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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