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Category: Product tests and reviews

Test/Review: Paramo Katmai Light Shirt
[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

Test/Review: Paramo Katmai Light Shirt

One of the conditions I always stipulate for any item considered for Test/Review is that it must be something I would use in the course of my activities. So as you might imagine, items of clothing which will keep me comfortable as I go about my business are always of interest. Roll back some months [...]

Test/Review: Rab Latok Jacket (Initial Thoughts)
[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

Test/Review: Rab Latok Jacket (Initial Thoughts)

Well, winter is properly with us now and as you know, it’s one of my favourite times of the year. Much aside from the outdoor opportunities it presents, there is the added bonus that I get to test some great and interesting items of kit as the temperature drops and ‘bad weather’ sets in. Towards [...]

Nikwax Blog & Newsletter Feature – Part 1
[ 0 ] October 28, 2014

Nikwax Blog & Newsletter Feature – Part 1

I’ve been aware of Nikwax and their products for many years. Back in my school and college days, I had a Saturday job in a local ski/outdoors shop (no surprises there, then!), where I used to sell the stuff. Nikwax’s range of waterproofing/cleaning products is ever-expanding. But even way back when, a best seller was [...]

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 [...]