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13-Dec-18

Brooks Cascadia 13 trail running shoe review

By Alice Morrison

Brooks once saved my life, or at least my feet. I was doing a world first trek from the Atlas to the Atlantic in 2015 and as it was hiking with tent, supplies etc was wearing my much-loved Scarpa boots.

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04-Dec-18

PHD Hispar 500 Down Sleeping Bag K Series Review

By Alice Morrison

PHD are leaders in the field for making excellent weight-to-warmth ratio sleeping bags and sleeping systems. How much warmth you need at night is a personal thing although some races do specify a minimum weight/specification.

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30-Nov-18

Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ pole review

By Alice Morrison

If I did it again, I’d take poles,” were Gavin Barrett’s words as he finished the Everest Trail Race, a 6 day stage ultra in the Himalaya. I certainly wouldn’t have liked to attempt it without them. In a mountain ultra, poles can help with everything from speed to stability.

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29-Nov-18

PHD Ready Made Wafer Down K Series trousers review

By Alice Morrison

I had often heard of the mythical down trouser, a piece of kit so magical that it could save you from freezing your ass-ets off at even the lowest temperatures, so imagine my delight when the opportunity to try out a pair in suitably chilly (-10ºC) conditions arose.

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28-Nov-18

Rab Microlight Summit Jacket Review

By Alice Morrison

When you need a really warm, light layer to put on after a run, or during if you are in extremely cold conditions, nothing beats a down jacket. They represent instant warmth and can make all the difference to your overall state when you need to keep your core temperature up.

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27-Nov-18

Craft and Rohan base layers reviewed

By Alice Morrison

Winter is coming and it is time to really think about getting all those base layers out and stacked one on the other. I have been checking out one of our often featured brands, Craft, and also Rohan, which I haven’t used for running before but which, of course, are very well established in the hiking and outdoors market.

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05-Dec-18

Virgin Forest Ultra Trail (VFUT) Race Report

By Martin Ilott

The Virgin Forest Ultra Trail (VFUT) is a relatively unknown race outside Greece but offers an extremely challenging trail race through the virgin forests of Northern Greece as far as the Bulgarian border.

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05-Dec-18

Raidlight Hyperlight MP+ Jacket review

By Tim Oliver

At just 115g c is a contender for the lightest waterproof breathable jacket on the market. We put it through its paces around the trails of Chamonix to see if the elusive goal of a truly waterproof breathable 100g jacket has been attained.

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12-Dec-18

On Running Cloudventure shoe review

By Fiona Outdoors

The new On Running Cloudventure shoe series is “made for trail runners on a mission”. The brand states: “Cloudventure is a lightweight, fast and engineered shoe to handle anything the mountains can throw at you, whether you’re going up or down.”

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20-Nov-18

The Everest Trail Race

By Alice Morrison

Got your bucket list out? Good. You are going to need it. If you aren’t clicking on to www.everesttrailrace.co.uk by the end of this piece, then I have not written the race up properly.

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