Gear reviews

Outdoors trousers – Group Test

Trousers 3

The first thing you have to ask yourself is this; what do you want from your trousers? As odd as that might sound when you say it out loud it’s something you have to think about when looking at outdoor

Posted in Gear reviews, Trousers

Lightweight boots – Group Test


Last month I looked at trail shoes and the best thing about doing that review was the comfort and flexibility for my feet during testing. The good news is that these are still qualities you can find in lightweight boots,

Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Trail shoes – Group Test


I spent my early days running around the hills in trainers carrying a cheap rucksack with a nylon cagoule and a spare jumper in it. Before I knew it I was head to toe in technical gear, with big boots

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Gear review: Child carriers


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

Shirt Extras (1)

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


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

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