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Satmap announces all new Active 20 Sports GPS device

Satmap announces all new Active 20 Sports GPS device

Satmap Systems Ltd has announced the launch of the Satmap Active 20 Sports GPS unit. The Active 20 is the first device of its class to be fully touchscreen or button operated (‘DualControl’). Fitted with the latest, high-sensitivity GPS receiver (uBlox MAX M8), the Active 20 supports all the primary satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, WAAS, EGNOS, etc.) with accuracy, even indoors, in cars, in town and under heavy tree cover – accuracy figures of 1-2m are typical in many conditions. The Active 20 now boasts an all-new, large (3.5”), super-bright (600cd) transmissive, full colour HVGA TFT display. This crystal clear … Read more »

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Berghaus add new summer waterproofs to Extrem range

Berghaus add new summer waterproofs to Extrem range

Berghaus has introduced a new range of high performance lightweight waterproof summer jackets, the Extrem Paclite and Fastpacking jackets, which are designed for fast-moving alpine climbing and backpacking respectively, offering low weight, carefully considered features, and packability. The new jackets complete the summer Extrem shell range, alongside the new Hyper 100 which Berghaus claim to be “the world’s lightest 3-layer waterproof.”   The Extrem Paclite is a serious alpine shell, made out of bluesign approved Gore-Tex Paclite fabric and weighing only 320g for a men’s medium and 300g for a women’s 12. The jacket features a fully adjustable climbing helmet compatible hood, … Read more »

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ISPO HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 6 OUTERWEAR STORIES

ISPO HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 6 OUTERWEAR STORIES

From stormy Alpine summits to rainy valleys in the Lakes, from freezing Scottish winter belays to windy South American summits, the only boundary you need in the outdoors is a shell layer that can effectively protect you from the elements. Here are some of the best outerwear stories from this year’s ISPO: 1. MAMMUT NORDWAND PRO HS HOODED JACKET This top of the range hard shell from Mammut is the flagship jacket in the new Eiger Extreme collection. Designed in conjunction with the likes of uber-alpinists Dani Arnold and Stephan Siegrist, the new Nordwand Pro uses GORE-TEX Pro to deliver the ultimate in … Read more »

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ISPO HIGHLIGHTS : TOP 5 PACKS AND BAGS

ISPO HIGHLIGHTS : TOP 5 PACKS AND BAGS

You can splash the cash on all the latest breathable, waterproof, lightweight apparel on the market but if you’re carrying a donkey of a storage system on your back your mountain adventure can turn into an endurance epic in no time. If you’re into comfortable, practical and straightforward journeys and are on the lookout for a new pack for next winter, then read on… 1. LOWE ALPINE DESCENT AND KULU PACKS How old? Lowe Alpine turns 50 this year and to kick off the celebrations, the crew released two new backpacks for AW 17/18 at this year’s ISPO – the Descent and the … Read more »

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ISPO Highlights: Top 11 Ski Touring Stories

ISPO Highlights: Top 11 Ski Touring Stories

We all know that ski touring has hit the mainstream fast and hard in recent years but nothing reinforces the growth and power of the backcountry ski industry like a visit to ISPO. The evidence is everywhere for all to see with more and more brands getting in on the uphill action as the main players continue to innovate at speed. Here are just a couple of handfuls of the many fascinating ski touring stories we came across at this year’s show: 1. DYNAFIT – NEW SPEEDFIT RANGE The most intriguing story of the show was the launch of Dynafit’s Speedfit category – … Read more »

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