Gear Reviews

Find parts & gear

You looked for...

and found 2015 items

Matches found in Gear Reviews

Results 1 - 25 of 2015

Gear image

Montane Habu 22 (2015)

£70.00

The Habu is the rather overdue ladies’ version of Montane’s brilliant Cobra daypack. It’s wonderfully light but not flimsy; in fact it’s one of the most robust and mountain-ready packs I’ve used. It has everything you need for year-round hiking: easy-access hip pockets, volume-adjustable straps, and attachments for walking poles and even an ice axe. It can easily swallow a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Camelbak Pursuit 24 (2015)

£140.00

Camelbak’s slightly pricey option keeps its hydration reservoir down in the bottom of the pack, which transfers the weight of the water to your waist and reduces strain on your upper back. The cushioning around shoulders and hips is excellent, as is the ventilated back system, while a removable back panel allows flexibility when packing. The main compartment is roomy, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Rohan Stravaig 18 (2015)

£55.00

Sleek enough to look at home on a busy commute but sturdy enough for a day out in the hills, the Stravaig is a great crossover pack. But it’s definitely an outdoor pack at heart, prioritising space for a hydration system over a laptop pocket. There’s a discreet walking pole attachment, and you’ll find a rain cover secreted underneath. The ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

The North Face Aleia 22 RC (2015)

£85.00

The Aleia prioritises ease of access, and this is most visible in the ingenious zip-opening format: main extends down almost to the foot of the bag on one side, meaning the whole front face can be pulled away when you want to find something that’s stuck down in the deepest corner. Like the Habu, it clearly wants to go anywhere: ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Platypus Sprinter XT25 (2015)

£120.00

This unisex pack comes from a brand who mainly make hydration systems, so it’s built around (and supplied with) a 3L water bladder and hose. This explains the higher prices and weights. Platypus’ approach is to hang the long, rectangular bladder in its own chamber behind the main section. You’d think this might impinge on storage, but no: the main ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Vaude Brenta 25 (2015)

£80.00

Can’t decide between a flat-back system and a suspended one? Well, here’s one that does both. The Brenta uses Vaude’s clever Aeroflex system: while it’s on your back, pull the two red straps at the bottom and the back cinches from flat to concave, and you can set the degree of curve exactly to your needs. It then compresses around ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

The North Face Hedgehog Fastpack Lite GTX (2015)

£110.00

The Hedgehog claims to bring a running shoe feel to a solid walking shoe – and it actually does. The breathable upper is light and fits snugly like a trainer, with a Gore-Tex membrane keeping out moisture. Though thin and light, it’s stiff enough, and fits closely enough, to offer really good support over hard ground. The Vibram rubber outsole ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Merrell Azura Breeze (2015)

£75.00

Though noticeably light from the start, the Azura Breeze still surprise you once they’re on your feet. Merrell often shine when it comes to making lightweight, barefoot-influenced shoes to take you over the rockiest terrain, and this is made precisely in that vein. The upper is a mesh/suede combo, with added ventilation holes so it’s light and extremely breathable on ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Zamberlan Air-Round GTX RR (2015)

£145.00

For years, manufacturers have had a puzzle on their hands – how do you make a shoe breathable from beneath? Last year Gore-Tex unveiled their solution: the new Surround membrane. It wraps around the foot, with warm air passing beneath the sole into a spacer and escaping through meshy – yet waterproof – side vents. Zamberlan are one of the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Keen Durand Low (2015)

£125.00

These are the sturdiest shoes on test and are real heather-bashing tanks. The sole is thick with deep, with fat lugs. More than an inch of protective rubber sits all the way around the edge, with a solid, slightly squared-off heel and a thick rubber lip rising up over a generous toe box. You might think they sound clompy but ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Asolo Outlaw GV (2015)

£130.00

I imagine that an actual outlaw would have very practical needs when it comes to walking shoes. They’d want tough, light, waterproof, no-nonsense footwear that could take a battering. So would these shoes suit a Robin Hood or a Rob Roy? Yes indeed. To start with, they have a seriously robust sole, in the style of tyre tread: the lugs ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Keela SDP Prosport (2015)

£125.00

The Keela is a delight of a waterproof and, marvellously, is located at the happy end of the price spectrum. While some jackets are grizzly by nature – tough shells designed to put up a fight against a mountain and all its fury – the Prosport takes a more softly-softly approach. The outer fabric is one of Keela’s own design, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Regatta Outflow (2015)

£100.00

The Outflow is made from tough but lightweight ripstop fabric and includes the chest pocket (as well as waist ones) which tells you it is really meant to be used with a proper rucksack. Oddly though, the pocket is too large to hold a phone steady but too small for an OS map. There are pit-zips to help vent heat, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Montane Direct Ascent (2015)

£250.00

I gave this jacket a real baptism of fire by taking it high into the Scottish Highlands at the dreg-end of winter. Happily, it passed this sternest of tests with every flying colour imaginable. With cuffs and hem fully tightened, it locked out the most aggressive hail-flecked gusts. The hood fitted snugly, protecting my face from the wind but never ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Black Diamond Vapour Point (2015)

£250.00

If you like to move fast when you're outdoors, love a scramble and/or have a tendency to sweat a lot, the Vapour Point could be the jacket for you. It’s a genuinely technical jacket for those who want to go further, higher, quicker. It’s made from Gore-Tex Active, which is constructed the same way as Gore-Tex (holes big enough for ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

SpraywayPandora GTX (2015)

£260.00

The word ‘mountain’ is used five times in Sprayway’s description of the Pandora. It has a ‘mountain’ hood, ‘mountain’ fit, sleeves, cuffs and four ‘mountain’ pockets. They clearly have a particular environment in mind, and it’s this high-altitude DNA, with all the attendant technology, that bumps up the price. The good news is, it’s tough enough to deal with that. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Páramo Andina (2015)

£220.00

Páramo waterproofs are unlike any other: soft as bedsheets, rustle-free and unlaminated, but impervious to water and highly breathable. The Andina is all of these things, with the added benefit of underarm zipped vents, Velcro adjustable cuffs and a cinchable hem – all of which help you regulate your temperature. It’s incredibly comfortable and soft enough to be worn over ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Craghoppers Ruhi Lite (2015)

£70.00

The Ruhi is a third of the price of the priciest jacket here, but is it a third of the value? Not at all. It might not come with all the bells and whistles to take you up a Munro, but if you need a reliable waterproof for everything up to high Lakeland fells, it’s a really decent option. It’s ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Osprey Talon 22 (2015)

£75.00

FeaturesThe Osprey Talon 22 and Tempest 20 are well-established favourites that offer a good set of all-round features for hillwalkers. They are built around a padded back system. The main compartment is a zip opening rather than buckled lid but you get a good stretch front compression panel and side stretch pockets. And 750g is a good weight. 4/5 FitThe ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Berghaus Trail Speed 30 (2015)

£70.00

FeaturesThe Trail Speed 30 is based on Berghaus’s hugely successful Freeflow rucksack, but they have taken the trampoline mesh panel away to create even more airflow while maintaining minimal body contact areas. The body of the sack has a conventional lid with twin buckles and pockets. Side compression straps combine with mesh side pockets. 5/5 FitThis pack is available in ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Black Diamond Bolt 24 (2015)

£90.00

FeaturesThe shoulder straps on the Black Diamond Bolt 24 are linked by a wire that slides through a sleeve on the base of the pack to allow independent movement of the shoulder straps. The body of the rucksack is a neat mountaineering-bias design with a single-buckle lid but you also get very useful side and front pockets and a pair ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Terra Nova Laser 20 (2015)

£45.00

FeaturesAt just 318g you’ll struggle to find a lighter 20 litre rucksack than the Terra Nova Laser 20; not only that, but you do also get a few features to make it more useful. The main body has front zipped opening, rather than a lid, and there is an additional external zipped pocket. You get mesh pockets on the body ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Vango Boulder 25 (2015)

£35.00

FeaturesThe Vango Boulder 25 is a well-priced general walking sack with a good set of features. Firstly it has a stiffened back with padding and an air channel up the centre to reduce sweat build-up. You get an attached lid with an outside and inside pocket plus a single buckle closure. On the sides are compression straps and small drawcord ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Deuter AC Lite 22 (2015)

£60.00

FeaturesThe AC Lite 22 features Deuter’s Aircomfort ventilated back system for maximum airflow across the back. The body has a single-buckle lid with an outside pocket that only just takes a map. There is no stretch pocket on the front, but you do get a pair of stretch side pockets; however there are no compression straps to work with these. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
Gear image

Gregory Z25 (2015)

£77.00

FeaturesThe Gregory Z25/J23 is a little heavy at 960g, but it does have a CrossFlo back system, which holds the pack away from the wearer for more airflow. The opening is a zipped design rather than a lid and you get a huge front stretch stash pocket as well as a pair of stretch bottle pockets on the sides. There ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

Results

Tell us your story

Get published on LFTO! Upload a story, shout out, video you've found... or surprise us!