Category: Gear Reviews

Ace @Rohantime Walking Shoes

| January 13, 2017 | Reply
Ace @Rohantime Walking Shoes

Gear Review – Men’s Oboz Sawtooth Low B Dry   Making over 30 trips around Scotland a year researching travel articles on all parts of the country we appreciate that having the right footwear is essential. We get a lot of gear sent in to review and most of it for one reason or another […]

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Have Fun with UKick, Britain’s Hottest Toy

| December 17, 2015 | Reply
Have Fun with UKick, Britain’s Hottest Toy

As the dad of two wee girls who travels a lot I am always looking out for ace new toys. When the – I have to admit slightly weird looking – UKick was delivered to my house I was willing to give it a try. I wasn’t convinced at first sight, neither whether the even […]

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Need boots? Try Tiso’s shoe fitting service.

| May 15, 2015 | Reply
Need boots? Try Tiso’s shoe fitting service.

Ok, I’m a big boy, I’ve done my fair share of walking over the years and don’t need anyone to tie my shoe laces, nor fit my boots for me for that matter. Well that’s what I thought until I was invited by Tiso to come and try their free boot fitting service at their […]

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Protect Your Travel Belongings with Idtagit

| December 6, 2014 | Reply
Protect Your Travel Belongings with Idtagit

We have all been there. That sickening moment when you realise that one of your valuables or a bag has gone missing. This is a horrible experience when you are near the safety of your home in familiar surroundings, but one that is seriously amplified when you are on the road and a lot more […]

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Enjoy a Feast of Hebridean Seafood

| December 1, 2014 | Reply
Enjoy a Feast of Hebridean Seafood

At InsiderScotland we are big fans of seafood so we were delighted when we were sent a hamper by the Hebridean Food Company, with lobster, smoked fish and crab claws fresh from the Outer Hebrides. The Hebridean Food Company The Hebridean Food Company was started in February 2014 by Douglas Stewart, a lobster fisherman’s son […]

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Review of Arc’teryx Beta LT Men’s Jacket

| February 14, 2014 | 1 Reply
Review of Arc’teryx Beta LT Men’s Jacket

As a travel writer I am always looking for great outdoor clothing, both for tackling the great outdoors in Scotland, but also for making forays further afield hiking in the likes of the Canaries and Slovenia. So I jumped at the chance to test out one of the top of the range Arc’teryx Beta LT men’s […]

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Brasher Kuga GTX Mens Multi-Activity Shoes

| January 23, 2013 | Reply
Brasher Kuga GTX Mens Multi-Activity Shoes

Launched in 2011 I road tested these lightweight, waterproof and breathable multi activity shoes in Turkey and Scotland. Many shoes claim to be good all rounders, as happy trekking as they are scrambling over rocks, or even just out on a city break or walking the dog, but Brasher Kuga GTX Mens multi-activity shoes hit […]

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Bushbaby Lite: Great Baby/Toddler Backpack

| January 23, 2013 | Reply
Bushbaby Lite: Great Baby/Toddler Backpack

Hefting a toddler around on a hike can be tricky, so we use a baby backpack for our Scottish trips. We got ours from Bushbaby, who do a variety of front loading and back loading packs. Baby backpacks can generally be used for babies from around 6 months until they are around 3 years old, […]

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Brasher Mens Kanaga GTX

| September 4, 2012 | Reply
Brasher Mens Kanaga GTX

A summer hiking trip into the wilds of Greenland and a Scottish Munro were the ideal arenas for putting my new Brasher Kanaga GTX to the test. Proper Mountain Walking Boots After recently road testing some lightweight walking boots and multi-activity walking shoes it was quite a shock to get back into a big, chunky […]

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Baby Hoodie

| September 3, 2012 | Reply
Baby Hoodie

The word ‘hoodie’ can have some negative connotations, but we have found our Baby Hoodie invaluable. Keep Little Ones Warm We make a lot of trips around Scotland in winter and this reversible travel hoodie is handy for keeping our toddler warm both in a buggy and a car seat. The manufacturers, Morrck, reckon you […]

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