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Leatherman – Micra

11/21/2014 06:08:05 AM

It's a neat set, designed to attach to a keyring. These aren't the tools you'd want to grab if you needed to fix something technical, but they are the kind of tools you might use on a daily basis, making this a neat and practical additional to any po > read more

Sub Zero – Womens Factor+1 Base Layers

11/18/2014 12:41:03 PM

Having wriggled into the top and bottoms, I was particularly impressed at the leg length – these are not going to give you that horrible chilly strip around the top of your ankles, there’s plenty of material to keep you snug. Read more... > read more

Aquapac – Announces Outdoor Champion

11/17/2014 14:34:25 PM

Each year the folk over at Aquapac pick an individual who they feel deserves a lot more public recognition. Somebody – anywhere in the world – who has devoted their life to making the world a better place for others. […] Read more.. > read more

Berghaus – Rannoch Insulated Hydroloft Jacket

11/17/2014 02:36:03 AM

What I'd use the Rannoch for is as a ready-packed warm layer in my bag. Something that doesn't suffer from being crushed in to a compression sack, and which will be ready when you get to the summit and sit down for a sarnie, or if the sun dips behind > read more

Ecco – Ladies Biom Terrain

11/13/2014 15:40:40 PM

I popped them on my feet and I'm pretty sure that my feet breathed an audible sigh of relief. After a summer of knocking about in flip flops and Converse, my feet actually ached -in a good, 'oh lordy I'm super supported, this is amazing' small way wh > read more

Nikwax -Floats Man Across Lake

11/12/2014 09:23:28 AM

Luis Brown, Environmental Consultant at Nikwax Ltd, recently took to a lake in East Sussex in a sleeping bag filled with Nikwax Hydrophobic Down. He floated from one side to the other before emerging, warm and (nearly completely) dry with […] R > read more

Sigg – Grows a Mo

11/12/2014 08:53:21 AM

This month sees chaps growing facial hair above their lips in support of Movember – a global effort to raise awareness of the health issues affecting men, by becoming Mo Bro’s supported by their Mo Sista’s who not only tolerate the > read more

Craghoppers – Madigan Long Jacket

11/12/2014 03:04:23 AM

A fully waterproof coat for dog-walkers, about-towners and school-runs… Something to batten down those hatches for the less technically inclined amongst us. Read more... > read more

Sherpa – Nangpala Down Jacket

11/10/2014 03:44:24 AM

Today's gales were also no match for the Nangpala, which proved to be windproof even in gusts strong enough to hold me up as I leant in to them. I was impressed by that because it's also not sold as a "Windproof". In fact, the outer fabric is much to > read more

LuminAID – Emergency light

11/07/2014 04:25:00 AM

We've been living without any electric lights for the last 6 months, so we've had ample chance to try out different lamps and torches here at GWA. The LuminAID has proven itself to be a really useful night-light, with a constant glow that last up to > read more

Aldi – Outdoor Special Buys

11/04/2014 12:55:53 PM

We've tested four of Aldi's Outdoor Gear products - Softshell Trousers, Gaiters and Bamboo base layers - and, if you can get yourself to a store whilst they still have stock, they may well be a chance to grab yourself a bargain... Read more... > read more

Aquapac – TrailProof Duffel

11/02/2014 13:46:57 PM

At £45 for the duffel bag this presents great value for money, particularly when compared with some of the pricier similar bags available. And on reflection, as I write this, the lack of zip on the duffel means that there is less to go wrong with th > read more

Keen – Durand Mid WP Hiking Boot

10/31/2014 05:11:22 AM

Styling-wise, they're definitely on the contemporary end of the scale, with Keen's trademark big rubber toe rand, and that chunky sole with red flash down the side. The uppers are fairly complex affairs with a lot of stitching that may put some peopl > read more

Montane – Axion Neo Alpha Jacket

10/29/2014 03:53:49 AM

I think that one of our Judges summed up the Axion almost perfectly when he said "It's just a nice place to be". It is. It envelopes you in comfortable warmth, and you feel protected and almost invincible against the elements. It's a 'bring it on' ja > read more

Merrell – Moab Gore-Tex Beluga

10/27/2014 03:35:33 AM

Like a moggy drooling over catnip, there are four smells that I just can’t get enough of: freshly-struck matches, petrol (not at the same time, m’lud), new cars and brand new trainers. Knowing this already, it still came as something of a surpris > read more

Craghoppers – Kiwi Pro Trousers

10/23/2014 15:03:17 PM

The trousers are nicely put together with well thought out design touches such as 3 zipped pockets - although I could probably live without the one on the butt. The hems have been finished with heel tape meaning they won't get rubbed and tatty quite > read more

UST – 10-day Lantern

10/21/2014 13:05:39 PM

Sometimes a piece of gear boasts a claim that is so definitive, that the only way to test it is to call them out on that claim. So we stuck some batteries - an honourable mention must go to Varta's High Energy Alkaline AAs - in UST's 10-day lantern a > read more

Brunton – Hydrogen Reactor

10/19/2014 13:11:16 PM

The device itself converts little cartridges of Hydrogen in to electricity, which in turn powers you USB-compatible device. There are no batteries. No wall chargers. No solar panels and no winding anything up. It's really bloody clever stuff. Read > read more

Aclima – Warmwool Hooded Sweater

10/19/2014 12:10:06 PM

There's a hood (as the name probably gives away), but it converts from completely folded away, leaving you with a round-neck, to neck gaiter, to full balaclava when the weather is absolutely bracing. Read more... > read more

Spotty Otter – Adventure Waterproof Splashsuit

10/15/2014 13:39:18 PM

I let him have a splash in some puddles, then he decided a sit on the path to contemplate some stones was in order - all the better to see if any water would seep through. On getting back indoors, the only water seepage was wet socks and this was thr > read more

Osprey – Questa 27 Pack

10/13/2014 15:54:57 PM

So as I mentioned the Questa 27 is a female specific commuter pack, what does that mean though? Well the first and most visible feature is that the shoulder straps are close together, which for me made a huge difference - especially on the days I rea > read more

Merrell – Annex GTX Casual Hiking Shoes

10/10/2014 02:57:17 AM

The Annex-es are pretty solid with good support, the ‘Remember Me’ foam footbed started out with some short term amnesia, but they are settling in, the nylon arch shank certainly makes it’s presence felt, which I got used to, and the Vibram sol > read more

Haglofs gains a century

10/08/2014 12:10:48 PM

Haglofs was started in a little cottage in Torsang, Sweden by Wiktor Haglof, who stitched up a load of backpacks, attached them to his bicycle and hoped to sell them to local farmers and foresters. The rest, as they say, […] Read more... > read more

Camping climbs as holiday of choice

10/08/2014 11:44:09 AM

A recent survey of 2,831 campers by Go Outdoors  found that 38% had been camping in the last month, but an epic 80% had been in the last year. A impressive 58% said they head out for a night under […] Read more... > read more

Patagonia – to open a London showroom

10/08/2014 11:27:08 AM

According to Outdoor i magazine, Patagonia is to open a new Central London showroom this month. The move is part of a decentralisation plan by European MD Stefan Whalen. He is quoted in the magazine as saying “Patagonia’s aim is […] > read more

Mammut – Ridge Low GTX Trail Shoe

10/07/2014 13:20:45 PM

What struck me the most when I put the shoe on was the stiffness of the sole as I am used to a more flexible walking shoe. The ‘Gripex Iron Grip’ concept is designed for the via ferrata (iron road in Italian) style of hiking that involves trails > read more

Happy Camper – Happy Going

10/05/2014 13:55:38 PM

Not only does the Happy Going glow in your general direction while you meditate, if you press the power button again the lights… well, obviously, they flash. They even flash at two different rates of urgency. Perfect for those speed poo scenarios w > read more

Keen – Newport H2 Toddler shoes

10/01/2014 13:17:17 PM

The thickness and height of the rubber toe rand means that your child will never be able to kick enough stones or crawl around sufficient quantities of rough ground to penetrate the shoe or even damage it sufficiently to make it look tatty. In fact, > read more

Sealskinz seeks brand ambassadors

09/29/2014 13:46:44 PM

Sealskinz, the British endurance accessories manufacturer, is on the lookout for new ambassadors to represent their brand. The company has built up an impressive portfolio of cycling specialists and wants to expand the programme to the outdoors mark > read more

Nite Ize – DoohicKey Key Tool

09/29/2014 12:06:39 PM

Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey features half-dozen tools that do everything from tighten bolts and screws to open a bottle of refreshment, all in a simple key tool that fits in the palm of your hand. On one end of the Doohick > read more

Edelrid – Guide To Climbing Ropes

09/25/2014 14:28:20 PM

For new climbers and the experienced alike, ropes are often one of the most confusing pieces of gear. Whilst safety critical there are certain aspects of rope selection, maintenance and usage that remain poorly understood. This can have a negative [& > read more

Zamberlan – 230 SH Crosser Plus GTX RR

09/25/2014 12:59:32 PM

I did get quite excited when I read that these boots are made from Kevlar. I’m pretty sure that there isn’t enough Kevlar to make these boots bullet proof, but does mean that there are certain points which are super strong. The Kevlar is actually > read more

Nigor – Wickiup Tipis

09/17/2014 06:28:44 AM

Nigor is sister brand of Eureka, and is the company’s no-compromise offering for high-end camping. We love their range of Wickiup Tipis, which are super-lightweight for their size and made from some of the finest components in the world. The [& > read more

Eureka! – Sphinx 3 Plus

09/17/2014 06:19:49 AM

Eureka is a Dutch brand of high-quality tents which are available in the UK. Their Sphinx 3 Plus tent caught our eye because of some really neat attention-t0-detail features. The one shown above, in particular, we liked a lot. There’s […] > read more

Coleman – Cortes 8 Plus

09/17/2014 06:12:01 AM

This big old thing from Coleman’s next-year range features a cool hinged door which we liked. It’s made from a thin tent material, but it has a flexible rib running around its edge that keeps it taut and acting like a […] Read more > read more

True Mountain – Windproof

09/17/2014 02:37:44 AM

We here at GWA have a bit of a soft spot for British start-ups, and it always layers on the fuzzy feeling of well-being when those start-ups produce good kit. True Mountain fit that mould. Started by a chap called […] Read more... > read more

PureLime – Compression Bra

09/16/2014 16:51:53 PM

It’s obviously been developed for women with actual breasts who actually do real exercise, and that’s great. It kept everything strapped down right where it was supposed to be. No black eyes or escapees to frighten the farmers. I have no complain > read more

Ilumi – Nut, Gluten & Milk free packaged meals

09/14/2014 15:58:22 PM

Not made specifically for camping, but they work brilliantly as an alternative to a lot of other pre-packed food for people with food intolerances. The easy to open pouches can be boiled in water or poured into a saucepan. There's curry, middle easte > read more

Horizon – Primaloft Socks

09/14/2014 03:51:21 AM

Horizon have been making technical socks since 1999, but you’ll be forgiven for not having heard the name Horizon. However it’s highly likely that you’ll own a pair of them without knowing it, because they make socks for a large [&# > read more

Coleman – Magnetic Torch

09/13/2014 02:52:34 AM

Apparently Coleman are the world’s biggest manufacturer of LED lights and with a claim like that you’d think they’ve learnt a thing or two about making innovative and useful torches. This year they are launching 5 new torches, and a > read more

Kleen Kanteen – Growler

09/12/2014 12:16:54 PM

Now some stuff just doesn’t translate very well does it? A marketing bod, sat in the (no doubt) lovely offices at Kleen Kanteen HQ, California, USA looked at this shiny stainless steel 40 ounce / 1182ml bottle and went, yup we’ll [… > read more

Sigg – New Designs

09/11/2014 13:20:52 PM

A trip to this years Sigg stand at OTS was a feast for the eyes, a wall of colour and texture was on display from the well known, and loved bottle. Next year see’s the iconic shaped bottle play dress […] Read more... > read more

Paramo – Fleece + Windproof = Waterproof Combination

09/11/2014 12:37:16 PM

The clever tech bods over at Paramo have come up with a rather simple looking, but innovative layering system involving a stretchy warm soft fleece and a lightweight windproof, that when worn together will provide you with full waterproof protection. > read more

Didriksons’ – Slaskeman Children’s Waterproof Jacket and Dungaree Set

09/11/2014 03:11:33 AM

I deduced that the clothing I’d be in receipt of would be pretty perfectly manufactured for extremes of weather. And Didriksons has a company tagline which I really like: “You can never change the weather or nature. So you better be well prepared > read more

Keen – Asks Fans Where a Million Steps Might Take Them

09/08/2014 02:49:37 AM

KEEN have announced an exciting hiking sweepstake that inspires fans to imagine the unique adventures they might find by taking one million steps. This competition has been launched to emphasise the long-lasting comfort of Keen’s new Durand WP > read more

Anatom – V1 Trail Shoe Ex-Ventia

09/07/2014 14:36:59 PM

If you suffer from from warm feet or have an aversion to waterproof membranes, then check out these well aerated trail shoes from Anatom. Read more... > read more

Opinel – Mushroom Knife No8

09/03/2014 13:48:37 PM

If you haven't encountered one before, you are probably now quite keen to know what differentiates fungi knives from other less esoteric chibs. Mushrooms, after all, aren't the most demanding things to cut - though they are composed of chitin, the sa > read more

VARTA – to supply free torches to MREW

09/01/2014 11:29:26 AM

Battery & torch brand VARTA have signed up to supply  Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW) volunteers with batteries and Indestructible Torches, free of charge. MREW currently has approximately 3500 volunteers, so that’s a whole mountain of > read more

Lifeventure – Expedition Wheelie Duffle

09/01/2014 04:52:51 AM

When unfurled it holds a seriously impressive 120litres, this means it has ample space for not only a couple of weeks clothes, and it's highly likely you'll also be able to bung in your activity gear minimising the amount of bags you'll have to take. > read more

Silva – Trail Runner II USB Head Lamp

08/27/2014 13:57:35 PM

Afraid of the dark? If you are, that’s a particularly tricky situation if you want to keep up running through a UK winter. Silva’s Trail Runner II headlamp could definitely come in handy for those darker months. Read more... > read more

FIT Top – Water Bottle

08/21/2014 13:11:20 PM

I like to glugg; sipping just doesn't do it for me, and I get frustrated with the 'sports' tops with pushes or straws that you don't tilt to drink, so I immediately warmed to this bit of kit. Read more... > read more

Mammut – Ridge High GTX Boots

08/20/2014 00:30:19 AM

In an unusual move for GWA, our reviewer has decided that the only way to give an honest appraisal of these boots is by embarking on a long-term test of their build-quality... read our initial review to find out why. Read more... > read more

Spare Keela 5 minutes & it could save your life

08/17/2014 13:17:15 PM

Keela has produced a leaflet, in association with Scottish Mountain Rescue and Mountain Rescue England & Wales, called Spare Five Minutes; It Could Save Your Life (pictured below) and it contains invaluable safety advice for people planning to get ou > read more

Tenn – Cycling Jersey

08/17/2014 12:45:18 PM

So with the mercury nudging the mid-twenties, I donned the skin tight top and headed out for a pre-Prudential Ride London 100, 35 mile training ride, making sure that the three rear pockets were stuffed with the usual spare innertubes, tyre levers, p > read more

Boli – 5 Litre Collapsible Water Container

08/13/2014 00:17:20 AM

When you're travelling by bike (motorised or not), you don't want to be carrying anything excessive or unneccessary. But at the campsite you also don't want to be going back and forth to the tap for every cup of tea! Boli's collapsible water bottle > read more

Tentsile -Tree Tents

08/12/2014 15:22:09 PM

It is an interesting design, and one that requires no pegs or even a pump, but for the Stingray you will need three trees. For suspension this three-person tent relies on ratchets and straps to keep you off the ground. However if you do find yourself > read more

KoziKidz – Vind Fleece Jacket

08/11/2014 01:00:46 AM

Living in the UK it’s so easy to get it wrong when it comes to choosing clothes for the day’s potential weather conditions. As an adult we have to take any wrong decisions on the chin – which can mean […] Read more... > read more

Trekmates – Deluxe Pillow

08/08/2014 00:39:21 AM

Having had enough of my self-deflating, plastic flock coated camping pillow from a dubious source I took one of Trekmates Deluxe Pillows for my recent camping sojourn in the South West.  And what a good choice it was too! Although […] Read mor > read more

LittleLife – Ranger Child Carrier

08/06/2014 10:41:42 AM

Wanting to put the carrier fully to the test, what better way than to hike up a mountain in Wales on a drizzly morning. If you’re not used to carrying your child in this way, it feels a little top heavy at first. But after a few adjustments to the > read more

Keela becomes Scotland’s first SCAP member

08/04/2014 11:48:08 AM

Keela has sent us a little message to  announce that it has become the first manufacturer in Scotland to become a full member of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). > read more

Teko – Merino Womens’ Midweight Hiking Socks

07/30/2014 00:30:39 AM

You might not know it, but not all socks are made equal… and these Teko Merino wool hiking socks, designed specifically for womens’ feet prove my point perfectly. Whilst obviously all socks are designed for the same purpose, (to put […] Rea > read more

Opinel – No.18 Saw

07/29/2014 05:52:27 AM

I mean, just look at that beautiful curvy wooden handle and the finish on the stainless steel locking mechanism. It's a thing of craft, and you get the feeling that an old man, smoking Gitanes and drinking a small table glass of red wine, spent an ho > read more

Houdini – Twill Action Pants

07/25/2014 02:10:47 AM

I don't think I've ever described anything as being a bit penisy before, but thanks to quite a stiff zipper and a generously lengthy crotch, the Action Pants certainly do make you look like you're ready for action. Flying the flag. Waving Houdini's m > read more

Boreas – Super-Tramp Backpack System

07/23/2014 12:13:38 PM

The folk over at Boreas (sister company of Alite) have come up with, what we think is, a rather nifty suspension system for their backpacks. They’ve called it the Super-Tramp and with a simple pull of a strap the back […] Read more... > read more

UST – BASE all-weather tarp

07/23/2014 11:26:45 AM

Configuring the BASE tarp is a task to bring joy to the heart of any knot afficionado. The bag it comes in has a couple of handy ideas for ways that you can use the guylines, trees or even your walking poles to create a shelter. I prefer the old muck > read more

Mamalila – baby wearing jackets

07/21/2014 06:06:50 AM

Sometimes you see something, that quite literally stops you in your tracks, and in this instance made me go ‘wow, that’s ruddy brilliant!’ This happened as I walked past the Mamalila stand at the Outdoor trade show in Frierichschaf > read more

Therm-a-Rest – Treo Chair

07/21/2014 02:15:56 AM

Regular readers of GWA will be forgiven for thinking that this chair from looks a bit familiar. Therm-a-Rest’s aim in bringing this compact chair to the market is to provide big chair comfort with small chair packaging and portability. Parking > read more

MSR launches award winning WindBoiler stove

07/17/2014 01:45:13 AM

The new WindBoiler stove from MSR (Mountain Safety Research) gives outdoor enthusiasts the excellent wind protection of the alpinist Reactor Stove System with the user friendliness of a convenient, compact system for weekend backpackers. The result > read more

Lifeventure – Ellipse plate and cutlery set

07/17/2014 01:30:16 AM

The knife has good serrations on it but it makes hard work of fine slicing due to its thickness; the fork similarly is sharp enough at the pointy end but it too feels clumsy when stabbing your errant cherry tomatoes; and the spoon feels big in the mo > read more

True Mountain – New UK brand launches

07/16/2014 08:45:05 AM

True Mountain is the result of reaching that stage in life where you move away from the big smoke and big bucks and start a project for the sake of love rather than necessity. Read more... > read more

Therm-a-Rest EvoLite scoops award

07/16/2014 06:48:10 AM

Therm-a-Rest has won a 2014 OutDoor Industry Award for the EvoLite mattress – a two season sleeping pad that blends award-winning NeoAir comfort with the convenience of self-inflation. The EvoLite mattress was one of three winners in the campin > read more

Keen – UNEEK shoes

07/16/2014 02:27:50 AM

have a theory that these shoes are going to garner a similar reaction to Marmite, you'll ether love them or hate them. From the moment I stepped onto Keen's stand at last weeks Outdoor show, I was most definitely the former - I think they are awesome > read more

Have a fun day out with Respect the Mountains Envirotrek Mountain Clean Up

07/16/2014 02:01:39 AM

Get back to nature, make a difference in the mountains and get treated to a hearty lunch and fun afternoon of activities in the great outdoors by joining the third UK annual Respect the Mountains Envirotrek Mountain Clean Up sponsored […] Read > read more

New rope standards on display at Mammut

07/15/2014 09:31:14 AM

A new standard for water repellent climbing ropes has been approved by the UIAA Safety Commission for 2015, after almost 10 years of research and testing. In many instances the UIAA standards are more stringent than the Euro ones and all Mammut ropes > read more

Smartwool – Ultralight Crew Sock

07/09/2014 00:24:24 AM

I must confess to not being much of a brand officianado, and really couldn't understand his love for this brand. However having been sent a set of his n' hers Ultralight Crew socks and having now worn my own pair 6/7 times I do rather get it. Read m > read more

MSR Debuts Minimalist Tent for Weight-Conscious Backpackers

07/08/2014 03:07:07 AM

It's a single wall design that uses two standard walking poles to save weight, thus it weights in at a skinny minny 710g (alb 9oz) and it'll sleep two people. Apparently it's the lightest full-protection shelter MSR has ever made. Read more... > read more

Coleman – Galileo 5 Tent

07/08/2014 02:14:07 AM

The remainder of the space is gargantuan for a 5-man tent. It's easily big enough for 6 camping chairs and a game of poker, or a proper table setup. In real world terms it's also plenty big enough for husbands to stay out of the way quite effectively > read more

Therm-a-Rest Introduces Nikwax Hydrophobic Down into Sleeping Bag Collection

07/07/2014 11:04:23 AM

We’ve just heard news from the folks over at Therm-a-Rest that they are introducing Nikwax Hydrophobic Down into their 2015 sleeping bag collection, but what the heck does that mean to you? Well it means that they will dry faster […] Read > read more

BEET IT – High Nitrate Shots and Bars

07/07/2014 02:38:59 AM

The idea is that eating nitrate-rich foods can increase natural nitric oxide (NO) production. Why would athletes want to do this? Because NO relaxes and widens blood vessels, reducing blood pressure and increasing blood flow to organs and tissues. Wh > read more

Didriksons – Launches Rainwear Sets

07/04/2014 11:44:34 AM

Swedish brand Didriksons are launching a series of men, women’s & children’s rainwear sets later this year, that they say are the first choice for cost-conscious campers and outdoor adventurers who want clothing that they can rely on to k > read more

Montane – Women’s Glacier Vest

07/03/2014 15:11:36 PM

after one particularly cold March afternoon spent, for some inexplicable reason atop Crinkle Crags, I liberated my husband’s own gilet from his rucksack and saved myself from frostbite (small exaggeration) and was an immediate convert... Read more. > read more

Opinel – DIY Folding Knife

07/03/2014 03:04:45 AM

The plastic handle I’m fine with – it takes this knife from being a cherished thing to pass on to your firstborn when they reach twelve, to being more of a utilitarian tool. A little less special and a little more robust. The sort of thing you’ > read more

CampingGaz – Bistro 300

07/02/2014 07:30:03 AM

This one pot CampingGaz stove is a big step up from the wobbly canister types I recall using during my early forays into camping. If you like your life a bit on the wild side, with perilously balanced pots you'll probably not want to read any furthe > read more

SteriPEN – Freedom Water Purifier

06/30/2014 14:19:28 PM

The Freedom comes with a natty little solar-charger, which is about the same size as an iPod, and uses a USB lead to connect to the Pen. It takes around 18 hours to charge the SteriPEN, but from that charge you get 40 purification cycles, so it would > read more

Klean Kanteen – vacuum insulated flask

06/29/2014 12:24:53 PM

At just 355ml/12oz this little old flask  doesn’t exactly throw it’s weight around, but those that know they are good at something don’t usually feel the need to be all gobby and in your face. The labels attached to this […] > read more

Cyba-lite – Lightstar 120 Torch

06/26/2014 11:30:47 AM

I suspect that this is an accident of the design, rather than intended - is that the top edge surrounding the bulb is crenelated, meaning that when rested downwards on a hard surface a bit of light still leaks through, this is a nice amount of ambien > read more

Coleman – CPX6 DoubleEdge Flashlight Lantern

06/25/2014 12:19:16 PM

it's only when you press the OTHER button on the top that you realise what the DoubleEdge's party-piece is. Rising like an enthusiastic child who knows the answer to teacher's question, up shoots a red... thing from the centre of the lantern. And lik > read more

Therm-a-Rest – LuxuryLite Mesh Cot

06/24/2014 04:48:48 AM

Assembly, once finished, results in a lightweight and surprisingly rigid bed frame. There are a number of spare struts and rings supplied so you can fettle the bed to your own comfort - if you have big hips or shoulders, or find that a certain pole l > read more

GO Outdoors pitches new tent range

06/20/2014 05:59:05 AM

Gear We Are is excited to learn that GO Outdoors, the UK’s largest specialist retailer of camping, outdoor equipment and clothing, has launched a new range of tents. We are told that the new range includes something for everyone – from [R > read more

Nite Ize – HandleBand Universal Smartphone Bar Mount

06/17/2014 02:00:31 AM

It has a very robust double rubber band that stretches round your Smartphone and holds it in place very tightly. And the metal clippie bits that are integral to the HandleBand’s holding and remaining in place functionality are seemingly high grade > read more

Muddy Puddles – Originals All-in-One

06/16/2014 02:00:13 AM

Having seen other children togged out in Muddy Puddles gear in the past, and deducing that the name of the company probably represented their product offering quite well, I opted to buy a Muddy Puddles Originals all-in-one waterproof suit for the wor > read more

Keen – Depart WP CNX women’s walking boots

06/14/2014 12:27:17 PM

After a 3 hour hike earlier today I switched out of them into another pair of outdoor shoes so I could have a proper look to write this review and it was noticeable how less supported my feet felt in this other pair. So from me it's a double thumbs u > read more

AKU – Fastalpina GTX Trekking Shoe

06/14/2014 11:58:25 AM

I've had these AKU Fastalpina GTX shoes for knocking on 9 months now, and they're ruined. They leak like a sieve. The sole is starting to peel off. They smell pretty shocking (even the dog has walked off). The grip has worn away, and they're less wat > read more

Sigg – Viva Water Bottle

06/12/2014 07:22:01 AM

There are alternative versions of the bottle top available including the NAT (New Active Top) designed to allow you to drink from the built-in drinking straw without the bottle obscuring your view. This, with the bottle's shape that is compatible wit > read more

Zamberlan – 316 Lady Lite GTX RR Boots

06/10/2014 07:15:17 AM

They are so easy to get on an off. I dislike boots and shoes where you have complex lacing systems that require a fiddly series of tightening and loosening action for each row. The great thing about these Zamberlans is that you flip the tongue back t > read more

Scarpa – Rapid Womens’ Alpine Trail Running Shoe

06/05/2014 14:28:41 PM

I absolutely recommend them – no qualms at all. They are my preferred shoe of choice for all day, every day wearing at home, in the garden, out walking, out playing, up hill, down dale… I even wore them on a run to test them fully, and they perf > read more

Spotty Otter – Down Chillibug Suit

05/28/2014 10:21:16 AM

It even scores highly in terms of colour and style. Ideally I would have chosen red but they didn’t have it in stock – so I opted for blue. And it’s a brilliant blue. Not a dull boring blue. And because it hasn’t got some naff cartoon princes > read more

Mammut – Creon jacket

05/27/2014 03:53:58 AM

£200 seems to becoming the sort of amount that one can expect to pay for a top-end own-brand waterproof jacket these days. Whilst the likes of Gore-Tex accelerate the price of garments using their fabrics to levels which only the very determined (an > read more

Adventure M-Apps

05/21/2014 10:52:41 AM

So, Adventure M-Apps will be downloadable guides with interactivity, which cover the major trekking, climbing and biking routes of the world. A combination of professional photography, video, text content and maps aim to give the very best impression > read more

Opinel – No.9 Multitool Knife

05/21/2014 09:23:53 AM

A magnetised holder keeps the bit secure and helps to get the job done quickly – it can be stored securely within the handle of the No.9 when not in use – and Opinel’s distinctive Virobloc safety ring means every task can be completed safely. > read more



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