Leading the barefoot revolution, VIVOBAREFOOT introduced the first barefoot shoe with a patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant sole in 2003. This sole provides maximum proprioception (also known as sensory feedback) and protection with every step, offering all the benefits of barefoot with all the protection of normal shoes. With 200,000 nerve endings, 33 major muscles, 28 [...]
This is the official Kendal Mountain Festival Trailer for 2012, made by Alastair Lee of Posing Productions. As a Media Partner OE’s sister publication Mountain Pro will have a stand at the festival, so if you’re in the area be sure to swing by to say hello and pick up some freebies.
Applications for the Polartec Challenge, an international grant program encouraging human-powered outdoor adventure, are being accepted now for 2013. Polartec has supported hundreds of dreams through the Polartec Challenge for over twenty years and will continue support through grant money and Polartec product in 2013. “Since 1991, Polartec has assisted some of the world’s greatest [...]
As reported earlier in the month, adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has just completed his latest in his series of long-distance, self-powered journeys. We caught up with Dave to find out more about the past, present and future. “I have a project called Expedition1000. 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each one using a different form [...]
There’s a bit of a fat bike frenzy around the OE Magazine office after the delivery of James Lloyd’s Surly Moonlander, and right on cue a group of UK-based fat bike enthusiasts have just launched a forum to enable the discussion of all things pneumatic (steady now). There’s still a bit of work to do [...]
A backpacker’s stove which recharges your mobile phone as it cooks dinner has been named winner of the UK’s most prestigious outdoor gear award, by the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. The BioLite CampStove is fuelled by nothing more than easily sourced twigs or pinecones, so there’s no need for the weight-conscious backpacker to carry [...]
With the ‘Wiggins effect’ in full swing after London 2012 and people taking up cycling for sport or recreation like never before, the safety of the country’s cyclists has never been more important. Crashes are an unfortunate fact of life for many travelling on our roads and bicycle paths, but how and why they happen [...]
British Adventurer and Author Dave Cornthwaite has completed a record-breaking 1004 mile swim along the Missouri River. Cornthwaite reached St Louis, Missouri after a 58 day swim from Chamberlain, South Dakota, for which he didn’t train. He decided to make the journey after his Mum bought him some swimming goggles for Christmas. Cornthwaite says: ‘I’ve [...]