Outdoor Tech

The Original Caplight Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Caplight out on the hill. The Caplight is a baseball cap with three ultra-bright built in led lights . The cap itself is quality, with reasonably bright lights that can be switched between off, low and high brightness. While the Caplight is not going to be used as your main lighting …

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OS Maps Review

I’ve been a keen user of digital maps ever since I bought the whole of Wales in 1:50k mapping from Tracklogs over ten years ago. That really got me hooked, but only to a certain degree as ‘proper’ 1:25k mapping was simply too expensive. I’m fully used to the way Tracklogs works, having tried out …

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Suunto Traverse GPS Watch Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Suunto Traverse GPS watch, which is an outdoor GPS watch that’s suitable for any sport you choose to throw at it. The Suunto Traverse GPS watch is a sturdy watch, as even if it was due for return after the review, we didn’t take any prisoners in use! We used it hill walking, …

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Joby Gorillapod

Lightweight easy to use fully flexible tripod, perfect for any budding adventure seeking photographer. Read the full review on Tryf’s Blog.  

Sony Smartwatch 2 Review

The Sony SmartWatch 2 is one of the latest smartwatch offerings along with the Samsung Galaxy Gear, that follows in the footsteps of the Pebble and the previous, rather unloved, Sony SmartWatch. Wearable tech is certainly coming of age, but is this device the mass market watch we’ve been waiting for or something strictly for …

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7 Day Good To Go AA Batteries

All the good intentions in the world don’t count for anything when you’re fumbling in the dark to change batteries for your head-torch, only to find that those rechargeables have gone flat since you last used them. Since then, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been using chuckable batteries as my spare batteries as i …

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Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review

While we’ve had our hands on this nifty little tablet for a few months, with first impressions here, we decided to give it some time before finally reviewing it. The Google Nexus 7 is the internet giant’s first attempt at a tablet, with the idea that you get a tablet with none of the bloat …

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Kindle Touch Review

It took me a while to be convinced of the merits of this device, but as I needed to take reading matter on a 4 night trip into the wilds,  it was the ideal time to give a Kindle Touch a try out. The reading experience is as expected, brilliant. Words are crisp, even in …

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Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a basic gps watch, with an RRP of £150 alone, or £180 with a heart rate monitor. I was fortunate enough to pick one up on Amazon at just over £100 without the HRM, but seem to be around the £125 mark now with the HRM bundle being cheaper than …

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SkyWatch Xplorer 4 Review

I wanted an anemometer to see how strong the winds really were that were rocking my tent. I want to be able to relate the speeds given on the forecast to something i can see on the hill. So i wanted one of these. Their basic model, XPlorer 1, is just a wind speed meter …

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