Kit Care and Choice

How to Choose a Rucksack

“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

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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How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

Choosing a sleeping bag can be a pain! Here are the main things to consider when buying a new sleeping bag for wild camping. Shape – You’ll probably go for the mummy shaped bag for wild camping. You’ll struggle to find any other shape for a serious bag, with a few exceptions (quilts and half bags, and …

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How To – Wash Merino Wool

If like me, you’re a little nervous with merino wool, here’s a brief run down of how to make sure it gets washed properly. 1 – Read the label! If it say’s anything different to us, then take the label’s advice over ours! 2 – Fill the sink with hand warm water. Don’t put water …

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