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GoPro HD Helmet Hero Don’t let the quirky, retro looks deceive you, the Go Pro HD Helmet Hero is top notch technology: full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second and also 960p and 720p at 30 fps. If you want your action replayed in slo-mo, there’s a 60fps option in 720p and also one […]

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Scott Crusade Skis

  A rare pair: all mountain skis that perform peerlessly on piste and in deep powder.  A Reluctance To Compromise When something is said to be a “jack of all” that usually translates to “compromise”; it means it does everything well, but doesn’t excel. That’s not the case with Scott’s Crusade skis. This is a […]

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Avalung Outlaw

Emergency breathing for surviving an avalanche tucked into a well designed backpack. Dead Cert If you get buried in an avalanche and the impact hasn’t already killed you, your chances of survival are slim. Even if you are wearing a transceiver and there’s someone close by with all the kit necessary to find you and […]

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Signal OG

Stunningly lightweight, a hand painted top sheet, phenomenal performance and it’s dirt cheap too. Why pay more? If you are the type of rider who must have the most expensive bling board on the mountain, don’t both reading on. But, if you want a board that is so cheap it leaves loads of money for […]

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Giro Shiv Helmet

A clean, simple does-what-it needs-to freestyle helmet developed and styled by some of the world’s best riders. When you’re pulling massive inverted air out the top of the pipe or just taking your first tentative jumps in the beginner terrain park, protect your grey matter, fool. Wear a lid, this lid. The Pros in the […]

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Hennessy Expedition A-sym Hammock

Why take a tent? Just string up the easy-sleep hammock with built in mosquito net and waterproof cover sheet. Traditional hammocks only support  the upper spine, so a night in one can be a pain in the back. Not in the Hennessy; it’s asymmetrical: sleep diagonally across the centre line and lie virtually flat out. […]

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Leatherman Charge AL Multi Tool

The Rolls Royce of multi-tools: function and form in perfect harmony. Go camping without a Leatherman and you’ll curse yourself.   There are a garden shed load of multi-tools on the market. Not all of them are up to the job, but the Leatherman AL certainly is. It’s the best camping tool since cavemen invented […]

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Spot Satellite Messenger

Spot – Backcountry Satellite Messenger and emergency distress beacon – works where your phone gives up trying. Even when you are miles out of mobile phone range, a Spot Satellite Messenger keeps you linked directly to the global matrix of GPS satellites, SMS and the web. It has three levels of communication, OK, Help and […]

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SteriPen Traveler

No need to run the risk of a bad case of the trots from bad water supplies – zap the bugs with UV light and safely sip away. Drinking water from a gushing mountain stream might seem tempting but finding a dead sheep further up the trail will signal the onrush of liquid bowel movements. […]

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MSR Hubba Hubba HP Tent

Lightweight but surprisingly spacious tent… Dome tents have been around so long that you’d have thought the manufacturers would have perfected them by now, with this one MSR have.   Exceeds the brief It’s not much to ask for really; a tent just needs to be simple to put up, not weigh a tonne when […]

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Lippi Selk Bag

A cross between a baby-grow and a sleeping bag for roasty-toasty free-range camping. Hug me baby Pull on a Selk Bag and there’s a danger that you might get mistaken for one of those dodgy geezers that get their sexual kicks from dressing up as a baby. Baby Grow Chic Yes, it is a baby-grow […]

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Dakine Heli Pro 20l Pack

The latest generation of a great backcountry pack. Whether you are just ferrying a packed lunch and a few extra thermals or a hardcore kit load of crampons, ropes, shove and probe, the Dakine Heli Pro is the place to pack it. Board Portage Board can be carried vertically or horizontally. The two compression straps […]

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Oakley Crowbar Signature Series

  Great performing goggles the pros are happy to put their name to. Celebrity Pulling Power It’s a tired, old marketing trick: pay some cutting edge professional to put their name to your product and impressionable wannabe’s will part with their cash just so they can associate themselves with the eilte they will never be […]

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Ortovox S1 Avalanche Transceiver

£299  The best avalanche transceiver on the market: when lives depend on it, why use anything else? If you get buried in an avalanche, pray one of your mates is carrying an Ortovox S1. Oh, and do your mates the same favour and carry an S1 too. There are several avalanche transceivers on the market […]

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Forcefield Action Shorts Sport Body Armour

£74 Will you bum look big in these? Yes, but that’s better than a broken coccyx Landing Gear You might be an expert, you might be a beginner, but no matter how good you are, you can’t beat gravity forever. At some point, you will fall. When you do, you had better hope there you […]

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