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  • Review: BioLite CampStove 2

    Review: BioLite CampStove 2

    Our gear-fiend, Stuart Reid puts the new-and-improved version of the CampStove through its paces, to find out just how tasty it is Read more
  • Review: Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

    Review: Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

    Garmin's brand-new GPS smartwatch, the Instinct, promises sophisticated analytics in a lightweight design. What better way to test the watch’s running credentials than in Sunday’s Manchester Half Marathon? Read more
  • The Best Waterproofs for Summer | 2018

    The Best Waterproofs for Summer | 2018

    The rainy season is almost upon us! Time to pack away your insulated layer and dust of your hiking boots as we get you up to speed on the latest waterproof tech from some of the best brands out there. Read more
  • Running with Montane’s VIA Trail Series®

    Running with Montane’s VIA Trail Series®

    The 2018 Via Trail Series® promises a comprehensive kitting-out for all kinds of off-road running, with a focus on lightweight, flexible and immensely breathable gear. I enjoy escaping the pavement whenever possible. So, with both a marathon and trail ultra to train for, I thought I’d... Read more
  • adidas Terrex: Trials and Trails

    adidas Terrex: Trials and Trails

    Tryfan was the ideal playground to test how the shoes coped with different terrain. The gently sloping foothills were perfect for some moderate, introductory running, before the massive rock scramble put their mountain credentials to the test. Read more
  • Testing the Berghaus GR20 Storm Jacket

    Testing the Berghaus GR20 Storm Jacket

    When Berghaus claimed that they had created the world’s most breathable 3-layer GORE-TEX® jacket, we couldn’t help but be excited. It’s a bold statement: the promise of lightness, waterproofing and breathability held in such fine balance. Over the course of two cold days we donned the... Read more
  • New to the Berghaus Air Range

    New to the Berghaus Air Range

    Our new additions to the Berghaus Air Tent Range are not to be underestimated, inspired with the Berghaus Mera Peak coat in mind, the air tent range is reminiscent of everything Berghaus are well known for, durability, functionality and great designs. Read more
  • Introducing... Lighthouse

    Introducing... Lighthouse

    New at Blacks for Spring/Summer 2018, Lighthouse clothing is underpinned by timeless designs and practical features, inspired with the coast in mind. Read more
  • Christmas Gift Guide 2017

    Christmas Gift Guide 2017

    With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of special picks that we think will suit all shapes, sizes and budgets for the festive season! Read more
  • Review: Osprey Fairview 70

    Review: Osprey Fairview 70

    We recruited travelling guru and outdoor junkie, Joey from 'Cool of the Wild' to help us review the new, women-specific, Fairview 70 from Osprey. Join us as Joey 'unpacks' the best and worst features of this revelation in travel.   Read more
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