Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

Sharp Edge ridge scramble Taking on a scramble can be a very rewarding achievement. If you have a fear of heights you are inevitably going to be scared. You will have to push yourself, but that makes the challenge all the more rewarding. So if you are scared of heights but you want to go … Continue reading Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights

ThermoBall Insulation from The North Face

When you're out in the cold and wet its vital to keep warm. The warmest outdoor jackets use an insulation material sandwiched between a outer shell. Just like with sleeping bags, there are two main choices for insulation material. These are either down or synthetic. Both of these insulation materials loft up, trapping air voids … Continue reading ThermoBall Insulation from The North Face

Buying the Right Boots For Backpacking – A Guide

So you're thinking of going on a trek and you've got to carry all you kit, and you're wondering if you've got the boots for the job? The following guide will give you some advice and show you what to look for when buying the right boots for backpacking. What is Backpacking? However, I'm getting … Continue reading Buying the Right Boots For Backpacking – A Guide

All-Round Tents – A Guide to Choosing the Best!

Some of us have a tent for every camping scenario. Our resident gear junkie Martyn had at last count 5 tents (maybe he's looking to open his own camping store!) If you go camping very regularly and have the money it makes sense to have tents each designed for specific purposes, e.g. wild camping, microadventures, … Continue reading All-Round Tents – A Guide to Choosing the Best!

Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review

Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie This lightweight windproof jacket which has been designed for runners as both a training or race jacket. Looking at the Fast Wing you may be forgiven for thinking that it is like many other lightweight windshirts but when you scratch below the surface and look at the features you come to … Continue reading Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review