Category Archives: Outdoor gear reviews

The big expedition gear review: navigation and miscellaneous kit

Behold, the third and final part of my massive gear review, following this summer’s Green Ribbon. Parts one and two concerned sleeping and eating and clothing, and now I’m finishing with navigation, plus all those extra little oddments which didn’t … Continue reading

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The big expedition gear review: clothing

A couple of weeks ago, I started an extended review of the gear I took on my Green Ribbon this summer. The first instalment was on sleeping, carrying and cooking, and today I’m continuing with clothing. Next-up will be a … Continue reading

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In praise of the Meindl Bhutan

Last summer, I bought myself a pair of Meindl Bhutans, and as hiking boots go they’re hands-down the best pair I’ve ever owned. The Bhutan is the successor to the Burma, one of Meindl’s most long-standing and popular full-leather models … Continue reading

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The big expedition gear review: sleeping, carrying and cooking

Over the past couple of years I seem to have spent a fair amount of time and money on outdoor gear, and I’ve been thinking that it might be worth reviewing the stuff I took with me on my Green … Continue reading

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Walking trousers to fit the season

Hiking is all about being adaptable. Gear does not make the man, but it helps make the man more comfortable. Most people can only justify the expense of one pair of hiking trousers, but after some years, I’ve come to … Continue reading

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Keeping the weather off

Can something be a series if there are only two of them? Can you be continuing a series if there was only one before? A few weeks ago I said I’d start writing the odd outdoorsy gear review, so this … Continue reading

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Wingshooters

I’ve never really been a ‘gear’ sort of person. Generally when it comes to outdoorsy apparatus I tend to get something decent then use it year after year until it’s worn out. Having said that, I’ve tried quite a variety … Continue reading

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