Vaude Roccia Gauntlet Gloves

Feature rich and perfect for snow and high altitude conditions The quality of these gauntlet-style gloves is brilliant. Leather fingers and palms, plenty of padding, a carabiner to keep them…

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Teko Compression Socks

Not just for pregnant women and old people, compression socks are popular in the sporting world too, finds Neil Braidwood. Compression socks are a common sight at many runs these…

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Ruffwear Aira rain jacket

Neil Braidwood find this new waterproof jacket a great fit – for a dog. Our Springer Spaniel Ruby doesn't stay clean and dry on walks in the country or in…

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ThermoNet Buff

The versatile head/neck/face warmer gets even better. We all know Buffs. They’re everywhere. Easy to carry, slip on, slip off. Wear it your way – round your neck or round…

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MSR Freelite 2 lightweight tent

Compact tent ideal for backpacking. MSR (Mountain Safety Research) has been around since the sixties, when it was just a simple newsletter promoting safety in the hills. Today the company…

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Lifeventure Thermolite Stretch Liner

Lightweight sleeping bag liner can be used on its own in warmer weather. Sleeping bag liners are often overlooked by many wild campers – it’s something else to carry, and…

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Primetech stove set 1.3l

Recently upgraded integrated cookware from Swedish stalwart doesn’t disappoint. I am a big fan of the Primus range. The quality is always superb, and everything is cleverly thought out. This…

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Inov-8 Roclite 315 GTX trail running shoes

These robust classic trail shoes have become a new winter favourite with Neil Braidwood I confess. I hated cross-country running at school, bunking off to my mate Richard’s house whenever…

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6 of the best: cookware

You’ve put the tent up, you’re tired and hungry, and now you want your cookware to perform. Neil Braidwood lifts the lid on some smart sets. Sea to Summit XPot…

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Terra Nova Blizzard 2 tent

Lightweight year round tunnel tent with loads of features. Three pre-shaped colour-coded alloy poles slot into the correct colour sleeves on the Stormtex flysheet. The inner tent is already attached,…

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