Category Archives: Tips

What gear do you need to climb outdoors?

If you’ve never climbed before or have only climbed indoors, the equipment used for tackling real rock can seem mysterious, exciting and expensive. You don’t need to melt your credit card just yet, though. It’s always best to start climbing outdoors in the company of an experienced climber. You could join a club, book a course, hire […]

WHAT TO WEAR HIKING

A walk in the woods is an excellent way to retreat and regroup from the hectic pace of everyday life. And for those Type A personalities among us, a demanding hike up and down a mountain is even better. Regardless of how you approach it, your hike will end up being much more enjoyable — […]

HIKING BOOTS VS. HIKING SHOES

If you’ve done any hiking at all, especially in a changeable climate, you know that your choice of footwear is crucial. Many casual hikers start out thinking their regular sneakers will work fine on the trail but quickly learn otherwise. For hiking on any terrain that’s not completely flat, groomed or manicured, you need proper […]

How do I know what material my shoes are?

Shoe material symbols explained Typically found on the tongue or sole of the shoe, shoe material symbols may be something you’ve previously ignored. However, they’ll help you understand how to clean your shoes and where they’re suitable to be worn. As tempting as it is to just chuck your shoes in the washing machine, this will ruin […]

10 ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR OUTDOOR CLIMBS

Having the right gear for outdoor climbs can help make your first experience a lot less scary. For many people, outdoor climbing is an incredible escape from the industrialized world, and we highly recommend that everyone tries it at least once. Even if you usually train in the climbing gym to improve your fitness, outdoor […]

Clothing and Gear Tips for Cold-Weather Hiking

To stay comfortable on a cold-weather hike, it’s critical to wear the right clothing and carry the right gear. Wear layers: Layering is a three-part system that includes a base layer that wicks perspiration away from your skin, a mid layer that insulates you from the cold and a shell layer that keeps wind and moisture out. The goal with […]

Tips for Buying Winter and Snow Boots

In this guide: Golden rules for buying winter boots What to look for in winter boots Winter boot buying guide Buying winter boots for toddlers Buying winter and snow boots is a crucial shopping task when the weather starts to turn. But because winter boots come in all shapes, colours and sizes, you might find the […]

How to protect leather shoes???

Many of us express our personality through our shoes. Whether you’re at school, work or on a night out – your shoes reflect who you are. This is why it’s important to look after your footwear, especially if you own a pair of leather shoes or boots. Here are our top tips on how to maintain leather shoes. […]

Which Boots Should I Choose For Women?

When choosing the best boots for you it’s important to consider your body type, how you want to wear them, and what you need them for. For example, you probably shouldn’t choose a high-heeled ankle boot for day-to-day winter wear or biker boots if you’re after boots to wear around the office. How to Choose […]

5 Tips for Choosing Hiking Boots

Stomping through the woods on a rigorous hike gets more exhilarating with each step. But are your feet as excited as you? Your feet take on the bulk of the work on hiking excursions, so it’s important that they have the right padding and protection. Choosing hiking boots isn’t always easy. From size to style, […]