Review: Solestar Hiking insoles

I was recently sent a pair of Solestar Hiking insoles for review and I was keen to try these out on the hills to see if they actually worked. I finally got to try them out at the weekend on Streap; a rugged Scottish mountain in the Western Highlands. Overview: Standard insoles in walking boots …

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Review: Olight i1R EOS LED keychain light

The brand new Olight i1R EOS LED tiny keychain light arrived in June for review, with the nights now drawing in and autumn almost here I thought now is the ideal opportunity to review this torch. What's in the box? The i1R EOS comes in a small white box, giving the impression that you're buying …

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Review: Suunto Core All Black watch

I always quite liked the idea of owning a watch that told me what height I was at. But the price of these watches put me off. I ended up buying a Casio Twin Sensor Compass watch, which I can't complain about, it's an excellent watch. But it lacks the altimeter. I finally made the decision to get an altimeter watch and the brand Sunnto would …

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Review: CNF Outdoors (aka Sherwood Leisure)

If you're reading this blog, then I hope you haven't bought anything from a company called CNF (www.cnfoutdoors.co.uk). If you haven't, then don't. If you have, please read on.  (The business also trades under Sherwoodleisure.co.uk) After a Google search on a particular make and model of sleeping bag, I purchased a bag from CNF for …

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