Gear Reviews

Suunto Traverse GPS

Here is a list of posts on review of gear I’ve used and tested, as well as more general comments/feedback of gear in use.

  • TKSTAR TK905 GPS Tracker – see post here
  • Suunto Traverse GPS watch – see post here
  • Gear Thoughts…a weight off my mind – see post here
  • Osprey Mutant 38 pack – see post here
  • Shiny new gear – see post here
  • The Alps – Some Kit Thoughts – see post here
  • Rab Cirrus windshirt – see post here
  • Memory Map for iPhone – see post here
  • Suunto Core – see First Look post here and update post here
  • Mountain Equipment Astron hoody – see post here
  • OMM Villain 45+10 pack – see post here

Recent #review posts

How to Watch TV in your Campervan

Whilst many of us like to get away in our campervans, a bit of TV does no harm whether its keeping up with the news, keeping the kids occupied or helping while away dark winter evenings.  But what are the options for receiving/watching TV in your campervan when you’re out Read More …


Self-Install GPS Tracker for your Campervan or Motorhome

With an apparent increase of motorhome/campervan thefts, security is a hot topic on Facebook groups/forums and GPS trackers are a commonly discussed option. Approved trackers, professionally installed and monitored, are often mandated by insurance companies for high-value vehicles. But cheap self-install options are available. Some will say GPS trackers are a waste of Read More …


FitBark – Dog Activity & Sleep Tracker Review

FitBark is small waterproof activity and sleep tracker for dogs. Many of us are used to tracking our own activity with an ever-increasing range of trackers from Fitbit, Garmin etc. as well as step-counters that are native on most smartphones. I already use an Apple Watch myself so I’m used Read More …

Suunto Traverse

Suunto Traverse GPS watch – First Impressions Review

I was one of several people to have recently been invited by Suunto to test and review their new Suunto Traverse GPS watch. As a long term user of a Suunto Core that usually accompanies me on my outdoor adventures I was curious to see whether the addition of GPS Read More …


Gear Thoughts – A Weight off my mind

You can’t manage what you can’t measure is one of my work mantras, and so it should be true when considering how to lighten my backpacking load.   Un-packing from my Lakes trip I decided to grab the kitchen scales and for the first time weigh my gear in a Read More …


Kit n Stuff

NeoAir – having to revert to using my old Thermarest Prolite last weekend reminded me a) how comfortable and warm the Neo Air is and b) that I still need to repair it after it mysteriously developed a 1 inch rip/cut it.   Ok, its a little narrow and there extra Read More …

Osprey Mutant 38 - loaded for winter

Osprey Mutant 38 pack – Long Term Review

Sometimes it takes a while to truly appreciate things and so it has been with my Osprey Mutant pack. Like a trusty old pair of boots the Mutant has been my default go-to pack for the past two years. Whether its backpacking through Vietnam or Cuba, wildcamping in Wales, scaling Read More …


Panasonic LX-5 Firmware Update

Slightly off-topic, but a decent camera is a key part of an outdoor bloggers armoury.  I purchased the Panasonic LX-5 last summer just before the trip to the Alps and it rewarded me with some great pictures. One year on it’s common for camera models to have been superseded once, Read More …


What to do in a Deluge!

Pop on your Berghaus Deluge waterproof overtrousers of course!!  I’ve just received a pair to review from Go Outdoors, which was actually rather timely. Waterproof trousers are one of those items that I’ve never quite got round to replacing – a £15 unbranded nylon pair have sat in the bottom Read More …


Shiny New Gear!!

After what seems a self-imposed dearth of new gear the sun eventually affected my sense of sensibility and I finally succumbed to a few bits of shiny new gear…. Jetboil Sol I first blogged about the new Sol range last summer when Jetboil first announced them, but they have been a long Read More …