Have you looked out of the window today? It's Friday and it's raining again! The inclement weather however has not scuppered my plans to go hiking this weekend. Indeed, as with many hikers in the UK, I actually like to be out in the countryside in the rain. Ok, there may not be so many … Continue reading 10 Tips for Hiking in the Summer Rain
Summer Windproof Jackets
Standing in our shop last week I had an epiphany whilst examining two different windshirts, a thought came into my mind which stunned me that wind proof clothing is even more versatile than I thought! Now in my defence I know Waterproof Jackets are 100% windproof, but what I was thinking about was the other windproof … Continue reading Summer Windproof Jackets
Review of The North Face Womens Arctic Parka
Update: We no longer stock the Arctic Parka and instead recommend The North Face Suzanne Tri Climate Jacket, the Jack Wolfskin Nova Scotia Jacket or the Didricksons Women's Angelina Parka. As with many The North Face Jackets, the Arctic Parka is a best seller, normally selling out within days of arrival at our shop. To … Continue reading Review of The North Face Womens Arctic Parka
Review of The North Face Women's Resolve Waterproof Jacket
Update: We are no longer stocking the Women's Resolve Jacket and instead recommend the Stormcloud Jacket from Berghaus. The North Face are famous for quality and style, whether it's a duffle bag or a waterproof jacket, the North Face can always be counted upon to be awesome. Today we are taking a look at one … Continue reading Review of The North Face Women's Resolve Waterproof Jacket
The North Face Atlas Triclimate Jacket Review
Update: We are not currently selling the Altas jacket, instead we have The North Face Zenith Triclimate Jacket, which is similar. The North Face brand is one which is known for producing supremely high quality and innovative products. Today we are taking a look at a waterproof jacket which has been part of their collection … Continue reading The North Face Atlas Triclimate Jacket Review
Breathable Waterproof Fabric Care
Breathable waterproof fabrics such as Gore Tex, eVent and Gelanots are highly technical and can be expensive. So it is not surprising that there are numerous products on the market that claim to protect and prolong the life of waterproof clothing. Is it necessary to use these fabric care products or will my waterproofs be … Continue reading Breathable Waterproof Fabric Care
Clothing For Your Bike Tour
In this series about bicycle touring, we have looked at the types of cycle tour and sleeping and shelter issues. In this article the question of clothing is examined. Clothing The order of the day is versatility. Versatile clothes are essential when space and weight are important, Zip-Off Trousers are ideal when travelling light as … Continue reading Clothing For Your Bike Tour
Cycle Touring, A Guide To Essential Sleeping Gear
Bicycle Touring is an exciting, healthy way to spend your free time, either on your own, with friends or even your family! In my previous article An Introduction to Bicyle Touring the main forms of touring were defined. For most Cycle Tours the gear needed will essentially the same, although it will depend upon how … Continue reading Cycle Touring, A Guide To Essential Sleeping Gear
Bamboo an Eco-Friendly Fabric or Not?
Had I been greenwashed? Is bamboo eco friendly? Well after some research I discovered the answer is yes and no.
Bamboo and Cocona – Eco Friendly Fabrics!
Nowadays everyone is becoming more environmentally aware, trying to be carbon neutral, buying organic, and minimising their impact on the environment. Outdoor gear manufacturers have been quick to jump on the bandwagon and are offering outdoor clothing made with eco friendly fabrics. What I want to know is what exactly are these green fabrics, how … Continue reading Bamboo and Cocona – Eco Friendly Fabrics!