Q&A with Gary at Western Mountaineering

Western Mountaineering is a California-based company that has been making ultralight down sleeping bags in San Jose for over 35 years. Ask anyone who owns one of these: they are fantastic! Dave from Paddy...

DOWN vs SYNTHETIC & HOW TO CHOOSE

Which is better a down or synthetic filled jacket? This is a very common question and the answer is highly dependent on what environments and conditions the jacket will be used in. In this post I will aim to...

How to wash your Rain Jacket

In previous posts we have given you all the tips & advice on Choosing a Waterproof Jacket and a heap of information on Waterproof Fabrics.  Today we will cover how to care for your Rain Jacket. Why...

Q&A with Kevin from KUHL

Dave from Paddy Pallin recently got a chance to catch up with the founder of KUHL Kevin Boyle. We chatted about KUHL's design ethos, skiing and the environment, amongst a heap of other topics. Read on to...