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What is Haglofs L.I.M Series?

Jun 15, 2022

The L.I.M Series is based on the insight that, with less weight to carry, you’ll move easier and experience more on your adventures. Simply put: Less.Is.More (L.I.M). We invented the L.I.M Series to push the limits of functional, technical, and lightweight trekking gear. If you trust what you wear, there’s no need to carry more than necessary. To pull off that equation, the equipment must deliver …
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Haglofs Roc Gore-Tex Jacket Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Chris Futers on May 31, 2022

The ROC GTX Jacket from Haglof’s is perfectly suited to Hikers and Backpackers a-like due to the simple design that will stand the test of time with a rucksack on your back. First of all, this is not a shell that you will pop in your rucksack for the off chance of rain, but a jacket for trips/days out where rain will definitely be a factor. The 3-layer Gore-Tex will take all the r …
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Hoka Sky Kaha boots Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Danny Pearson on May 10, 2022

The Hoka One One Sky Kaha boot is the closest to a ‘traditional’ hiking boot in the Hoka range but you won’t have experienced this level of comfort in your typical leather hiker. The deep midsole combined with the rocker makes you feel like you are almost floating across the trail. They are part cushioned trail runner and part-leather hiking boots. The upper is nubuck leather with a Gor …
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La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 05, 2022

This was not my first use of these boots, I’d been using them for about a year prior to this trip, I’d bought them as a winter boot for days out in the Lake District where I didn’t see the need for big traditional winter boots. They will take a lightweight micro crampon for traversing ice, they are waterproof and warm enough with mid-weight socks for everything I’d be doing during a Lake Dist …
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Scarpa Rush Trek GTX Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Danny Pearson on Apr 05, 2022

How do Scarpa describe their new Rush Trek GTX boot? RUSH TRK GTX is the new benchmark for all day long and short mountain hike. It is a boot made in the name of comfort with technologies that reduce foot fatigue during the hike. It represents a culmination of soft comfort, solid stability and a lightweight f …
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Technology Page - Paclite Plus

Mar 15, 2021

Very packable. Very durable. The ultimate back-up for unexpected adventures.Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Being serious about your mountaineering adventure means carrying a back-up shell that’s exceptionally packable and lightweight, very breathable, and protects you with the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise. Proven to be abrasion resistant and very durable, with GORE-TEX PACLITE® P …
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Trek Scotland Review - Rab Muztag Gaiter

Posted by Trek Scotland on Nov 23, 2020

Gaiters are an item of outdoor kit that easily divide opinion. Personally, we don’t tend to use gaiters in the warmer months apart from if travelling along particularly deep boggy routes in which we know many hours will be spent in this environment. Winter on the other hand is where a pair of gaiters becomes invaluable, keeping snow and ice from entering your boots and importantly acting as an ext …
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Trek Scotland Review - Montane Alpine Resolve

Posted by Trek Scotland on Nov 16, 2020

The Montane Alpine Resolve sure packs a punch straight out of bag. Coming in the striking Citrus Green design, it certainly ticks the first box for a winter shell jacket. Bright and bold, it will stand out in contrast to the shorter days and bleak white mountain tops of the winter season.

Trek Scotland Review - Rab Muztag GTX Jacket

Posted by Trek Scotland on Sep 14, 2020

Rab’s new range of waterproof shells are more than just a slight tweak in design. Throughout the years Rab have become common place for use of fabrics such as eVent, Pertex, NeoShell, including a few of their own such as ProFlex which we reviewed last year. What is surprising is this is Rab’s first partnership with Gore-Tex bringing out a range of high-performance clothing. This is a bold but brav …
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Technology Page - Gore-tex

Aug 17, 2020

What is Gore-Tex fabric?Gore-Tex is a laminate technology used in outerwear garments that provides waterproofness and windproofness whilst remaining breathable enough so that you stay comfortable in your jacket or pants all day long.Garments made with Gore-Tex fabric, are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range …
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Trek Scotland Review - Rab Pacer Jacket

Posted by Trek Scotland on May 11, 2020

Featured as part of Rab's new Skyline range the Pacer Jacket was built to be a very lightweight and compact option for fast movement in mountain environments. At 240 grams it certainly fits the brief and packing small into its included stuff sac it is almost unnoticeable amongst our pack.

Technology Page - Gore-tex Pro

Mar 16, 2020

Gore-Tex ProGarments made with 3 layer Gore-Tex Pro fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable. They combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather.The fabrics construction keeps your body dry by reducing the accumulation of sweat, so you remain cool during aerobic activities and warm during cool down. Made to meet the high …
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