An Outdoors Family Gear Review of Trespass Amherst Jacket

Gear Review: Trespass Amherst Softshell Jacket

I have been testing the Amherst softshell jacket from Trespass over the last few weeks and have to say I love it. I have been wanting a Softshell jacket for a while, remembering an old Windstopper fleece I had many years ago. It was excellent for messing around outside on days that were forecast to […]

An Outdoors Family review of Trespass Prindle Womens Water repellent trousers

Gear Review: Trespass Prindle Womens Water Repellant Trousers

Curiosity got the better of me and I decided on testing out a pair of water repellent trousers for Trespass. I had a few questions pop up in my head excitedly waiting for new gear; mainly whether the trousers would make that swishing noise my other pair of waterproof trousers do or whether they’d be […]

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Trip report; Boys day at Meall Chuaich

Autumn half term started with a weekend of perfect sunny still weather forecast and so I was keen to get out with our son on a mountain. It was going to be a boy’s day, so leaving Stacey at home and not wanting to plan too big, I decided on a slightly different approach. Many of […]

An Outdoors Family - Buff headwear review

Gear review: Buff Headwear

I set off on my daily cycle last week in sub-zero weather and as my ears froze solid I realised exactly what I needed but had forgotten: my merino Buff. It is moments like this where you really appreciate the value of high quality equipment, and since then it has been with me every day. […]

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Trip report; Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Recently we took advantage of good autumn weather for an ascent of Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas, which tower above Loch Tay. With the shorter days we packed the night before and set off early to give ourselves the time we needed. The drive along the Tay valley was dismal, with thick fog for most […]

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Wildcamping, fire damage, rubbish and the erosion of hard won countryside access in Scotland

The end of summer throws into focus the issue of abandoned camps, fire damage, broken glass and other rubbish that can be found all along many of the loch shores in Scotland, left by inconsiderate ‘wild campers’ and other visitors. It is easy to point the finger at ‘others’ but unless we are part of […]

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Affordable changes to backpacking gear

Last week we bought you our tips on reducing your packweight for free. The next step is looking at what items you can buy for not very much that will save you that bit of extra weight in your bag. Let’s face it, we all like the thought of being able to go further at […]