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Kahtoola Microspikes

Rattling through the list of subjects I wanted to share with y’all but haven’t gotten around to, thoughts naturally turn to winter sports, and the issue of sliding about on ice like a drunken uncle at a wedding. Don’t you just love lockdown? With that, here’s a couple of words on a product that’s made me look forward to getting out on icy trails and frozen paths: my Microspikes.

CooSpo Heart Rate Monitor

CooSpo HRM H6 product box

I finally ended a 2 week period of iffy training stats by replacing the Garmin HR chest strap that died on me, and here’s a few words on the replacement product I’ve chosen as my daily activity heart rate monitor: cheap, accurate, compatible.

Three Months with Fujifilm X-T3

Standard shot of Fuji X-T3

In the never-ending quest to try something new, I’m revisiting one of the brands which started me out in digital photography at the turn of the millennium: Fujifilm. This post contains a few thoughts and impressions of Fuji’s X-T3 mirrorless camera, written from the point of view of a long-term Nikon full-frame and Olympus Micro Four Thirds shooter.

GPSMap 66s Mini-Review

Most of the major bugs with Garmin’s latest instalment in the popular GPSMap series have been ironed out, so I’m sharing my thoughts after living and travelling with the device for a month. Spoiler alert: there are still some – ahem – Undocumented Features spoiling an otherwise great outdoor GPS.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

A selection of Garmin Fenix 5 Plus fitness watches

By no means an in-depth review, this is a page of my experiences after two weeks with Garmin’s new fitness wearable, the Fēnix 5 Plus. I take a look at the device’s performance with particular emphasis on heart rate monitor and GPS, and touch on some of the other observations while walking, hiking, running, and cycling using this £749 premium wearable.