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no-image 30th Dec 2018 Millet Elevation Airloft Hoodie Jacket Review

I review a lot of outdoor gear and love this role.  There are cool and genuinely innovative new products constantly coming onto the market and it is a privilege to get the chance to try them out and share my findings with the adventure...

no-image 29th Dec 2018 Osprey Farpoint 40 Rucksack Review

While most of the rucksacks we review are very focussed on specific outdoor activities, sometimes our adventures favour a more generally travel focussed choice.  This could be for a trip aimed more at life on the beach or a city trip where you...

no-image 20th Dec 2018 The Lonely Villages of the Derwent Valley

The Derwent Valley is a truly beautiful place and I spend a lot of time there.  It is a stunning deep sided valley with imposing dark brown reservoirs in its base, tree lined sides, rough peaty moorland surroundings and raspy gritstone...

no-image 13th Dec 2018 GearHooks Review

We have a lot of gear.  Damn... so much gear - and much of it is heavy, bulky, unwieldy and a real pain to store efficiently.  If I started another business I would be a playing card game instructor - just a few decks to store in my cupboard...

no-image 5th Dec 2018 Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Is it really that time of year again? Time for mince pies and mistletoe. Time for chestnuts roasting by an open fire (surely that is a good line for a song?!).  Time again to ponder on what to buy that adventurous other in your life.  Well,...

no-image 4th Dec 2018 Five Ways To Lighten Your Mountain Biking Load

It varies, of course.  For long rides you might well need extra clothes, additional repair equipment, food and first aid equipment.  But I find a lot of my rides are around a couple of hours in length and, for this type of thing, it is great...

no-image 1st Dec 2018 Why A Brand Should Take a Stand.......

  “It's kind of Zen. You do the right thing and good things happen.” Yvon Chouinard According to a recent study by international marketing firm Edelman, the trend for consumers to buy from brands with values that match their own is...