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Category Archives: Tested & Abused!

Product testing, used, abused and generally thrown around to see if we can break it. Kit, gear, equipment and footwear comparisons.

Raidlight Responsive 10L vest: First Impression

  There has been a long wait to try this vest.  It’s been on my radar for quite some time. I tested it when it was a prototype back in 2016. I liked it then. And I love it now. … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017: Clothing

  There’s been plenty of new clothing for 2017. Inov-8 updated many pieces, improving fabrics and the fit, which has produced an enviable range. Patagonia continue to do what they do best, with recycled materials and ethics beyond compare.  Their … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017 : Trail Shoes

There has been plenty of new and updated Trail shoes this last year and thinning the list down to a handful of contenders has been tough enough. Sometimes trail footwear has to be so much more than just a shoe … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017 : Road Running Shoe

When it came to innovation during 2017 there has been little to get excited about. Saucony, have led the way in increasing the distribution of its Everun midsole compound which was launched in 2016. So there has definitely been more … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017 : Hybrid Running Shoe

It is an often asked for shoe type, something that has enough cushioning and is hardwearing enough for road yet can also be taken off road – often it is those that are new or occasional runners and those looking … Continue reading

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