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ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

ISPO Highlights: Top 5 Winter Mountain Running Products

In the second of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich, we bring you our list of the best mountain running products available next autumn/winter… Winter mountain running is demanding, complex and challenging, for both athletes and gear designers alike. Products need to be lightweight and breathable yet warm, durable and capable of standing up to brutal winter conditions. Freezing temperatures, slippery terrain, shin deep snow and relentless rain are all on the agenda in the winter months but judging from the gear on show at this year’s ISPO, alpine runners should be able to take next … Read more »

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ISPO Highlights: Top 6 Insulation Pieces

ISPO Highlights: Top 6 Insulation Pieces

Trek & Mountain has just returned from the massive ISPO outdoor gear show in Munich, and over the next few days we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best new products launched there. First up, insulation pieces…   Insulated shells, hybrid technologies, waterproof membranes, recycled materials – the world of insulation technology is a fascinating and ever-changing beast. Discovering all the latest developments in insulation innovation is one of the most exciting aspects of ISPO for mountain-loving gear geeks such as ourselves. Below are some of the key highlights from this year’s show: 1. ARC’TERYX ALPHA IS The new Alpha IS is a minimalist, … Read more »

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New Product: Hanwag Anisak

New Product: Hanwag Anisak

Part of Hanwag’s versatile Trek Light category, the new Anisak boot has been designed to offer the perfect blend of comfort, stability and protection during day hikes across most types of terrain. The boot features a premium nubuck upper that has been designed with minimal seams for enhanced durability and minimal risk of rubbing. Walkers can choose between either a waterproof and breathable, Gore-Tex lining or Hanwag’s soft, anti-allergenic, chrome-free leather lining. The Anisak also benefits from an advanced, new ankle cuff design with a section of stretch fabric at the rear which provides a more comfortable fit around the … Read more »

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T&M Xmas Gift Guide – festive gifts for trekkers and mountaineers!

T&M Xmas Gift Guide – festive gifts for trekkers and mountaineers!

Need some inspiration for shopping for the trekker or mountaineer in your life this Xmas? Look no further as we present our Xmas 2016 Gift Guide…   Haglöfs Essens Mimic £160 (Jacket) £180 (Hood) Beat the cold with Essens Mimic. This jacket offers all the benefits of a down jacket, only more versatile and easier to care for. Made using the brand’s exclusive new high-loft QuadFusion™ Mimic, which emulates actual goose down but absorbs virtually no moisture. This innovative new material also enables Haglöfs to use less stitching in the jacket’s construction, minimising the compressed spaces where the cold might sneak in. Therefore, … Read more »

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Berghaus launch ‘next level’ Extrem mountaineering range

Berghaus launch ‘next level’ Extrem mountaineering range

This autumn, Berghaus are launching their latest range of Extrem products, which the brand describe as ‘taking mountaineering performance to a higher level’. Tested by the likes of Leo Houlding, Mick Fowler and Angelika Rainer, the Berghaus athletes have also been actively involved in the design and development of the new range, with Houlding using the kit during his successful expedition on the Mirror Wall in Greenland, and Fowler during his first ascent on remote Gave Ding in the Himalaya.  While the range is new, Berghaus’ ‘Extrem’ has been around since 1986. 30 years and over 90 expeditions later, they’ve launched their … Read more »

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