Category: Kit Reviews

New hi-viz t-shirts that also look good 0

New hi-viz t-shirts that also look good

I love new fitness/outdoors kit. And especially if it’s a whole new concept. Today I’m wearing my new Hello Jo t-shirt. The t-shirts look like the usual kind of t-shirt. They are made of...

Hi-tec walking boots for kids and women 0

Hi-tec walking boots for kids and women

Eleven-year-old daughters are notoriously difficult to please. Little Miss Outdoors is no different and she knows what she likes, especially when it comes to clothing. “Funky, black, pink and purple are good,” says Little Miss....

Review: Hi-tec walking boot 0

Review: Hi-tec walking boot

The nice people at Hi-tec have sent me a pair of walking boots to test-drive on the hills around Aviemore this weekend. It’s the first time for more than 20 years that I have...

Oh-so-happy with my new Helly Hansen top 0

Oh-so-happy with my new Helly Hansen top

I started with the traditional dark blue version of the Helly Hansen long-sleeved baselayer many years ago. It’s the one that almost all sporty, outdoorsy types will have owned/still own. Certainly anyone who ever...

Kit review: The Slanket! 1

Kit review: The Slanket!

With forecasters predicting a sunnier summer and tourism bods reporting a rise in the value-for-money staycation, it’s likely that good old-fashioned camping is going to be a hot trend. So maybe this strange new...

Review: Shiny new Newton trainers 0

Review: Shiny new Newton trainers

Newton’s “Motion” trainers review by David Wilson, who is a keen triathlete and president of Glasgow Triathlon Club Traditionally the ability to “buy speed” has been limited to the bike leg of a triathlon...

Double whammie + Skins review 2

Double whammie + Skins review

Two fabulous runs in two days! It’s not often that happens (well, certainly not to me.) Thanks to some holiday time away from my desk on Friday I managed a chilly, but dry and...