Patagonia Down Sweater

, March 3, 2011

Patagonia has been manufacturing high quality apparel for nearly 40 years and as one of the founding members of the 1% For the Planet, they have gained a reputation as pioneers within ethical adventure retail. Over the years the brand has developed to market its products to skiers, mountaineers, hikers, climbers, and more recently, surfers. As a product that matches the demands of all of these sports, the Patagonia Down Sweater is a prime example of a neat interaction between design innovation and ethical manufacturing.

Columbia Mobex Backpack

, February 14, 2011

In 2010, Columbia released their first trail running line that included the Ravenous trail shoe, a range of technical apparel and the robust Mobex back. The Mobex soon won acclaim … Read more

Nikon D5000

, February 12, 2011

For those wanting to upgrade an ageing D-SLR, or even make the jump from a compact digital, the Nikon D5000 is an ideal choice for the aspiring amateur photographer. With … Read more

Haglöfs Zensor Nordic Winter Sleeping Bag

, February 11, 2011

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.

Terra Nova Duolite Tourer

, February 9, 2011

Aware of the amount of cyclo-tourists taking to the roads,Wild Country developed the Duolite Tourer specifically designed to match the demands of this pursuit. Even with a large porch space and roomy interior, the tent collapses into a bundle that can be fitted inside a pannier-sized package weighing 2.95kg. Although other bicycle touring tents are lighter and bigger, few come at the amazingly cheap price of £175.

Norrona Lyngen Down Jacket

, February 9, 2011

Norrona have been developing outdoor garments with a Norwegian twist since 1929. Known for their innovation, with products like Europe’s first Gore-Tex jacket in 1977, to base layers for Everest expeditions, Norrona have established themselves as a premier adventure brand.

Suunto Vector HR

, February 8, 2011

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.

Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

, February 5, 2011

Over the last three decades Outdoor Research have developed a selection of core adventure products, moulding the brand’s ethic to meet conditions experienced top-end adventures. Motivated by the ambition to … Read more

The North Face Crimptastic Jacket

, February 5, 2011

The North Face have been producing gear for adventuring since 1966. A consistent seller in recent years for the Californian company has been the Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket.

Arc'teryx Theta SV Bib

, February 4, 2011

Arc’teryx has been making high performance clothing and sporting goods since 1989 with it’s central focus on climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking related activities. For those curious minded readers out there, the name and logo refer to the Archeaopteryx, the earliest known bird and interestingly the most complete skeleton to date.

GoPro HD Hero

, February 2, 2011

GoPro are a San Diego based company whose big break came with the GoPro HD Hero in late 2009. It revolutionised the way people record their sporting endeavours and for many, the GoPro HD Hero is the default choice.

Skins A400 Long Tights

, January 24, 2011

Since their formation in 1996, Skins have fronted the development of compression sports products. Now market leaders in this field, Skins set themselves apart from other undergarment competitors with their … Read more

Platypus Insulator

, December 29, 2010

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.