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Gear review – backpacking rucksacks

If you think of backpacking the first thing that comes to mind is probably carrying a big rucksack and walking a long distance trail, or maybe exploring a new country while being as self-sufficient as possible. In Scotland, although we’re

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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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Daypacks – Group Test

A daypack is something most or all of us will have. It’s a rucksack to take all of our kit for a day in the hills, small enough to be easy to manage but sometimes big enough to carry your

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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

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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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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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