Kit Review – Osprey Hikelite 26L Backpack

I was supplied with the Hikelite backpack from Osprey, via their friendly in-house PR and SEO guys (thanks Lucy). Hikelite has an ‘Airspeed trampoline’ suspended mesh backsystem, the idea being that it keeps you maybe cooler than usual when out on a day hike. Well, this was the summer to test that out! I went for the 26 litre rather … Keep reading >

A dreich bank holiday weekender on Skye – day 1

Skye Glen Brittle Hike campsite

The 2018 May Day Bank Holiday was one of sunshine and BBQs for pretty much all of Britain. Except, it seemed, Skye. Those of us who had headed to Glen Brittle and the cloud-shrouded Cuillin were in for 3 days of drizzle and mist – but also remoteness, rock, seascapes and socials. A fair exchange. We arrived late on Friday … Keep reading >