Tag: hiking gear

Product review: Wraptie multifunctional straps

When you’ve been away hiking, camping or cycling you’ll know there are times when multipurpose straps are extremely useful.  Maybe you need to attach something to your pack?  Tie it down to stop it rattling or flapping in the wind?  Or secure your bike, skis or suitcase?  I’ve been putting the Wraptie multifunctional straps to the test to see if they really do provide … Read More Product review: Wraptie multifunctional straps

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Product review: Solestar Hiking Insoles

Often overlooked, insoles provide a crucial role supporting your feet.  More than comfort, insoles also hold your feet in an optimal position and provide added stability on rougher terrain.  As someone who never gave much thought to insoles until recently, the chance to test out Solestar’s performance insoles has opened my eyes. First impressions Solestar are a German company who have made their name … Read More Product review: Solestar Hiking Insoles

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Outdoor gear – Some thoughts on customer choice and industry sustainability

Did you take part in ‘Takeback Tuesday’ this week?  Royal Mail dubbed Takeback Tuesday the day when people go back to work and take unwanted packages into a Post Office for return to the retailer.  It’s estimated that 15-20% of goods bought online are returned, worth £2.5bn in the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy. What’s this got to do with the outdoors industry, you may be asking?  While … Read More Outdoor gear – Some thoughts on customer choice and industry sustainability