Gear

On test: Norrøna Falketind PrimaLoft 100 Vest reviewed

How did this very light and very packable vest that uses PrimaLoft's Silver Active Insulation perform on the hill?.

20 August 2016

Bridgedale makes the grade for Duke of Edinburgh's Award list for eighth year

A UK sock brand has received a seal of approval from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the eighth year on the trot.

18 August 2016

Lights, boots, action: new gear set to hit the shops next year

It showtime in the outdoor world, with brands lining up shiny new products at trade gatherings that will appear in the shops from next year.

06 August 2016

On test: Therm-a-Rest Evolite Plus sleep mattress reviewed

Price: £120 (regular); £150 (large) Weight: 710g, regular (including stuffsack) Colour: orange Country of manufacture: Ireland The two things I look for in a sleep mat are comfort and insulation.

16 July 2016

On test: Reef Rover Low XT shoe reviewed

Price: men’s £70; women’s £60 Country of manufacture: China Weight: 664g/pair Colour: brown/navy blue Sizes: men’s 7-12; women’s 4-8 When you’ve finished that long walk on the hills, it’s nice to have a good pair of comfortable shoes to change into.

04 July 2016

PrimaLoft repeats OutDoor jacket swap for Friedrichshafen visitors to help homeless

Retailers visiting a major European trade show are being asked to swap their used jackets for a new insulated vest.

01 July 2016

On test: trail and approach shoes reviewed

As winter fades into the distance and the weather improves – hopefully – it’s time to think about shelving those heavy walking boots for a month or two and slipping on something lighter for your trail walks.

16 June 2016

Páramo wins Guardian sustainable business award after 'detoxing' move

An outdoor brand has won an award for its commitment to ‘detoxing’ its clothing. Páramo was announced winner of the ‘bold move’ category i...

02 June 2016

On test: walking trousers reviewed

There was a time when choosing a pair of trousers to go walking in meant digging out an old garment that you didn’t mind getting muddied up.

07 May 2016

Edelrid reveals its climbing harness that weighs less than a bar of chocolate

Who can resist the offer of free chocolate? We certainly can’t so when German brand Edelrid kindly tempted grough with an 80g bar of the stuff, we g...

19 August 2016

Montane unveils fruits of Gore collaboration with new range of waterproof gear

Outdoor brand Montane has offered a sneak preview of some of its new clothing featuring Gore-Tex waterproofing, ahead of its commercial launch.

12 August 2016

On test: Teva Terra Float Universal sandals reviewed

Price: £60 Weight: 466g/pair (size 10) Colour: black Construction: webbing/leather uppers; EVA sole Country of manufacture: Vietnam Sizes: men’s 6-13 For warmer days, a walking sandal is worth considering as an alternative to a trail shoe or lightweight boot.

24 July 2016

Montane gains Gore-Tex licence as it prepares to market new range

Outdoor brand Montane is celebrating after announcing it will incorporate Gore-Tex materials into its products.

07 July 2016

On test: Keela Sherpa jacket reviewed

Price: £109.95 Colour: red Weight: 548g Material: shell, 100 per cent nylon Insulation: PrimaLoft Gold 100g Country of manufacture: not stated Sizes: XS-3XL Say insulated jacket and thoughts immediately turn to winter and those cold days on the hill or in the countryside.

03 July 2016

Care Plus anti-tick kit will help combat these nasty little blighters

An unexpected package dropped through grough’s letterbox recently, courtesy of Netherlands-based Care Plus.

23 June 2016

On test: Falke TK5 Invisible Socks reviewed

Price: £13 Country of manufacture: Germany Weight: 38g/pair Colour: blue/grey Material: 45 per cent polypropylene; 25 per cent merino wool; 23 per cent polyamide; 5 per cent cotton and 2 per cent elastane Women’s version: yes Sizes: four different sizes, for shoe sizes from 39-48 6-13; women’s 35-42 (2½-8) Wash: 40C gentle cycle The sun’s shining, I’ve got my trail shoes ready; now, where did I put those socks.

19 June 2016

Primus marks 20th anniversary of first multi-fuel stove with successor OmniLite Ti

A company whose name is synonymous with camping stoves is marking a milestone in the development of the gear.

26 May 2016

Nigor's new expedition tent survives hurricane-force test

Ok, this is a bit specialist. Not everyone is in the market for a tent that will withstand a hurricane, but if you are, Nigor has just unveiled a ligh...

24 March 2016

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