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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

Best Cold Weather (Sub Zero) Sleeping Mat

Best Cold Weather (Sub Zero) Sleeping Mat

Multimat's Expedition Summit Compact 38S Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat Preface As always, we're looking at the Multimat Expedition Summit 38S from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Insulated Jacket

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Insulated Jacket

Mountain Equipment's Rampart Hooded Jacket Preface We recently wrote a post about synthetic insulation titled "A Fraud of Meaningless Measures" which serves as a companion piece to this review. It, [...] Read more

Insulation: A Fraud of Meaningless Measures

Insulation: A Fraud of Meaningless Measures

Synthetic Insulation: Warm ... but compared to what? Preface This is probably the topic (and there are a few) that, above all others, bothers me most about the outdoor industry. I wrote about this to [...] Read more

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