Montane Switch gloves

These two-in-one gloves are a great investment says Neil Braidwood. Mitts or gloves? It’s a question often asked, as most people know that mitts are warmer, because when your fingers…

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Walking in Lanzarote

Neil Braidwood heads to the Canary Islands to stretch his legs in warmer climes. The Spanish island of Lanzarote is made up of more than 300 volcanoes, dormant and extinct.…

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HJ Hall ProTrek Mountain Climb socks

Neil Braidwood found these hiking socks cosy and comfortable. ‘Honest’ John Hall has been making socks since 1882. Originally creating quality hosiery for farmers, the original Scottish wool half-hose socks…

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Unremembered Places (book extract)

Long-time friend of Outdoor Gear Navigator, Patrick Baker has a new book out exploring the mysteries behind the Scottish landscape. Here is an exclusive extract. It is hard to believe…

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Dagsmejan Balance sleepwear

Comfortable and clever, these new pyjamas help control your temperature. I am a restless sleeper. I tend to get too hot in bed, and then I have to throw off…

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Five of the best: Stargazing in Scotland

The dark sky ‘movement’ is gathering pace in Scotland, with a host of sites now recognised as offering impressive views of the night sky. Here are five of the best.…

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Kathmandu RFIDtech Men’s Shirt

Smart long sleeve travel shirt keeps your stuff safe and you looking good. As technology advances, criminals are finding new ways to steal your stuff. Not physical things like phones…

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A walk of two halves on Arran

He may not have seen a geological wonder, but Don Currie did get up close and personal with an unwelcoming raptor. Allow me to share with you a walk of…

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Cycling on the Isle of Islay

Neil Braidwood takes to the slow lane as he pedals around the island of Islay. The Isle of Islay is known as the Queen of the Hebrides. Devilishly difficult to…

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