Category Archive: Gear Reviews

Aug 05

Always keep one with you

buff

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 …

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Aug 05

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 >>>

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Mountain Equipment – Some things last for ever

Mountain Equipment

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 has State-of-the-art technologies and user-driven features, but for me it’s the seeming indestructibility of the fabrics and construction which make this my first choice of gear.

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