Berghaus – Women’s Explorer Eco long-sleeve shirt

The material isn’t as light as a lot of wicking-style tops are, so it holds up better when confronted with brambles and similar. It will snag eventually of course, it’s not utterly immune, but not quite as easily as a lot of its contemporaries. The finished fabric is soft and comfortable too, so you aren’t sacrificing comfort for durability.

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Cocoon – Insect Shield Travel Pyjamas

The USP of these particular PJ’s – and why we are reviewing them here on GearWeAre – is that they claim to protect you from the winged monsters known as mosquitoes or ‘f-ing buzzing hooligans’ as they tend to get called at GWA HQ, because as you switch off the light and settle down for the night you hear that tell-tale bzzzzzzz zoom past your ear. Cue the light going back on and much swatting and flailing of arms.

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Jottnar – Alfar Mid Layer

I simply love it. It’s warm, waterproof, shower-resistant and is super lightweight and not once has it let me down, and you know what that tagline it’s not just spurious marketing shizzniz, you really do feel like you can tackle a bigger challenge when wearing the right kit, I even found myself planning a Scottish hill walking trip with this on my back!

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Pure Lime – Movement Racerback Tank & Speed Capris

The tank top is not only gorgeous-looking, it’s super-comfortable. It wicks sweat away better than anything else I’ve ever worn for running (and I sweat a LOT when it’s warm). I stayed comfortable for the whole 13.1 miles. No uncomfortable damp feeling, even when the little superstar with the super-soaker gave me a much-appreciated drenching halfway round.

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