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Summit Camp: Beinn Mheadhoin

Some days you just luck out.The 2 days over the weekend of 25th & 26th of March were precisely 2 such days, book ending a glorious night atop Beinn Mheadhoin in the Cairngorms, my first summit camp of the year."there's a high pressure system coming Andy. Maybe we could get out this weekend?" suggested Paul on [...]

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Haglofs LIM Proof Jacket Review

The following review is a 4 minute read.First of all I'd like to say I was skeptical about 2.5 layer fabrics. "Was" being the key word. Here's my honest review.For reference, my helmet compatible full protection jacket is 3 layer but more than double the size and weight. Its certainly refreshing to have the LIM [...]

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Canoe the Tay Microadventure

The Tay, the Tay, the silvery Tay. It flows from Perth to Dundee every day :-P I really love microadventures. So does Gearpest Gus and Gus Sandeman from Haglofs does too. This is why on a balmy Wednesday evening we popped over to Go Kayaking, strapped a couple of Canadian canoes onto the roof-racks and headed for Ballinluig just [...]

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Arrochar Alps Summit Camp

After recent paddling and pedalling escapades, it was somewhat comforting to strap on the old dependable walking boots and stride into the gorgeous Arrochar Alps. Despite being less than an hour from the cradle of civilization (Crieff, where I’m from) I had never been down this neck of the woods. It is NICE.A 2 day jaunt [...]

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Beinn a'Ghlo Loop

What a weekend to pick for our first mountain bike trip of the year. Enough breeze in the evening to keep away the midges, planet Mars at its closest to earth for over a decade provided the late evening theatrics. Gus’s “ooh aren’t we all so insignificant” chat was my cue for bed. The sun [...]

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Dynafit Cho Oyu Down Jacket Review

I purchased this jacket about 2 years ago. I live in it through the winter and wear it regularly through the scottish summer evenings. It accompanied me up north to finally climb Ben Hope (the most northerly of Scotland’s munros) through a cold spell in March 2016.It’s too warm to wear in sheltered glens, and despite [...]

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Haglofs Canoe Spey Descent

Thanks to the  Haglofs team (Gus, Graham and Tim) plus the guys at G2 Outdoors in Aviemore for a fantastic introduction to Canadian style Canoe touring with a 3 day guided descent of the Spey. We got to test out a load of great Haglofs kit on this trip which we shall blog about later. What follows is a [...]

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Haglofs Chalk Pant Review

It’s Maciek again, hello. Earlier this year I acquired a pair of haglofs chalk pants from Gearpest on a good deal with a promise to post a review on the gear. Since I normally don’t make binding statements after one use it took number of escapades to appreciate the features and usefulness of these pants.Haglofs Chalk [...]

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haglofs leo ±0 down sleeping bag review | alaska - mexico

Guest Blog. Originally posted on craicfromtheroad.com Re-blogged here with kind permission. I dragged a Halgofs Leo +-0 down bag over 4000 miles from Anchorage Alaska to Mexico this summer on my touring bike. I didn’t actually drag it; in fact I neatly packed it into one of my rear panniers where it took up a surprisingly small [...]

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Haglofs Gram Comp Jacket Review

Guest Blog. Originally posted on The All Or Nothing Girl. Re-blogged here with kind permission.Haglofs Gram Comp Jacket Womens Since the start of my ultra marathon journey I have felt that I am on a continual search for a solution to the scottish weather. I have fallen many times for various manufacture’s promises that their jacket [...]

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