Gear

Swiss firm's new boot is designed for British terrain

Outdoor brand Mammut has unveiled its new walking boot designed specifically for the British terrain.

07 June 2012

SmartWool's microweight base layers aimed at summer activity fans

Base layers are an essential part of outdoor enthusiasts’ kit, working as part of a layering system to wick moisture away from the body and keep you dry as you tackle those hills.

23 May 2012

On test: Brasher Fellmaster GTX boot

Brasher Fellmaster GTX hiking boot £130 Weight per pair (size 9) 1,348g; (size 5) 1,147g Three season Crampon rating B0 (not crampon compatible) Material: Nubuck leather with Gore-Tex lining Country of manufacture: China Brasher’s Hillmaster boot has been around for more than a decade and has set the standard for traditional leather hillwalking footwear.

08 May 2012

Headtorches added to Black Diamond range

Black Diamond has redesigned its powerful Icon headtorch and introduced a lightweight lamp aimed at fast-paced outdoors fans.

25 April 2012

Berghaus unveils trio of three-season Exterra boots

Outdoor brand Berghaus has stepped up its range of boots for the 2012 spring and summer with three new models pitched between its lightweight and 3/4 season boots.

19 April 2012

Jackets herald return of Karrimor technical wear after seven years

Outdoor brand Karrimor has re-entered the high-end clothing market with its first range of technical jackets for more than seven years.

26 March 2012

New Vaude tents build on classic designs

A German tent brand has introduced a new range of tents that will be available in the UK only through retailers who can provide specialist advice, demonstrations and after-sales support.

21 March 2012

Anatom's new trail shoe hits the shops

A new multi-activity shoe from Edinburgh-based brand Anatom is a lightweight model aimed at outdoor enthusiasts tackling anything from fast-paced trail hiking to scrambling.

04 March 2012

New lightweight hillwalking boots from brasher

Walking footwear brand brasher has unveiled its new lightweight hillwalking boot for the spring-summer season.

28 February 2012

Climbing club members help put new boots to test in Alpine trip

Outdoor retailers joined climbing club members to test a new mountaineering boot in an innovative venture organised by The North Face.

03 June 2012

Vango pitches in with three new tent models

Tent brand Vango has boosted its Adventure range with the addition of three new models. The tents, all of which come in at with a £150 price tag o...

18 May 2012

New emergency beacon is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts

Electronics company McMurdo will this month unveil its latest emergency distress device aimed at outdoors enthusiasts.

07 May 2012

Queen's Award for Aquapac's international effort

An outdoor gear company with just a dozen employees has gained a royal accolade for its international trade.

21 April 2012

Vango inflatable tents will go on display at Gadget Show

Scottish tent brand Vango will be displaying its innovative inflatable tent range at an upcoming technology show.

08 April 2012

New Black Diamond rucksacks aimed at multi-day backpackers

Black Diamond has added two new models to its Access series of rucksacks aimed at multi-day backpackers.

22 March 2012

On test: Trekmates Flameless Cooking System

Trekmates Flameless Cook Box: £30 Trekmates Flameless Cook Flask: £20 Super Power Heatpack (x5): £10 High Power Heatpack (x7): £10 A colleague described once walking on to a campsite to be greeted by the sight of a tent in flames like a jubilee beacon – testament to the hazards of using stoves under canvas.

15 March 2012

Vango expands its blow-up tent range

Scottish tent brand Vango has expanded its range of innovative inflatable-beam tents for the new season.

01 March 2012

On test: Vaude Alpamayo softshell waterproof jacket

Vaude Alpamayo jacket Typical price: £370 Weight: 713g Material: polyethylene/Elastene softshell with NeoShell membrane and polyethylene fleece lining Country of manufacture: China The Vaude Alpamayo cuts a different look on the hills.

28 February 2012

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