Category: Product reviews

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Product review: Lifesystems Intensity 24 Micro Headtorch

A much wider range of head torches are available these days and overall, they’re becoming brighter, lighter and smaller.  Gone are the days of chunky halogen lenses, heavy battery packs and trailing wires.  Now you can choose your head torch to suit any type of outdoor night time activity. I’ve been testing out one of the lightest and smallest: the Lifesystems Intensity 24 micro head torch. … Read More Product review: Lifesystems Intensity 24 Micro Headtorch

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Product Review – Puncture-proof tyres

If there’s one thing to spark debate among cyclists it’s what do you do in the event of the inevitable puncture.  Do you carry one spare inner tube or two, a CO2 canister or a quick repair patch ?  Well now, the days of punctures may be over: time to ditch those ubiquitous pumps, spares and tyre levers.  Solid, puncture-proof tyres from South Korean … Read More Product Review – Puncture-proof tyres

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Product Review – Montane Featherlight Down Jacket

As I write this, snow is falling outside.  In this damp climate of ours you might think that a down jacket is the last garment you’d want to wear on a cold, snowy day.  But thanks to the introduction of water-resistant down over recent years, down jackets can now withstand damp conditions as well as keep us warm on those crisp, cold days we … Read More Product Review – Montane Featherlight Down Jacket

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Product review – ViewRanger app

At best, being lost is disorientating and disconcerting but at worst, can be a risk to life.  How many times when out walking in the hills has the cloud quickly descended and you’ve struggled to make sense of your surroundings ?  I experienced exactly these conditions when testing the ViewRanger app on a walk up Ben Vrackie in Perthshire on a cold day when the … Read More Product review – ViewRanger app