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Quechua Forclaz 900 Softshell Jacket for Kids

This softshell jacket from Decathlon is an affordable three-layer softshell with a hood, to be worn in spring or fall.

My professional tester gave it a go. Was he happy?

was first published on in Gear .

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Kraftwerk. Power your gadgets with butane

Even if you're just commuting to work, you probably have experienced your phone not making it to the end of the day.

Kraftwerk wants to change that, by powering your gadgets with butane, LPG or any combination thereof. Yes, that's ordinary camping gas. They're running a Kickstarter at the moment, and already more than well established their goal.

was first published on in Gear, Tech Stuff .

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Op Pad Reader Awards 2015

Yours truly was a member of the reader panel for the Op Pad Outdoor Awards 2015.
It was great fun, and cool to see so many new products together in one place, although most of the available products are still a good deal heavier than what you can buy from the cottage vendors.
Still, it's great to see that lightweight, very lightweight and ultralight are slowly but surely working their way into the 'mainstram' markets. That is certainly good news for moms who have to carry the load for their kids too :)

See the article (and video! boy I wish I'd combed my hair) here

was first published on in Gear, News .

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