The Freedom comes with a natty little solar-charger, which is about the same size as an iPod, and uses a USB lead to connect to the Pen. It takes around 18 hours to charge the SteriPEN, but from that charge you get 40 purification cycles, so it would indeed work OK if you strapped it out in the sun on a prolonged trip.Read more
At just 355ml/12oz this little old flask doesn’t exactly throw it’s weight around, but those that know they are goodRead more
I suspect that this is an accident of the design, rather than intended – is that the top edge surrounding the bulb is crenelated, meaning that when rested downwards on a hard surface a bit of light still leaks through, this is a nice amount of ambient light in the dead of night to find your sleeping bag zipper, shoes etc without having to phaff with the whole dimmer switch element.Read more
it’s only when you press the OTHER button on the top that you realise what the DoubleEdge’s party-piece is. Rising like an enthusiastic child who knows the answer to teacher’s question, up shoots a red… thing from the centre of the lantern. And like Arthur and the sword in the stone, you prise it out to reveal a handheld torch. Genius!Read more
Assembly, once finished, results in a lightweight and surprisingly rigid bed frame. There are a number of spare struts and rings supplied so you can fettle the bed to your own comfort – if you have big hips or shoulders, or find that a certain pole location is irritating. That’s neat.Read more
Gear We Are is excited to learn that GO Outdoors, the UK’s largest specialist retailer of camping, outdoor equipment andRead more
It has a very robust double rubber band that stretches round your Smartphone and holds it in place very tightly. And the metal clippie bits that are integral to the HandleBand’s holding and remaining in place functionality are seemingly high grade and well manufactured.Read more
Having seen other children togged out in Muddy Puddles gear in the past, and deducing that the name of the company probably represented their product offering quite well, I opted to buy a Muddy Puddles Originals all-in-one waterproof suit for the worst of Britain’s wet weather.
There’s a lot to like about this product – but a few things which I really don’t like…Read more
After a 3 hour hike earlier today I switched out of them into another pair of outdoor shoes so I could have a proper look to write this review and it was noticeable how less supported my feet felt in this other pair. So from me it’s a double thumbs up and I will happily wear these boots until they fall off my feet.Read more
I’ve had these AKU Fastalpina GTX shoes for knocking on 9 months now, and they’re ruined. They leak like a sieve. The sole is starting to peel off. They smell pretty shocking (even the dog has walked off). The grip has worn away, and they’re less waterproof than a tissue. But I feel fairly confident in saying that they may be the best shoes I’ve tested for GearWeAre in the last 4 years.Read more
There are alternative versions of the bottle top available including the NAT (New Active Top) designed to allow you to drink from the built-in drinking straw without the bottle obscuring your view. This, with the bottle’s shape that is compatible with most bicycle holders, would make it suitable for you wannabe Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins (sideburns not included). The other is the Three Stage Sports Top which does not require unscrewing and would be more suitable for using in a gym.Read more
They are so easy to get on an off. I dislike boots and shoes where you have complex lacing systems that require a fiddly series of tightening and loosening action for each row. The great thing about these Zamberlans is that you flip the tongue back to open the boot up wide, whack them on your trotters, give the laces one quick yank and you’re away!Read more
I absolutely recommend them – no qualms at all. They are my preferred shoe of choice for all day, every day wearing at home, in the garden, out walking, out playing, up hill, down dale…
I even wore them on a run to test them fully, and they performed better for my aforementioned ailments than my Asics running shoes! HOWEVER…these shoes are not suitable to wear in wet weather.