LifeSaver Liberty Bottle Review

LifeSaver Liberty Bottle Review

Dave Roberts reviews the LifeSaver Liberty water filter that doubles up as a bottle. The LifeSaver Liberty is the worlds’ first and only portable water purifier which is a bottle with an inline pump combined. The LifeSaver Liberty is designed for anyone in the outdoors who wants to ensure plenty of clean water on the go. We tested […]

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What is Safesport ID?

For the last few weeks I’ve been sporting a rubber band on my left wrist, this isn’t my attempt to return to my teenage years, nor a show of support for the latest fashionable charity. No, this is the SafeSport ID, and as the name suggest it’s a bracelet that offers you safety by storing

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Vango Storm Shelter 400 Review

The Vango 400 Storm Shelter is an essential bit of kit of you’re walking in a group in foul weather, especially if you’ve got any kids or even newbies in the group. These group shelters pack to nothing, well about the size of a honeydew melon (it’s always got to be comparable to a fruit for

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Hothands Review

I’ve never been one for using these myself as I tend to run warm. So when we got our hands on a couple of these to review, and night time astrophotography being a blossoming new interest, we could finally see some use for them. First and foremost, I’m a firm believer in taking kit that’s

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Blizzard Survival Blanket Review

The Blizzard Survival Blanket’s a modern version of the orange bivvy bag that keeps you warm as well as protects you from the elements. It’s supplied vacuum packed, but while it’s reusable and tough, it’s huge once it’s been unpacked! This is a versatile blanket, you can use it under your sleeping mat or even

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Highlander Survival Bag Bivvy

This is one of those items that we’re all told to carry in our day packs in case of emergency, a mountain essential that can be the difference between life and death. Although, we were amused with the picture of the guy floating in outer space on the packet. That’s probably outside the safety parameters

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Seven Oceans Survival Rations

At first glance, lifeboat rations seem like a rather odd thing to review on Mud and Routes. Following our recent benightment jaunt, where we had to try out some survival rations on the hill, we wanted to find what was possibly the least appealing option out there. We couldn’t find any turblokken, and these were

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Caplight Review

If you’re someone who likes to run with a cap, then running in the dark requires that you choose between your cap or a head torch (do people really run with a torch in hand?) When these appeared on Amazon advertised as being for runners as well as just about any other activity going , we

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Lightload Towels Review

The Lightload Towels come in various sizes, with the size reviewed being the 30x60cm towels that are supplied in packs of three for £5.99. These are quite expensive at first glance, but they are a particularly tough towel that can be reused on numerous trips rather than being disposable. While this means that while they’re

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Smart Budget LED Red Light

It’s that time of year again, when you need to be a little more visible during those twilight runs and cycles. The Smart Red LED light is a multipurpose clip on light that you can use both running and cycling. I find that clipping a rear light onto my bike can be difficult owing to

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Garant Collapsable Shovel

While we had a bit of a winter this week up in Snowdonia, it’s likely to be mostly gone after this weekend. It did however give us a chance to test out one of the bargains of the year so far, a collapsable snow shovel from B&Q for just a shade over ten quid. The

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Kahtoola MICROspikes Review

If there’s one item that I own that’s elicited any curiosity in people over the last few years then it has to be these Kahtoola MICROspikes. From work colleagues, to neigbours, they’ve seen these in use over the recent harsh winters and politely enquired about them before quickly ordering their own pair. Even if you

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Grivel Steel Blade Shovel Review

We love anything that’s multi-purpose, or uses another item to provide part of its functionality. The Grivel Snow Shovel does just that. It’s just a plastic ‘bucket’ part of the shovel, lacking a handle. Instead, you can use a Grivel Munro ice axe or similar in order to create a handle. You’re unlikely to need one

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Magicshine Bike Lights Review

Once in a while you come across a product that changed the way you go about your sport. This time, it’s a literal very-shiny-shiny piece of kit bought for one activity, but comandeered for another… These Magicshine lights, called numerous names, but specifically called the MJ-808, are designed for off road mountain biking, but mine

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SPOT Review

What is it? SPOT is a personal beacon that transmits SOS messages, or “I’m safe” messages so you can notify friends and family that you’re safe at the end of a walk (especially relevant in remote areas without mobile signals). First Impressions. It’s very much like a little orange GPS without a screen. In the same way

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