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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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New Black Diamond headtorches

22nd April 2012 | 0 comments

Black Diamond have two new headtorches out – one all new for 2012, and one an update of an existing model. The redesigned Icon is intended to provide maximum lighting in any weather condition and features balanced batteries in a completely waterproof housing.  It has a meaty 200-lumen output and is equipped with one Quadpower LED, two Singlepower white LEDs …

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Limited-edition Nemo bags

19th April 2012 | 0 comments

US outdoor company Nemo has launched a range of interesting-looking sleeping bags which, although not widely-available until 2013, are available in limited numbers this autumn. Their new Spoon Shape backpacking bags offer an alternative to conventional mummy designs – wide in the shoulders, the bag tapers down to the hips then gently flairs back out to allow room for knees …

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Snugpak Chrysalis 3 review

17th April 2012 | 0 comments

We’ve always had a soft spot for Snugpak’s sleeping bags. Although not the lightest available, they always seem to offer plenty of warmth and features, nice designs and quality construction, as well as an affordable pricetag. And they’re British made! So how does the new Chrysalis 3 fare?

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Suunto launch GPS watch

16th April 2012 | 0 comments

Suunto altitude watches have long been a fixture on the wrists of mountaineers and adventurers the world over, but their latest model takes a leap forward with the introduction of GPS for the first time. Aimed at trailrunners, back country skiers, mountaineers and hikers alike, the Ambit combines a GPS navigation system, altimeter and 3D compass with advanced heart rate …

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Marmot spring styles

10th April 2012 | 0 comments

Marmot have a number of new products out now that are ideal for the warmer months ahead, being lightweight yet featuring the technical features and fabrics that the brand is known for. First up is the Super Mica Jacket (pictured above), designed to offer alpinists, mountain bikers and ultra marathon runners an incredibly lightweight waterproof shell.   Marmot’s own lightweight, waterproof …

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Ellis Brigham launch photography competition

5th April 2012 | 0 comments

The arrival of a new Ellis Brigham catalogue is always greeted with excitement in the Trek & Mountain office (lush photography and all that lovely kit!) but this time around there’s even more to get excited about than usual. To celebrate the arrival of the latest ‘Mountain Trek and Travel’ catalogue, Ellis Brigham has launched a photography competition based around …