Reviews and Outdoor Gear News
Outdoor clothing and equipment review articles, video and news items. We review the gear we use regularly, we review gear for other people like UKHillwalking.com, and we go and visit companies we like at their headquarters and at outdoor trade shows.
Submitting Items for Review
We welcome submissions of equipment for review. We review the items whilst working with our clients on our outdoor skills training courses, and on our own adventures. If you think we can put your gear or product through some real-world testing then please get in touch via our Contact Us page.
Our Review Policy
Our policy on outdoor gear reviews is simple – if we review an item and we think it’s good enough to recommend in some way then we will write a review. If it’s terrible we will just send it back to whoever sent it to us for review with some feedback. We have done this in the past!
We do receive some items for free, other items we buy ourselves or acquire in some way. If we have received an item as part of a collaboration with another company or website (for example, with UKHillwalking.com) then it will be mentioned somewhere in the review, usually with a link back to that website.
We use the kit we test in the mountains and forests and spend time trying to break it, get it muddy/wet/dusty and generally give it a hard time. This is why the photos/videos of the equipment tend to show a slightly battered and used item rather than a shiny and clean brand-new product.