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Dolphins | Pembrokeshire Coast

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TOP SKI GEAR FOR WINTER 15/16

Here are six top new products for the coming ski season if budget is no object. As with the previous blog, for pics of ‘em all go to the relevant websites. Arc’teryx Lithic Gloves £185 www.arcteryx.comUsing a mix of Gore-tex outers and Primaloft insulation, and with...

BEST CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR SKIERS

Here’s a range of cool Christmas gifts for skiers to suit all budgets (for pics of all of ‘em go to the websites listed). OPINEL ‘3 CONTINENTS’ LIMITED EDITION KNIFE www.whitbyandco.co.uk £89.95 Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Opinel has released a special edition...

SKI GEAR REVIEWS WINTER 15/16 #2 MAMMUT LIGHT REMOVABLE AIRBAG

There are many issues to consider when buying an ABS daypack, price in particular. But in reality price can be set to one side unless you consider your life to be worth less than a few hundred quid, and this offering from Mammut is actually pretty good value at £490...

SKI GEAR REVIEWS WINTER 15/16 #1 BLACK DIAMOND MISSION PRO JACKET

This is the first in what will be a series of ski gear reviews of the best kit for this season… The Mission Pro is Black Diamond’s top-of-the-range shell and it’s easy to see why – made from rugged Gore-tex Pro fabric it has the durability to handle all manner of...

SALE OF THE CENTURY?

Now here’s something you may not expect from someone used to swanning around in £500 ski jackets and £300 ski pants (not that I actually pay for ‘em, mind) – a rave review of ski gear costing literally a fraction of the price of the stuff I ponce around in. I’ve just...

IT’S ALL GOING DOWNHILL AT WHITESANDS

Well, things don’t get any better at Whitesands hey? On the back of a badly designed and sited beach café and a car park paved with shards of glass comes another example of quantity (and coin) over quality. I refer, of course, to the ever expanding excrescence that is...

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