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Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 


Latest Reviews

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The Earth Beneath My Feet by Andrew Terrill

In Spring 1997, Andrew Terrill dropped a comfortable suburban life to embark on a 7000-mile solo mountain journey from the south tip of Italy to Norway's North Cape. Covering the first half of his walk, The Earth Beneath My Feet is an engaging ...

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the...

Group Test Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable,...

Trekmates Caps - Stanage GTX and Shine

Peaked caps - they're hardly the most exciting subject, but whether you want to keep the glare out of your eyes or the...

Dynafit Alpine Running Shoe

Light but not flimsy, the Alpine is a good all-round running shoe for shorter distances and mixed conditions, says Rob Greenwood,...

Salewa Dropline Mid Shoe

Is it a boot with trainer-like bounce, or a shoe with added height? The Dropline Mid defies neat pigeonholing, says Dan Bailey, but if...


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These are announcements direct from manufacturers

LifeStraw - Trusted in emergencies, trusted in the back country

LifeStraw company overview and LifeStraw Personal water filter.

Samaya® creates a new generation of tents with Nanovent®

Samaya® creates the Nanovent® membrane and revolutionizes the single-wall tent by offering the lightest and most compact technical equipment on the market!

Platypus Quickdraw Microfilter

This Spring, water filtration brand Platypus launched their Quickdraw MicroFilter System. Complete with an easy-to-use microfilter and collection reservoir, the Quickdraw is the perfect pocket-sized solution for both regulars to the outdoors and novices...

MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

As we continue to spend more and more time in the outdoors, being able to trust the water that your drinking,...

Choose a shelter for summer or winter adventures from Outside

As we're likely to be planning our adventures close to home this year why not browse a...

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

The Stash is the lightest all-in-one backpacking stove system that Jetboil has ever made.

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the...


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