Review: Aldi Ski-Wear

Is buying your Aldi ski-wear worth it? Read our review to find out.

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North Face Launches Mountain Athletics Range

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North Face has jumped on the fitness bandwagon and is offering a range aimed at those who love to workout outdoors. What is more surprising that it has taken them this long to bring out the Mountain Athletics range.

The North Face Mountain athletics range launched exclusively at Cotswold Outdoor on the 29th January and features a FlashDry technology that offers an advanced moisture and temperature management. These garments don’t add weight or bulk so if you’re out for a multi-day hike they shouldn’t add much weight to your pack.

This range is aimed at both genders and for the women features, capri tights, light weight breathable Hoodie, bounce-B-gone the brilliantly named sports bra and a graphics loose fitting tank top which I might buy for myself – the Mountain Athletics motif might help remind me why I’m sweating it out in the gym or running in the rain. Take a look at the pictures below and tell us what you think of this range.

 

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Aldi Launches Ski Range

Get kitted up for the slopes for as little as £60!

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Outdoor Kit: Best Black Friday Deals

The Black Friday Sales seem to be bedding themselves happily into the UK culture. Many of the country’s top retailers are planning on having Black Friday Sales on 27th November, some even lasting the whole weekend. Continue Reading →

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Icebreaker Teams with Nature Artist

Icebreaker, the brand that brought merino wool to the world, has teamed up with British nature artist Simon Beck to create designs inspired by the outdoors. Beck is the first in Icebreaker’s ongoing global series with artists who respect and work in nature, using objects found in nature. Simon’s intricate, gigantic, awe-inspiring snow and sand drawings have been captured as designs on Icebreaker merino wool in a men’s and women’s collection for Fall/Winter 2014. A portion of the proceeds from the collection will support Icebreaker’s donation to Protect Our Winters, an environmental non-profit group dedicated to fighting climate change.

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“We were inspired to work with Simon because his sand and snow drawings leave no lasting impact on the environment,” Said Jeremy Moon, Founder and Creative Director of Icebreaker.

“And a British artist drawing a Merino sheep horn in the Alps of Switzerland was the perfect metaphor to convey my belief, that to tackle climate change we must work across borders in a true collaboration to fight for the future of the planet.”

The centerpiece design is an Icebreaker-inspired Merino ram’s horn, originally created on snow at Bachalp Lake in the Swiss Alps by Beck.

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“I love creating art, engraving it into nature and sharing it with people,” said Simon Beck. “Some people see me as a high-performance, high-precision snow artist. It’s a great way to exercise in the mountains and snow, and I can share my creations through photographs with people around the world.”

The collection is available from select outdoor and sports shops through out the UK.

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Review: Shock Doctor Ankle Support

Sea to Sky try out the Shock Doctor Ankle Support.

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Tech Packs

Proviz: Reflect 360 Rucksack – £69.99

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Our tech extraordinaire Robert McCrimmon tries out two different tech packs.

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Waterproof Accessories for your Phones

Running in the rain? Want to take a Selfie on your SUP board then read on for our review of Overboard’s Waterproof Accessories.

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High Street Meets Outdoors

Craghoppers has combined high street style with outdoor tech wear with its Doveable jacket. Its about time that looking good did not have to come at the expense of being practical. The jackets is a full length parka  made with synthetic insulation, its paired with a Sherpa fleece lining and faux fur hood meaning it will keep you dry and warm as winter sets in.

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SOLE Insulated Response Footbeds

These SOLE footbeds are designed to add comfort and support to your body from your feet up. The footbeds mould to your feet so every pair is a custom fit.

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