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- Can you still buy short waterproof overtrousers?
Can you still buy Waterproof Overtrousers that only come down to just below your knee,( as your gaiters will keep the rest of your legs dry?) Please ca . . . [more]
- Where can I get my waterproof jacket re-proofed?
Where can I get my waterproof jacket re-proofed without dry cleaning it as it says do not dry clean on the label. It is 15 yrs old but in first class c . . . [more]
- Wet Arms In Waterproof Jackets
In heavy rain water will run down the arms of my waterproof jackets and wick up inside. They all seem to [do] it whether it's my Dainese Goretex motorc . . . [more]
- Repairing holes in waterproof clothing
My waterproof trousers gained a small hole during my last trip to the Lake District. What is the best way to stop this turning into a large hole? . . . [more]
- Montane Lite Speed Lightweight Waterproof Jacket
Can someone explain the grading system for waterproof jackets? I'm keen to purchase a lightweight jacket for walking and my favorite is the Monta . . . [more]
- Backpacks for Children?
Can anyone suggest suitable backpacks for children (aged 7) that are big enough for them to carry their own sleeping-bags so we can go backpacking as a . . . [more]
- How does a hat help when walking?
What is the important of wearing a heat when the temperature/sun is so hot. Why do you want to keep the heat inside your body? I know that it helps but . . . [more]
- Julia Bradbury's Trousers for the Wainwright Walks programmes on the B
I liked the walking trousers that Julia Bradbury wore during the Wainwright Walks programmes [on the BBC]. They were black with embroidery on the lower . . . [more]
- Cleaning Hydration Bladdrers
Have not used hydration bladder for a couple of months. It now has black stain/growth in the tubing. What is the best way to clean it? . . . [more]
- Platypus Tubing
Is there any one out there who knows the supplier of the tubing for Platypus re-hydration bottles? I have found a local hardware store who does k . . . [more]
- Walking Clothes for the Cairngorms - can you help!
I am going walking in The Cairngorms in May and want to know what to wear. I've been walking in Macclesfield forrest and Teggs Nose all my life ( . . . [more]
- Waterproof Jackets without condensation
I currently have a Lowe Alpine Ceramic Triple Point waterproof jacket and, whilst it is perfectly waterproof, I find that I get a lot of condensation. . . . [more]
- Waterproof wicking walking Jackets for casual use
I am looking for a winter jacket for casual as opposed to extreme use. The problem is that I need one with very good wicking properties. What recommend . . . [more]
- Rucksack Hip/Waist Belts for Women
I have been looking for a largish (65 litre) rucksack to use for weekend walking and camping. I've visited many shops and found the informati . . . [more]
- Rucksack Straps rubbing on my ICD implant?
Hi, I have a long history of heart problems which up until the beginning of this year have prevented me doing long distance walks and mountai . . . [more]
- Is the Berghaus Mera Peak on the way out?
Hi I've got a Berghaus Mera Peak that has served me well for about 5 years hard work. I keep it clean, washed with Nikwax TechWash but the su . . . [more]
- Hat for Keeping Cool
Hopefully we are going to have a clear sunny hot summer shortly. The problem for me is every cap/hat I have tried makes me feel like my brai . . . [more]
- Are there cheaper Wicking T-shirts/Base Layers
I've been looking at long sleeve tops and t-shirts that wick moisture away from your body. How do these work and are there any cheap alternat . . . [more]
- New Waterproof Jackets
Hi, I'm looking to buy a new Waterproof Jacket. After extensive looking on the web and around shops i quite like the paramo Alta II jacket e . . . [more]
- Paramo Alta II
Having read and agreed with all of the discussions about the benefits of Paramo Waterproofs (zero condensation, infinite re-proofing, rustle free etc) . . . [more]
Chafing ! In the groin ol'crotchable area :-( I always seem to get it on a walk: I've heard vaseline can help, although this seems quite a me . . . [more]
- Waterproof Walking Trousers
I am new to walking, and i am finding it hard to find some waterproof and breathable trousers. I am 34 waist 34 leg. If anyone can . . . [more]
- Which Waterproof Walking Jacket?
Your Gear Guides (see below) are excellent, but I'm hoping someone will be able to give me a bit more help with choosing a waterproof jacket. . . . [more]
- Fleece Trousers
Breeks, Plus 2's, Pantaloons . . . no thanks! I'm sorry but tights don't suit my skinny legs so I wondered if there was anyone wh . . . [more]
- Packlite Jackets
I am considering buying one of the Packlite Jackets for walking in the summer. Does anyone have comments on them? . . . [more]
- Waterproof Jackets
I am looking to buy a waterproof jacket for walking. I do not want to spend much more than £150. I want it to be guaranteed waterproof as I do a . . . [more]
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