One of my favourite parts, when I was a small child, of being dragged up fells by my mountain-guide Grandfather, was the energy burst from the Mars Bar sandwiches when we got to the summit. The benefit of giving your body something to easily turn into hiking energy was abundantly clear even to a precocious 8 year old. And that’s where Crew Fuel comes in…Read more
The light cast by this is more of a widespread glow than a beam, but for its size it’s very bright and more than enough when you want to find out how many chips Mrs Muz has dropped in the footwell of the car having missed her face, for instance.Read more
“These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…”
I’ve had Nancy Sinatra’s catchy ditty running through my head now all day and whilst it’s a perfect description of what Brasher’s Kiso GTX boots represent, you don’t half look like a plum when you sing out loud “and I’m gonna walk all over you!” at a muddy forest track only to realise there’s someone behind you.Read more
You are, quite literally, what you eat. So which would you rather be; laboratory concocted chemical, or hill-bred free-range animal?
LWWF makes the tastiest pre-packed meals I’ve ever eaten. Try them yourself, they’re ace.
If you took an earthworm and force fed it whole peas, not only would it be rather cruel, but you’d end up with an earthworm that was unable to crawl through tight gaps and in earthworm terms that’s pretty unfortunate. I’m not sure if the guys at Xtenex have something against earthworms or not, but that’s definitely the principle behind their bobbly-worm shaped boot laces…Read more
A small number of outdoor products have a reputation that proceeds them and the Kishtwar jacket is one of them. It’s won more awards than Avatar and I felt like I should be calling it ‘Sir’ and talking in hushed tones when the box arrived. I’m afraid that I’ll have to disappoint the cynically British amongst our readers and tell you that the Kishtwar is indeed as good as its reputation foretells.Read more
A 14hr battery life means that whether you’re biking, walking or even, god forbid, driving you’ll be able to go the distance. The Oregon 450 is an all-round winner. A guest review by LovingOutdoors for GearWeAre.comRead more
It’s too early to call it ‘morning’ but the sun is peeking over the horizon to check on things and your bladder is starting its raindance to rise you from your warm cocoon of sleeping bag. And then it hits you like a noxious cloud and you know it heralds the imminent attack of something cold and wet which has been in places only nightmares care to dwell.
Morning dog breath.
Green Oil is so good for the environment, when compared to traditional chain lubes, that you’d be forgiven for thinkingRead more
Some of the best things you can do involve sitting down. I’ve sat watching sunrise on a deserted beach. I’ve sat and watched llamas at Macchu Pichu. And I’ve sat at the top of many mountains trying to hide my lack of breath from those nauseating fit people all around me. So I appreciate a good chair and how it can enhance my enjoyment of the outdoors.Read more