Expert Advice And Inspiration
The Best Festivals You've Never Heard Of
When festival season rolls around, it’s all too easy to default to what you know. Sure, you can go through the pain of trying to get Glasto tickets (along with everyone else) and wishing you’d bought a bigger tent, or you could take a little advice from us instead.
Backcountry Skiing Safety: Transceivers, Probes and Shovels
Ifyou’re backcountry skiing or snowboarding this season, experience combined with the correct clothing and safety equipment (avalanche airbag, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel) and a fully-qualified mountain guide are essential for staying safe and having fun off the piste. Read these top tips before heading out on your next adventure into the backcountry.
How To: Go Bouldering Indoors
Bouldering is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. It’s fun, a great way to keep fit, and super easy to get into. Here’s how…
Our Top 6 Jackets Of 2016
Every year the Snow + Rock staff get more and more excited about the latest jackets arriving in stores. Yes, it’s that time when we get see the new range, waltz around the store trying them on and of course, do some personal shopping. Oh what a time preseason is. Some may question why we get so excited about jackets; a jacket is just a jacket right? Well, you will be surprised how fit and functionality of a jacket can affect your skiing experience.
Packs To Take You From City To Summit
You weren’t made to sit still. When you take the 9-5 in your stride and escape to the outdoors in your precious free time, you need gear that will keep up. Your pack should see you from the streets to the hills and back again – and that’s where this lot come in.
Our Ski Boot Fitting Labs
Your ski boots are an investment - the foundation of your setup that will be with you on the slopes for years to come. So why settle for boots that don't fit properly? Our in-store boot fitting labs are designed to custom fit your ski boots, so you leave with a pair made to fit you and only you. Here's how it works.
Base Layer Buying Guide
Layers are undisputably the best way to keep warm on the slopes, and this all starts with nailing the basics. But remember, layering systems are as individual as your ski boots or favourite runs. What works for someone else may not work for you - and that's where we come in. We've created this guide to everything there is to know about base layers, so you can choose the right one for you.
How to Choose Your Avalanche Safety Equipment
Your transceiver leads to the probe, your probe leads to the shovel, your shovel leads to your friend. These three items are the most vital part of any backcountry skiers’ equipment; you should never step into the backcountry without them. With so many options on the market, finding the right avalanche safety set up can be difficult. To help clear the confusion and aid you in the decision, we have assembled a guide to walk you through everything you will need to know when purchasing avalanche safety equipment that could save your life.
The idea of escaping into the wilderness, away from the crowds to enjoy untouched powder is becoming increasingly popular. People are branching out further and further off piste to find the hidden, untouched treasures of the mountains, but where do you start when beginning you first backcountry adventure?
The GoPro Hero6 Black has landed. Find out what we thought…
We tested out the GoPro HERO6 and this is what we thought.
Snowboard Boot Buying Guide
Ready to shred in brand-new boots? Here's everything you need to know to choose your perfect pair of snowboard boots.
Top 10 Fast and Light Hiking Essentials
Fast and light hiking is all about strength: getting fitter, carrying less and moving faster. It's taking only what you need and going as far, as quickly, as possible. Here's all the gear you'll need to pick up the pace through the wilderness.
Walking Boot Buying Guide
Whether you’re exploring the remotest corners of the UK or taking to high-up trails in far-flung locations, you need boots that are built to keep up. But the question of which footwear is the best is not a straightforward one, since it depends on what you’ll be doing and where – so here’s our breakdown of everything you need to know to make the right decision.