It wasn’t my idea, honest, but I’m more than happy to go along with it, because our production team are right, it’s about time we put out a gear-based video series.
When it comes to buying outdoor gear online, especially the stuff that might involve a departure with quite a sizeable amount of your savings, it really does help to get as good a perspective on it as you can before you make your purchase. We do our best with the imagery on this site to show the details of items in for review, particularly when it comes to the Outdoor 100 product guide, but still, to get a proper look, it really does help to see things on video.
So, each week, what I’ll be doing is coming to you straight out of my ‘gear shed’, chatting about a new bit of kit, and going through the immediate pros and cons that I can see. I’ll also be taking it out and about to show it in the environment it’s made for.
It won’t be any old gear either, what I’ll feature will only be the kind of stuff that I know the gear junkies out there will be interested to see – so expect some brand new technologies and game-changing releases.
Episode One: Welcome To Will’s World
Every now and then I’ll also be posting some videos where I’ll talk through, say, what to look for when choosing a pair of mountaineering boots, how to re-waterproof a jacket or how to fix a tear in a down jacket.
And this is where you come in. I’d love to have your input in this series. So if there’s a certain thing about buying, using or maintaining gear you’d like to hear about, please do suggest it to us in the comments under each Youtube video. The same goes for any specific gear reviews you’d like to see.
So, I hope that you’ll enjoy what we put out, and that perhaps, while I discover the potentially dangerous world of broadcasting to the world wide web, you might find your next waterproof jacket and/or pick up a few tips and tricks.