Tagged: Gear

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My Winter Kit

The weather at the weekend (in the Lake District at least) showed the first proper signs of winter arriving. On the summit of Little Hart Crag (not exactly Scafell Pike in terms of exposure and height) I recorded winds of 35mph and a resulting wind chill temperature of -19C! I...

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Review: Berghaus Spectrum Hat

I was sent this hat for review by Berghaus, on the basis that I do a review and they allow me to keep the hat afterwards – in the interests of openness and transparency I needed to make that clear at the outset. This is part of their Outdoor Clothing...

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Review: Berghaus Ardennes Softshell Jacket

I was invited to review this jacket by Berghaus as part of their Outdoor Clothing range – and in exchange for the review, I get to keep the jacket – just thought you should be aware of that up front. The Ardennes Softshell jacket list price is £90 according to...

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Using a Smartphone on the Hills

Over the past few years I’ve come to depend more and more on my mobile phone while out walking on the hills. It has been a gradual phasing in of the device as my trust in it has deepened and my initial scepticism has gradually subsided, but I am now...

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Review: Regatta Nitrus Soft-shell Jacket

This is the second jacket I was asked to review for Outdoor Look recently, this one is the Regatta Nitrus Soft-shell Jacket.I wasn’t very impressed with the other one I tried (see here), so I was hoping for better things from this one. It’s available on the Outdoor Look website...

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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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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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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...