Ever since the last software update, my iPhone has been playing up. I’ve had it for 13 months. This is considered middle-aged by the standards of these devices, and when you think about it that’s completely insane.
It’s an era of long-established magazines going online-only, and online publishers ‘pivoting to video’, citing economic stresses. The printed word is under pressure from other forms of entertainment, but I believe our genre – outdoor and adventure – desperately needs to make headway in this fight. Here’s why.
I’ve used Alpkit’s Gourdon waterproof daypacks for just over a decade. I started out with the original Gourdon 25 – little more than a drybag with straps (and, in 2007, a clear window that has since been removed from the range) – before upgrading to the slightly less minimalist Gourdon 20 in 2010.
Here’s my long-term review of the Alpkit Gourdon 20, tested to destruction, for The Great Outdoors.