Category: Kit Reviews

Kit review: Ronhill Women’s running wear 0

Kit review: Ronhill Women’s running wear

It could have been that meeting at 9.30am instead of the usual 6.45am meant that the 3Ms were a little more alert than usual. It might have been the fact that it was Christmas...

Kit review: Suunto Core watch with altimeter 2

Kit review: Suunto Core watch with altimeter

“Oh, look, we’ve climbed 100 metres.” “Wow, we’re now at 450 metres.” “Fi! Look! It says 700 metres.” “Do you want to see, babe? Fi, look here… Look at my watch. We’ve just climbed...

Top tips for running in snow and ice 2

Top tips for running in snow and ice

I popped into Achilles Heel, a specialist running shop in the west end of Glasgow, the other day and got chatting to the very amiable owner Katie Alexander. Of course, the main topic of...

Garmin GPS discount deal for my blog readers 0

Garmin GPS discount deal for my blog readers

When a company or person uses the same surname as mine I like to find out more about them. I came across Loving Outdoors while doing a Twitter search one day. (Surname = “Outdoors”...

Kit review: Keen Hoodoo Mid boots 1

Kit review: Keen Hoodoo Mid boots

We had tons of snow here in Scotland. Then came the big thaw. But just as the thaw was taking place, the temperatures suddenly dropped and now our outside world has turned into one...

Kit review: New multi scarf Ruffnek 2

Kit review: New multi scarf Ruffnek

Buffs, ruffs, neckies, multi-scarf, hat/scarf thingies. Call them what you will. The simple yet versatile tube of soft fabric that multi tasks so brilliantly should be celebrated! In particular, this simple yet versatile item...

Kit review: Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash 4

Kit review: Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash

I was experiencing a little leakage, caused by a fair amount of saturation. Neither were pleasant, especially when caught out miles from anywhere and while walking for many hours. No, don’t worry, this blog...

If it wasn’t for my Skins… where would I be? 0

If it wasn’t for my Skins… where would I be?

I’ve loved Skins since the day I got my first pair of leggings. Skins is an amazing range of kit that includes leggings, tops, vests etc and offers muscle support and recovery. Skins, which...

The fine art of running in the snow 0

The fine art of running in the snow

This week I have enjoyed running. I normally “quite like” running if my head is in the right place, but I’ve absolutely loved the exhilaration of running in the snow. On Saturday, when the...

Kit review: ‘Keen’ to take you off-road 0

Kit review: ‘Keen’ to take you off-road

Anyone who has seen my Keen Targhee II off-road shoes either immediately loves them – or asks about them. Not everyone thinks the look of the walking footwear is as funky and desirable as...