Kit review: Bergans of Norway Trolltind jacket

24 Mar , 2014  

It’s always tricky, isn’t it? Deciding where to spend your money and what outdoors jacket to go for. That’s why Bergans of Norway’s new Trolltind jacket could be the perfect thing. The versatile Trolltind jacket can be used for hiking, mountaineering, skiing and in any conditions where windproofing and waterproofing are essential. The addition of a […]

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Curl up indoors with a great outdoors DVD

22 Mar , 2013  

With the UK again being blasted by wintry conditions (isn’t it suppose to be Spring?!), you could simply out your feet up and watch a few outdoors inspired DVDs. We think this sounds like an excellent idea! Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail on DVD The festive period saw the showing of two one-hour BBC Scotland television […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

Top cycle kit to buy in the sales

6 Jan , 2013  

If you are a keen cyclist, or want to increase your cycling, this year, now is the time to check out the sales in a range of cycling stores. Many retailers are offering bargain prices on clothing, bikes and equipment – but make sure you spend your money wisely. A bargain buy is only a […]

Kit Guide, Walking

How to dress for winter walking

24 Dec , 2012  

Winter walking offers a whole new adventure – but it’s even more important that you dress for warmth and safety. There is a fine art to dressing for winter walking so that you remain comfortable – and safe. The first factors to take into account are rain, snow and wind. Making sure that your outer […]



My top 5 pieces of outdoor kit from 2012

13 Dec , 2012  

Oh, but where to begin with choosing my top five outdoor products of 2012? I am fortunate enough to have a job (well, one of my jobs) testing outdoor kit. Some of the products are brand-new to the market. Others I come across and like the look of and ask to test. Others are favourite […]


Kit Guide, Walking

5 gifts for the outdoor girl in your life

5 Dec , 2012  

Is your partner, sister, mum or auntie a keen walker? Or perhaps they enjoy mountain biking, skiing or off-road running? Whatever their outdoor aspirations, they will be delighted to find the perfect gift wrapped up and popped under the Christmas tree. But what will you choose? Here we bring you a blog guide to some […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide

Top gifts for the outdoor man in your life

30 Nov , 2012  

With Christmas racing towards us, you’re no doubt compiling a list of great gifts for the man in your life. If he’s outdoorsy, why not treat him to the ultimate present of “something he’ll actually use”? Most outdoors guys like gifts that are practical, but still with an element of freshness. Gadgets are a good […]


Kit Guide, Walking

Guide to buying a waterproof jacket

23 Nov , 2012  

Whatever the season, and wherever you’re walking, you’ll need a good quality waterproof jacket. It could be that you’re heading for warmer climes, so a waterproof jacket that is easy to stow away in your backpack will be a good choice, or you might be walking where it’s wet and windy, in which case you’ll […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

Gore-Tex announce launch of new Pro products

15 Nov , 2012  

Love it or not sure about it, Gore-Tex is a big player when it comes to waterproof garments for walkers and cyclists. And over the last year or so there has been quite a bit of excitement from the Gore-Tex camp. Gore-Tex Active jackets were launched late in 2012 – and this week, Gore-Tex has […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

Opening of Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail

1 Nov , 2012  

Scotland’s longest walking route was launched this week, offering a fabulous trail from the English Border to the northern Highlands. The Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail begins in Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders and finishes at Cape Wrath in the north-west Highlands – and links a number of existing long-distance trails to form one 470-mile walk. […]

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