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. Having all your fingers sharing warmth keeps your hands protected in the most testing of environments. This is a full review and field test on the Hestra Helags Sr Mitt.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 lie in the hammock is also critical to being cosy, we do not want to be in a banana shape all night! This is a full review and field test of the Thermarest Slacker Hammock Pad.Read more
Fällkniven is an internationally renowned Swedish knife making company. 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. The Fällkniven F1dz is a survival pilot knife and the subject of our full review and field test today.Read more
Sleeping out in the woods under a tarp with just a hammock suspended between two trees must be one of the simplest and most 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. This is a full review and field test on the Thermarest Slacker Hammock.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 to find a product that matches your requirements. This is a full review and field test of the Karrimor SF Sabre 60-100.
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.
Everyone wants to be comfortable outdoors in the mountains, hills and forests. With our gear and mindset having ultimate control over this experience. 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 purchasing decisions. This is a full review and field test of the Páramo Velez Adventure Smock.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 designers. The anticipation for this knife to hit the market was considerable. Lots of people were excited to get their hands on a true bushcraft knife from one of the worlds top brands. The SpyderCo Bushcraft G10 Handle certainly had a lot to live up to. It’s therefore interesting that with such a wide team of contributors and the considerable resources at SpyderCo there could be so many issues with this product.Read more
The Hestra Tactility Glove is an extremely dextrous and comfortable pair of outdoor and bushcraft gloves. They are a pleasure to be put to use on a wide variety of outdoor tasks such as working with wood, holding tools, grasping walking poles and keeping the cold at bay when out and about. Read our full review and field test.Read more