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A very rugged shoe that has so far coped with everything I’ve thrown at it.
Mammut Redburn£115 First impressions: A good-looking technical approach shoe with an obvious alpine pedigree from this Swiss company. Close fitting and and the top-to toe-lacing has a very alpine feel to it. The sole is good and sticky and has a stiff feel to it too and performed particularly well on rock ascents. The Mammut [...]
Mizuno Wave Escape 2 £75 First impressions: A functional looking shoe with an aggressively lugged X10 sole from this Japanese firm. Generous on the width with a comfy padded tongue. This new shoe gives good stability, an excellent sole with a water resistant forefoot. Made in Vietnam FABRIC Synthetic and mesh FOOTBED X-10 carbon rubber OAG Likeys Very [...]
Scarpa Vortex XCR £109.99 First impressions: Scarpa has a reputation where quality in mountain footwear is concerned and again this is another good shoe with it’s roots firmly in the Alps. The fit is good with a great Vibram sole. This shoe will stand up to day-long walking trips or a much longer summer expedition. [...]
Meindl Cuba Lady GTX £95 First impressions: A new generation of ‘Magic’ shoes for everyday use on the trail. Rather conventional looking shoe from Meindl which despite it’s looks is very light. With VARIOfix lacing system the fit is good out of the box. The sole is quite aggressivley lugged but lacked the ‘stickiness’ that [...]
The new V-Lite Infinity range is very modern looking and equally good for walking and running
We let OAG publisher Aran rediscover his inner scout with the ultimate boy’s toy: the BCB mountain survival tin.
Odlo Packaway Pro Shell, RRP £170 This lightweight rain jacket put in a really solid performance in pouring rain. The fabric literally repelled the water instantly and has a slight stretch to it – aiding free movement and making it ideal for scrambling, climbing and running. There’s two slash side pockets which double up as mesh [...]
Go Lite Kenai Shell RRP:£115 This jacket is super-light and as such is ideal for a really active day out in the hills such as fell running or fast nordic walking.It features a rollaway hood with pit zips venting and a handy zipped chest pocket, ideal for a phone. The jacket performed really well and is [...]