Gear Guides, Issue 7

Gear Guide

Lowe Alpine Tensor 23 Backpack

An excellent all-round daypack that can be used for walking, scrambling, multi-pitch climbing and skiing. It has a 23-litre capacity, a large external mesh pocket and side-compression straps. Its light, ripstop fabric is further selling point. lowealpine.com/uk 

Salewa Pedroc Alpha Sweater

A wind-resistant, breathable technical men’s sweatshirt using Polartec Alpha insulation, designed for speed hiking, and other high-octane activities. Super comfortable, and has two outer zipped pockets. A genuinely great bit of kit. salewa.co.uk

Hi Gear Balance Baselayer

A short-sleeved, well priced baselayer from Go Outdoors, made using a high-wicking, quick-drying fabric that draws moisture away from the skin as you sweat. Low-profile seams mean no chafing. Available for men and women. gooutdoors.co.uk 

Keen Versago 

A lightweight hybrid sports shoe with many performance features, designed to be used on the trail and around town. Has an engineered mesh upper, a sock-like fit and good stability, so it’s well suited to spring/summer hiking. keenfootwear.com   

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