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Finisterre gear review

It doesn’t get much more niche than Finisterre – a Cornish company specialising in cold water surf apparel. It may seem strange that a surf company would appear on the radar of a hillwalking website, but amongst the hoodies and

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Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews, Jackets

Boreas Gear Buttermilks 40 rucksack

Ultralight rucksacks are often little more than a cylinder with straps, based on the assumption that an ultralight load doesn’t require a complicated back system. Boreas Gear are newcomers to the UK, with packs that manage to be minimalist, aesthetically-pleasing

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Posted in Gear reviews, Rucksacks

Mountain King Trail Blaze poles

I’ve used the more conventional Mountain King trekking poles before, but the Trail Blaze is something altogether different and exciting for lightweight aficionados. Mountain King Trail Blaze trekking poles Price: £79 (pair) Weight: 250g (pair) for 120cm length weight, packed

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews

Arc'teryx Alpha FL 45

Shortly after declaring my undying love for the Crux AK50, the Alpha FL arrived and made me happy. It has all the characteristics that endeared the AK50 to me, but in a lighter weight, modern package. Arc’teryx Alpha FL 45

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(Battered) Gear Review: Crux AK50

After my last post concerning the demise of the Inov-8 Terroc 330 trailshoes and in the midst of an uncharacteristic haze of nostalgia, I began to survey the other items in my gear store that have been called variously "game-changer",

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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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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

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