Regardless of whether you’re a hillwalker, trekker, mountaineer or all of the above, a reliable, hard-wearing torch is an essential part of your outdoor kit. It will help keep you on track during early starts and late descents and provide vital light around your camping site at night.
Mountain Equipment have set out to redefine the standard for alpine backpacks with their new Tupilak range – Will Harris tests out the 37+ model to see if they have achieved their goal…
Will Harris tests out the latest version of Petzl’s versatile technical mountaineering axes.
With their Bergtagen range Fjällräven have developed their first garments designed specifically for use in an alpine setting, with climbing, ski mountaineering and trekking in mind.
For all the advances in water-resistant down insulation in recent years, synthetic still reigns supreme when you know that you will be experiencing particularly damp conditions – and we British know that better than anyone!
We test out 14 midweight down jackets to find out which are best for all-round use, from hanging around camp to tackling summits on freezing days…
The Hogan SUL 1-2P is based on a tried-and-tested configuration that has been used by Vaude for a number of years on tents such as the Taurus and Terratrio, namely one pole running lengthwise down the spine of the tent and one pole crossing at the entrance to form a vestibule at one end.
One of my biggest regrets is having an insufficient camera (cost £60) when sailing the Northwest Passage and not having the adequate means to capture a personal record of what I saw. I lost count of encounters with polar bears, artic foxes, whales and all this alongside spectacular Arctic scenery.
As Lowe Alpine celebrate 50 years in the business in 2017, we check out their lightest ever alpine pack which is sure to delight alpinists far and wide with its clean, stripped-down design…
‘Radical’, ‘futuristic’, ‘cutting edge’… we test out Scarpa’s latest lightweight mountaineering boot, the Ribelle Mountain Tech OD