Gear reviews

Inov-8 Trailroc 245 trail shoes


The old Inov-8 Terroc 330 trail shoes were the mainstay of my outdoor footwear quiver for many years until, amid outpourings of grief from the backpacking community, they were discontinued. After a period of mourning (and now that my stockpile

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Gear Short: SteriPEN Ultra


We’re lucky to have probably the world’s finest water in Scotland, so most hillwalkers think nothing of swigging straight from the burn – in fact, it’s one of my greatest outdoor pleasures (especially when combined with a local single malt…).

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Gear Review: The North Face Fuse Uno jacket


One of the joys of my job is the chance to fondle the latest innovations in outdoor equipment – be it a new wonder-fabric, tent design or super-efficient stove. So I was excited to receive a sample of the latest

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Gear short: Gehwol Footcare


For the hillwalker their feet are their most valuable asset, particularly on a remote, multi-day trip where faulty feet could be much more dangerous than a painful limp back to the car. Think of it this way – cyclists have

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Kestrel 4500 Weather & Environmental Meter

Kestrel 1 900

RRP: £367.20 Weight: 102g Batteries: 2 x AAA (supplied) Compact and lightweight with a full range of useful features. Expensive, and perhaps too many features for the casual user. “Oh yeah, it was easily blowing 100mph plus up there” The

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Review: The Corbett Round by Manny Gorman

Manny Gorman on his 2009 Corbett round

In 2009 fell-runner, Manny Gorman set out to complete a continuous traverse of the Scottish Corbetts on foot, bike and sail. At the time the run was followed avidly by many on Walkhighlands and the riveting read he has produced

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