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no-image 30th Jun 2017 Mammut Ayako High GTX Boot Review

I've been a long term user of Mammut products.  This has included a range of their clothing, rucksacks and lots of climbing equipment.  I have always viewed them as an innovative brand producing high quality products.   But despite that,...

no-image 28th Jun 2017 Primus Micron Trail Stove Review

Many outdoor goers will have different stoves for different situations.  Expedition use will require a different stove to the single mountaineer on an overnight in the mountains.  It is a trade off between number of users, conditions, the...

no-image 28th Jun 2017 Mount Elbrus Diary

23.39 - The small metal hut in which I am writing this has been my home for several days.  It is a basic shelter with 8 bunks, a small heater, an end window and a door.  I am writing on my bunk which is in the far corner next to the...

no-image 21st Jun 2017 Osprey Mutant 28 Rucksack Review

  For climbers who will carry their rucksack on longer routes, it makes sense to have a pack that will be as compact and stable as possible while also offering freedom of movement.  However, during the walk in there will also be far more...

no-image 14th Jun 2017 Fjallraven Keb Jacket Review

Fjallraven is a Swedish company with a very long history of producing high quality and carefully designed outdoor clothing and equipment.  The Keb Jacket is part of their well established Keb range (I tested some of their Keb trousers here)...

no-image 5th Jun 2017 Aku Alterra GTX Boot Review

There are some brands whose individuality seems to shine through in every product.  The ones where you see their garments or footwear in the shop and just know, without even seeing the labels, that they are made by that particular company. ...