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Nortec Trail Micro-Crampon (2016)

Features%X91The World%X92s lightest quick fit crampon%X92, Nortec Trail Micro-Crampons weigh 189g, making them great for stashing in a rucksack just in case. The spikes are short, but at least there are spikes %X96 14 of them in two batches of seven at the forefoot and heel. Metal cables link the spikes to the elastomer frame that fits onto the boot....

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Kahtoola Microspikes (2016)

FeaturesKahtoola Microspikes were designed for running on snow. They have 12 spikes that are 1cm long, linked by a chain that connects to a rubber cradle that holds the spikes to your footwear. In this latest version the rubber is a new material for increased durability and reduced weight. They don%X92t get an additional top webbing strap to secure them...

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Hillsound Trail Crampon (2016)

FeaturesA set of 11 spikes that are 1cm in length provide the grip. Those spikes are attached to a front hinged cradle and a rear cradle, and this prevents the spikes from splaying apart, which in turn improves grip. A metal chain links the spike sections to the rubber skeleton that fits around the boot. An additional webbing strap on...

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Snowline Snowspikes Pro (2016)

FeaturesSnowline makes the Snowspikes Pro at %XA340 (featured here) and the very similar Snowspikes Light at %XA350, which weigh only 267g compared to the 410g of this model. The Pros have 11 spikes that are 1cm long, and a metal chain connects them to the rubber cradle that fits onto the boot. There is no top strap to hold them...

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Ice Trekkers Diamond Grip (2016)

FeaturesGrip is provided by a series of 34 rotating beads, each with eight spikes that are 2mm deep. These beads are attached to a pair of steel cables, which allow the beads to rotate. Finally the wire cable is linked to the rubber cradle by a metal chain. The weight is good at 328g (pair, size L), but the Ice...

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Grivel Spider (2016)

FeaturesThe Grivel Spider is an %X91instep crampon%X92 so it leaves the toe and heel areas exposed. The polyamide frame has 10 metal spikes that are 5mm long and these sit on small moulded sections that give an extra 5mm of depth, to give total penetration of 10mm. Webbing straps hold the gripper to the sole of the boot and that...

  • 05 February 2016 16:22 | admin
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Yaktrax Pro (2016)

FeaturesGrip comes from a metal coil that is wrapped around a rubber frame that stretches around the boot. The metal coil is made of 1mm diameter wire and this sits about 3mm above the frame, so in effect you have lots of little 3mm deep grips. You don%X92t get the deep spikes of higher-priced options though. A webbing strap across...

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Mountain Equipment Couloir Glove (2016)

FeaturesThe Gore-Tex waterproof lining is protected by a nylon outer with leather on the palm and back of the fingers with barely a stitch on the palm, which makes Mountain Equipment Couloir Gloves extremely durable. The cuff gets a cord adjustment and leash, but it isn%X92t the longest design so you don%X92t quite get the protection others can offer. There...

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Rab Icefall Gauntlet (2016)

There%X92s an eVent waterproof lining inside the Rab Icefall Gauntlet%X92s nylon outer, with leather reinforcement at the palm plus additional grip enhancement. Primaloft Gold insulation ensures this has good warmth on both the front and the back of the hand. Roll tip finger construction, a nose wipe, a wrist leash and cuff adjustment are provided. The cuff is also longer...

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SealSkinz Extreme Cold Weather Glove (2016)

FeaturesPrimaloft synthetic insulation is provided throughout the SealSkinz Extreme Cold Weather Glove, not just on the back of the hand as on lower-priced gloves. You also get a Stretch Dry waterproof lining to allow a closer fit without movement restriction. Leather palms provide reinforcement. There is a nose wipe, a deep cuff with a drawcord and a wrist leash, but...

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Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter Gloves (2016)

FeaturesA nylon shell protects the Texapore waterproof lining and Microguard Thinsulate synthetic insulation. The palm has a Kevlar-reinforced area; but there are lots of seams, and the seams on the fingers aren%X92t roll top, which affects dexterity and durability. There%X92s no nose wipe or wrist leash, but you do you get wrist adjustment and cuff adjustment plus more insulation than...

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Marmot Caldera/Moraine (2016)

FeaturesThe Marmot Caldera/Moraine%X92s nylon outer has a MemBrain waterproof and breathable liner with High Loft Fleece insulation on the inside and a PU-reinforced palm for durability on the outside. The glove gets elastication at the wrist but no webbing adjustment; however you do get a good-sized cuff with adjustment and that all-important wrist leash, plus the essential nose wipe. A...

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Outdoor Research Adrenaline Glove (2016)

FeaturesDesigned for skiing, the Outdoor Research Adrenaline Glove is far more versatile than that thanks to a good range of features. It is made from nylon with a waterproof and breathable Ventia lining, Endura Loft synthetic insulation and a grippy palm. There is a wrist webbing adjustment and a cord cuff adjustment as well as wrist leashes. There isn%X92t a...

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Simond 2 in1 Mountaineering Gloves (2016)

FeaturesThe Simond 2 in1 Mountaineering Glove is designed for mountaineering and it has all the features you normally see on products double its price. So you get a liner glove that has synthetic insulation, and you could wear this on its own. But you also get an outer glove with a waterproof Novadry membrane, which you could also wear on...

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Trekmates Chamonix Glove (2016)

FeaturesMade with a Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable lining with a nylon outer and a rubberised palm, the Trekmates Chamonix Glove offers slightly better materials than many gloves in the lower price ranges. There is synthetic insulation inside for a little more warmth. The wrist is elasticated without additional adjustment, but the cuff is a good length and has a drawcord...

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Regatta Transition Waterproof Glove (2016)

FeaturesThe Regatta Transition Waterproof Glove is made from Hydrafort (Regatta%X92s own waterproof and breathable material) and there is Thermo Guard insulation inside for warmth. The polyester materials won%X92t be as durable as nylon or leather, but you do get roll tip fingers and reinforced areas. You get a drawcord cuff but only an elasticated wrist and there is no wrist...

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First test: Vaude Citus 24 LW (2016)

It%X92s easy to make your rucksack lighter: just cut off the bits you don%X92t really need, right? The problem with this approach is that the result can be a pack that is also very uncomfortable, not very stable and lacking some of the features we all love to have when hillwalking. But this assumption could be about to change if...

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Suprabeam V3r Kit (2016)

FeaturesThe Suprabeam V3r Kit comes with two rechargeable batteries, giving you a spare you can use as needed. You also get a belt pack and extension cable so that you can wear the battery on your waist. Maximum power is 300 lumens on boost for 3 minutes, with a constant power of 25 to 175 lumens available that you manually...

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Petzl NAO (2016)

FeaturesTo save battery power you can select %X91reactive mode%X92 so the Petzl NAO automatically adjusts its output from 7 lumens to 575 lumens to suit the distance to the subject. In %X91static mode%X92 the maximum output is 430 lumens with a maximum beam of 135 metres and it burns for 8 hours at 120 lumens. The supplied battery is rechargeable,...

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Princeton Tec Apex (2016)

FeaturesThe Princeton Tec Apex packs a mighty power punch due to its four AA batteries, which allow it to burn for 150 hours on low power, or 72 hours and 275 lumens with a beam of 120 metres. This is a great output for walkers. There is no beam width adjustment here, though, so you get a general spot rather...

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Petzl Myo (2016)

FeaturesThe Petzl Myo is a frequent winner of Trail awards. It is relatively light at 170g yet it pumps out 370 lumens on boost. It has a wide range of programmable settings that include 10 brightness levels, for example a constant 170 lumens for 2 hours or a useful 80 lumens for 9 hours. All that is achieved on just...

  • 05 February 2016 13:24 | admin
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Black Diamond Revolt (2016)

FeaturesThe Black Diamond Revolt comes with three AAA alkaline batteries and three AAA rechargeables plus a USB cable to recharge them. The 130 lumens is achieved with alkaline batteries and 90 lumens is provided by rechargeables. On minimum power (4 lumens) you get 300 hours on alkalines and 190 hours on rechargeables. You have the option to chop and change...

  • 05 February 2016 13:23 | admin
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Suprabeam V3+ (2016)

FeaturesThe Suprabeam V3+ produces a maximum power output of 300 lumens on boost with a constant power of 200 lumens, a 240 metre beam and 30 hours of maximum burn at lower power settings. You get a sliding focusing sleeve to control the beam width and a top strap for more stability on the head. It runs off three AA...

  • 05 February 2016 13:19 | admin
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