Monthly Archives: September 2010

‘eco’ sunglasses

Sunglasses seem to be one of the out door items that are starting to go ‘green’. Some of it is pure green wash – for instance, the use of bamboo insets where the company logo goes with not much change … Continue reading

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GoLite

As the name suggests, GoLite focusses on creating light weight equipment. They make a range of men’s and women’s clothing, packs, sleeping gear, foot wear and other equipment. The company headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado. Only having recently discovered this … Continue reading

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Timberland responds to assessment by Ethical Consumer

Earlier this year, Timberland was included in an “Outdoor Gear Special Report,” published by Ethical Consumer, a group in the UK who defines itself as the “leading alternative consumer organization.”  Their gear report reviews and rates more than 60 outdoor … Continue reading

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getting ready for spring!

OK, so perhaps I’ve been a little focused on winter these last few months. But even I have to accept the inevitability of the arrival of the warmer months …. So it seemed time to do a ‘spring gear’ special. … Continue reading

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Treehugger day pack

This recent addition to the North Face range has a strong emphasis on sustainable and recycled materials. A most unusual feature is that the main body fabric is from a worsted merino wool in a gridded ripstop pattern rather than … Continue reading

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