Fleece is a great outer layer if you’re a sheep and stuck on a hill somewhere in the rain. ButRead more
The problem with one-time use water bottles of the type you buy your posh French hill-filtered water in is that they’re horrible for the environment, take masses of energy to make and recycle and don’t last as long as a decent water bottle.
And the problem with a decent water bottle is that when it’s empty, it’s still a big old water bottle taking space in your bag.
“But we agreed, you’d bring the cucumber”
“No we didn’t!”
“How the hell am I meant to enjoy this rural English idyll, this perfect summer’s evening, this midge-free dell of perfect tranquillity, lush grass and warm air without a bloody cucumber to slice and put in my Pimms!? For the love of all things holy. I’m going home.”
Having read the book and learning a couple of things myself, I’m of the opinion that it’s best read by one of two people:
– Those who like the idea of camping and want to take the plunge.
– Those who already enjoy camping and want to do more of it in different ways.
It’s not really aimed at those who already do lightweight camping, or outdoor experts.
If the Flip MinoHD was a person, it’d be the kind of person that you see across the bar and your cheeks flush.
Sleek, slim and elegant with perfect curves, a beautiful outfit and you’d like nothing better than to touch them and see if they felt as good as they looked. The Flip MinoHD is the Prom Queen of the pocket video camera world.
The Mountain Equipment Touch Gloves are a decent, well-made soft glove. They would be suitable for basic activities or ones where you don’t need to use your hands (no grips) or even everyday wear. They look good, feel warm and cosy and after an initial gripe about such raised seams inside the glove I soon wasn’t aware of them.Read more
As someone who appears to have collected far too many thermal items over the past few years (including a pair of ancient, grubby, yellowing granddad long johns which I can hear whimpering in my drawer at night), it has taken me a while to get around to writing this review because the intention was always to test my SubZero thermals while out on my motorbike in the cold.Read more
Just a short one, but possibly very useful for our UK readers. Have you ever been anywhere where the phoneRead more
If you’re a dog-walker looking for some waterproof boots, look to the more suitable Lithium GTX boots, but if you’re after a decent pair of mountain hiking boots, which can take a crampon in emergencies and give you more support than a ‘walking’ boot, then the Kanaga GTXs are worth a look.Read more
I love a pair of trousers with loads of pockets – I secretly enjoy the 30 second long hunt for my mobile phone when it rings – and the Kiwi’s don’t disappoint. They have normal, and zipped hip-pockets, zipped rear pockets and a leg/cargo pocket which is sized to take an OS map. Clever.Read more
If you’ve ever looked a sheep in the eye you may be forgiven for thinking that there wasn’t much going on in that little woolly mind. There is, after all, not much involved in standing around eating grass, growing wool and avoiding being eaten by wolves.
But, if the guys at Smartwool are to be believed, some of their Merino sheep are actually clever enough to have obtained doctorates.Read more
It’s really hard to type this review because all I can see is a little black circle in the centre of my vision.
You see, being a bloke, and being a bit of a gear junkie I always take things apart to investigate them in the name of a thorough review, and the Cyba-Lite Auro is such a great feeling, chunky and fantastically bright little light that I thought no harm could come from removing the lens, peering at the LED and turning it on.