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PrimaLoft launches biodegradable fabric

17th January 2019 | 0 comments

Insulation giant PrimaLoft has developed a 100% recycled and biodegradable fabric called PrimaLoft Bio which can be used either to produce insulation or the fabric surrounding it and works just as well as normal equivalents.

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Kickstarter’s Greatest (Outdoor) Hits

11th January 2019 | 0 comments

On the face of it, crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo should be an ideal way of creating all sorts of slightly leftfield outdoor kit. You know, the stuff you always thought would be great, but none of the established mainstream outdoor brands think it’s worth producing.

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inov-8 Unveil Graphene Soled Hiking Boot

11th January 2019 | 0 comments

Lightweight footwear specialist inov-8 has launched a new version of its super-lightweight hiking ROCLITE mid featuring the innovative Graphene-enhanced rubber compound. The Graphene-enhanced rubber – it’s extracted from graphite mined in the Lake District and closely related to pencil lead – developed in partnership with Manchester University, was launched last year with the TerraUltra G 260 trail-running shoe and allows …

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GSI’s ‘unimaginably light ‘Stainless Vacuum Flasks

21st December 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… Technical mixed climbs place big demands on the gear used on them, and this is just as true for crampons as it is for ice axes. Sharp front points are needed to work well on the snow and ice found on mixed routes, as well as biting better on the rock found on mixed pitches. The challenge …

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Black Friday: the outdoor brands making it greener

22nd November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… Attracting over 497 submissions from across the globe, a curated selection of 90 films were judged against twelve competitive categories, including prizes by genre and creative excellence. Luminaries of the media and outdoor industry made up the judging panel chaired by broadcast journalist Keme Nzerem; Vimeo Staff Picks curator Ian Durkin, Kendal Mountain Festival co-founder, Brian Hall; …

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Kendal Mountain Festival film award winners announced

20th November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… When Lowe Alpine launched its new range of Altus climbing packs in the Austrian Tirol region of the Alps, it arguably missed a trick. The packs – tested here – are pretty much ideal for hut-to-hut mountain trekking as is the Tirol region, but while we were based at the scenic Erfurter Hut  perched high above the …