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Best Ultralight (~100g) Hooded Wind Jacket

Best Ultralight (~100g) Hooded Wind Jacket

Mizuno's Lightweight Hoody Wind Jacket (Kato 2.0) Preface As always, we're looking at the Mizuno Hoody Wind Jacket from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: [...] Read more

Best Sub Zero Trekking Gloves (Combination)

Best Sub Zero Trekking Gloves (Combination)

Sub Zero Trekking Glove Combination Part 1. Dexterity Preface This review is for people who spend extended time in the mountains during winter and will be most relevant for those who expect to use an [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Balaclava (Face Mask, Neck Gaiter)

Best Cold Weather Balaclava (Face Mask, Neck Gaiter)

Pyua's Flash Balaclava Preface As always, we're looking at the Pyua Flash Balaclava from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. The Flash Balaclava is available in two sizes: [...] Read more

Best Lightweight Beanie for Dynamic Activities (~50g)

Best Lightweight Beanie for Dynamic Activities (~50g)

Bergans of Norway's Varde Beanie Preface As always, we're looking at the Bergans Varde Beanie from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Head circumference: [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Beanie Hat (Under 70g)

Best Cold Weather Beanie Hat (Under 70g)

Mountain Equipment's Plain Knitted Beanie Preface As always, we're looking at the Mountain Equipment Plain Knitted Beanie from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 300g) Waterproof Jacket

Best Lightweight (Under 300g) Waterproof Jacket

Keela's Saxon Waterproof Jacket Preface As always, we're looking at the Keela Saxon from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Chest 42", Waist 33", Height: [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 150g) Trekking T-Shirt

Best Lightweight (Under 150g) Trekking T-Shirt

Ronhill's Advance (Momentum) Zip Tee Preface Ronhill have replaced their Advance range with Momentum. There are some minor differences between the Advance and Momentum zip tees and we're checking [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 150g) Baselayer

Best Lightweight (Under 150g) Baselayer

Helly Hansen's Dry Revolution / Dry Elite 2.0 Baselayers Preface Helly Hansen's Dry Revolution and Dry Elite baselayers are different releases of ostensibly the same item, with the Dry Elite 2.0 [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Baselayer

Best Cold Weather Baselayer

Bergans of Norway's Akeleie Half Zip Baselayer Preface As always, we're looking at the Bergans Akeleie Half Zip from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: [...] Read more

Best Midweight (~700g) Insulated Jacket

Best Midweight (~700g) Insulated Jacket

Keela's Belay Smock Preface As always, we're looking at the Keela Belay Smock from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Chest 42", Waist 33", Height: 5ft 8" [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Insulated Jacket

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Insulated Jacket

Mountain Equipment's Compressor Hooded Jacket 2014 Preface As always, we're looking at the Mountain Equipment Compressor Jacket from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Softshell Jacket

Best Lightweight (Under 400g) Softshell Jacket

Mountain Hardwear's Super Chockstone Jacket Preface As always, we're looking at the Super Chockstone from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Chest 42", [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (~200g) Thermal Sleepwear Top

Best Lightweight (~200g) Thermal Sleepwear Top

Odlo's Warm Originals Sports Underwear Crew Preface As always, we're looking at the Odlo Warm Originals Sports Underwear Crew from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test [...] Read more

Best Lightweight (Under 300g) Softshell Pull-on

Best Lightweight (Under 300g) Softshell Pull-on

Rab's Boreas Pull-on Hoodie Preface As always, we're looking at the Rab Boreas from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Chest 42", Waist 33", Height: 5ft 8" [...] Read more


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