Thursday, 24 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
The innovative Shewee is appearing on this weeks Dragons Den. The BBC are now showing “Dragons Den - on tour." This is where they catch up with some past entrepreneurs and Shewee will be featured on Sunday 13th September 2009 at 9.00 pm.
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Important news about Purifying water.
After October 25th 2009 the EU is banning the sale of iodine droplets and tablets to purify drinking water. They are however considered still safe to use. The EU have insisted that the manufacturers comply with regulations on the biocides’ efficacy in scientific tests. Iodine is routinely used by the military and outdoor enthusiasts and is considered safe for short periods of use with the correct dosage. It was not recommended for long periods, pregnant women or those with Thyroid problems.
Chlorine tablets are still available for use, however it is recommended that you use the neutralizing tablets or the water tastes like a swimming pool. Alternatively you can filter your water using a pump such as the MSR Waterworks or the Katadyn pocket filter. The filters have a ceramic core which offer protection from the most commonly encountered culprits of tainted water. They filter out bacteria, protozoa and particles. The MSR filters have a carbon core to reduce the organic chemicals. You can filter up to 2000 litres with a filter.
There is another new gadget on the market which is the Steripen. This is really compact and light and use ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria. It purifies a litre in just ninety seconds.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
The Jetboil cooking system was a first in design, style and technology. Incorporating a mug as the boiling pan, and an insulated sleeve that can be left on whilst cooking, the Jetboil collaborates many bits of kit into one compact unit.
One of the features that Jetboil are most proud of is the record boiling time. 33% quicker than its rivals, the Jetboil makes a perfect companion to any camper with a boil time of just 60 seconds for a perfect cup of tea. The patented FluxRing and Piezo Ignition, give a massive power input, along with a insulating Cozy and Lid, that provide efficient boiling through Neoprene insulation.
And finally the whole unit packs down neatly allowing for more room within your rucksack for all that extra Tea you'll be drinking.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Montane have two main aims, firstly weight. The heavier something is the more energy it takes to transport it, and the more room it takes to pack, limiting room for luxuries like chocolate. Secondly is breathability. When people feel uncomfortable its usually because their perspiration is making them feel clammy, not only is it important to keep the rain out but also your sweat. To combat these Montane use various eVENT membranes that leave Gore-Tex in the dust. Some of the jackets are unbelievably light, for instance the featherlite smock weighs half the weight of a piece of paper per square metre.
Montane's quality is world renowned, their use of branded fabrics such as Pertex and eVENT mean the fabrics used are at the top of their league. This means that the versatility of Montane clothing is vast, ranging from their fast and light range that are perfect cyclists and runners to their mountain adventure range, ideal for anyone from the novice to British Mountain Rescue.
The design is simple to use yet elegant and safe. The sharp looking blade - believe it or not - is less likely to cut you, as it requires less effort to perform the task. Leatherman tools are made from 100% stainless steel to provide years of dependable service. Each 400-series stainless implement is heat treated to optimal hardness for its function. The knives and files are typically tempered to Rockwell C 57 to achieve excellent edge retention.
The 34 years of manufacturing experience has allowed for a tool that can do more than you expect from a first glance. For example, a specially adapted Phillips screwdriver means it can be used on both No.1 and No.2 sized screws.
Check them out, I think they will become a major new addition to our footwear range
Saturday, 25 April 2009
The technology of walking sandals has changed a lot since Ghandi kicked on his flip flops. The Merrell Chameleon sandals for instance have a lot of the features in the soles as a pair of approach shoes. The soles on many of the Merrell Chameleons are Vibram which is the same rubber as on the approach shoes and walking boots. This gives good traction and grip and the EVA mid soles offer good shock absorbancy for when you walk long distances. The Merrell Chameleon Convertible Sandal also has a removable strap at the back so they turn into a slip on sandal.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
In case you havent seen them already try and take a minute to look at the new Suunto Core, we have this in all sorts of colours and variations but my favourite is the bling Suunto (you'll spot the one.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Having recently worn my fingers to the bone during the endeavour, I'm please to announce that gear-zone now has the full Montane Hot '09 range online...
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
So if you can pay us a visit in Norwich you will benefit from the friendly advice of the staff, get to try things on and the best prices in town. We also have a price promise where we even match online prices (unlike most other stores).
Do you think this is a good idea?
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Big thanks to Oli at Rackspace for helping us launch the new Gear-zone.co.uk blog. From here you will be able to see what new gear we have and also any news we want to let you know about.
The first thing to tell you is a big order has just come in of Littlelife Voyager Child carriers with a big discount. http://www.gear-zone.co.uk/eshop/Littlelife-Voyager-Child-Carrier---Offer.html