are a bit of a departure ... Continue reading
'It is here that we hope to make our stand against the depredations upon Welsh landscape by heedless, ill-considered government'
Bathed in glorious sunshine, Writer and rock climber, Jim Perrin, led over 250 people on a short protest walk into the foothills of Pumlumon, in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains last weekend.
The walk, a protest about the possible desecration of this magnificent mountainous upland by a proposed wind power station, concluded on ... Continue reading
Out late this year, the Endo Jacket is a multi-sport, lightweight waterproof using Gore's new Active Shell fabric and it's very nice...
Full preview of the new autumn 2011 kit from Swedish brand Haglöfs later today, but here's a quick shot of the new Endo Jacket, the brand's take on the new Gore-Tex Active Shell fabric.
If you've followed our news on Active Shell, you'll know that Gore has laid down some strict guidelines ... Continue reading
Mummy, where do Alpkit socks come from?
A big thanks to James Brown for this video, oh, sorry, a big thanks to Alpkit for this, which shows their original Alpkit Trekker socks being manufactured here in the UK on a, erm, sock machine.
Why are we showing you this? First because the simple satisfaction of knowing just how socks ... Continue reading
Buy a very large flame-thrower now before they carry you off to their mountain fastness and eat ya.
There is ying and there is yang. Seems that Scotland is going to pay for its winter snow cover this summer with an explosion of midges wot The Sun reckons will be '800 times worse than normal'.
Apparently the long-lasting early season snow has, rather counter-intuitively, insulated midge larvae like a ... Continue reading
Wouldn't down be great if it didn't turn into a porridge-like sludge when wet? That's what the guys at Mtn.Haus thought as well...
When we popped up to meet the guys from MtnHaus - the crack Berghaus design team - the other week, in addition to hearing the story behind the lightweight Mount Asgard Smock, we also talked a bit about other products and what's new for autumn 2011.
Blue Sky Thinking
Turns out that ... Continue reading
Some final thoughts on the Continental Winter Contacts we've been driving around on this winter.
Winter Tyre Round-Up
Way back, just as the white stuff started to fall from the sky, Kwik-Fit kitted out my Mark 2 GTi with a set of Continental Winter Tyres - you can find the initial write-up somewhere back in the snowy tyre tracks of time, erm, here.
Kwik-Fit's reasoning was that ... Continue reading
We've got one of The North Face's ultra-lightweight windproof jackets to give away in a random competition...
We're just back from taking a look at The North Face's new spring 2011 kit - see our preview - which includes the ridiculously light hooded Verto windproof jacket.
It's a tiny packing, 'emergency shell' about the size of an apple and while TNF quotes the weight at 91g, our medium ... Continue reading
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