New for this spring/summer, the AKU Trekker Pro GTX is designed for demanding treks on varied terrain. Marketed as an "all rounder" we've spent the early spring putting them through some serious testing in everything from mud to river crossings and solid trails to wading through snow.
Decathlon are a worldwide sports and activities retailer who offer a wide range of low-cost equipment for horse riding, water sports, climbing, football, running, hiking and plenty more!
Tickets are now on sale for 22nd Kendal Mountain Festival, the largest gathering of the outdoor community in the UK celebrating the mountains, wilderness, and their cultures. This year’s speaker programme is packed with tales of adventure shared by some of the world’s most fascinating and entertaining athletes and explorers.
GP Batteries in this latest offering bring three headlamps each with individual features to fit various needs. Starting straight out of the box, the packaging gives it a premium look but at a low cost. At £34.99 it sits in the middle with its offering compared to other headlamps on the market. Personally, I feel £35 for a rechargeable and waterproof headlamp is a good price for both new comers or those serious about the outdoors and sports.
MSR have taken their PocketRocket and enhanced it with some engineering wizardry. The stove has gained a lot of features and not a lot of weight. We have a look at how it performs.
At just 2 years of age, toddler Sonny Reed has become the youngest outdoor brand ambassador, as premium outdoor children’s clothing and accessories brand, ISBJÖRN of Sweden, appoints Sonny to represent its range of durable and sustainable products for kids of all ages.
The next shoe in our group test is the Anatom SkyeTrail, it’s their ”ultralight multi-activity” shoe. Matt challenges that by taking them on activity he has been involved with since their arrival. Check out what he has to say.
We put the Danner Explorer 650 boots to the test with mixed results. It started well, went downhill, then with a little user intervention regained it's initial heights.
It may be the start of the school holidays but already the nights are getting longer and it won't be long before another winter is on us. In preparation we've been looking at 4 season sleeping bags and Matt got his first look at Vango's illustrious F10 range with a sleeping bag rated to -12.
Designed for carrying comfort the Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro packs, 35+10 or 45+10, combine good ventilation with an easily adjustable back system that reinforces the brand's reputation as one of the best rucksack producers in the world.