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Vaude Terkum Review

Vaude Terkum Backpack Review

Instead of taking more rest days or doing something silly like yoga, I decided to acquire some items that I though my body would appreciate. These included an ergonomic chair, an orthopaedic pillow and a backpack that fits well.

Friedrichshafen Outdoor show


The outdoors is getting greater. More people going outdoors, that translates to more customers and more stuff to buy and sell. Business is good.

Reverso 4 review

Reverso 4 Review

The Reverso 4 looks and performs almost identically to its predecessor the Reverso 3. That is to say that it is an excellent belay device.


Review Platypus Insulator Hydration System

Review: Platypus Insulator Hydration Systems

If you like your water at a certain temperature then this is the reservoir for you.

First Ascent Summit Jacket

Summit Jacket by First Ascent

Top of the range waterproof jacket, designed for the most extreme conditions on the planet.

Review K-Way Men's Mercury Shell Jacket

Review K-Way Mercury Shell Jacket

When I received the packet at the post office I was surprised how light and small it was for what is a proper shell jacket.


First Ascent Apple Jacket Review

The Apple Jacket is a windproof, water resistant shell with a full zip weighing in at a mere 95g!


Quasimodo Bolt Corrosion Investigation

If you’re going to equip a route, do it for life and buy good quality equipment and avoid a Bolt Corrosion Investigation!

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First Ascent Poncho

Review: First Ascent 5-in1 Poncho

The First Ascent 5-in1 Poncho is, as the name suggest, a poncho with some extra tweaks that makes it easier to use it for other purposes than just a raincoat.

Petzl core battery Review

Review: Petzl CORE

The CORE is a rechargeable battery that fits the TIKKA2 & ZIPKA2 headlamps.