Outdoor Gear Review

Rab Xenon X Vest Review

Dave Roberts reviews the Rab Xenon X Vest, a PrimaLoft® synthetic insulated layer designed for fast and light activities. The Rab Xenon X Vest, gilet (or for those brought up in the 80’s – body warmer) is a lightweight ‘booster’ layer designed to be worn over other kit for when you need that little bit of extra …

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Rab Women’s Quest Jacket

  Nia Jenkins reviews the Rab Quest Jacket. I’ve used this Rab Quest Jacket over the last few months whilst out in the hills of Snowdonia. We have had a pretty cold winter in Wales so it was much needed for the first few months of 2016! This is what I thought… This jacket is …

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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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True Mountain – First Look

The wonderful guys and gals at True Mountain have sent us some of their kit to try out. So here’s a first look at the kit, before we really put them through their paces in the Welsh winter hills over the coming month! True Mountain are a new company that produce all their kit here …

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MRE 24 Hour Ration Pack Review

On a recent wild camp, we decided to see if these 24 hour ration packs are any good or are you better off avoiding them altogether. We went for this one by Evaq8 that cost around £16 with postage. What’s in it? The ration pack arrived in a tidy brown box and contained a generous selection …

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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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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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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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Osprey Cyber Port Pack Review

As a response to our fast changing mobile lifestyles the well established back pack makers Osprey have launched the Portal series. The series includes a myriad of pack solutions, including the Cyber, Cyber Port, Pixel, Pixel Port, Beta and Beta Port. As you can gather from the blog headline we’ll be taking a closer look at …

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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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