Two new headtorch models and an enhanced belay device are among goodies heading for the shops next year from Black Diamond.
A British brand noted for its high-end insulated products has introduced a system it says will enable outdoors enthusiasts to enjoy warmth without weight.
Price: £130 Colour: black/grey/green Weight: 716g/pair (size 9½) Construction: fabric uppers/Vibram MegaGrip outsole Waterproofing: eVent membrane Country of manufacture: Vietnam Crampon rating: B0 (not crampon compatible) Sole stiffness: 2/10 Sizes: men’s 6½-12 (40-47⅓); women’s 4½-7½ (37⅓-41⅓) These super lightweight boots from the running-shoe experts Hoka One One are designed, the company says, for fast-moving walkers.
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Outdoor brand Montane has offered a sneak preview of some of its new clothing featuring Gore-Tex waterproofing, ahead of its commercial launch.
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.
Outdoor brand Montane is celebrating after announcing it will incorporate Gore-Tex materials into its products.
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.
An unexpected package dropped through grough’s letterbox recently, courtesy of Netherlands-based Care Plus.
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Price: £139 Colour: blue/grey Weight: 232g Material: shell, polyamide; stretch panels, 53 per cent polyester, 38 per cent polyamide, 9 per cent Elastane; lining, recycled polyester Insulation: PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active Country of manufacture: Vietnam Wash: 40C Sizes: men’s S-XL; women’s XS-L It’s easy to think only of winter when considering insulated clothing, but anyone who has stood on a windy mountain top in the height of summer and felt the chill will appreciate there’s a year-round place for some warmth in the hill-goer’s pack.
A UK sock brand has received a seal of approval from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the eighth year on the trot.
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.
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.
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.
Retailers visiting a major European trade show are being asked to swap their used jackets for a new insulated vest.
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.