Kit Care and Choice

How to Choose a Rucksack 5/5 (3)

“What have you got in there, the kitchen sink?” Pete gets asked, unashamedly struggling his way up the Miners Path on Snowdon, knees bowing under the weight of his old framed 65ltr Karrimor rucksack, a day’s walk on one of the hottest days of the year. Whilst Pete is prepared for any eventuality and the …

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How to Clean and Reproof Goretex and Paramo Waterproof Jackets

How to Clean and Reproof Gore-tex, eVent and Paramo Waterproof Jackets 4.75/5 (8)

This time of year, its essential to make sure that your waterproof jackets and leggings are fully waterproof and ready for the autumn and winter conditions. This guide outlines how you waterproof the more typical Gore-tex and it’s many varieties which cover most waterproof jackets sold, and the Paramo Analogy system which is another popular …

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The Beast’s Tip of The Week – Keeping Windproof Kit Water Resistant No ratings yet.

Windproofs aren’t waterproofs, obviously, but they do offer some protection against light rain. This protection is soon lost if you don’t look after your windproof kit properly. Here are The Beast’s tips on keeping them as water resistant as possible. 1 – Don’t wash them in your usual detergent. This strips them of any water …

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Why Windproofs are Essential for Hill Walking No ratings yet.

It’s staggering how many people you see setting off from the usual trailheads dressed from head to toe in waterproof Gore-Tex, eVent or even Paramo. That’s fine during the typical wet weather that we get, but utterly inexplicable at most other times. They’ll usually plod onwards, trying to work out why they’re overheating and getting sweaty. Next …

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How to Proof Sealskinz Fabric and Leather Waterproof Walking Gloves No ratings yet.

All waterproof kit eventually loses its water repellancy after enough use, usually failing on you during a wet and cold winter walk. Fortunately, they can usually be re-proofed if you know how. My Sealskinz All Season gloves, which are half leather and half fabric, didn’t perform particularly well on a wet January walk and so I …

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