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Gear

Rucksack Readers C2C Guide – 2nd Ed

I reviewed the first edition of this guide book back in 2010 and I wasn’t especially complimentary about it, but that’s the risk you take when you send review copies

Long Distance Paths

Pocket Routes is born!

My small portfolio of written work has increased gradually over the past few years, with two new guide books added last year, and plans to add another two this year.

Gear

Montane Air Jacket

I often get approached by outdoor gear companies, as I know many of my blogging friends do too, with a view to writing something about an item on their website. I ignore

Camping

Affric Kintail Way – Kit Review

I got back from the Affric Kintail Way late on Good Friday night – a bit earlier than expected, but we powered through the last day and we’d finished all of

Gear

Memory Map v6 Announced

In October 2005, Memory Map launched v5 of their digital mapping product. At that time they moved away from naming their versions after the year they were released and it

Gear

Salomon X-Ultra 2 Shoe

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a local outdoor shop (www.outdoorlook.co.uk in Macclesfield) with a view to reviewing an item from their website. I was in need

Gear

GG Mariposa – First Thoughts

After a quick overnight #MicroAdventure last weekend, I thought I’d put an initial review together for my Gossamer Gear Mariposa Robic pack. This is probably a bit premature as it’s

Gear

C2C Guide Book Review

A new Coast to Coast guide book has recently been released. As one of the world’s most popular long distance walks, this route isn’t short of guide books, so I

Gear

Review: Trailblazer South West Coast Path

A few weeks ago I posted a review of the first volume, in a series of three, planned by Trailblazer to cover the entire length of the South West Coast

Gear

Review: Salomon Comet 3D GTX #2

I’ve had the Salomon Comet 3D GTX boots for about a year now and I thought it about time they had an “Update Review”. I’ve just returned these to Go

General

Summary of 2012

This post may be precipitous, I may still get another walk in this year, although the weather is doing its best to put me off. However, with that in mind,

Berghaus Spectrum Hat
Gear

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

Berghaus Ardennes Softshell Jacket
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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 –

Gear

Review: Hi-Tec Ottawa Waterproof Boots

I reviewed these boots on the request of Go Outdoors, my favourite walking equipment emporium and despite my usual avarice for any new walking equipment I almost turned them down.

Gear

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

Gear

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

Gear

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