Category Archives: Gear

Halo Protex Bandana – versatile headwear for walking and cycling

Ok, so time for a quick review of a new bit of kit I picked up from the Cycle show the other week: The Halo Protex Bandana http://store.haloheadband.com/athletic-bandana-p/pb.htm Believe it or not I have spent AGES looking for a hat/head-covering … Continue reading

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Kit doubling – for walking and cycling

A lot has been written about using walking&camping kit for more than one use (normally its intended use!) as a way of reducing bulk and weight. For example using walking poles for, erm, walking with and for propping up your … Continue reading

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Montrail Fairhaven trailshoes – a quick review

I have been looking and looking for a replacement for my Montrail CTC trailshoes which gave up the ghost at the start of the year. Countless pairs tried on, various shops visited and no luck. I was beginning to lose … Continue reading

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Oookworks Bivvy – A belated first impression

Sometime ago, Sean over at Oookworks sent me a prototype bivvy that he has been working on and wanted me to have a look at. Apparently since I like messing about with tarps and bivvies and the like I was … Continue reading

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Buying an outdoor action video camera – initial thoughts and choice made

Well, I have wanted to get one of these for a while now and think it will be useful to help catalogue some of my bike rides and walks. I wanted something thats primarily a sports video camera but also … Continue reading

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Montane and Mountain Leisure Perth customer service….brilliant!

I have a Montane Krypton jacket I bought last year and have worn quite a bit of over the winter. Its a great lightweight multi-purpose jacket and I’ll do a proper review of it sometime soon. Recently however, I noticed … Continue reading

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A whisper of news from Oookworks….

Recently, in the absence of any camping (sad face), I have been looking at the season ahead and trying to gauge when and where I might actually get out. I am hoping for at least a night out at Easter … Continue reading

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