Klean Kanteen – The New Kids on the Block

 

Over the last couple of years Klean Kanteen have gone from only being seen in the hands of hipsters, to the outdoor enthusiasts staple. With big ideas on cleaning up the planet, one re-usable bottle at a time, Klean Kanteen are a company that boasts the best in terms of their positive impact on the world. But are you really thinking about that when you’re at the top of a mountain, or on the river bank, with freezing hands, craving that hot cup’o tea or hot chocolate? So I decided to put Klean Kanteen to the test. Continue reading Klean Kanteen – The New Kids on the Block

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The New Age of Outdoor Legwear

 

One of the most common questions I get asked from women starting out walking or even more experienced walkers is ‘why can I never find walking trousers that fit?’. Whilst women are defining their own realms of greatness in the outdoors, outdoor clothing can sometimes feel a little slow on the catch up. For years I have had to apologise to women of all shapes and sizes for the lack of comfortable outdoor trousers, whether it be for climbing, walking, travel or just enjoying the outdoors in style. However, a revolution is happening but is it here to stay?

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How To Fit Your Pack

 

Choosing the right rucksack might seem easy but so many get it wrong and suffer the consequences. No matter what you’re up to and what type of pack you need, it HAS to fit you right.

Everyone is a different shape and size, so you need to put as much thought into getting the right pack as you do the right pair of trousers or the right pair of boots. There is a wide variety of different sized bags on the market but sadly not all packs are ‘one-size-fits-all’, although a lot of them do have enough adjustment options that one pack may fit many members of one family, or you could share the pack with your partner, once you know how to adjust the fit for each person. Some packs have different size options which are based on you back size or length which you can measure this at home but we suggest you come in to store to get measured up to get it right first time.

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Self Guided Adventures in Llangollen

 

there’s a good amount of most kind of adventures in the Llangollen area, here is our run down. Let me know what I’ve missed.

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Paddling the Llangollen Canal

from Horseshoe Falls to Pontcysllte Aqueduct the Llangollen Canal is a world heritage, popular in both canoe and kayak, plus the odd Stand up Paddleboard. The canal is fed from the River Dee and heads into the Midlands, with two aqueducts, one 126 feet above Continue reading Self Guided Adventures in Llangollen

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IPX WATERPROOF RATINGS AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR OUTDOOR GEAR

 

IP waterproof ratings are a great guide for buying outdoor gadgets, gear or protection but what do they really mean. We’ve all be there, searching the packaging and seeing the IPX rating, when all we want to know is ‘is it waterproof?’.

Let’s break it down. The ‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection, which is simply whether the item you’re referring to has been tested for Ingress (Access/Entrance). The numbers after it, then refer to which degree of testing the item stood up to, and therefore how protected it really is.

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LLANGOLLEN ADVENTURE LECTURES REVIEW 2016

 

The inaugural Llangollen Adventure Lecture was held in the Wynnstay Arms in Llangollen on 10th May 2016. These series of talks were the brainchild of, and hosted by, the canoeist-adventurer Dave Manby and Peter Carol of ProAdventure, the local and online camping and outdoors business which celebrated its 25th anniversary during 2016. Continue reading LLANGOLLEN ADVENTURE LECTURES REVIEW 2016

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WE’RE POTTY ABOUT NETHERTON FOUNDRY SPUN-IRON PANS.

 

At ProAdventure we stock famous brand products and supplies from many different producers of outdoor equipment around the world. But we also support many local businesses and industries by stocking quality outdoor products designed and created closer to home.

netherton Continue reading WE’RE POTTY ABOUT NETHERTON FOUNDRY SPUN-IRON PANS.

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Events in Llangollen in 2017

 

Llangollen is a town of 3000 or so residents in North East Wales, just an hour or so from Liverpool, Manchester and the outskirts of Birmingham. If you have ever driven into North Wales on the A5 you will recognise the view as the mountains rear up and close in around you and Castle Dinas Bran rises up on it’s own hill top to your right. The valley has been carved by the River Dee, a magnet for white water kayakers, canoeists and rafters from all over the world.

We have picked a few of our favourite events coming up in 2017, if we have missed yours please add it in the comments below. If you get them to us soon then we can add them in to this article.

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