Walking archive

  • Merrell Chameleon Wrap Ventilator walking shoe review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Merrell Chameleon Wrap Ventilator walking shoe review

    By 21 December 2007

    Merrell's latest shoe, the Merrell Chameleon promises to give you a dry walk no matter what the conditions, but does it? We get hiking to find out. A cross between a trail runner and a multi-sport shoe, the Merrell Chameleon Wrap Ventilator is a lightweight...

  • Craghoppers to launch iPod-enabled "Future" jacket
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    Craghoppers to launch iPod-enabled "Future" jacket

    By 24 July 2007

    Manchester-based Craghoppers are the latest company to get involved in some iPod-loving wearable tech clothing. Unlike, M&S's recent iPod-happy suit for city slickers, this most recent offering is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts - the UK’s first...

  • Osprey's NEW Resource Series
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    Osprey's NEW Resource Series

    By 2 May 2007

    Going green is building momentum amongst the suppliers of outdoor equipment. Osprey’s new Resource Series made from 70% recycled materials by content will launch this ISPO. The six products in the Resource Series (four day packs and two courier packs)...

  • Lifeventure launches funky range of Trek Towels
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    Lifeventure launches funky range of Trek Towels

    By 27 March 2007

    Lifeventure’s funky range of soft fibre Trek Towels looks cool and are practical to boot. They come in three colours and designs: pink, blue and grey/green. All towels feature Lifeventure’s odour-preventative antibacterial formula. Trek Towels have...

  • Blacks Technicals range made with eVent fabrics
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    Blacks Technicals range made with eVent fabrics

    By 21 March 2007

    Blacks is breaking new ground in outdoor clothing by bringing eVent fabrics technology to stores across the UK, with their exclusive Technicals range. This new range has been tested and developed in conjunction with teams from Mountain Rescue England...

  • Patagonia Vagabond walking boots review
    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...

  • Berghaus Infinity Light now available for women
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    Berghaus Infinity Light now available for women

    By 7 February 2007

    A great addition to the highly popular Infinity range, the Infinity Light Jacket for women is filled with PrimaLoft synthetic insulation. The jacket is a windproof, shower resistant, insulated pull-on and is available from spring/summer 2007. Thanks to...

  • Merrell Spirit Tibet High boots for women
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    Merrell Spirit Tibet High boots for women

    By 21 November 2006

    Keep your toes toasty as you head to the slopes in the snug Spirit Tibet High - ideal for those looking for a casual snow boot with a twist. Premium soft leather, with distinctive leather and toggle fastening, is combined with Polartec lining and spun...

  • Anquet Maps review
    Sports Fitness 2.5 out of 5

    Anquet Maps review

    By 13 November 2006

    The key to a good romp through the countryside is planning. Planning your route can be almost as big a part of a country ramble as the walking itself. Anquet believe they have the software for the job; we pull on our walking boots to find out. Anquet...

  • Raichle All Degree Lite GTX for men and women
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    Raichle All Degree Lite GTX for men and women

    By 8 November 2006

    Raichle (say Rye-kley), the top-end Swiss outdoor footwear manufacturer, has developed the All Degree Lite GTX for men and women at the introductory end of its mountaineering range. So confident are they that this boot cuts it, that they have introduced...

  • Feel the Torque with PrimaLoft insulated Mountain Hardwear jacket
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    Feel the Torque with PrimaLoft insulated Mountain Hardwear jacket

    By 26 October 2006

    Mountain Hardwear’s Torque jacket benefits from PrimaLoft insulation, which is second to none. Waterproof and insulated, the Torque provides technical detailing specifically designed for snowsports eliminating the need for a heavy mid-layer. PrimaLoft...

  • Primus launches innovative state-of-the-art Primelite head torches
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    Primus launches innovative state-of-the-art Primelite head torches

    By 4 October 2006

    Primus – the camping stove innovator – has produced a four-strong range of head torches which hit the high street this season: all are supplied with a light bag for in-tent illumination. The top of the range, using Luxeon LEDs for more effective light...

  • Allrounder by Mephisto 2006 autumn and winter collections
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    Allrounder by Mephisto 2006 autumn and winter collections

    By 28 September 2006

    With more than 40 years of shoemaking experience and an outstanding technical understanding of the manufacturing of hiking footwear, the line is made with the finest materials and components and is equipped with the numerous high-performance and comfort...

  • Rab launches PrimaLoft-filled Generator Smock
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    Rab launches PrimaLoft-filled Generator Smock

    By 11 September 2006

    Derbyshire-based Rab is launching the lightweight Generator Smock this autumn. At 340g it is lighter than its hugely popular sister – the Rab Photon - and is a great piece of kit for any outdoor activity. It uses high-tech PrimaLoft synthetic insulation...

  • Merrell Waterpro Ultra-Sport shoes review
    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...

  • Merrell Chameleon II Leather walking shoes review
    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...

  • Hot Allrounder shoes from Mephisto
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    Hot Allrounder shoes from Mephisto

    By 7 June 2006

    Mephisto prides itself on quality footwear and their Allrounder range is no exception. Just stepping into their New Bond Street “Concept Store” gives off the impression that you are somewhere special. Mephisto is all about walking – their aim to...

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    Berghaus wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2006

    By 26 April 2006

    Berghaus has been recognised by the Queen’s Awards, one of the most prestigious business awards in the UK, as a winner in the Innovation Category for design and technical developments in outdoor products. Announced each year on the Queen’s birthday,...

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    Gore redefines the notion of comfort for outdoor activities

    By 30 March 2006

    Gore-Tex has always been recognised as a market leader in outdoor fabrics, providing protection from the elements with breathability. New Comfort Mapping technology builds on that reputation, with the needs of different parts of the body catered for with...

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    The Ordnance Survey Outdoor Show 2006

    By 17 March 2006

    The show is being held this weekend 17-19 March at the NEC in Birmingham. If you are into the outdoors, then the show cannot be missed - and all the big names will be there to display their wares, from Aquapac to Zigar. Packed into the NEC in Birmingham,...

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    Rainlegs – the commuter's solution?

    By 31 January 2006

    The people at Rainlegs think they have the answer to your problems in the wet with a new and innovative form of rain gear. Rainlegs protect the upper legs against rain, wind and the cold. They have been manufactured from wind- and water-resistant parachute...