What’s new in the outdoor gear world! We take a quick look at the latest releases and announcements

We love a bit of new gear to play with, so we’re always keeping our eyes and ears open for the latest announcements from outdoor brands around the world. Here’s what we liked this week, and what the makers say about them.

Scarpa Charmoz

Scarpa Charmoz
The breakdown

  • An update to Scarpa’s classic winter boot for Autumn/Winter 2016
  • Out now and available in both men’s and women’s versions
  • Main update to the design is the boot lining, which now uses OutDry lamination for waterproofing
  • Uppers are made from L-Tech and Microtech synthetics and there’s a memory foam in the mid sole.
  • Vibram Pentax Precisiion II XT out sole
  • Crampon rated to B2
  • £249.99


Sprayway Mylas (men) and Lark (women) down jackets

Sprayway Lark
The breakdown

  • New lightweight and compressible micro baffle down jackets for Winter 2016
  • 140g of 700+ down fill in a size M
  • The fill is treated with Teflon for water resistance
  • They have Lycra cuffs, two zipped outer pockets, an inner zipped security pocket and a full adjustable hem drawcord. They also come with a stuff sack
  • Available now for £140 (Mylas) and £130 (Lark)


Mammut Crater HS (men) and Ridge HS (women)

Mammut Crater
The breakdown

  • 3-layer Gore-Tex jackets new for Autumn/Winter 2016
  • Helmet compatible hoods with vertical and horizontal adjustment
  • Underarm zips and splashproof front pockets
  • Hem can be adjusted with one hand
  • Men’s weighs 580g, women’s 485g
  • £275


Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm Jacket

Patagonia Nano Stretch
The breakdown

  • New release for this autumn/winter
  • Available in men’s and women’s versions
  • Stretchy 2-layer waterproof with 60g of synthetic insulation
  • “Built to buffer the start-stop cycle of alpine climbing in the blowing, blasting, cold and wet”
  • Helmet compatible, 2-way adjustable hood
  • Two waterproof chest pockets and two handwarmers
  • 581g
  • £350


Berghaus Island Peak Jackets with Colourkind

The breakdown

  • The British brand has extended its environmentally friendly Colourkind fabric dyeing technology into waterproofs for the first time
  • The Island Peak range is now made with 89% less water and 63% fewer chemicals in production. There’s also a 60% reduction in Carbon dioxide emissions
  • The range includes the men’s Island Peak 3-in-1 Hydroloft jacket (£320), the men’s and women’s Island Peak Jackets (pictured; £220) and the men’s and women’s Island Peak 3-in-1 jackets (£280).
  • All of the jackets feature a 2-layer Gore-Tex membrane.


Keen Feldberg Mid WP

Keen Feldberg
The breakdown

  • Keen has called this its “hybrid hiker”, it says its “built equally for outdoor recreation and for urban exploration.”
  • Available in either premium nubuck leather or suede, each with a Keen.Dry waterproof membrane
  • Comes with an additional pair of laces for an extra colour option
  • Direct inject PU midsoles with integrated PU cushions and a dual compound rubber outsole
  • £140