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Review: Rab Alpha Flux Jacket

Recommended price: £140 Weight: 300g (women’s size 10) Sheffield based Rab has a 30 year history of making quality climbing and walking gear and this latest piece of lightweight insulation adds to their record of innovation. The first thing to

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Review: Mammut Runbold Trail SO Hooded Jacket Womens

RRP: £110 Weight: 365g This softshell from Mammut comes midway on the spectrum of these jackets that fill in the gap between seam-sealed waterproof hardshells and super-light windshirts. The Rab Runbold Trail SO is made from Mammut’s SOFtech fabric which

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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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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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Gear test – Hooded fleece

Last winter I did a roundup of various midlayers and some of the feedback I got was that plain old fleece still has a lot of fans. This includes myself by the way, more often than not you’ll find me

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