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Do you often find you have aching knees after a long hike? Do you get shooting foot pains and a persistent sore foot for days after a long day in the mountains? Are your boots maybe slightly too voluminous on the inside and you need something to reduce this volume...read more
I used to be quite complacent but nowadays when I go out hiking or into the wilderness in the summer months, I make sure one of my midge head nets is the first thing in my pack. Yeah, it's that season yet again. Those beastly little devils are back with a vengeance...read more
There are plenty of 'best lightweight hiking boots' reviews out there and I often find that most of them are quite different. The weight range varies so much that the top end of the scale tends to not be 'lightweight boots' at all. In this review, I make sure every...read more
Latest Update: 30th May, 2018 The Garmin Fenix 5X has to go down as the don of sports watches. I would class it as not only the best hiking watch but the best sports and activity monitoring watch on the go. Throughout this Garmin Fenix 5X review I'll go into detail...read more
Last Updated: 4th June 2018 Product: Men's Mountain Trainer Mid Gore-Tex High Rise Hiking Boots. Brand: Salewa. Price: See latest price on Amazon. Colour: Black, charcoal, grey red. Do I Recommend This Product? This is a difficult one as is always the...read more
Product: Straight Paramount 3.0 Convertible Trousers. Brand: The North Face. Price: From £57.90 on Amazon (North Face Store). Colour: Grey, brown or beige. Do I Recommend This Product? Absolutely. These North Face paramount trousers are comfortable, lightweight,...read more
Hi there, I’m Stephen!
I created In Shape Explorer with the goal of giving you thorough hike reviews of Scotland’s mountains and lesser-known peaks further afield. I also share hiking advice, tips and guides so that you are as informed as possible before getting out there! Any questions or queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch.