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Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket Review 2021

A lightweight superfast drying action layer that combines warmth and weather protection for the most demanding climbing and mountaineering. Balancing the moisture transfer required for active use with the durability needed for rock climbing. The specially developed Octayarn Warp-knit lining offers insulation for a well regulated warmth combined with rapid drying that will be appreciated on one day sprints and multi-day missions alike. The Kinesis Jacket comes in a range of colours in mens and womens fit.


The multi award winning Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket was so brilliant it hardly needed improving. Nevertheless Mountain Equipment have improved the fabric and features to make a near perfect jacket even better and cement it’s position as a market leading all round mountain jacket. Available now in Craigdon Inverurie and Aberdeen or online at

What kit do I need for a day in the hills?

Craigdon team member Stewart gives a run down of the clothing and equipment he’s chosen for a day in the hills. Handy info if your new to hill walking or mountaineering or just want a quick summary of the kit you might want to have to keep you safe and comfortable no matter what the conditions. If you’d like more information about any of the items you see in the video use the links below to find out more. Osprey Talon 22 Rucksack Black Diamond Walking Poles Dry Bags Waterproof... Read More

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Whats the best Summer Waterproof Jacket?

Summer waterproof jackets are not just for rain. They can keep you warm and keep the wind out but more importantly they are light and pack down small so it’s easy to always have them with you in the outdoors. The right summer waterproof means you’ll always be ready for changeable weather conditions. Here are some of our favourite lightweight and packable waterproof jackets for spring/summer use. Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Our best selling all around summer jacket is the new Patagonia Torrentshell 3L jacket. This jacket has been on the... Read More


Lifestyle Travel by Craigdon Mountain Sports

Whatever your plans this summer, imagine feeling good about what you buy for your travel or leisure activities not just because it looks great, but because it helps educate children, is a sustainable choice, uses technology to provide great benefits or just feels really comfortable. Visit our shops or website and you’ll find that as well as a wide range of clothing and equipment for mountain sports we sell versatile, casual clothing, footwear and luggage that can work on any occasion. Here are some of Craigdon’s favourites from our current lifestyle... Read More


Osprey Aether AG 70 Rucksack

Having once graced the cover of the legendary Time Magazine, Aether AG now takes a big step forward to make your journey even more rewarding. Aether AG is designed for multi-day backpacking and carrying significant loads. The backsystem combines the comfort and ventilation of Osprey’s multi-award-winning AG AntiGravity™ backsystem with the custom-mouldable fit of Osprey’s next generation IsoForm™ hipbelt. A sprung mesh lumbar area, combined with stiff load bars integrated into the harness allows for impressive load transfer through the large muscle groups in the legs, enabling an even and... Read More


Maier Sports Trouser Range at Craigdon Mountain Sports

Maier Sports Trousers – Stretchy, Light and Comfortable. Long, regular and short leg available, the trousers come in 57 sizes. Stretchy, water repellent, high wicking and amazingly comfortable. In stock in long, regular and short leg with 57 sizes available. With normal, zip-off leg and shorts available these are our best selling walking trousers! View our video below: See below or contact us for Maier sizing guidance. Mens Sizing Guidance Womens Sizing Guidance


Tested: Rab Women’s Electron Jacket

When I was given the opportunity through work to trial a Rab Electron Women’s Jacket, I was intrigued and excited to try it out for myself, especially after selling these jackets to customers for many years. I have been aware of the high quality of Rab Equipment for several years, through seeing my Mum and fellow colleagues using the kit on a regular basis, for hill walking, mountaineering and skiing. The question is, what makes a good down jacket? The style, colour, durability, warmth? The Rab Electron Women’s jacket has... Read More


Tested: Rab Alpha Flux Jacket

I was lucky enough to get to test the Rab Alpha Flux Jacket. I was given it in November, probably a bit late in the year to get the full benefit, especially in the frozen North of Aberdeenshire. Anyway the first time I used it was on a mountain bike run on a fairly cool day and I loved it. The first thing I noticed when putting it on was the length. It has a slightly longer cut than a lot of modern garments which gives that little extra insulation... Read More


Tested: Rab Alpha Direct Jacket

I have used this jacket for a year now and it has become one of my favourite bits of kit. It’s warm comfy and regulates temperature better than anything else I have used. The face fabric is wind and water resistant, it’s light, packs down well, and drys off extremely fast. Alpha Polartec Alpha fabric came out a few years ago with a marketing campign showing pictures of sweaty people and the whole Alpha program trundled along without much interest. But the good people at Rab kept the faith with... Read More