new outdoor products

Below are a list of new outdoor products that we have been notified about. We have not necessarily reviewed these products and have just published the manufacturer / supplier claims for the product.

Where we have reviewed the product you will find a link to the review at the bottom of the article.

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Hanwag’s updated Rock collection offer comfort and precision on the hill.

Technical terrain is no match for Hanwag’s updated range of rock shoes and boots this season. Combining Hanwag’s signature high-quality construction, with refreshed designs and advanced new features, the new boots promise exceptional comfort and performance on the hill.

Ferrata Combi GTX

Hanwag’s multi-award winning Ferrata Combi GTX has been refreshed for 2014 with several new features that will ensure maximum comfort and performance. A lightweight boot compatible with hybrid crampons, the Ferrata Combi GTX has been upgraded with a new neoprene cuff at the ankle that is softer for increased comfort.

Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX rock boot

The new design also includes an eye-catching, red area on the heel unit that clearly signifies where to place the crampon bale when required. Developed to offer excellent stiffness, the boot features a full length shank between the inner and outer soles in addition to a Vibram® Climbing II sole complete with full length TPU reinforcement. The high-quality Bergrind leather and Cordura® upper together with a Gore-Tex® lining keeps feet dry and comfortable, while click-clamp eyelets offer 2 zone lacing to guarantee a secure fit.


Approach GTX

For 2014 Hanwag has updated its popular Approach GTX with a reconfigured upper and a striking new design. A technical, all-terrain shoe ideal for approach hikes and rocky terrain, the new Approach GTX also features an improved asymmetric lacing system that will offer a more precise and comfortable fit.

Hanwag Approach GTX


Cobbled on Hanwag’s specially developed climbing last for a closer fit, the Approach GTX has a robust and shock absorbing Vibram® Cross sole which combined with a graded memory insole, provides optimal power transfer. Designed with Hanwag’s legendary quality, the lightweight Approach GTX has a suede and durable Cordura® fabric upper complete with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex® lining to keep feet dry and comfortable.  

Further information

For more information about Hanwag’s Rock collection, visit

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Thule takes to the Trail with their innovative Technical Backpack Collection for Backpackers and Hikers.

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Today, Thule is proud to introduce a new range of innovative technical backpacks that share the same DNA as other Thule products and are developed with the same goal in mind, helping people live an active life. Thule’s Technical Backpack collection follows a long tradition of designing pioneering solutions for an active lifestyle. This DNA, represented throughout all Thule products, is comprised of these features: Perfect Fit, Ease of Use, Safety/Tested, Premium Quality and Contemporary Styling.

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New Brunton Truarc Compass Series

Whether you own the TruArc 3 classic scouting compass or the most sophisticated model TruArc 20 with map magnifier, sighting mirror, bubble level, clinometer and magnified readout - every TruArc compass comes with three features that make this compass series unique:

First, the TruArc Global Needle makes it compatible all over the globe. Second, the Ever North magnet will not lose polarity and resists magnetic interference better than any competitor. And last but not least, the BRUNTON U-PROOF Warranty: Buy it. Try it. Bust it. Return it. No questions asked!

Read more: New Brunton Truarc Compass Series

Brunton Revolt 4000 and 9000 power banks

The latest additions to BRUNTON's high-yield lithium power pack offering, the Revolt 4000 and Revolt 9000 are built for tough outdoor use. Both devices are sink-proof, smash-proof and fully waterproof with a shock absorbing Adventure Armor polyurethane outer shell and Aqualoq water tight door to protect USB connections.

Optimized to charge USB-powered personal electronic devices, the Revolt 4000 has a name-giving 4,000 mAh battery and 2.1 amp output (capable of approx. three smart phone charges),

Read more: Brunton Revolt 4000 and 9000 power banks

Marmot’s NEW Misto Jacket with three ground breaking technologies from Polartec®

Marmot has teamed up with performance fabric expert Polartec® to launch the ultimate cold weather protective layer, the Misto Jacket for men.  Marmot’s Misto jacket is made from two of Polartec’s most recent, ground breaking technologies: Polartec® Alpha® and Polartec® NeoShell® along with the ever popular Polartec® Power Shield®. The Misto jacket has been designed with the winter alpinist in mind and is perfect for cold weather climbing.

Marmot Misto Jacket

Read more: Marmot’s NEW Misto Jacket with three ground breaking technologies from Polartec®

Montane’s Axion Neo Alpha jacket is British first

Montane is the first British brand to use Polartec® NeoShell® and Polartec® Alpha® in the same jacket.  Awarded a Polartec® APEX Award in June this jacket was selected based on its innovative use of Polartec® fabrics, design, workmanship and style.  The Axion jacket will hit the outdoor shops in September 2014.

Montane Axion Jacket 

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Sub Zero introduce bright new products for 2014/15

Factor 1 Plus

The famous Sub Zero Factor 1 Plus range gets a real boost with the addition of several new details and features. This collection of seamless, high performance baselayers is now available with new zip neck, collar and hood options. But one of the most noticeable things about the new range, however, is the injection of several bright new colours. Aqua, Pink, Purple, Lime Green, Light Blue and Fluorescent Yellow will now sit alongside the existing Navy, Black, White, Red, Yellow and Khaki options, broadening the appeal of these great all-round garments still further.

Read more: Sub Zero's bright new additions