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Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 


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Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the sleeved vers...

Marmot Ether Driclime 2.0 Jacket

This lined softshell is a versatile and lightweight do-it-all layer for walkers and climbers, reckons long-term Driclime fan Rob Greenwood, though the new version is a tad warmer than its predecessor. 

Sprayway Dornie baselayer

Warm for their weight, and affordably priced, Sprayway's new baselayers for men, women and kids are good all-rounders for colder weather use.

Group Test Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are...

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable,...

Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket - a lightweight best worn on the go

The Atom LT may not be very warm or particularly weather-resistant, but its breathability on the...

Trekmates Gaiters - range overview

Dan Bailey sets aside his gaiter-scepticism to try out three models from Trekmates' extensive range. They all do a decent...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0 is a shoe designed for mountain approach and technical treks, like via ferratas and climbing paths.

Hamish MacInnes: Fox of Glencoe

Hamish MacInnes was born in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 1930. A legend in the field of mountaineering, he pioneered many of Scotland's most challenging climbs and numerous testpiece routes overseas. As well as founding both the Search and Rescue...

Discover Samaya® 2021 new tents

Samaya® places excellence and innovation at the heart of its development in order to offer high-performance objects that invite you to reconnect with the essential. By combining style and technicality, Samaya® gives life to objects with a strong...

Beal JOKER 9.1mm UNICORE triple rated climbing rope

The Beal JOKER, at one and the same time a single, double and twin rope. A triple rated...

Point 5 Technical Down Jacket

A well thought out, practical active wear jacket. Perfect for walking, belaying, climbing and skiing.

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new...

66°North Snæfell jacket

Snæfell shell jacket is 66˚North's most versatile shell jacket.


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