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Review: Petzl Actik Core headtorch

RRP: £50 Weight: 82g (including supplied rechargable battery – slightly more with standard AAAs) Petzl – which began life as a caving gear company – made its first headtorch in 1981 and has been refining and expanding its range ever

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Gear Review: Rab Blizzard Mitt

RRP: £80 Weight: 235g per pair (small) When is a mitt not really a mitt? With the Rab Blizzard, the mitt outer conceals a glove-shaped inner supposedly to give the best of both worlds; I’ve been testing it over the

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Review: Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir and Insulated Delivery System

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir RRP: £34 Weight: 21g (2 litre) I switched to using hydration bladders over bottles about 10 years ago and despite the faffing involved with cleaning and drying I wouldn’t go back. I drink more, find the reservoir

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Review: Black Diamond Revolt headtorch

RRP: £45 Weight: 100g (including batteries) Headtorches have improved in leaps and bounds in the last few years and now come with an array of different light settings and features. I’ve been testing Black Diamond’s updated ReVolt on my weekly

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Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles

RRP: £120 per pair Weight: 285g per pair (110cm length) I had thought my previous go-to trekking poles were lightweight until I picked up these carbon poles from Black Diamond. Weighing in at a mere 285g for the pair the

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Review: Leki Micro Vario Carbon poles

The Micro Vario Carbon poles from Leki have a premium price tag – but are they worth it? RRP: £144.95 (pair) Weight: 229g (per pole) The first thing that strikes you about these poles is their incredibly short length when

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