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Category: Product tests and reviews

Test/Review: Mountain Warehouse Merino Explorer Socks
[ 0 ] July 23, 2014

Test/Review: Mountain Warehouse Merino Explorer Socks

When it comes to choice of footwear, including socks, it never pays to cut corners. Whether you’re a casual weekend walker or someone who is on their feet from first thing in the morning until last thing at night, poor selection of kit will only end in tears (often, quite literally if your blisters are [...]

How To Select A Set Of Sticks
[ 0 ] June 7, 2014

How To Select A Set Of Sticks

  Tripods can often be a much-overlooked item in the photographer’s arsenal. So simple in design – essentially, they comprise just three adjustable legs and a method of attaching a camera to the top of a centre column – yet there are many times when using one can mean the difference between securing a great shot and missing a [...]

Episode #141 – Woodland Tarp Testing
[ 0 ] February 24, 2014

Episode #141 – Woodland Tarp Testing

This week: I’m sheltering in the woods whilst testing kit. I recently headed out to one of my local woodlands in pouring rain and blustery wind, all set to put some recently-received kit through its paces. But how did I get on? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Ultimate Survival Technologies B.A.S.E. [...]

Test/Review: My MiniMap
[ 0 ] February 21, 2014

Test/Review: My MiniMap

I first came across My MiniMap via a random message on Twitter. Intrigued by their product, a couple more messages were sent back and forth and within a few short days, the map I requested arrived for me to put through its paces. So, just what is My MiniMap? Well, as the name suggests, it [...]

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go
[ 0 ] February 17, 2014

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go

This week: I’m talking about how I keep my devices going whilst on location. Pre-charging one’s camera batteries etc is all very well, but what happens when they begin to fail when you’re off-grid? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 12v solar panel TAP article – The Power To [...]

Test/Review: Peli 0945 Memory Card Case
[ 0 ] January 22, 2014

Test/Review: Peli 0945 Memory Card Case

Ah, the humble memory card case. It really doesn’t get the praise it deserves – especially when you consider just what it’s required to do. Day in, day out, these little boxes are the first line of defence when keeping our cards – and often by default, our captured images – safe. A lot of [...]

Flummoxed By Filters? This Should Help!
[ 0 ] October 31, 2013

Flummoxed By Filters? This Should Help!

Given that my Filters Buyers Guide has been so well received over on the Wex Blog (10,000+ views at the time of writing), I thought I’d share the link here, for the benefit of those of you who maybe haven’t seen it yet. Filters are curious things. So simple in their design and yet to the [...]

Test/Review: Thermos Ultimate Stainless Steel Flask
[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

Test/Review: Thermos Ultimate Stainless Steel Flask

As temperatures begin to head southwards, thoughts must surely turn towards preparing for a comfortable autumn/winter. I make no apologies for the fact that I jump at the chance of heading outdoors in the cooler weather – either for professional activities or with my family. For anyone willing to brave the cold, apart from clothing [...]

Writing For Wex Photographic (Bag Buying Guide)
[ 0 ] August 9, 2013

Writing For Wex Photographic (Bag Buying Guide)

  If you’ve been keeping track of my various Facebook and Twitter activities, you will no doubt have picked up on some rather exciting news. So, for those of you who aren’t aware… It gives me great pleasure to tell you that as of this month, I will be a regular contributor to the Wex Photographic [...]

Test/Review: Hi-Tec Para Boot
[ 10 ] July 9, 2013

Test/Review: Hi-Tec Para Boot

As it looks like the summer has finally reached us in a convincing fashion, now would be a good time to reflect back on a product which I’ve been using regularly throughout the past months – the Hi-Tec Para Boot. The first thing you notice about the Para is undoubtedly its colour and rugged construction [...]

Test/Review: Lichfield Deluxe Walking Poles
[ 0 ] May 15, 2013

Test/Review: Lichfield Deluxe Walking Poles

Walking poles are curious things. The more informed amongst us know that there are many health benefits associated with using them (increased cardio workout, pressure relief for joints, improved posture etc) – but they are the sort of things that tend to be a love/hate item. Myself, I tend to use walking poles mostly a) [...]

Test/Review: Water-To-Go Filtration System
[ 2 ] April 16, 2013

Test/Review: Water-To-Go Filtration System

When you consider the statistics, the importance of using and consuming clean water when on location really shouldn’t be taken lightly. For example – among other dangerous substances, Lead and Chlorine traces can be found in almost all drinking water in Europe and the US. And last year, there were 163,000 UK complaints about water/food illness [...]