Posts Categorized: Gear reviews

Review: SmartWool PhD HyFi Half Zip merino top

Jan 15 | Ben

Today we are reviewing the SmartWool PhD HyFi Half Zip top. When I heard about SmartWool’s new PhD products for this winter and looked at the HyFi and the SmartLoft jackets, I immediately thought they

Review: Rab Microlight Alpine down jacket [updated]

Nov 16 | Ben

Rab is a UK-based manufacturer of high quality outdoor clothing. They started in 1981 in Sheffield and have been one of the top English brands ever since but I really got into their gear recently, specially with the awesome NeoShell jacket.

Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe Review

Jul 29 | Simon

The Scarpa Crux is the latest approach shoe from the renowned Italian manufacturer, and has clearly been designed to appeal to the avid climber.

Black Diamond ReVolt headlamp review

Jun 30 | Marie

The ReVolt from Black Diamond is a mid range headlamp. Released earlier this year, we are taking a closer look in this review at its features and how it performed during our months of testing.

Inov-8 Race Elite Extreme 10 Review

Jun 9 | Simon

I generally hate carrying anything when I go for a run, I just find it restrictive and annoying. Sometimes, however, you just can’t avoid it, particularly if you’re going off on a long trail run.

Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody and Pants review

Mar 25 | Ben

We are reviewing Patagonia’s Mixed Guide Hoody and Pants, two pieces of hybrid gear specially developed for mountain sports like back country skiing, alpine and ice climbing. What happens when you mix top softshell fabric with hardshell waterproof membrane? Let’s find out.

Mammut S-Lite and S-Flex headlamps

Jan 21 | Fabien

Mammut headlamps, a decent range available to light the path of your next adventure and today we will be looking at the recently released S-Lite and S-Flex headlamps.

Review: SmartWool PhD socks

Jan 3 | Fabien

We know how to dress our body with layers of clever fabrics but let’s not forget what part of us is in contact with the ground: our feet.