Posted: September 9, 2016
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.
Posted: October 27, 2016
Outdoor gear is functional by definition, but what does what you choose to wear on the hill say about you?
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?
Posted: August 4, 2017
Why is understanding mountain garments complex? Why aren’t rucksacks waterproof? How technical are socks?
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.
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?
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.
Posted: March 4, 2020
Keeping Dry and Staying Warm was published on 20 January 2020, exactly 20 years since Mike Parsons and Mary Rose began working together. This is the story about the widening collaborative journey.
Posted: June 23, 2023
Not a review of OTS but a reflection on changes in the Outdoor Industry from Mike Parsons and especially the changes coming to textiles.
Posted: October 18, 2023