Top Ten Gear and Equipment Reviews of 2022
We all love our outdoor gear and equipment; It keeps us warm, helps us enjoy the hills and mountains with increased safety and enables us to feed and fuel ourselves.
Looking back through the stats these are our most popular kit blogs of the year and our top ten gear and equipment reviews of 2022.
1. Patagonia R1 Techface Hoody Review
Hati’s review of her beloved Patagonia R1 Techface Hoody was by far our most popular equipment review of 2022, with almost twice as many views as our 2nd favourite! Patagonia R1 Techface Hoody Review
2. Emergency Shelter Review
Chris gives the low down on what could be your most important item of equipment. Emergency Shelter Review
3. The Kovea Spider Stove
A well made and versatile gas stove, great for wild camping, bivouacs and ML expeditions. The Kovea Spider Stove
4. How to Choose a Knife for Walking, Climbing, Mountaineering and Expeditions
A controversial blog that upset the big knife enthusiasts. No you don’t need a machete for adventures in the British hills and mountains. How to Choose a Knife for Walking, Climbing, Mountaineering and Expeditions.
5. Clothing and Equipment for Scottish Winter Walking and Mountaineering
Alex distils 35 years of winter hill walking and mountaineering experience into this blog on what kit and clothes you need to operate safely in winter in Scotland. Clothing and Equipment For Scottish Winter Walking and Mountaineering
6. Leatherman Signal First Impressions
A well made and versatile multitool designed for the outdoors. Leatherman Signal First Impressions
7. Leatherman Skeletool CX Review
A light and simple multitool loaded with the bare necessities.Leatherman Skeletool CX Review
8. How to Buy Your First Trad Climbing Rack
Beyond the Edge instructor Joe draws on his decades of climbing experience to provide essential advice on trad racks. How to Buy Your First Trad Climbing Rack
9. Hebtroco Storm Stick Stove
Hebtroco are not your usual outdoor company, they mostly sell extremely well made, UK manufactured clothing. But they also sell this lovely, quirky stove. Sometimes it’s nice to take your time to make a brew. HebTroCo Storm Stick Stove
10. Soto Windmaster Stove
This little stove renders all Hati’s other stoves redundant. Soto WindMaster Stove Review
We would like to give a big shoutout to our local outdoor shop the wonderful Outside in Hathersage. Great staff and a great selection of gear. https://www.outside.co.uk
Beyond the Edge Ltd is based in the Peak District, easily reached by train from London and within easy travelling distance from Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and other Northern towns and cities.
We are one of the UKs most experienced providers of climbing, walking, scrambling, mountaineering and navigation training courses.
Most of our courses are run in the Peak District National Park which has some of the finest rock climbing, bouldering, walking and hiking in the world.