Reviewed outdoors kit – a reference page

Posted by at 3:51 pm on Wednesday 7th December, 2011.

I've generated this page to pull together all those posts about kit that I've tested and reviewed. Hopefully it'll be easier to post-hop by using the links here rather than by using the blog's usual navigation options.

So, in reverse order (i.e. with the most recently-received item at the top), here's what's been ported, prodded, poked, pondered and posted...

 

Montane Lite-Speed H2O jacket

  • Supplied in August 2011 by Adam Smith (representing Go Outdoors)
  • First thoughts (link here)
  • Taken but not used (conditions unsuitable) - Norfolk August/September 2011 (link here)
  • Taken but not used (conditions unsuitable) - Sherwood September 2011 (links here and here)
  • Taken but not used (conditions unsuitable) - Far Eastern Fells October 2011 (link here)
  • First proper use (link here)
  • Second proper use - Patterdale December 2011 (link here)
  • Current status: pending further review after more extensive use

 

Hi Gear Pitch and Go SS (camo print) pop-up tent

  • Supplied in July 2011 by Adam Smith (representing Go Outdoors)
  • First thoughts and first pitch (link here)
  • Current status: pending further review after more extensive use

 

Lifeventure Downlight 900 sleeping bag

  • Supplied in June 2011 by Adam Smith (representing Go Outdoors)
  • First thoughts (link here)
  • First proper use (links here, here, here and here)
  • Current status: pending further review after more extensive use

 

Salomon Exit Aero trainers

  • Supplied in August 2010 by Adam Smith (representing Fitness Footwear)
  • First thoughts and first proper use (link here)
  • Taken, used but found wanting (link here)
  • Final review (link here)
  • Current status: in use but not used for outdoor activities due to the slippery soles

 

Merrell Chameleon Wrap Slam trainers

  • Supplied in July 2010 by Adam Smith (representing Fitness Footwear)
  • First thoughts (link here)
  • First few weeks of use (link here)
  • Further use, problem with squeaking (link here)
  • Final review (link here)
  • Current status: donated to a clothing charity

 

Merrell Siren Ventilator trainers

  • Supplied in July 2010 by Adam Smith (representing Fitness Footwear)
  • First thoughts and first use (link here)
  • Current status: in regular use

 

Quechua Bionnassay trousers

  • Purchased in December 2009 from Decathlon
  • First thoughts (link here)
  • Current status: in regular use

 

Honey stove

  • Supplied in November 2008 by Podcast Bob (backpackinglight.co.uk)
  • First thoughts (link here)
  • First mods (link here)
  • First test (link here)
  • Current status: given away to a fellow backpacker

 

Rab VR Climb jacket

  • Purchased in June 2006 from Go Outdoors (Coventry)
  • Review after much use and abuse (link here)
  • Current status: in regular use

 

Jetboil PCS stove

  • Purchased in April 2006 from F&T (Ambleside)
  • Review after much use (link here)
  • Current status: in regular use

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