Spending time outdoors the environment takes its toll on our skin, hair and one’s odour. Taking care of these aspects is easy when close to home but when out on expedition and especially the longer ones it becomes harder. I am very interested in natural based cosmetic solutions and I feel resorting to harsh chemicals and metals to use on oneself is not the answer when in town or in the backcountry.Read more
Having something lightweight and warm in your pack really makes the difference between a comfortable day out on the hill and a day that could see you getting cold and damp. This is a full review and a field test of the Páramo Torres Medio Gilet.Read more
Titanium is a wonderful material for the trail, it’s light but strong and heat moves around within its structure well so it boils super fast, its safe to say I am a big fan. This is a full review and field test of the MSR Titan Kettle.Read more
Lets get something out the way first. Sleeping in a bivi does require a special type of person. Either you are very hardy and able to cope with claustrophobia. Or someone who is foolhardy enough to cope with rolling around in the dark while accidentally trapped inside their bivi because they cannot find the zip in the dark. Here is our review and field test of the Rab Ridge Raider Bivi.
The bivi experience is dark, cramped and probably a bit damp so why do I use them?
I am a huge fan of that foxy Swedish brand Fjällräven and have been using one of their field jackets for over a year now. The Fjällräven Skogsö Jacket is the subject of our review today.Read more
The Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket is a very popular down mid layer here in the UK. However the layer has many issues which your money is better spent elsewhere. Here we review the Rab Microlight Alpine.Read more
Water purification involves everything from local geography and geology – why is there water flowing here and not over there? In this review we will look at the MSR Sweetwater Microfilter.Read more
The Hilleberg Akto needs little introduction. A one person tent from the world-renowned Swedish company. A design that has been tested over the last 20 years in some of the harshest environments.Read more
Carrying water in the backcountry is an essential skill to master. We all know about bottles and hydration bladders. A system I have been messing around with recently is to utilise a water carrier along side a traditional bottle to take on an extra water as and when I need to. This is a full review and field test of the MSR DromLite.Read more