30Mar 12 Dash Hoody - 5 Stars
The good folk over at Gear We Are have just finished a review of the Dash Hoody and posted the results on line. To say we're chuffed is an understatement!
The fabric and alternative fleece fabric were bigs hits in the review and it gained the following summary:
SUMMARY: Sprayway’s Dash Hoody is feminine, warm and stylish and doesn’t look as cheap as a bog-standard ‘Fleece’. Its pockets are cosy and it’s a joy to wear when walking and generally as casual wear. It’s a little pricey, but feels like a quality product.
You can find the full review in our Product Tips Section here, or on Gear We Are's own website.
27Mar 12 Trail Magazine Review Compass Shorts
Trail Magazine have been testing a number of walking shorts lately and the Sprayway Compass Short got a look in for Best in Test, just losing out to some much, much more expensive shorts.
The full review reads a bit like:
"The fabric used in the Sprayway Compass / Escape shorts is two-way stretch so they are great if you struggle with getting a good fit. There is also stretch in the waist so again these can expand around a tubby tum or hug a neater waistline.
There is no belt provided but you get belt loops in case you want to add one. I also liked the brushed lining inside the waist that make these a little more comfy compared to most shorts here.
The lower right leg pocket will take a small guidebook and at a squeeze you can get an OS map in the zipped hip pockets too. There’s a simple Velcro closure pocket at the rear. These are great shorts due to that stretch fabric and its general comfort, and at this price they are a real bargain.
But the pockets of the Sprayway Compass / Escape could be a little better as those two hip pockets are a notch small if you want to stash an OS-sized map. They also provide more of a hugging style of fit, rather than a baggy, airy fit, which you may or may not prefer in hotter weather. There is no additional crotch panel either, so again they feel a little closer than some. So not my favourite but still pretty good."
At £35 a snap, up against pairs over £65 we feel they're an absolute winner!
A new addition worth also checking out are our Kinesis Multi Activity shorts...perfect for any day on the trail or hill.
25Mar 12 Win a Hat - Send in your Walks
We're offering you the chance to win a lovely new sprayway hat every week!
All we're asking you to do is send in your favourite walk. It can be anywhere in the world and it can be as long or short as you like.
Just submit a quick mail with 50 words or less telling us where your favourite walk is and why.
Then, every Friday we'll pick our favourite and send you a hat!
So that's this Friday (and next Friday, and the Friday after that, and after that...).
22Mar 12 Adventure Travel Review Odyssey Jacket
Reknowned gear and outdoor enthusiast Bryn Davies has been out thoroughly testing some waterproof jackets this winter and one of those was the mens Odyssey Jacket by Sprayway.
Being Bryn he put the jackets through a pretty extensive examination and we're happy with how the Odyssey came out given it was the only classic walking jacket in the test, up against some nyounger "fast and light" models.
He particularly liked the style and cut of this Gore-Tex Performance Shell jacket quoting "Out of the six men’s jackets on test the Odyssey comes out tops in looks, making it the most appealing as an everyday walking round the town, popping to the pub coat. And on the more outdoorsy side of things the jacket fits well, doesn’t ride up and has a classic walking jacket cut with a comfortable mesh inner lining."
You can find the full review in our products tips section here, along with a load of useful gear information on looking after your kit and what to wear for which activity!
Weight and pack size: 6
Value for money: 6
20Mar 12 Sprayway offers waterproofing for walkers on a budget
Walkers on a tight budget looking for waterproof protection can gear up from head to foot for £200.
Both retail at £130 and have fixed, two-way hoods with snap-away feature, tethered face drawcords and hidden cord locks.
The jackets each have two-way front zip with external double storm flaps and a map pocket under the storm guard.
The waterproofs have part-elasticated cuffs with Velcro and tab adjustment and each packs away into the internal pocket.
The men’s jacket is available in sizes S to XXL and tips the scales at 569g.
To complement the jackets, Sprayway has the All Day Rainpant which includes a durable water-resistant finish and waterproof taped lining. Sprayway says the overtrousers are cut for ultimate comfort to keep walkers dry and protected all day.
The pants retail at £70 and continue to be a bestselling design for the Hyde-based company.
The trousers have a semi-elastic waistband, zip-fly front, two zipped pockets and are available in short and regular lengths, sizes S to XXL. The All Day Rainpant weighs 410g.
19Mar 12 TGO Recommends Sprayway Polaris Fleece
The test saw our Polaris being pitted against fleeces up to £100 more expensive so we are delighted with the outcome a sturdy 4/5 stars.
His full review can be found in out product tips section here alongside some hints on layering and how to look after your outdoor gear.
16Mar 12 Nyx/Eos Win 9/10 Rating
Among many positives he's picked out hood, jacket performance and value for money as it's top assets. Things we've been singing about for years!
You can find the full review on our products tips pages, along with some tips on finding the right waterproof technology for you, and what waterproof ACTUALLY means.
12Mar 12 Outdoors Magic Feast Their Eyes on Sprayway Mountain Jackets
7Mar 12 TGO Preview Summer Shorts Collection
TGO Magazine are previewing the Sprayway shorts collection for Summer 2012 and have put a brief release on their website relating to it. We're super excited to hear what they feedback about them given the wealth of experience at TGO.
Whilst you may only be familiar with the magazine, the website is certainly worth checking out as it has moved from traditional relaying of magazine content website to a much more dynamic and interesting outdoor forum.
With a number of experienced contributors and a hugely interactive users area there is alot to read and take in, certainly a site worth bookmarking.
And we've got our eyes and ears peeled for any feedback on the shorts!
5Mar 12 Best. In. Test
Sprayway are absolutely delighted to announce that the W.N.W. fleece, reintroduced into our collection in Winter 2012 has been awarded the Best in Test accolade by the super critical folk over at Country Walking Magazine.
The full review is written up in our product tips section here along with some handy tips on looking after your waterproofs and layering up this Summer!