In the latest edition of TGO, I’ve taken a look at a bunch of waterproof breathable jackets, most of which should be suitable for the British hills in summer, and possibly year-round.
In the piece I make mention of SAM, the Swiss-designed “Sweating Agile Mannequin” built by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research.
The accompanying clip here (courtesy of Reuters) is posted by way of providing further information. It began appearing on news websites around the time of the ISPO winter sports trade show in Germany, and such perfect timing can’t have been entirely coincidental.
Forgive me if my tone in the article was slightly cynical… perhaps it was the stress induced by heading into the hills in 15 waterproofs (not all at the same time, that would be silly… I’d’ve looked like Mnsr Le Michelin) as research for the piece (actually it was 16 waterproofs but one had to go due to space limitations).
I’d love to hear people’s comments on the clip, and whether they think that SAM could replace the likes of Chris, Judy or myself. Conversely, could we do SAM’s job?