Overall this jacket scored well across the board. It’s now been tested in low level dog walks in the park and high mountain walks in the Highland of Scotland and it has coped really well in all areas.
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Choosing a pair of boots is perhaps the most personal choice a hill walker can make. There are hundreds of brands and potentially thousands of different options to choose from. Each option offers differing levels of support and comfort catering to a different gait and preference, not to discount the cosmetic look of the boots, which is important for some people too.
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OVERALL SCORE: 4.5/5
I bought these boots to replace my old ones that I have had for 9 years. So far, I have been using them mainly on low level park walks, hillier walks with the dog and I have taken them out for a long thrash on occasion. I am limited by the current travel restrictions (Feb-21) so I cannot get to any serious hills, however, I have been using them almost daily for the past few months in various levels of winter weather.
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OVERALL SCORE 4.1/5
I bought these boots for the first time way back and they were like slippers. I bought them in advance of my attempt at the Coast to Coast walk as the boots I was using at the time were quite heavy. Overall a really solid boot although not completely waterproof due to the mesh upper, but great for a summer or dry spring/autumn day on the hills.
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Overall Score: 4.6/5
A few weeks ago I wrote a post focussing on packing a rucksack and included a few of the rucksacks that I have and have carried in the hills all across the UK. This rucksack was not included in that post as I was still in the process of deciding which rucksack to buy to replace my older day sack.
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We are in the depths of winter and if you’re like me, you’re constantly pulling on a pair of gloves when you head outside. Whether to climb a hill, de-ice the car or head to the shops, gloves are key part of my winter wardrobe. So, which are the best gloves out there and which do I use?
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Overall score 4.7/5
So you’re looking for a mid-layer fleece and have stumbled upon the Karrimor KS-300. Want to know why I think this is the best fleece that I own? Read on and I will explain…
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In my recent post on the 7 Best Ways to Track Your Munro Bagging, I reviewed this book using a friends copy and asking their opinion on using it. I now have my own copy and thought it would be a good idea to add my own thoughts on this book and using it myself.
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You’re out in the hills, the walk has taken longer than anticipated and the light is fading fast. The sun is setting over the skyline to the west and its getting harder to see clearly. You are struggling to ready your map in the gloom and your footing is becoming un-sure. Its time to reach into the bag and pull out the headtorch. Which model do you pull out?
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Munro Bagging in becoming increasingly popular as an outdoor pursuit. So much so in fact, that on warm summer days, there can be many people out in the hills and it can feel crowded.
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