Gear reviews

Windproof jackets review


Your waterproof is windproof, so why carry two things for doing the same job? Waterproofs have got lighter and more breathable, windproofs were an escape from a heavy, sweaty jacket years back, but a windproof is still far better at

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Lightweight Waterproofs review


I know you might not believe it as we’ll be kicking through fresh snow in the hills this weekend, but summer is coming so it’s time to lighten the load a wee bit. I like big protective hoods in the

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Keeping in touch – Personal Locator beacons in the mountains

MCofS Safety Officer Heather Morning

Heather Morning – Mountain Safety Adviser at the Mountaineering Council of Scotland – outlines the role of Personal Locator Beacons and similar products in mountain safety Mountaineering news this winter has been dominated by two massive searches for people who

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Gear review – backpacking rucksacks


If you think of backpacking the first thing that comes to mind is probably carrying a big rucksack and walking a long distance trail, or maybe exploring a new country while being as self-sufficient as possible. In Scotland, although we’re

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A sideways look at outdoor gear


There’s no getting away from it. If we have shoes on our feet, a jacket on our backs and we’re carrying something on our back to keep our lunch in, we’re using outdoor gear. Of course as we’re human beings

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Outdoor gear for kids – review


A few winters back we were coming down from a fine day on the hill and came across two people coming up towards us exchanging loud words until they spotted us. We had a quick chat, it was dad and

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