Category: Gear

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Review: Regatta Uproar Soft-shell Jacket

I was asked recently if I’d like to review a couple of different Soft-shell jackets from the range at Outdoor Look. I’ve never been particularly convinced of the need for a soft-shell and I’ve never owned one as a result. However they were to be provided free and I can...

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Trailblazer Ridgeway Guide 3rd ED

Earlier this week I received a review copy of the latest edition of Trailblazer’s Guide Book to The Ridgeway. This is due for national release on 27th Feb and should retail for about £12. The route has been completely re-walked by Nick Hill (he’s the genius behind most of the...

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New Boots.. Again!

I seem to have written about new boots several times (and several times too many) over the past two or three years and here I am again, publishing the fact that I have another pair of new boots. Rather than testing these for anyone, and writing up a review, I...

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Failed! Salomon Mission GTX Boots

I’m beginning to despair of ever finding a pair of reliable, long-lasting, lightweight boots for the hills. The list of boots I’ve had in the last three or four years seems to be endless and none of them have been completely satisfactory for more than a few short months. Maybe...

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Review: Skye Walking Books

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve recently purchased a couple of books with walks on the Isle of Skye. I’m hoping to do some hill bagging in the second week of my stay on the island and I needed a book that would help me identify the best routes...

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Memory Map – Finally Arrives on Android!

For those of us using Memory Map on mobile devices, the smartphone option has so far been limited to iPhone. Memory Map have long been promising an Android version and delivery has slipped and slipped, until just a couple of week ago when they launched a public beta program for...

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Review: Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers #2

Over the past few walks I’ve been wearing these trousers for Go Outdoors, who provided the trousers free to me in return for an un-biased review and a write-up on this blog. My first, initial review, can be found here. Since that time, I’ve worn them on three or four...

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Review: Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers

A few weeks ago,  I was asked by Go Outdoors if I’d like to review some waterproof trousers. I was told I could choose the ones I wanted from their range on the Interweb and the ones I selected were the Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers. I get to keep the...

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For Sale: My PDA for Digital Mapping

I’m selling my iPAQ 214 PDA that I’ve been using for the last 18-20 months as a GPS. It’s a top spec handheld PDA with a high resolution (640×480 pixels) 4inch screen. It runs Memory Map just fine and has served me well over the past couple of years. See...

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Review: Inov-8 Roclite 390GTX #3 (Final)

This is the third and final review of my Inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX boots – I know its the final review because they’ve just about fallen to pieces – they are completely unusable as walking boots. You can read the first two reviews here: Review One and here: Review Two....

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Review: Trailblazer Pennine Way Guide 3rd Ed

It seems like almost no time at all since I was reviewing the 2nd Edition of this guide book – but looking back at my posting, it was over 18 months ago. I liked that edition of the guide book so much I walked the route; something I had been...