Category: Gear Reviews

Gear Review: CamelBak Alpine Explorer

The CamelBak Alpine Explorer is a versatile day pack suitable for a full day of hiking.  The pack has a total capacity of 32 litres providing more than enough space for a typical day hike whilst the integrated hydration pack holds 3 litres. In addition to this, the pack has two mesh pouches on either side which can hold extra water bottles. The first thing I noticed about the pack was the excellent storage provided. The main compartment provides enough space to store food, gear and the other Read more [...]

Gear Review: Yew Clothing Everywhere Extreme

Yew Clothing are a sports and outdoor clothing company that makes ethically sourced clothes from environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. The company provides a range of durable technical tops, base layers and jackets made from 100% recycled polyester from consumer waste. This means that the fabric used to create them is produced from re-processed plastics like drinks bottles, helping to reduce waste and using much less energy to produce than brand new fibres The Yew Everywhere Extreme Read more [...]

Gear Review: Meindl Respond XCR Multi-Terrain Shoe

There are more and more multi-activity shoes coming to market. These shoes offer a trade-off between the lightness of trail runners and the support and protection offered by hiking boots. As the name suggests, they also allow you to seemlessly blend multiple activities such as biking, walking and running without the need for seperate dedicated footwear. The Respond XCR is Meindl's newly launched multi-terrain shoe and comes in a mid-boot or shoe version. My first impressions of the shoes were that Read more [...]