Mastering Winter Hiking: A Layering Guide

Posted by Andy Neil on Nov 14, 2023

Hiking in the winter can be a magical experience, with pristine, snow-covered landscapes and crisp, invigorating air. However, it also comes with unique challenges, including fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions. Mastering the art of layering your clothing is essential to ensure you stay warm, comfortable, and safe during your winter hikes. In this comprehensive guid …
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Time-Saver Guide to Choosing a Waterproof Jacket

Posted by Mark Richardson on Oct 16, 2023

A Waterproof jacket that will cope with most conditions will have a Hydrostatic Head of 20,000mm and an MVTR (breathability) of 20,000g/m2. In both cases higher is better. 2 and 2.5 layer jackets are less durable than 3 layer jackets but tend to be lighter in overall weight and more packable. 2 and 2.5 layer can sometimes feel a bit clammy next to the skin because of the lack …
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Montane Shell Ranges Explained

Posted by Fran O'Donnell on May 03, 2023

Incorporating reliable waterproof protection, breathable fabrics as well as lightweight, packable designs, Montane's waterproof jackets combine comfort with protection. In short, a Montane waterproof jacket helps you focus on breaking new boundaries, no matter what the weather throws at you. Browse Montane's range of waterproof jackets and choose from a range of options to find the waterproof …
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Rab Firewall Jacket Review - “An all-encompassing, reliable jacket, that you will get years of use out of”

Posted by Andy Neil on Sep 20, 2022

I was lucky enough to be spending 2 whole weeks in Scotland hiking, two weeks, in Scotland, in May, you know you are going to rely heavily on your waterproofs, and the unpredictable nature of the Scottish weather meant that I could definitely predict rain. So, I was after something robust, light, and capable of shielding me from some truly awful weather. So, when Rab’s newly updated  …
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What is Pertex Shield?

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 18, 2022

Pertex Shield is one of a range of waterproof fabrics from Pertex, we explain what the fabric is and does here, including our opinion of it.

Pertex Fabrics Overview

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 18, 2022

We summarise the Pertex fabric range here. Follow the links for more information.

Outdoor Research Helium Gaiters Review - Trek Scotland

Posted by Trek Scotland on Apr 19, 2022

“Meet the Helium Gaiters, our best-selling and award-winning Helium fabric recreated into a gaiter design to keep out pesky rocks, dirt, rain, snow, and any other debris you kick up on the move.” Outdoor Research have really kept the weight down for the Helium gaiters which come in at a mere 144 grams in a size large, with a pack size comparable to a lighter weight pair of gloves, …
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