Bang new from The North Face this October is a waterproof shell technology called Futurelight – or in TNF speak FUTURELIGHT™ fabric – which is claimed to be a ground-breaking material for waterproof jackets and other clothing that combines massive breathability with light weight and long-term durability.
Merino specialist Smartwool’s new Merino Sport 150 Graphic Tees seem like a bit of a departure for the brand. The new tees, complete with graphic prints, are actually made from a blend of 56% merino wool and 44% polyester rather than pure merino wool.
Jon Doran heads to Ellis Brigham in Manchester to try out a new custom-fit boot system from Tecnica…
Alpkit’s original Gamma quickly became the quintessential budget headtorch – and is still going strong albeit with more power and some subtle changes – but the new Qark is in a different and much brighter league.
New this spring is Hanwag’s updated Ferrata II GTX boot complete with a radical new TubeTec Rock sole technology, which is claimed to be both lighter and more cushioned than before, but still capable of edging on the sort of holds found on alpine rock routes and, of course, via ferrata.
Montane’s new for spring range of three lightweight Trailblazer packs look like an interesting mix of technology and features borrowed from vest-type running packs and more conventional designs…
We’re just back from a flying visit to Sprayway HQ on the eastern fringes of Manchester. From the upstairs windows, you can see the foothills of the Peak District and in 15 minutes or so, you can be on the ground in the UK’s most popular National Park.
Berghaus have launched a number of new waterproofs this spring, including a more affordable version of their awesome Hyper 100 jacket…
Socks can be a treated as a bit of an afterthought when it comes to kit buying, but a bad pair can ruin your day on the hill in a very direct, uncomfortable way.
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