June 10, 2019

Black Diamond Women’s First Light jacket tested and reviewed

Described as the ultimate in lightweight, highly breathable insulation that eliminates the need for constant layering changes my first impressions with the Black Diamond Women’s First Light jacket… it looked…
March 06, 2019

Petzl Gully v Petzl Ride: 2 ice axes, so similar but so different

Twp ice axes, one brand, and almost identical to look at. We put Petzl's lightweight Ride and Gully up against each other.
August 01, 2018

Salewa Alpine X Ice Axe – tested and reviewed

Remember the heavy, long shaft ice axes of yesteryear (that probably wouldn’t look out of place on a museum mantelpiece)? A new wave of shiny anodized ice axes are hitting…
May 07, 2018

Blue Ice Choucas Light Harness: Tested & Reviewed

Chamonix based outdoor gear company have produced a harness for the ski mountaineer and alpinist which is lighter than most mobile phones.
June 13, 2017

Mammut Trion Light 38l tested and reviewed

Mammut's Trion Light 38+ is a dedicated alpine pack designed for climbers, mountaineers and skiers.
April 28, 2016

Tested & Reviewed: Edelrid Beginner Climbing Gear

A few months ago I went to see a demo at EICA Ratho, it was a rope making machine from Edelrid. The one there was making 6mm cord as a…
September 29, 2015

Tundra Pure -20 tested and reviewed

Tundra's -20°C rated, ethically produced, Pure sleeping bag is instantly distinctive with its unique black foot and head. Rather than just a distinctive marketing move, however, the black foot and…