Wednesday, 30 April 2014 21:43

Karrimor women's long-sleeved base layer Reviewed

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When I am rating an item of outdoor clothing it's performance, price and looks that are the three most important factors for me. I weigh each up against the others. Here's my reveiw of the Karrimor women's long-sleeved t-shirt (they also do a guy's version).   On test: Karrimor long-sleeved tech…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 21:38

Icebreaker women's Chakra base layer Reviewed

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Oh, this is my favourite baselayer so far (that’s of all the baselayers that I have been kindly sent and tested). The Icebreaker Chakra does what it says it should on the label. It also fits beautifully, looks great and comes in a fantastic colour range. I have the Isle (blue)…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 21:18

New Osprey’s Xena packs for women

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My first backpacking rucksack some 20 years ago was a Berghaus Women’s rucksack. I can remember being very surprised to be offered this option in the shop because most of my outdoor kit at that point was “scaled down” bloke’s jackets, boots and trousers. I don’t think there was a…
Bergans of Norway. I knew about Bergans rucksacks but I wasn’t aware of their clothing products. This was before  MyOutdoors Kit King Dave (who runs the rest of this site) started talking about “great jackets and baselayers”. And after a bit of research, it seems this company knows a thing…