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Yaktrax Pro (2016)

£20.00

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’t get the deep spikes of higher-priced options though. A webbing strap across ...

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Nortec Trail Micro-Crampon (2016)

£65.00

Features‘The World’s lightest quick fit crampon’, 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 – 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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Grivel Spider (2016)

£30.00

FeaturesThe Grivel Spider is an ‘instep crampon’ 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 ...

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Kahtoola Microspikes (2016)

£55.00

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’t get an additional top webbing strap to secure them ...

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Snowline Snowspikes Pro (2016)

£40.00

FeaturesSnowline makes the Snowspikes Pro at £40 (featured here) and the very similar Snowspikes Light at £50, 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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Hillsound Trail Crampon (2016)

£50.00

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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Simond 2 in1 Mountaineering Gloves (2016)

£30.00

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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Outdoor Research Adrenaline Glove (2016)

£38.00

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’t a ...

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SealSkinz Extreme Cold Weather Glove (2016)

£65.00

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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Rab Icefall Gauntlet (2016)

£85.00

There’s an eVent waterproof lining inside the Rab Icefall Gauntlet’s 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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Mountain Equipment Couloir Glove (2016)

£90.00

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’t the longest design so you don’t quite get the protection others can offer. There ...

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Trekmates Chamonix Glove (2016)

£30.00

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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Jack Wolfskin Texapore Winter Gloves (2016)

£50.00

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’t roll top, which affects dexterity and durability. There’s 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)

£50.00

FeaturesThe Marmot Caldera/Moraine’s 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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Petzl NAO (2016)

£145.00

FeaturesTo save battery power you can select ‘reactive mode’ so the Petzl NAO automatically adjusts its output from 7 lumens to 575 lumens to suit the distance to the subject. In ‘static mode’ 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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Petzl Myo (2016)

£80.00

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 ...

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Black Diamond Revolt (2016)

£70.00

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 ...

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Lifesystems Intensity 220 (2016)

£25.00

FeaturesWith the Lifesystems Intensity 220 you’re getting more power than other torches in this price range, and that’s what sets it apart. Three AA batteries create the 220 lumens of power that provides an 85 metre beam for 11 hours. A sliding diffuser adds wide beam, while a single button provides six lighting modes for a good range of output. ...

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Black Diamond Cosmos (2016)

£30.00

FeaturesThere are lots of headtorches around £30 but what sets the Black Diamond Cosmos apart is the dimmer control, which you activate via just one button to smoothly control power from 90 lumens to 4 lumens. There is one triple-power LED and two single-power LEDs in the main housing with three AAA batteries tucked away behind. The head tilts on ...

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Suprabeam V3+ (2016)

£60.00

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 ...

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First test: Vaude Citus 24 LW (2016)

£80.00

It’s easy to make your rucksack lighter: just cut off the bits you don’t 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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Berghaus Fellmaster GTX (2015)

£140.00

FeaturesThe Berghaus Fellmaster GTX’s upper is made of 2.2-2.4mm Pittard nubuck leather with hardly any stitching plus a reasonably stiff and supportive construction to protect the foot. There is also a stiff toe box and this has a good rubber rand for more durability while a Gore-Tex waterproof lining keeps feet dry. The outside has reasonably deep lugs that are ...

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Scarpa Nanga-Pa GTX (2015)

£150.00

FeaturesThe upper is made from Cordura with suede leather overlays so this may not be quite as durable as a single-piece leather upper, but it is more stylish. There is a Gore-Tex waterproof lining and the toe box is firm and well-protected by a synthetic overlay. The big benefit of the Scarpa Nanga-Pa GTX is its sole, which is more ...

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Anatom Q2 Hiking (2015)

£120.00

FeaturesThe Anatom Q2 Hiking’s upper is thicker and more durable than most boots, thanks to the use of 2.4mm full-grain leather. There is also good stiffness in the upper, and a waterproof breathable Tri-aria lining. The ankle cuff height is very slightly lower than the best boots. Underfoot is a Vibram sole unit with good lugs, but it is quite ...

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AKU Tribute II GTX (2015)

£140.00

FeaturesThere are two main advantages to the AKU Tribute II GTX: one is the weight of just 1390g (pair, size 11) and the other is that the upper is made from full-grain leather with minimal stitching, so it is more water-resistant and durable. You also get a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. The toe box is stiffened but you don’t get extra ...

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