Sock History

Sock History

Posted: September 9, 2016

The sock myth; ‘a sock is a sock, is a sock, and there is nothing to be understood’. Why are socks interesting? Socks have been around for a long time and have been made with a range of materials. They are also increasingly technically sophisticated.

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Clothes Sizes Mystery

Clothes Sizes Mystery

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Ever thought that clothes sizing isn’t quite the same as 30 or 40 years ago? This extract from Keeping Dry and Staying Warm explores why.

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Outdoor Gear Trends

Outdoor Gear Trends

Posted: October 27, 2016

Outdoor gear is functional by definition, but what does what you choose to wear on the hill say about you?

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Jaeger: Pioneer British outdoor brand

Jaeger: Pioneer British outdoor brand

Posted: April 20, 2017

Jaeger, which was originally a pioneer British outdoor brand, went into administration on 10 April 2017, after 133 years of trading. When did it become a fashion brand and how did it lose its way?

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Understanding Mountain Garments

Understanding Mountain Garments

Posted: August 4, 2017

Why is understanding mountain garments complex? Why aren’t rucksacks waterproof? How technical are socks?

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Garment training

Garment training

Posted: April 12, 2018

After over 3 years of research and writing in collaboration with Chuck Kukla (our USA editor) and Chris Townsend ( renowned TGO – gear tester) we are nearing completion of part 1.

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Training Workshop

Training Workshop

Posted: April 30, 2018

What makes a good training workshop? It should be engaging, interactive with useful take home and deliver what it says on the can. Could we apply our decade of experience of running innovation workshops for students and businesses at Lancaster University to Keeping Dry and Staying Warm?

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Waterproof Journey

Waterproof Journey

Posted: May 8, 2018

How long is the journey to understand waterproofs as part of Keeping Dry and Staying Warm ? Our journey has built on past experience and many ongoing conversations from across the outdoor industry and mountain professionals.

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