We’ve put a few solar chargers through their paces at GearWeAre, but we’ve never been completely convinced about their practicality versus their cost. Until now. The Goal Zero Guide 10+ Adventure Kit is actually a conglomeration of their Nomad 7 Solar Panel and a Guide 10+ battery pack, and we’ve been testing the whole thing out over the last months.Read more
The Kento Jacket is beautifully designed and made, and at 365g is certainly a great jacket to stuff away until you need it. It’s very waterproof and protective from wind, and seems very breathable too. On those days when it’s been just cool enough to wear it, it’s never seemed particularly sweaty.Read more
The Powerstation Pro is a genuine hard-as-nails outdoor gadget and not something dressed up in combat gear. It’s waterproof, drop-proof and although it’s pretty chunky it provides a whole 3 charges of a smartphone before needing a boost.Read more
Fairly new from Paramo is the Mirada Ladies Jacket, which is designed for hill walking and general outdoor activity. WithRead more
The Kelly Kettle is a phenomenal piece of kit – rugged and robust, virtually maintenance-free and not that expensive at under £70. When you factor in that, if this is your cooker of choice you never need to pay for fuel, the savings can be understood. For these reasons the Kettle is a favourite for bushcraft and survival lovers, and we can see why.Read more
We all have different feet and the comfort of any shoe is a wholly subjective thing. Custom made footbeds can transform the fit of a good-quality, but badly-fitting shoe and make for a truly bespoke feeling. It isn’t a cheap process, but then what price for proper support on feet which work hard in so many conditions.Read more
a great little tent for either one person with a load of other gear, or two travelling minimally, but on paper it’s not really a mountain tent. The lack of guylines, fairly high flysheet and 1000mm rating make this a tent which is suited to its name and would be more at home in a protected nook than on an open hillside.Read more
The wheels on the Ozone are large and spin easily on sealed bearings and the bag slides along the floor with ease. Its wide stance means that it’s very stable over bumps and a test over a gravelled car park and grassy field confirm that it is a very easy bag to pull along.Read more
The Roam GTX is a waterproof, hard-wearing fabric shoe which breathes well and is very comfortable straight out of the box. Lots of padding around the ankle and tongue, a decent lacing system and nice snug heel cup with wide forefoot help.Read more
Gridpoint GB is an app for the iPhone, available from Apple Store, which very simply displays your current location as an Ordnance Survey 10-digit grid reference.
Because the iPhone has a built-in GPS, it can do this even when there is no phone signal.
Priced at £79, coming next February, this roughty toughty boot from Anatom is squarely aimed at DofE and occassional hikersRead more
I’m not actually sure what the Zuuk from Hi-Tec is for specifically, but that may be the point. They’re designedRead more
This is unreal. Seriously, nothing I write here can do this justice. It’s a clip-on lens for an iPhone 4Read more