Surf-Escape to Morocco

, January 28, 2011

A long way from the cold and miserable British winter, yet considerably closer and more economical than its Southern Hemisphere alternatives, Morocco is the perfect destination for the hibernating surfer. … Read more

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

Giro Atmos

, January 22, 2011

Five years ago, there were a number of superficial reasons to purchase the Giro Atmos. As the brand’s top offering, it represented the protection of choice for a number of Pro … Read more

Swim Trek Croatian Dalmatian Coast

, January 13, 2011

Located midway along the Croatian Dalmatian coast, is the Šibenik archipelago, a collection of 40 islands strung out for your exploration during the 7 days of swimming. Nearby are the reefs of the Kornati National Park that provide excellent opportunities to explore some of the best waters for swim trekking in the Mediterranean.

SmartWool PhD Ski Sock

, January 13, 2011

The Smartwool PhD light sock is manufactured from Merino wool and utilizes SmartWool’s 4-Degree Fit System, which puts more cushioning where it’s needed for skiing and ski mountaineering. While any pair of socks will wear out in time, Smartwool have managed an ethical portfolio to defend that fresh pair feel.

Norrona Narvik GTX Pant

, January 13, 2011

The Norrona Narvik shell pant is a versatile piece of ski outerwear.  It has a  3-layer Gore-Tex construction with reinforced inner leg panels to prevent sharp edges tearing the fabric.  These features, … Read more

Gore Bike Wear Oxygen II

, January 12, 2011

Jack Richards review the Gore Oxygen II Jacket, suggesting that the Gore Oxygen IV might be the only way to improve this great piece of cycling gear.

Biosafe Solutions

, January 10, 2011

Biosafe Solutions is a Scottish business which supplies alternative, non-toxic cleaning products. The company provide an environmentally safe solution that functions in the same way as a conventional cleaning product,  … Read more

The Knoydart Peninsula

, January 3, 2011

Type of Trip: Walking/Hiking Duration: 8 days Price: from £895 Departure Dates: For 2011: 11th June¬¬—18th June, 2nd July—9th July, 23rd July—30th July & 13th August—20th August. Ability: Previous hill-walking … Read more

Sail & Walk the Outer Hebrides

, January 3, 2011

Type of Trip: Sailing & Walking Duration: 10 days Price: £1350 Departure Dates: For 2011: between 23rd April – 30th September (provisional dates) Ability: No previous sailing experience is necessary … Read more

Tackle Rapids in Morocco

, January 3, 2011

Type of Trip: White-water rafting Duration: 3 days Price: from £150 Departure Dates: For 2011: from February-March, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Ability: No previous experience required, children welcome Start … Read more

Learn to Raft in Morocco

, January 3, 2011

Type of Trip: Kayaking Duration: 11 days Price: £995 Departure Dates: For 2011: May 12th-May 22nd Ability: No previous experience is required Start Point: Marrakech airport Finish Point: Marrakech Operated by: Water By Nature … Read more

Trek the West Highland Way

, January 3, 2011

Type of Trip: Hill Walking Duration: 7 nights Price: £499 Departure Dates: For 2011: between 1st April and 21st October Ability: No technical knowledge  is required but a basic level … Read more

Sea Kayak Sardinia

, January 3, 2011

Type of Trip: Sea Kayaking Duration: 7 days Price: £995 Departure Dates for 2011: 22nd May-28th May, 17th July-23rd July, 18th September-24th September Ability: Some previous experience is recommended as … Read more

Garmin Edge 500 GPS

, December 29, 2010

First of all, the basics: the Edge 500 is the successor to the Edge 305, though could perhaps be best seen as a stripped-down, smaller, lighter version of the 705. It really is a remarkable package: light and compact, yet offering 41 options to choose from displayed on up to eight customisable fields per ‘page’, of which there are three available for full customisation.The main point of departure is the lack of GPS mapping; though for me this was of little importance and if this is something you consider essential then you are well-catered for by the new, touch-screen successor to the 705, the Edge 800.

MSR WhisperLite

, December 29, 2010

When planning a trek in the Børgefjell National Park, the main criteria was to get reliable and lightweight gear that could cope with the wild weather that the park gets … 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.