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...

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...

ALL ABOUT WATERPROOF FABRICS

Long gone are the days of Burberry, Ventile and Gabardine. Where once these fabrics were de rigeur, now the name Gore-Tex reigns supreme in the world of waterproof outdoor clothing - or does it? Elsewhere...

All about Merino & Icebreaker

Wool has been used in the outdoors for hundreds of years, however during the 80's synthetic fabrics such as Polartec® gained popularity as they where lighter, softer against the skin and dried quicker than...

Introduction to Layering

Spending time in the outdoors you will always encounter a variety of weather and temperatures, regardless of the activity. You might be bush-walking, rock-climbing, adventure-racing, ice climbing or...

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of the outdoors. Whether she is a hiker, skier, yogi, climber, traveller or camper, Paddy Pallin has all the Mother’s Day gift ideas to help her get outside doing what she...