Monday 25 June 2012

Scandinavian Outdoor Gear Award

This week I'm off to Are in Sweden to take part in the judging for the Scandinavian Outdoor Award. With colleagues from Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Finland and Norway I'll be trying a wide range of products from companies like Bergans, Fjallraven, Optimus, Haglofs and Klattermusen. As well as day hiking we'll spend a night in the wilds so this isn't just a look at the products. The weather forecast is for showers so gear should be tested in damp conditions. As well as website there is a Facebook page on which some of the items we'll be testing will be displayed. I'm looking forward to meeting the others and trying this new gear. Reports to follow, perhaps during but certainly after the event.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good gig!

    I've just acquired my first piece of Haglofs kit - a Fang softshell/jacket - and I'm very pleased with it, and seriously impressed with the quality and attention to detail. If the other makers are anything like as good it should be a great gearfest!