Local cycling enthusiasts at Edinburgh’s The Bike Station and Hillside Agency have developed an innovative map of the city’s off-road cycling paths. The map outlines the car-free routes throughout city, unveiling many … Read more
Athough banks and volcanoes have painted a negative picture of Iceland, its geographical features are nothing less than groundbreaking. Tectonic activity on the island has helped sculpt a unique geography and an infrastructure that makes Iceland the world-leader in energy efficiency, according to Time Magazine. For the responsible traveller, epic geography and outstanding energy solutions make Iceland the next place to visit. Here are two tour operators which offer some great ideas in this adventure playground.
Although we’re blessed with long daylight hours in the summer, winter darkness in the UK can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you are trying to convince yourself to train in the off-season, or get out for some winter adventures, a good head torch not only helps visibility but can also enhance some interesting features on trails that you don’t normally see in daylight.
In 2010, Columbia released their first trail running line that included the Ravenous, some technical apparel and the Mobex. The backpack quickly won awards for its compressible Flex Frame, an accolade which doesn’t do justice to its outstanding design and the deployment of a bag that meets the day-to-day needs of the adventurer.
Going Going Bike is an online auction marketplace dedicated to connecting second-hand bike sellers to buyers. Launched in July 2010, the website hopes to differentiate itself from other auction sites … Read more
As one of Scandinavia’s top outdoor and equipment manufacturers, Haglöfs hold nothing back with their sleeping bag range. I’ve been using the Zensor Nordic Winter over the season and have been amazed by just how comfortable and warm it has been. Suitable to a -20 degrees Celsius, The Zensor has held up well in -10 at Ben Alder Bothy. However, to work out why this Haglöfs bag is so comfy, a further analysis of the product’s features is needed.
Inspired from a young age to adventure, George Bullard isn’t known for turning down opportunities to get out into the wild. At a financial services lecture in London early 2008, George found was introduced to somebody looking for a team to go down to Antarctica with BSES. Since this first expedition at the age of 18, George is now a world record holder and athlete on Team Accelerate, one of the UK’s top adventure racing outfits.
In 2002 Alex Smith and Jimmy Docherty, started trying recipes to create tasty, nutritious food for adventure. A little later they created Fuel For Adventure, turning the heat on with a view to taking their products to a commercial scale. Now an established brand in adventure racing, Mule Bar have sponsored the Absa Cape Epic, South Africa and the Tour of Britain, and make some great products at the same time.
Now incredibly technical and developed, it’s hard to imagine Suunto products in 1936 when Tuomas Vohlonen began to engineer more accurate methods of constructing compass needles. 75 years later, Suunto have moulded a brand committed to the design and manufacture of leading precision instruments for sports, incorporating new technologies that are now standard features in the industry.
Check out the trailer for Poor Boyz Productions’ 2010 ski film. Focusing on the progression of skiing over the last decade, Poor Boyz have linked up with Salomon to create … Read more
R.E.D. Protection have evolved hardware products over the last decade to remain a top of their game when it comes to performance gear. Their Women’s Hi-Fi Helmet reflects an investment in the growing awareness of the safety and warmth helmets bring to skiers and boarders around the world – just the kind of heads-on thinking we like. The Hi-Fi includes some further gadgets that take helmet security and comfort to the next level.
The Platypus Insulator provides a simple remedy by using the trusted Big Zip SL Reservoir by adding an outer layer to help limit the rate of cooling and heating of water. The unit is reinforced by a Cordura exterior sheath to ensure the durability of the the soft insulation.
For some wild riding this winter take the train to the French Alps and check out La Grave. Less commercial than other resorts, La Grave has become known amongst ski … Read more
Looking for your next winter ski and snowboard destination? Head to Andermatt for a combination of Swiss charm and challenging slopes.