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Miura VS under scrutiny

A high performance Italian model with Velcro. In the absence a Lamborghini sports car sharing the same name, I’ll tell you about my test drive of the climbing shoes instead.

Another Day in Paradise. Photo: Amrei von Hase

Icebreaker Merino Wool Review

Icebreaker Review by Malcom Gowans. “I’ve been testing out my Icebreakers on multi-pitch sport routes, wintery trail runs, sweating and grunting while missioning up bushy kloofs in search of illusive trad lines and TACFIT training on cold rainy beaches.”


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.