Tagged: review

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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 out to people. I was quite surprised then to receive a request from the publisher to review their revised edition...

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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. Until now, I’ve created and managed a website for each new publication, which was fine when there was only a...

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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 most of the requests, they are often not something I would use outdoors and so the relevance of a review...

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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 Saturday’s mileage before 5pm Friday. I intend to do a write-up of the walk at some point shortly, but in...

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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 only took a couple of years to see why! Here we are, over 10 years on and they have just...

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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 of some new trail shoes as I’d worn out my previous Salomon shoes and fortunately Outdoor Look have an excellent...

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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 not had a proper test yet – I don’t think two short walks with a camp in between can be...

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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 was a little concerned that this may be just another ‘me too’ book. My concern was somewhat ameliorated by the...

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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 Path. You can read that review here. The series is now complete, with the recent release of the third volume...

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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 Outdoors and asked them to return them to Salomon for a warranty refund/replacement. The two year warranty on the boots...

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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, here is my summary of 2012. I haven’t done one of these annual summaries for a while, so I thought...

Berghaus Spectrum Hat 1

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...