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  1. Behind the Design: Nueva and Luxor Shirt
    Behind the Design: Nueva and Luxor Shirt
    First Ascent
    09 November 2020
    As far as techwear goes, the combination of design and performance puts the Nueva and Luxor in a league of its own. So what inspired the design of this iconic shirt and how has it stood the ultimate test of time? Keep reading as we dive into the details with our designer.
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  2. Polygiene® Explained - A New Era of Sustainability
    Polygiene® Explained - A New Era of Sustainability
    First Ascent
    13 November 2020
    Polygiene® treatments ensure that garments, gear and textiles stay fresh and last longer. Polygiene’s® mission is to change the way we as a population view clothes, and shifting from a fast consumables mindset, to a more durable one. In this blog we break down what this innovative technology is all about, as well as which of our products to look out for that contains this treatment.
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    Chamois 101
    First Ascent
    13 September 2021
    Every great pair of cycling shorts starts with a superior chamois. In this blog article we outline the origin of the chamois and some tips to keep in mind when using a pair of cycling bottoms for the first time.
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  4. What tent is right for your adventure?
    What tent is right for your adventure?
    First Ascent
    22 April 2021
    Wherever you're adventuring, from the snowy peaks of the Drakensberg to the blistering heat in the Fish River Canyon, we have a tent for you.
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  5. How to Clean Your Hiking Tent
    How to Clean Your Hiking Tent
    First Ascent
    27 March 2020
    Not sure how to effectively clean your hiking tent? We’ve got you covered. Follow our tips to ensure you clean and store your tent properly to maintain it's longevity for when you get to enjoy the great outdoors again.
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  6. How to Clean Your Sleeping Bag
    How to Clean Your Sleeping Bag
    First Ascent
    27 March 2020
    With regular care, correct storage and thorough cleaning, you can extend the life of your sleeping bag considerably to secure many meaningful nights under the stars for future adventures.
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  7. How to Clean Your Hiking Backpack
    How to Clean Your Hiking Backpack
    First Ascent
    27 March 2020
    Keep your beloved hiking pack or backpack in mint condition by giving it the care it deserves to serve you on many more adventures. Follow our easy guide to ensure you thoroughly and correctly clean your hiking pack or backpack.
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  8. Aeroloft Jacket – The Making Of
    Aeroloft Jacket – The Making Of
    First Ascent
    31 March 2020
    The Aeroloft is more than just a jacket. It’s a culmination of direction-setting design, thoughtful collaboration and maximized performance.
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  9. Why is Primaloft the future of insulation?
    Why is Primaloft the future of insulation?
    First Ascent
    04 February 2020
    There’s no denying that high-quality down is the champion at providing warmth in dry weather. But, it also has several downsides – it doesn’t perform well when wet, it’s difficult to care for and it’s expensive to source. This is where PrimaLoft comes in.
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  10. Which swimming goggle lenses do i need?
    Which swimming goggle lenses do I need?
    Speedo
    19 October 2020
    Modern swimming goggles come in a variety of lens types, and it can be tricky to decipher which one is right for you. At Speedo we offer a range of goggle lenses suitable for different uses, environments and light conditions. Find out which goggle lens is right for you with our goggle lens guide.
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  11. How to Care for Your Rainwear
    How to Care for Your Rainwear
    First Ascent
    08 July 2020
    Over time, waterproof jackets will lose their resilience, allowing water to penetrate through the jackets surface. Follow our expert advise on how to care for your rain jacket to keep it performing during any downpour.
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