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...

All About Trekking Poles

What are Trekking/Walking Poles Trekking poles are simply walking sticks and they take many forms, ranging from single staves made from found wood to pairs of sophisticated height-adjustable poles made from...

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...

Visiting Rab in the UK

For the previous few years I've been using Rab clothing and equipment quite a lot. My Rab kit has had my back countless times and kept me safe through some rather harsh conditions. From trips into the rugged...
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Review: Scarpa Force V Shoe

Rock climbing shoes are a tricky category to review. Everyone has feet that are as different as their individual climbing needs. A shoe that performs exceptionally well for one person, could quite possibly not...

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...