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
Crampons for B0 Walking Boots
If you are thinking going mountaineering then you will need to get some crampons, this may also mean buying new crampon compatible boots. But what if you're thinking of going hill walking in the winter? There may only be small sections of the hike where there is hard snow and ice. You may feel that … Continue reading Crampons for B0 Walking Boots
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
What Outdoor Gear Do You Need to Take Up Scafell Pike?
Recently I wrote about doing a hike and scramble up Scafell Pike in the Lake District. What outdoor gear should be taken on a day walk up the highest mountain in England? This would obviously depend upon the time of year and the expected weather conditions. Below is a list of the outdoor gear that … Continue reading What Outdoor Gear Do You Need to Take Up Scafell Pike?
Terra Nova Chopsticks for Lightweight Camping
Lightweight Cooking Accessories Why bother lugging that heavy knife, fork and spoon or spork up a mountain when you can take chopsticks instead? Manufactured by Terra Nova, these stainless steel chopsticks are the ideal lightweight eating equipment. You can always find room to fit these in your pack and they're lighter than a fork and … Continue reading Terra Nova Chopsticks for Lightweight Camping
Are you a heavyweight, lightweight or ultralight?
You may remember, a while ago we wrote this fun quiz asking whether you are serious about reducing the weight of your backpack, when out running, walking, climbing or riding, asking: are you a lightweight? Ultralight Specialists Years and years of working in the outdoor industry, has led us into our very own niche...one that … Continue reading Are you a heavyweight, lightweight or ultralight?
Criterion Quantum 200 Sleeping Bag Tests and Review
Update: During 2014 Cumulus was rebranded as Criterion Sleeping Bags, as such references in this article which were orginally Cumulus have been changed to Criterion. To follow on from the Criterion Ultralight 200 review, the following considers the performance of the Criterion Quantum 200 sleeping bag, similar in many ways but quite different in many … Continue reading Criterion Quantum 200 Sleeping Bag Tests and Review
Which is the best tent for you?
Buy a tent wisely! Choosing a tent to buy is probably one of the most interesting camping equipment purchases. A tent is the accommodation for you and maybe your family and/or friends. There are so many 'types' of camping tents available, in a variety of different models and sizes so finding the one best for … Continue reading Which is the best tent for you?