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Parrot Anafi

15th November 2018 | 0 comments

With its low weight and foldable arms, could Parrot’s new Anafi be the best drone yet for capturing action in the mountains? Chris Kempster takes it for a flight to find out…

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Arc’teryx Norvan 14 Hydration Vest review

1st August 2018 | 0 comments

The Arc’teryx Norvan range of products are positioned as “high performance trail running systems for extended high output in challenging terrain”. The Norvan 14 Hydration Vest, like other products in the range, appears to have been designed to occupy a slightly different space in the competitive ultra distance running market.

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DJI Mavic Pro review

12th November 2017 | 2 comments.

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.

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Video: Firefly Recovery Device

22nd March 2014 | 0 comments

The Firefly is a simple, convenient and time-efficient electronic device designed for top athletes to accelerate sports recovery and improve performance. It was recently used by Richard Parks during his record-breaking solo expedition to the South Pole…

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Suprabeam V3r review

3rd May 2013 | 0 comments

The Suprabeam weighs in at 184g but offers a massive 300 lumens of power. For your money you get the headtorch, a long cable, a spare Li-Poly battery, a carry case and a USB and car charger. I have found that it sits well on my head and have also used it on top of a climbing helmet…

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Garmin Fenix review

1st December 2012 | 0 comments

ABC watches (Altitude/Barometer/Compass) have been a fixture on the wrists of guides, trekkers and mountaineers for a while now, but the bar is about to be well and truly raised by the next generation of adventurer’s watches…

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Petzl Nao review

5th May 2012 | 0 comments

Over the years headtorches have come on in leaps and bounds but when we first saw a demo of Petzl’s Nao at the ISPO trade show earlier in the year it was clear that this was another big leap forward…

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Geigerrig Rig 500 review

23rd March 2012 | 0 comments

The big talking point about the new range of Geigerrig hydration bladders is that they use a pressurised system. As well as the normal tube that transports water from the bladder to your mouth, there’s a second tube that ends in a ‘power bulb’ which you squeeze to push air into the reservoir…