Vaude's Alpamayo jackets among first to feature new NeoShell

Innovative fabric features in these women's and men's jackets claimed to have great breathability...

06 November 2011

On test: Smartwool TML Mid Full-Zip Hoody

Smartwool TML Mid Full-Zip Hoody Typical price: £130 Weight: 640g (men’s medium) Material: 64 per cent merino wool; 36 per cent nylon Country of manufacture: Vietnam More than 30 years ago, the development of fleece, made from polyethylene terephthalate, revolutionised outdoor clothing, offering a lightweight, warm and quick-drying material ideal for active enthusiasts on the hills and mountains of the world.

17 October 2011

Leo joins Berghaus TV adventure campaign team

Top British climber Leo Houlding will feature in gear manufacturer Berghaus’s first television campaign.

04 October 2011

SmartWool tops offer alternative to fleece

Could the traditional fleece, long the staple gear choice of hillwalkers and outdoor enthusiasts, be on its way out.

22 July 2011

Berghaus adds to its backpacking rucksacks range

Berghaus had added two backpacking rucksacks to its range for the summer season. The large capacity trail packs have been updated and restyled for ...

14 June 2011

Vango claims a first with its pump-up tents

Camping manufacturer Vango is claiming a first with its innovative pump-up range of tents. The Scottish company says broken tent poles will be a th...

20 April 2011

New Sprayway jackets aim at top-end hillwalkers

Outdoors brand Sprayway has introduced two new jackets aimed at the top-end hillwalker. The men’s Scorpion and the women’s Calyx are both made ...

01 November 2011

Award-winning sleeping bags have built-in reading light

A sleeping bag range that includes a reading might has gained an award for innovation. Snugpak’s Chrysalis collection took the sleeping bag categ...

06 October 2011

Vaude's new rucksack gains eco-friendly award

A mountaineering rucksack won an award at a recent trade show because of its environmentally friendly design.

06 September 2011

Lowe Alpine moves back to UK after buy-out by Rab owner

A Derbyshire-based company has bought one of the world’s best known outdoor brands after Italian banks forced a creditors’ agreement on the troubled owner.

11 July 2011

Berghaus unveils summer walking footwear

Berghaus is aiming high with the latest additions to its footwear range. Top of the new releases are the Tarazed Leather GTX and the Tarazed GTX bo...

02 April 2011


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