Varta – Indestructible Powerpack 6000 mAh

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On one end of the sturdy-feeling unit, beneath a pop-off rubberised cap, are two USB ports, a mini USB port and the power button which lights up to four tiny blue LEDs on the front when switched on.
Which brings me to the point of the Varta Indestructible Powerpack – its ability to charge stuff…
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Teva – Womens Kimtah Boots

If I’m honest I had big expectations based on my previous experience of Teva boots. I haven’t been disappointed. Comfortable straight out of the box, and size wise they have been just great on my wide fitting feet. Read more…

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Didriksons – Lush Women’s Parka

I’ve mentioned previously that I have a habit of buying men’s walking jackets as I find most women’s too short, so this is a really pleasant change – it’s 178cm, which means it’s long enough to sit down in and be able to sit on the material, rather than the more usual approach where whatever soggy bit of wood you’ve found to perch on wicks water slowly up through your trousers towards your nether regions. Read more…

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Merrell – Phoenix Bluff Gore-Tex Shoes

All in all my experience of the Phoenix shoes is exactly what I would have expected from a pair of Merrell footwear. It’s still as dependable and reliable, and all day comfortable as the Merrell shoes which I initially bought when I was getting into the outdoors many years ago. Like those shoes then, these Phoenix shoes are a great option for anyone who spends their day outdoors but doesn’t get into any kind of technical hiking Read more…

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Polygeine – Anti-stink materials

There are materials out there which can manage your sweat (by wicking), and contain ingredients which make the party atmosphere for bacteria much less inviting. In the case of Polygeine, that is a coating of silver chloride (aka Silver Salt). Read more…

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Keela – Sherpa Jacket

Warmth is not an issue with the Primaloft insulation under the windproof outer shell, it kept me comfortably warm on some chilly ambles with the dog. With a bit more exertion I think the breathability of the materials should keep the sweat levels down. Should you get too hot with it on it shouldn’t be a problem to stuff it into your rucksack with it adding very little weight. Read more…

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Mammut – Ridge High GTX Boots Long Term Test

The ‘MemoFoam pre-shaped’ tongue is very comfortable. When lacing the boot tightly it does offer a good depth of padding to the front and upper part of the foot. This is much needed when you want the boot to have a ‘tighter fit’ for via ferrata or scrambling where touch and sense of foot placement is key to security on ground that tilts up to 90 degrees. Read more…

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Jottnar – Asmund Jacket

It is the lightest jacket that I have ever owned and initially I was sceptical but having now used it for ski touring where its lightness was brilliant as well as some very wet Cumbrian hill walking I can trust it and I really like it. Read more…

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Mammut – Foraker Hybrid Jacket

It’s a jacket of two halves: The chest and back are insulated, and the arms, sides and shoulders are stretchy and un-insulated. So, what it does is help trap warmth in your core, but allow you free movement of your arms for activities and enough side panel that you don’t get really sweaty pits.
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True Mountain – Ultra Stretch Wrist Warmers

They’re enormously long fingerless gloves without the finger-stitching. They cover most of your hand, have a thumb hole, and go up to just below the bend in your elbow… Read more…

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Keen – Liberty Ridge Boots

The Liberty Ridges have done themselves proud. Not once have the chunky multi-coloured Keen-branded soles slipped, not once have I thought about wet feet and not once have I grumbled. The thick external shank running from the top of the foot to the heel has even done its job Read more…

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Spotty Otter Drift Down II Dungarees

Quite simply, there is not a single thing I can say that’s negative about these dungarees. They are absolutely ideal for keeping your little one warm and dry.
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HJ Hall – ProTrek Explorer Socks

These weren’t just any old socks. These were ProTrek Explorer socks – technical socks in other words. That doesn’t mean socks that can tune in your TV and mend your Mac – it means socks that have certain features to support your love of outdoor pursuits. Read more…

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Black Diamond – Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Poles

The beauty of these poles is that they are extremely lightweight but also very strong, they are very easy to deploy and collapse, they fold down to a very small size and look the business Read more…

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Luci – Outdoor inflatable lantern

WAIT RIGHT THERE! This solar-powered inflatable Luci light is actually pretty nifty, and even though the valve on ours has become somewhat troublesome and Mrs Muz has managed to burst it* I’m recommending that everyone orders one immediately. And I’m not even joking. Read more…

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True Utility – FIXR

Made from stainless steel, coated in Titanium and marked up with useful notations and measurements, the FIXR isn’t going to be able to do every repair job, but it’ll do enough of a helping hand that it’s worth carrying around.
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Outdoor Research – Men’s Deviator Hoody

The Polartec Power Grid wicking and general non sweat properties are amazing, you will of course perspire under a heavy rucksack when walking uphill but once you stop the wicking begins and the garment dries out. Of course the most amazing feature of all being that the jacket does not smell, even after a few days of continuous use.
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