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Scramble News (July 2021)

Scramble News (July 2021)

Summer Kit Tests 2020, 2021 & Much More In this post we're going to preview the upcoming Summer Kit Test 2021, provide some product, site and store updates and bookend all that with a look back [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 300g) Softshell Pull-On

Best Lightweight (Under 300g) Softshell Pull-On

Rab's Borealis Pull-On (Hooded Softshell) Preface Rab updated their Boreas Pull-on for 2018 renaming it the Borealis Pull-On. Unlike many upgrades in recent times (that have proven to break something [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 350g) Softshell Trousers

Best Lightweight (Under 350g) Softshell Trousers

Mountain Equipment's Comici Softshell Pants Preface As always, we're looking at the M.E. Comici trousers from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. This review comes with a [...] Read more

Scramble News (June 2020)

Scramble News (June 2020)

Summer Kit Test 2020 & Other Stuff In this post we're going to preview the upcoming Summer Kit Test and provide some product, site and store updates. Updated: 10/07/20 Contents Preview: Summer [...] Read more

Notes On Rations, Supplements & Energy Metabolism

Notes On Rations, Supplements & Energy Metabolism

Food: A Work In Progress Last Updated: 20/05/20 Please note that Part 2 is very much a work in progress and likely to change. However, the basic principles are there and when we're happy with an [...] Read more

Notes On Long Distance Footwear

Notes On Long Distance Footwear

Preface If you spend your whole time walking along designated paths, then there may not be too much of relevance in this article. If however, you have a more "as the crow flies" approach to distance [...] Read more

Best Trekking Knife (and Backup)

Best Trekking Knife (and Backup)

Ka-Bar's Dozier Folding Hunter (Drop Point) Preface In this review we're looking at two knives. The main one is Scramble's official recommendation (a consensus opinion) and the backup is the editor's [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Baselayer(s)

Best Cold Weather Baselayer(s)

Honours Shared: Two Great Baselayers from Norway Preface As always, we're looking at the Bergans of Norway Akeleie Half Zip and the Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Seamless Half Zip from the point of view [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Trekking Cap

Best Cold Weather Trekking Cap

Mountain Equipment's Tuolumne Softshell Cap Preface As always, we're looking at the Mountain Equipment Tuolumne from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Head [...] Read more

Best Head Torches, Headlamps (Budget & Sub Zero Lighting)

Best Head Torches, Headlamps (Budget & Sub Zero Lighting)

Torches, Batteries and the Cold Preface In this review we're going to depart from our normal format as we're looking at multiple options which may be mixed and matched depending on conditions, [...] Read more

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