Kit reviews

The links will turn red when they go live, but here is a list of what I intend to post about:


Golite Jam 50 (sadly now discontinued … try the very similar Nigor Zero G)

Osprey Talon 44 (unisex – the women’s model is the Tempest 40)

Osprey Aura 35 (sadly now discontinued – try the new Atmos/Aura AG or the Stratos/Sirrus models, or the unisex Exos)

Osprey Tempest 30 (the men’s version is the Talon 33)

Lowe Alpine Eclipse series

Osprey Tempest 20 (the men’s version is the Talon 22)



Salomon X-Ultra trail shoes

Teva Terra Fi and Terra Fi Lite

Birkenstock EVA Madrid slip-on sandals

Rain gear: 

Altus Atmospheric and Rainlight Poncho (or the very similar Vaude Hiking)

Helsport poncho (or the very similar Snugpak Patrol Poncho)

Waterproof gaiters – Initial thoughts

Dirty Girl gaiters (UK stockist) – Initial thoughts

Sleeping bags:

Lightweight and not so lightweight bags – Snugpak Travelpak Traveller

Alpkit Cloud Cover review


Fitbit activity trackers Flex / Charge / Charge HR