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Product Review: Scarpa Ranger

January 23, 2015 3:49 PM | Posted By: Southampton | 0 comments

This week, Becky reviews the Scarpa Ranger walking boots.As an expert boot fitter, I often find it difficult to persuade people round to trying the Scarpa Rangers. Being considerably more bulky and...

BANFF 2015

January 22, 2015 10:21 AM | Posted By: Bakewell | 0 comments

The world famous Banff Mountain Film Festival is returning to the UK and Ireland for the 2015 tour and Cotswold Outdoor are proud to be this year’s presenting partners, alongside Keen.After yet...

Ben in Haglofs in Nepal

January 18, 2015 9:47 PM | Posted By: Keswick | 0 comments

One of my favourite jackets is the Haglofs Rando Barrier. This is a hybrid insulated jacket (that’s a cross between a stretchy fleece, in the areas you need to move & insulation where you...

Free Climbing Or Aid Climbing. The difference?

January 15, 2015 4:07 PM | Posted By: Ipswich | 0 comments

Some big news has come out of the Yosemite Valley in the first weeks of 2015. El Cap has been 'Free Climbed' for the first time by Kevin Jorgeson, 30, and Tommy Caldwell, 36. I'm sure many...

Runs with a difference

January 14, 2015 10:09 PM | Posted By: Nottingham | 0 comments

At the start of the new year we all make those resolutions to 'get outdoors more', 'go for a run three times a week', 'ride the bike to work everyday'...well we're two...

Rab Powerstretch Top by Matt

January 14, 2015 6:21 PM | Posted By: Keswick | 0 comments

Our Matt (A Cotswold Staff Member and has his own business: Lakeland Mountain Guides) says of the Rab Powerstretch Top..‘Possibly the ultimate mid layer for winter activities, and it...

Product Review: Osprey Kestrel 48

January 13, 2015 12:44 PM | Posted By: Southampton | 0 comments

In our first product review of the year, Becky reviews the Osprey Kestrel 48. I've had my Kestrel for about 4 years now, and I can honestly say it’s the best rucksack I’ve ever owned....

Review: Powermonkey Extreme

January 13, 2015 11:25 AM | Posted By: Maidstone | 0 comments

Last summer Philip put the Powermonkey Extreme to the test in less than ideal alpine conditions:Powertraveller describe the Powermonkey Extreme as ‘the charger of choice’ for...

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