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Trek & Mountain Xmas Gift Guide

7th December 2012 | 0 comments

Top gift ideas for trekkers, climbers and mountaineers, as chosen by the Trek & Mountain team…       LEATHERMAN REBAR £59.95 Quality Christmas gifts don’t come much more compact, yet powerful, than Leatherman’s Rebar Multi-tool, which is an ideal size and weight for use in the great outdoors and around the home. When the turkey has finally been polished …

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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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Odlo 3L Packaway Pro review

2nd July 2012 | 0 comments

This lightweight waterproof jacket from Odlo certainly stands out from the crowd with its ‘in-line’ double pockets that are located one directly above the other, but how does it compare to other jackets at this pricepoint?

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Corsica GR20 Kitlist

7th June 2012 | 2 comments.

Planning to trek Corsica’s GR20? Here’s our complete list of gear to take… When planning your kit for the GR20, one decision to make is whether to carry camping gear or to sleep in refuges. If you’re going in the peak months (July and August) you should definitely carry a tent as you can’t pre-book refuges and so a bed …

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The North Face launches 4000m boot

6th June 2012 | 0 comments

Mountain gear specialists The North Face have recently created and launched a new crampon-compatible winter mountaineering boot, following rigorous testing and expert feedback from a host of outdoor specialists. The Verto S4K GTX is suitable for outdoor activities up to 4000m, including trekking, ice climbing and via ferrata. Features include a fully waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining, high flexibility, Vibram …

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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…