The North Face Summit Series Relaunch

The winter 2015 / 2016 season is in full swing. To be honest I’m not excited about a whole lot out there at the moment but I felt I had to just do a short piece on The North Face Summit Series – a range that has had a big overhaul for this winter. The […]

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One To Watch – Maloja

Named after the tiny and beautiful one lift wonder village in the Swiss Alps, Maloja have been quietly building momentum over the past few years. With roots in Germany, Maloja manage to blend both function and lifestyle aesthetics into a range of garments that are aimed at the modern multi sport activist who wants a […]

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TREW Go Direct

TREW hail from Oregon in the United States, a place with a rich outdoor culture and strong history when it comes to sports and outdoor design and production. They first appeared on the scene nearly a decade ago with a fresh looking take on ski and snowboard wear. By their own admission, TREW try to […]

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Community Through Content | Rab

Until recently I’ve never been particularly drawn towards anything Rab have done as a brand. Apart from the sleeping bag range, which has always been exceptional, I’ve never really managed to get excited about the brand and its products that much. These days, although I’m still not necessarily drawn to them over any other brand, […]

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All-Time Design | No.2 – The Salomon XA Pro Shoe

All-Time Design is a new series on the Path Less Trodden which highlights the products and technologies in our industry that have had a major influence on others. It looks at design signatures that start trends and pervade through time. All-Time Design is a sister series to FutureProof. FutureProof predicts what will be classic, All-Time […]

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Patagonia Target Dirty Denim

In another chapter in the company’s long history of introducing environmentally sound practices to the industry, Patagonia recently launched their new range of jeans that are produced in a more sustainable way than conventional demin legwear. Denim, they say, is ‘dirty business’ and a justifiable target on which to focus their attention. Patagonia claim that […]

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All-Time Design | No.1 – The Norrona Lofoten Jacket

All-Time Design is a new series on the Path Less Trodden which highlights the products and technologies in our industry that have had a major influence on others. It looks at design signatures that start trends and pervade through time. All-Time Design is a sister series to FutureProof. FutureProof predicts what will be classic, All-Time […]

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FutureProof | No.2 – The North Face FuseForm Technology

A decade or so ago when The North Face first really started to appear on the high street as much as on the hills, there was a strong feeling amongst many in the industry that they had sold out, gone fashion, or whatever. Back then I used to think that was a little unfair. As […]

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Three Big Trends In Equipment For Winter 2015/2016

Following on from this post which looked at apparel trends for winter 2015 / 2016, I’m going to take a look at what’s going on with where equipment is concerned next winter. As is often the case during the winter season, most of the big product stories and developments through the industry originated in the […]

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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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