Berghaus Trailhead Rucksack Long Term Review

Berghaus have a strong reputation for building rucksack that are made to last. Their Trailhead series is a no-frills range of rucksacks that do not cost the earth. We recently put one through its paces on an overnight hike along the Pennine way. The model tested was the Women’s Trailhead 65 Rucksack, but the Men’s … Read more

The Best Gilets for UK Summer Hiking Under £100

Hiking in the summer in the UK can be unpredictable, especially if you are climbing mountains over 500 meters. A change in wind speed can mean a sudden drop in temperature and you can get caught out especially when descending. A gilet is a great item to stuff in your day pack that will take … Read more

Best Men’s Synthetic Hiking Jackets For Under £100

Staying warm outdoors on the mountains of the UK during winter months is a challenge. You’ll need the right gear for the wrong weather. A synthetic insulated jacket is ideal for keeping you warm and has the advantage over down jackets in that it will keep you warm when wet. The jackets we have compared … Read more

Always keep one with you

I have used my Buff to protect my kindle, support a sprained wrist, pad under a fraying rucksack strap – oh yes … and to keep the sun and wind off in summer and keep my neck warm in winter. Maybe I need more than one! Though I have to say I have never worn … Read more

HELP and Advice for Stopping Blisters

If you have ever suffered blisters – help is here Compeed are fantastic, use them as soon as you get a hot spot and watch the video for more useful tips. I never hike without them. Don’t set off without them >>>

Mountain Equipment – Some things last for ever

I must have bought my first Mountain Equipment clothing in Buxton back in the 1980’s, but today I learned that the company has been producing outdoor clothing and equipment for over 50 years. I love this image which I am sure is the same design as the one I still have made from ‘Polartec’ The range now … Read more