I really enjoy wearing the Páramo Enduro Jacket and have used it in a wide range of environments and climatic conditions. It’s such a breathable and well ventilated piece but also protective enough so you can keep it on almost all of the time. It breaths as well as a soft shell but with the added bonus of the jacket being waterproof.Read more
The Esee PR4 is a stunning piece of equipment that immediately catches your eye with a micarta handle featuring deep sculpted grooves and a blade finish that is certainly out of the ordinary. I have had the privilege to be using such a sought after knife out and about over the past few months.Read more
For extreme cold, nothing beats a mitt and having all your fingers sharing warmth produces an atmosphere in which your hands are protected in the most testing of environments.
In northern Lapland I was glad I packed my Hestra Helags Sr Mitts as the temperatures were always below freezing and on occasion dipped as low as -20°C. The Helags Sr are a well made mitt consisting of a piled wool terry loop liner, which is removable and a durable goat leather palm and fingertip area. The back is covered with a cotton polyester which can hold a wax finish.Read more
There is an art to sleeping in a hammock with several factors having to be spot on to make it a comfortable night. The height and angle of the tree attachment straps, roll mat and under quilt all playing their part. The angle we lay in the hammock is also critical to being comfortable as we do not want to be like a banana when we laying in a hammock.Read more
Fällkniven is an internationally renowned Swedish knife making company which started in 1984 and has grown to be a very technical and respected brand. Today they are producing some very high end knives and sharpening tools which are highly sought after. Here is my Fällkniven F1dz Review.Read more
Sleeping in the woods under a tarp with a hammock suspended between two trees must be one of the simplest and immersive outdoor experiences I can think of. It’s pure relaxation to have nature all around you and not be enclosed in a tent or bivi.Read more
Finding a good rucksack should not be a task of random experimentation. In today’s market place dominated by low quality, high volume and a customer demanding a fair price: its increasingly difficult find a product that matches your requirements.
The KarrimorSF Sabre 60 – 100 is a fully adjustable, high volume pack that is very durable. It offers the user a great load carry option when venturing into parts unknown with a heavy load out.Read more
Everyone wants to be comfortable when outdoors enjoying the mountains, hills and forests: with our gear and mindset affecting our comfort the most. Knowing how your body responds to different temperatures and conditions is vital in deciding what to buy for your next adventure. We also need to be aware of how our clothing and equipment impacts the environment and indeed our own health when making buying choices.Read more
This was SpyderCo’s first ever Scandinavian grind full tang knife, specially designed for a woodland bushcraft environment. It was produced in collaboration with Bushcraft UK, a “tactical bushcrafter” called Chris Claycombe and SpyderCo designersRead more