Outdoor Clothing Reviews

Gore X-Run Ultra Shorts Review

If you’re running any sort of long distance, the last thing you need is for your kit to get in the way or cause discomfort. These 2-in-1 X-Run Ultra shorts from Gore are designed for ultra-running, so they should be ideally suited to the shorter runs of around 25km I was planning on over the summer. These Gore …

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Karrimor Fleece Review

Karrimor is a well known brand and this microfleece stands up to their well-established standard. A no nonsense garment, with only simple features including a ¼ length zip collar, flatlock stitching, and an embroidered chest logo. Made from 100% polyester it provides a lightweight breathable layer for a brisk low level walk, or you could …

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Amazonas Tarp Hat Review

Ok, so I can’t write to a deadline. I’m also too busy in the hills half the time to get typing, so that’s why this review is being posted just as you’re likely to be thinking more about woolly bobble hats than a summer hat. However, not being ones to follow convention, here’s my opinion …

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Paramo Torres Trousers Review

The virtues of a thick, down jacket for winter walking is petty obvious. An uber warm top layer is one of the winter essentials on the hill that’s as likely to be left behind in the car as your boots, or bag of emergency Jelly Babies. Treating your pins to the same comfort as your …

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Montane Nitro Down Jacket Review

With winter rapidly approaching, it’s essential to have a decent warm layer whether you’ll be camping out or just stopping for a bit to eat. It’s even better when that layer packs down to almost nothing and doesn’t weigh you down. The Montane Nitro Jacket ticks all those boxes, weighing in at 450g and packing …

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Montane Featherlite Pants Review

How light can a pair of trews get? Not much lighter than the Montante Featherlite pants that’s for sure. Suitable for those fast and light summer trips, running in less favourable conditions or as an emergency layer in your waist pack on a trail or fell run. As new, the Durable Water Repellancy treatment means that water …

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Paramo Waterproof Cap

There are few items that can provide such functionality in such a small package. The Páramo Waterproof Cap is a very lightweight waterproof mountain cap that provides you with just enough protection without unnecessary insulation. I personally hate hoods – I’m usually walking with it down when all others have withdrawn turtle-like into their waterproofs. …

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