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Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that give us the most pleasure; like the last Fondant Fancy or the discovery of a hitherto errant jelly bean in your jacket


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