Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Agloves hands-on

    By 2 February 2011

    Unless you’re reading this in sunnier climes, it’s cold outside. So cold that you’ve been forced to stop using your phone when you’re out and about for fear of your fingers falling off. If that sounds familiar, don’t panic, it’s a problem...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Mizuno Wave Creation 8 running trainers review

    By 22 September 2007

    As the kids start back at school you've probably thought now is your time to get fit again for the winter. If you haven't nevermind, we've been out testing the Mizuno Wave Creation 8's on your behalf. Good or bad? Read on to find out. Lightweight and...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    New Balance 857 running trainers review

    By 30 June 2007

    When your favourite training shoe is withdrawn, redesigned and replaced, it often sparks panic buying of all remaining stock in the right size. Well, when the NB854 vanished off the shelves to be replaced with the 857, we collectively raised our overpronating...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Burton Gore-Tex authentic denim jeans and Jacket review

    By 25 June 2007

    Jeans are great aren’t they? Staple of your wardrobe, but they carry one major flaw; get them wet and they are a bugger to deal with. So what's the solution? Waterproof them with Gore-Tex of course. That's exactly what Burton, the snowboarding firm,...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Patagonia Vagabond walking boots review

    By 11 March 2007

    Patagonia have a long history when it comes to outdoor equipment. Recently their attention has turned to reducing the impact of their products on the environment – we laced up their green Vagabond waterproof walking boots and stepped into the great...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Asics Gel-Noosa Tri shoes review

    By 23 September 2006

    The Asics Gel-Noosa Tri is a triathlon shoe through and through. For those that don’t know, Noosa, on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, hosts a race each year. This race, and the Great Barrier Reef, inspired the funky colours for the shoes. Triathletes...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Merrell Waterpro Ultra-Sport shoes review

    By 29 July 2006

    Merrell have long been adorning the feet of trendy clubbers and outdoors people alike. Merrell’s new Waterpro Ultra-Sport is firmly aimed at those with a penchant for watersports. We go wet and wild to test them out. Coming from Merrell, the first thing...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Merrell Chameleon II Leather walking shoes review

    By 9 July 2006

    With the summer now fully upon us, what better excuse than some decent weather to head for the hills and do some walking. Merrell, long-time maker of walking and trail shoes thinks its latest offering, the Merrell Chameleon II Leather, are the answer...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Foska Bones Training Jacket review

    By 1 April 2006

    If there is one thing that you don’t want to do whilst it is cold and dark it’s ride your bike. The wind, the rain, the smug motorists all add up to a pretty miserable experience. Foska want to help change that with their Bones training jacket. Finding...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Salomon XA Raid Tights and Raid Series T review

    By 28 January 2006

    When it comes to running there is only one rule - your clothing can’t get in the way. That’s it. If you can feel it, if it tickles, if it gets wet, if it rubs, then it is wrong. I’m happy to say that the Salomon Raid tights and T shirt performed...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Adidas_1 running shoes review

    By 21 January 2006

    A running shoe is a running shoe isn’t it? Well Adidas has opted to go one further than most and fitted its latest running shoe with a microprocessor, but can a computer really help you run better? The first impression of the Adidas_1 Intelligence Level...

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Salomon XA PRO 3D running shoes review

    By 4 January 2006

    With the new year here it's time to dust off that Christmas fat and get back on the exercise regime again. Can the Salomon XA PRO 3D help you? We get running to find out. It's never too early to start getting in shape for the summer, but rather than head...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    ONeill H2 series CommEnt Jacket review

    By 26 August 2005

    Adding to the H2 smart clothing range, the CommEnts jacket offers a tantalising combination of style, function and technology. Like the rucksacks in the CommEnts range, the core of the jackets operating system is the H2 control hub, operated by the left-arm...

  • Sports Fitness 0.5 out of 5

    Reebok Pump 2 running trainers review

    By 23 August 2005

    Eight out of ten people wear trainers for the sake of appearance rather than sport, says the latest research from the sportswear industry. So why has Reebok spent four years and many millions of dollars developing the Pump 2, a technologically superior...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Salomon motion 8 Ti review

    By 2 February 2005

    Inline skating seems to be catching on in the UK and the skates once basic and simple are becoming more gadgety than ever, so pocket-lint did the honourable thing, donned a pair of the latest Salomon Motion 8 Ti’s and headed out to the park to see if...