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GR_June2022_GlacierHoodie

Review by Tony Lourens As fleeces jackets go, the Glacier Pro is near perfect. It can be worn as an outer fleece in chilly conditions, and as a mid-layer when things start getting nasty. It has a great, slim fit that is super comfy and cosy. Manufactured from recycled Polartec fleece, the Glacier Pro is …

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GR_June2022_ThermoballEcoHoodie

Review by Patsy Lourens For its size and weight, you would be hard pushed to find another jacket that does a better job than the Eco Hoodie. It’s a synthetic jacket that feels and behaves like a down jacket – keeps you just as warm, and compresses really small. But, with the added advantage of …

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GR_June2022_Coefficient Hoody

Review by Tony Lourens To be honest, it is difficult to know where to start with a review of the Coefficient – there are so many good qualities! You will know exactly what I mean when you put it on. If ever there was a light base or mid-layer designed specifically for climbing, then this …

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GR_June2022_Moji Latern

Review by Tony Lourens I know I stand the risk of showing my age, but I remember well taking those blue gas lamp thingies up into the hills. Making sure that those fragile filaments stayed intact, changing gas canisters and keeping them sheltered from the wind and so on . . . what a pain …

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GR_June2022_Spot400R

Review by Tony Lourens “The Black Diamond Spot 400 is one of our favourite headlamps for backpacking because it’s bright, has a long burn time, and it’s full of convenient features. And at only $45, the Spot is a steal for such a powerful and durable headlamp. We named the Spot 400 the best value …

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March2022_FireMaple

review by Tony Lourens Fire Fusion Stove There are so many camp-style stoves on the market these days, and knowing what to get can sometimes be a little difficult. At the end of the day, you want something that is reliable, stable and light, with an adjustable heat source, puts out a decent amount of …

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March2022_Mountain King

review by Tony Lourens I must be honest, I had never heard of the brand Mountain King before Morne at Adventure Inc handed me one of their trekking poles to put through its paces. I went home and Googled the name and discovered that poles are all they make. Yes! Pole specialists. Just poles and …

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March2022_Anax

review by Tony Lourens There are so many camp-style stoves on the market these days, and knowing what to get can sometimes be a little difficult. At the end of the day, you want something that is reliable, stable and light, with an adjustable heat source, puts out a decent amount of power, with relatively …

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Petzl’s new Selena harness is designed specifically for sport and gym climbing, but also performs fairly well as a trad harness. Let’s take a look at the product first and foremost as a climbing harness: As one would expect, the Selena is manufactured to Petzl’s excellent standards – the broad waistband and leg loops are …

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Here again, Black Diamond have thrown the perfect ingredients into the mixing bowl to pull a genuine ‘urban to crag’ pack out the proverbial oven. To start with, the Street Creek 30 is designed along similar lines to the rest of the tried and tested Creek range – super durable ballistic nylon, a semi-cylindrical-shaped haul-bag-design …

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