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Gear review: Child carriers

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If you want to get off the flat and up the hills with your wee one, a child carrier is called for. But which one? David Lintern and family take a look… The adage ‘try before you buy’ is never

Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

Outdoor shirts group test

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If you look through old guide books there’s a good chance you’ll see the folks in the photos wearing button-up shirts along with their hobnail boots and canvas rucksacks. Times changed, we all went over to “proper” baselayers and shirts

Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews, Magazine

Baselayers group test

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Base layers are something you have to get right to help make sure you’re comfortable and still smiling at the end of a long day on the hill. However, if you’re looking for something new, the proliferation of fabrics and

Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews, Magazine


Give Me Shelter

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Last December I included the Lomo Emergency Shelter as part of my winter gear round-up and it’s proved a useful bit of kit for getting out of the winter winds on the hills. Lunch can be eaten with a friend

Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Magazine

Backpacking Kit Test

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Most of my reviews on Walkhighlands have been a grouptest – a selection of similar or related items that I use and compare over time. This month is a little different with reviews of either a pair of test samples

Posted in Camping, Gear reviews, Magazine

Book review: The Grahams & The Donalds

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Climbing the Munros has long been a mainstream activity for hillwalkers, and many also aim to climb the Corbetts (Scottish peaks from 2500 to 3000 feet high), either after completing the Munros, or at the same time. Whilst a too-keen

Posted in Books, Gear reviews, Magazine



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