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no-image 9th Jan 2020 Rab Mythic 600 Sleeping Bag Review

Rab have always been at the cutting edge (no pun intended!) of sleeping bag manufacture.  At first this was Rab Carrington sewing up each bag in his small workshop in Sheffield and gradually, as all good things do in the outdoor community, ...

no-image 8th Jan 2020 Mammut Taiss Light Mid GORE-TEX Boots Review

A B2 rated crampon compatible boot weighing in at only 540 grams for a size 42.5.  Come on Mammut - that means you are claiming this is a winter mountaineering boot lighter than some of my approach shoes.  Is it a typo?  If not, do they...

no-image 2nd Jan 2020 Fjallraven Keb Trousers Review (2019 version)

Way back in 2017 I reviewed a pair of Fjallraven’s Keb trousers.  Keb’s have become something of a legendary trouser and, as they are part of a range of Keb family garments, a legendary clothing range.  Fjallraven, by the same token, have...

no-image 29th Dec 2019 Top Tips For In Flight Health

‘An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure’ Benjamin Franklin Nepal client Dan had been well when he left home and yet, within a few days of arriving in Kathmandu, he had a sore throat and streaming cold.  It was a really...

no-image 25th Dec 2019 The Twelve Days of Christmas.....

'The 12 days of Christmas is the period in Christian theology that marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the three wise men. It begins on December 25 and runs through to January 6.' As we settle down for the Christmas...

no-image 22nd Dec 2019 Elliot Brown Holton Professional Watch Review

To say I was excited to review another Elliot Brown watch is an understatement.  Since reviewing one of their Canford models 3 years ago I have totally bought in to this iconic British brand.  My Canford is, as I would expect, performing...

no-image 20th Dec 2019 Osprey Transporter Zip Rucksack Review

When a rucksack is advertised as “lifestyle” it can signal that the pack in question might be a little confused about its true function. Is it an urban pack for carrying those useful but varied items around town as you go about your daily...

no-image 13th Dec 2019 Christmas Gift Guide 2019

It’s that time of year again.  The mince pies, the warm fires as the icy winds blow outside, the chubby red fella climbing down the chimney and the prospect of many exciting snowy adventures ahead.  You’ve gotta love Christmas and yet, at...

no-image 11th Dec 2019 Oboz Bridger Insulated Boots Review

As we approach winter, and if your preferences fall towards getting out in the cold stuff (why wouldn’t they?!), a pair of insulated boots might be on the shopping list.  There are a few manufacturers on the market, but it pays to look for a...

no-image 6th Dec 2019 Osprey Transporter Carry-On 44 Review

On most of my trips I seem to be battling against baggage weight limits and the demands of transporting large and bulky kit - for these situations duffles are usually my weapon of choice. But I often find myself looking enviously at other...