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The Original Outdoors Blog

We’ve had a blog page on the Original Outdoors site ever since, well, we’ve HAD a website. The posts are a random mixture of UK-centric outdoor articles, opinion pieces, trip reports, gear reviews and even some video tutorials.

Most of the reviews are written by Richard Prideaux, with occasional blog posts by guest writers and contributors.

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Outdoor Gear Reviews

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    REVIEW: Keela Merino Long Sleeve Top
    January 12, 2020 by
    I only discovered Merino baselayers a few years ago when I picked up a long sleeved tee in the sales. I wore it so much that Christmas resulted in a second slightly heavier weight long sleeved tee ended up in my wardrobe. These two have served me well and given me a real love for merino wool which has stretched to my feet also. When the opportunity arose to invest in a Keela Merino long sleeve top, nothing could stand in my way. Continue reading ...
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  • helikon edc side bag review
    REVIEW: Helikon EDC Side Bag
    November 19, 2019 by
    Shoulder bags are often the unloved stepchild of tactical and utilitarian outdoor gear. They have to function well in that narrow range between “just put it in your pocket” and “you’ll need a rucksack”. I do use them, but they have to work hard to earn their place in my kit loadout. Continue reading ...
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  • omnitorch review uk
    REVIEW: Polymath Products OmniTorch
    November 19, 2019 by
    A few weeks ago I was asked a very pertinent question: “Do you really need another sodding torch?” Open on my browser was the page on the TRC Outdoors website for the Polymath Products OmniTorch – a cube-shaped LED cliplight with multiple attachment options. I have enough LED lighting scattered around the office and my truck to light up the Western Hemisphere. Do I need to spend £12.99 on another lighting source? Continue reading ...
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    REVIEW: TRC Outdoors Cierzo Shirt and Timmy Hat
    September 10, 2019 by
    I’ve been aware of UK veteran-owned brand TRC Outdoors for a while, so when Brian from surveillance and fieldcraft specialists Kamouflage Ltd offered to send me the TRC Outdoors Cierzo shirt and Timmy hat to try out over the summer I was happy to help out. I had the opportunity to try them both out over the last few weeks on some of our Outdoor Professional courses and a few mountain trips. This review is based on that use in the mountains and forests of North and Mid Wales and a few Scottish excursions. Continue reading ...
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  • mountain equipment firefly
    REVIEW: Mountain Equipment Firefly Down Sleeping Bag
    May 22, 2019 by
    I reviewed the 2019 Mountain Equipment Firefly down sleeping bag for UK outdoor news and discussion site It’s small, light and cleverly designed – but is it warm enough for a Welsh spring? Continue reading ...
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