Pros: Great all-round wellington boot that’s comfortable and functional. Adjustable girth via quick-release buckle is convenient and effective. Roomy enough for decent welly socks. Heavy duty, grippy soles great when you venture off-road. Cons: Neoprene lining a bit on the thin side, which feels less “premium” than other boots in….
Wunderbird is a startup company creating a unique range of clothing designed especially for birders and wildlife enthusiasts. Their clothing is lightweight, breathable, quick drying and has a number of special features specifically aimed at birders. They sent us one of their “Peregrine” long-sleeved T-Shirts to try out… here’s how….
Pros: Funky contemporary neoprene boot. Light and comfortable. Designed for women with sculpted shape offering excellent ankle support. Good grip on all sorts of mucky terrain. Really warm. Easy to pull on and off. Great all-rounder. Cons: Slight “pinching” at the back of the ankle when new — eases with use. Light colour….
Pros: possibly the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on my feet. Dry, warm, soft lining, supple rubber uppers and very supportive sole… more like hiking boots than wellingtons allowing comfortable day-long walking. Superb grip. Outstanding construction… if you can call it that… more like craftsmanship. NASA inspired “Outlast” lining keeps….
Paramo Valez Adventure Light Smock: Short Review Pros: Light weight and convenient to carry; very comfortable to wear; easy to pull on and off; outstanding “directional” waterproof performance; windproof; quiet “low rustle” fabric; robust, despite it’s lightweight design. Cons: A bit short on pockets compared to a full-on outdoor jacket –….
Staying dry is one of the most challenging aspects of wildlife watching in Ireland. Keen birder Colin Barton puts Paramo’s flagship Halcon waterproof shell through its paces during one of the wettest sea-watching seasons on record. I’d been meaning to replace my old and by now rather leaky Berghaus Goretex….