The Best Synthetic Sleeping Bags Ever Made?

This Spring sees the release of Mountain Hardwear’s new and updated range of Lamina sleeping bags. Over the years the Lamina range has often taken the tag of being the ‘best synthetic bags on the market’ and rightly so. However until now the range has remained largely unchanged and it was about time for Mountain […]

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Three Big Trends In Apparel For Winter 2015/2016

Whilst I was hanging around at the end if the first day at ISPO a couple of guys came up to to me and started asking questions about what I thought of the show and the products I’d seen that day. They weren’t dressed like your typical ISPO visitors and as it turns out were […]

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Community Through Content | Salomon Freeski TV

If ever there was an example of a brand who are prepared to try new things in our industry it would be Salomon. Never ones to shy away from a new concept or technology, they are always pushing things forward and innovating – this season’s new S Lab X-Alp Carbon GTX Boot being a case […]

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The Overview Effect

Overview is a film I first became aware of a couple of years ago and it’s something I keep coming back to again and again. It follows on rather nicely from another video I posted on The Path Less Trodden a while back. Overview is based on a term called the Overview Effect – a […]

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Raising The Bar // Tom Routh And Cohaesive

Simple cord management systems have existed on mountain apparel for decades. First designers captured the loose cord to stop it from being a nuisance, the next step was to retain both the cord and the cord lock so operation was possible with one hand. As the move towards a cleaner look progressed, designers started to […]

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The Dirtbag Diaries

I’m obsessed with images and I’m not the only one. Most of my time spent in the digital world involves engaging with images, either static in the form of photographs, or moving in the form of film. I spend a good part of my life soaking it all up; endless ski and snowboard edits, images […]

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FutureProof | No.1 – The Arc’teryx Lithic Glove

Arc’teryx rightly claim to be the inventors of a multitude of modern construction techniques in mountain clothing and equipment. The water resistant zip, use of lamination and narrow seam tape all originated somewhere in the minds of Arc’teryx designers past and present. Most of these developments have gone on to become industry standards in design […]

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The Dawn Wall And Denali

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s climb on El Cap produced an unprecedented amount of attention from the mainstream British media last week. Almost to the day another seminal moment was happening in climbing, although this one didn’t receive any where near as much coverage from either the climbing specific or mainstream press. At approximately 11am […]

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Community Through Content | The Human Factor

Black Diamond do a brilliant job of representing their brand and the products they make. This article could so easily be about the multiple digital catalogues that they release every season, or about their recent move into clothing. It is, however, about a joint collaboration with another company who also have a progressive approach to […]

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Candide Thovex – One Of Those Days 2

Tired of all those generic GoPro POV’s? Check this out. Candide Thovex has always done things a little differently. His imagination and creativity both on skis and off is clear to see. Make sure you watch this one all the way to end! Candide Thovex grew up in the French ski village of La Clusaz. He […]

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