You may have read last month’s review of the Columbia Powder Lite Hooded Jacket. If you have, you will know how much I like the Columbia brand and the clothes they make. This is one of the reasons that I chose the Men’s Columbia Deschutes River Heavyweight Flannel Shirt which I’m going to review for you here: A main feature of the Deschutes shirt is the twin check pockets and the wooden effect buttons. I think the shirt has a…

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The Columbia Men’s Powder Lite Hooded Jacket is an awesome coat for autumn and winter months. I fell in love with it because of its striking design and colouring. I think the three-colour design is really cool and definitely stands out from the crowd. There are other versions and colours of this jacket but I think that the combination of golden shoulders, ochre lower and blue arms is the best as it has a sort of retro vibe to it.…

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One of my favourite autumn pieces for the wardrobe has got to be my brand new Nuna Vest by Sprayway. The Sprayway brand is superb, offering affordable, great quality, outdoor clothing. The vest really does look great for any occasion, be that walking through town or hiking across the moors. It is comfy to wear and the design in particular helps this stand out against other jackets I own. The best part about the vest is the feel of it.…

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The weather has been absolutely awful recently so it’s the perfect time to get a new jacket for the winter season. We do a lot of outdoor activities, regardless of the weather so I needed something to suit this lifestyle. I had been doing a fair bit of research to find THE one and came across the Quechua Forclaz 400 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Rain Jacket. If you are unaware of Quechua, they are a Decathlon brand. We own quite a…

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  The Fjallraven Övik Scandinavian Sweater is the men’s version of the Fjallraven ladies Ovik Sweater which Vicky reviewed last month. She absolutely loves her Ovik Sweater and I am so happy to have one of my own too (although we have to make sure we don’t wear them both at the same time).   This sweater is knitted from a very soft wool blend. Wool is a fantastic natural material and even though it looks rustic and comfy it…

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  Summer is officially over and it is now time to get your winter wardrobe ready for the drop in temperature. I always think it is important to have some stylish, statement pieces to enhance your look during the autumn and winter seasons, so I was very pleased to have found such a great ladies jumper by Fjallraven called the Övik Scandinavian Sweater. Mike and I absolutely love this outdoor brand; not only do they create awesome clothing, but they…

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When we were backpacking this summer, we were travelling a lot (as you do) and we had to carry everything we had with us. We really wanted to pack as lightly as we could – this is pretty hard. Especially when travelling from the cold Fjords of Norway, through a lot of Europe, up and across the High Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range and the only place in Europe where real Sherpas still work! – to the scorching…

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As you will have hopefully already read about here (belt) and here (wallet), I’m a massive fan of Colville Leather and their awesome slow fashion, handcrafted wares. Matt creates all of their products from scratch, with his own bare hands and uses leather which is sourced and tanned in the UK. I just thought I’d share with you two things, firstly a really cool KickStarter campaign Colville are running to get your hands on some really tasty and desirable Oak…

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  At the end of last year, Vicky and I each got a pair of SunGod Sunglasses, which I very positively reviewed here. These fantastic sunglasses have warn really well and are still in great condition even after us both wearing them a lot before we left and then for a whole month whilst travelling this summer. So, I thought I would do a follow up review to talk about why these sunglasses really are perfect to take travelling and…

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I’ve recently got a great new jacket by Keela called the Hydron Softshell. It’s an excellent coat that recently I’ve been wearing whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s been on several big adventures so far and has been thoroughly put through its paces. The images in this review are mainly from a climb up waterfall in the Peak District. The walk started off calmly enough. We had walked up from a reservoir, following the river as it meandered up the…

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