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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

Review: Paramo Cascada 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

Review: Sealskinz Waterproof Gloves

Apparently it’s almost Christmas, a point in the year which seems to be getting earlier and earlier. Our town council had the bloody lights up on 13th October! In a

Review: Paramo Alta II Jacket

This item of kit was actually a Christmas present from my wife; but I went out and bought it myself and she just gave me the money – which may

Review: OMM Trio Chest Pouch

It’s been almost exactly a year since I bought my “big” camera, my first ever non-compact model, a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 bridge camera – the sort that’s almost an SLR, but

Review: Salomon Comet 3D GTX

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

Review: Salomon Mission GTX

Original review dated: 27th March 2010 I had to find some lightweight boots to replace the Fastpackers – and I had to find them fast – there are only 5

Review: Salomon 3D Fasterpacker Mid GTX

Original review dated: 28th November 2009 Another rush of blood to the head yesterday morning and I found myself £79.99 lighter in the bank balance, but very much in credit

Review: Inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX

I’d been dying to try a pair of these, ever since they were released, but until the kind folk at FitnessFootwear offered to let me have a pair to test

Review: Inov-8 Roclite 315

Another pair of Inov-8 Lightweight running shoes, these ones were purchased to replace my Terrocs. I have brought together all of the reviews I have done of these shoes, that

Review: Inov-8 Terroc 330

The start of my walking career seems to have coincided with one of the biggest revolutions in hiking and backpacking for generations; the lightweight movement. I’m sure people have been

Review: Scarpa ZeroG 10

I shunned the attention of a pimply youth who inquired after my intentions as I entered the shop and held out for the wiry, reassuringly bearded, old guy in the


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


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


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


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


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


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