Sigg Thermo Flask Hot & Cold Brushed 1 & 0.3 Litre Review

Operating during the colder months requires more kit whether you like it or not. Accompanying frost on your flysheet is a heavier pack and thicker clothes. We need this extra kit to stay warm and comfortable when the temperature drops, but there are a few accessories that punch above their weight and supply warm moments when out on the hill. Please read our full review of our two Sigg Thermo Flasks, 1 litre and 0.3 litre.

Read more

MSR Access 1 Solo Four Season Tent Review

MSR has made a name for itself by providing some outstanding equipment for the discerning mountain professional and general outdoors person. Their products can be niche but normally become the best product one can purchase in that category. Here we look at the MSR Access 1 which is sold as a solo four season backcountry shelter for the colder months.

Read more

Fällkniven SK1 Jarl Bushcraft Survival Knife Review

The Fällkniven SK1 Jarl stands out from the crowd. Offering high end materials, gorgeous visuals and craftsmanship all in a premium package. The Jarl is the distinguished name given to this knife, one that inspires respect and reverence. Unlike more blunt instruments an SK1 Jarl is more at home on your belt or in the hand serving you like you were nobility. The language may be a little dramatic but the knife certainly deserves a little hyperbole as it is out of the ordinary. Read our full review to see if the SK1 Jarl is for you.

Read more

Altberg Defender MOD Brown Hiking Boot Review

I ordered my first pair of Altberg Defender MOD Browns in late 2015 intending to replace my Scarpa SL’s. The Scarpa SL Activs experienced a lot of varying action and I brought two pairs of those Scarpas in total. It was through extended use that I came to really enjoy leather boots without a membrane. I found them to be more comfortable and indeed waterproof than previous Gore-Tex offerings. On the other hand the price of £240 (at time of print) was less desirable. I was going through a pair of these every year and after a while decided it was not worth it.

Read more