Instructor Picks from the Ice Factor Shop

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Sometimes a good recommendation is better than any advert. We asked Mike and Joe to select an item of clothing or a product that we sell in the Ice Factor Shop that they use and love.

Joe’s Pick

Salewa Ortles Hybrid 2 Jacket – Red


So Joe, Why is this jacket so great?

“I bought this jacket earlier this year and it’s great for the reliably wet Scottish weather. Its Primaloft which keeps you warm when wet, unlike down. I have been using this jacket as an outer layer over the ‘summer’ and it has been excellent. It’s non-restricting and easy to move around in thanks to the dura stretch sides and sleeves. It even packs away into an unbelievably small secret pocket within the jacket. Lastly, it is has proved to be tough, durable and make me look handsome on its numerous excursions out on the hills and the rocks. I’m looking forward to using it as a mid-layer this winter.”

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Mike’s Pick



Mike, why would you recommend that our customers buy this spork?

“This is a must-have and wonderful item for any camping, food, outdoor or cutlery enthusiast. firstly the spork acts as both a spoon AND a fork – amazing.  It is lightweight and heatproof and durable. It comes in three strong colours: orange, purple and green. Benefits of carrying a spork instead of traditional look cutlery include:

  • 1 less item to wash
  • Makes eating outdoors – and indoors, its up to you – more fun

It also has a ridged edge on the fork side of the spork, which has proved to cut cheese and other food items very well indeed. I believe it should renamed as kspork – the ‘k’ is silent – to give the knife-like aspect of this product a nod of appreciation.”


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