Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants

Review Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants

Here’s a quick review Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants

Review Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants

Review Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants

I had a delivery of a new pair of outdoor pant from Revolution Race.  I have had a pair of their GPx pants for a while now and really like wearing them.

I’ve used them in many different environments.  I wore them for 4 days walking in the Lake District and they worked well.

What I liked about them is the way that they dried really quickly.

I wanted something even more hard wearing for more arduous terrain and use especially for walking from Nikkaluokta to Abisko next summer.

Review Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants
GPx Pro Pants

GPx Pro Pants are a multifunctional hybrid pant with 4-way stretch and reinforcements on the knees, seat and lower legs.  I especially like the reinforced areas around the heels.

The reinforcements in RVRC® Flex is both wind and water repellent.

The stretch panels ventilate and gives an incredible comfort and are very fast drying.

Review Revolution Race GPx Pro Pants
Side Ventilation

The pants are equipped with ventilation zippers along the thighs, these are extremely good at releasing heat and condensation if need be.

The knees are fitted with pockets for knee pads if required and with boot hooks these pants are ideal for muddy / rocky terrain.

Like the GPx Pants they are very figure hugging.  If like me your used to baggy pants, these take a little to get used.

Once you’ve adapted to them you’ll find them extremely comfortable.

The only down fall I found is that even thought the pants are hooked onto my boots they still ride up on the back of my boots.

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FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket

FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket

FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket I’ve had this jacket for about 2 months now and think I can safely say I have tried it in some pretty horrible conditions. So I think its safe for me to review this product.

FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket Fjern was created by a group of UK based outdoor enthusiasts with over 150 years of joint experience as mountaineers, skiers, hikers, mountain guides and climbers.

Like me with a strong belief in the Nordic mind set that the outdoors is there to be enjoyed by everyone, whatever the weather.  One of my favourite saying is “Some people feel the rain others just get wet!

Fjern in many Scandinavian languages means Distant, Far, Remote and my opinion of the jacket I have been wearing is that it would do you proud on a distant / remote adventure.

FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket The Jacket I have been wearing and trialing is the OKRAN Waterproof Shell Jacket.

Designed with the worst alpine conditions in mind, the ORKAN will keep you dry and keep the wind out, whatever the weather.

Crafted using eVent® fabric with Direct Venting™ technology, the ORKAN keeps precipitation out whilst allowing perspiration to escape.eVent fabric

Designed with technical features including a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood, internal taped seams and an anatomical fit.

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Why this jacket?  I wanted something durable, lightweight that would endure the possibility of terrible conditions.  I heading back to Northern Sweden next year so I wanted something that wouldn’t let me down.

So i’ve now worn this in torrential rain, showers, wind, warmer weather and I must say this waterproof jacket beats any I have had previously.

It is relatively lightweight at 540gm ideal to have in your bag if the weather turns for the worse.


  • Chest Pockets
  • Draw string hood (keeping hood close to face)
  • Internal pocket
  • Doesn’t ride up on arms when bending forward
  • Pit Zips for venting
  • Anatomical Fit
  • Hanging Loop
  • Most importantly kept me dry all day in heavy rain


  • My only dislike is that this jacket tended to ride up my back with a rucksack on.  I normally wear a off the shelf XL and purchased an XL (Size 44) so purchased the XL.  Perhaps it would have been better with an XXL.

Im so glad I came across Fjern in fact I am waiting their Autumn / Winter release to try out their Overtrousers as the ones I have recently tried failed miserably.

The FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket can be purchased via here.

Further details of the ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket on the Fjern website.

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Revolution Race GPx Trousers

Revolution Race GPx Trousers.  I’ve seen this company pop up on my Instagram feed a bit and seen that a lot of people in Scandinavia wearing there stuff so thought it was time to give them a try. 

Revolution Race is based in Sweden and only sell online.

The idea for RevolutionRace and Fritidsfabriken was born on a hike to Everest Base Camp in Nepal a couple of years ago.


revolution race GPx pants

The co founder of Fritidsfabriken, had trouble finding clothes for the trek with a perfect fit.

The garments she found wasn’t up to her expectations, being too expensive and the fit being far from what she was after.

The cheaper brands were even worse, not able to impress her with neither function, design nor fit.

She thought that someone should go about and address these issues, offering an outdoor brand who made functional clothing with a great fit at affordable prices.

The clothing looks well made and it seems as if someone has actually designed and tested them for the environment they are designed for.

They don’t use retailers so there clothing can only be found online and with tracked delivery the trousers I ordered where here in 4 days.

I was trying out the Revolution Race GPx Trousers.

They are a multifunctional hybrid pant with stretch.

It has reinforcements on the knees, around the seat and in the lower legs.

GPx is developed for multifunctionality, it is suited for all kinds of activities like hiking, fishing and generally anything outdoors.

The reinforcements in Duralite flex is both wind and water resistant, the stretch panels ventilate and gives an incredible comfort.

The knees are fitted with pockets for knee pads.

Revolution Race GPx Trousers suit most outdoor activities and has the advantage that it can be waxed for greater water resistance in the reinforced parts on the seat and knees. 

First thought:

Revolution Race GPx Trousers

They are quite figure hugging so a good fit is needed, looking at reviews a few people have ordered them too small and got them replaced with larger sizes with no bother.

Personally I wear trousers that are quite baggy so I have lots of movement.  With the 4-way stretch this isn’t needed and having them figure hugging has its benefits.

I had just put these trousers on when I was called to a fire (I work as a on-call firefighter).

Revolution Race GPX pantsThese trousers where worn under my fire fighting PPE.

I thought was going to get really hot and sweaty.

I found that after 5 hours arduous work I was still very comfortable in these trousers.

They had a real baptism of ‘Fire’ (excuse the pun!).


Now how water repellent they are has yet to be tested.  I have waxed the seat, knees and ankles to give a bit more waterproofing on these areas.

All in all they are great item of clothing and I look forward to trying more of their clothing.

I would recommend wearing the Revolution Race gpx trousers during day hikes and long thru hiking.

I wore these whilst spending 5 days hiking and wild camping in the Lake District or would wear them during the Fjallraven Classic.


The revolution race gpx trousers has 7 pockets in total.

  • 2 x leg cargo pockets (left pocket has internal phone pocket), right pocket has a zipped side pocket,
  • 2 x hip pockets (these are in the stretch material so not much can be stored in these
  • Rear right zipped pocket.


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