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New Terra tents from Vaude

29th March 2012 | 0 comments

Vaude have introduced a new range of tents based on tried-and-tested designs, but at affordable prices. The Terra range consists of the Terratrio model, in both 2-person and 3-person versions, and the Terraquattro which is also 3-person. The Terratrio is based on the long-time Vaude favourite, the Taurus (reviewed in the latest issue of Trek & Mountain), which is quick …

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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…

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Mammut's new year-round boot

5th March 2012 | 0 comments

Mammut have announced a new boot that is suitable for year-round walking, scrambling and via ferrata use. The Mt Centry and Mt Centrina (women’s version) use a combination of nubuck and synthetic leather as well as Dropstop textile to achieve a very tough boot. The boots are rated B1 which means they should have enough flex to allow the wearer …

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Cocona hiking socks launched

29th February 2012 | 0 comments

Target Dry have announced the launch of a new range of hiking/trekking socks that use cocona as part of the fabric mix. The Walk Lite and Hike Lite are the first two models in the Xtreme range of socks, with an all-season sock – the Trek Comfort – due later in the year. All models use a blend of merino …

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Marmot London store to open

14th February 2012 | 0 comments

Spring 2012 will see outdoor manufacturer Marmot launch its second European flagship store at the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in north east London, situated adjacent to the London Olympic Park. The Marmot store will be on ‘The Street’, an outdoor boulevard that is one of the main access routes through the centre site, and the gateway to the Olympic …

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ISPO Munich report, part 3

10th February 2012 | 0 comments

Welcome to the third and final of our reports from the recent ISPO outdoor trade fair in Munich, where each January the industry gathers to display the latest products that will be appearing in shops over the coming few months. Let’s kick off with Black Diamond who have a number of updates and new products for spring 2012. The Vector …

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ISPO Munich report, Part 2

5th February 2012 | 1 comment.

Welcome to the second part of our report from the ISPO outdoor trade fair in Munich, during which we braved sub-zero temperatures and death-by-sauerkraut in order to bring you hot-off-the-press news of the mountain products that will be appearing in shops in the coming months. So let’s start with high-end French brand Millet, of whom high altitude mountaineers will be …

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ISPO Munich report, Part 1

2nd February 2012 | 1 comment.

The Trek & Mountain team has just arrived back from the ISPO trade fair in Munich where, along with sub-zero temperatures, we discovered a whole raft of exciting new launches and announcements of trekking and mountaineering gear that we’ll all get to see later in the year. Over three days we visited over 40 different companies’ stands and checked out …