Gear

  • Keen’s new mountain boot

    Keen’s new mountain boot

    12th November 2015

    Designed for technical ascents and longer backpacking trips on challenging terrain, the Liberty Ridge is described as the flaghsip of Keen’s new hiking collection. Made in Keen’s new European factory, the Liberty Ridge is crafted from a single piece of…

  • Overboard’s new waterproof bags

    Overboard’s new waterproof bags

    10th November 2015

    Overboard have released their new range of waterproof carrier cases. The OverBoard Urban Safe Dry Tube Bag is made from a durable waterproof tarpaulin, with the bags are available in 5, 12, 20, 30 and 40 litres sizes. They have also…

  • Get a grip: Trail shoes

    Get a grip: Trail shoes

    9th November 2015

    When you head onto grassy paths, rocky trails and muddy forest tracks you need a pair of shoes with support, traction and protection so all you have to focus on is enjoying the run. 1) Mammut MTR 201 Pro Low £120 mammut.ch This is a shoe that takes rugged ground…

  • Mr Black’s Garment Essentials Sports Range

    Mr Black’s Garment Essentials Sports Range

    6th November 2015

    Australian company Mr Black have launched a new range of wash and refresh products, designed to restore your clothes to their former cleanliness after your latest outdoor activity. The range features dedicated Refresh sprays (£9.95) and Wash formulations (£13.50) specifically…

  • Finisterre launches new cold water surf wetsuit

    Finisterre launches new cold water surf wetsuit

    6th November 2015

    Finisiterre have launched their new wetsuit, specifically designed for UK waters. In a first for the wetsuit industry, the R&D and testing process was crowd-sourced during AW 14/15 using ordinary British surfers as part of the exclusive Wetsuit Tester Programme.…

  • The Trailpod: The all terrain holdall

    The Trailpod: The all terrain holdall

    4th November 2015

    Product design consultants, Therefore, have teamed up with HandiWorld Ltd to create the Trailpod, designed to be adaptable for all-terrain types. The trail pod has been built to take on gravel, grass, mud, sand and steps. Unlike traditional bags, which have…

  • Long-term tests

    Long-term tests

    26th October 2015

    The kit we’ve been putting through its paces 1) OMM Mountain Raid 1.6 £190 theomm.com  For most mountain marathons you need to be self-sufficient and unless you’ve decided to lug a gas barbecue along, your sleeping bag will be your heaviest item. So you…

  • Fuji Norcom Straight 2.1

    Fuji Norcom Straight 2.1

    23rd October 2015

    Marc Abbott discovers this bike built for speed is best suited for those of us in it for the long run. AJ Bell London Triathlon 2015 The joy of some bikes isn’t in their super-light weight, nor is it in their array…

  • Backpacking: Accessories

    Backpacking: Accessories

    19th October 2015

    Part 5 of our backpacking feature: A few little luxuries won’t add much to your weight but could add heaps to your enjoyment of a trek. 1) Primus eta lite coffee press £13 primus.se This “plunger” turns the aluminium pot on your Eta…

  • Backpacking: Sleep Tight

    Backpacking: Sleep Tight

    16th October 2015

    Getting a good night’s kip makes all the difference to a backpacking trip 1) Vango Venom 300 £160, vango.co.uk This down-filled sleeping bag packs up into its own drybag to occupy just 29x14cm of your rucksack, a low volume for such a generously sized bag,…