BASHED BY BACKSHALL
EVERY MONTH, TV’S MOUNTAIN-MAD TOUGH GUY STEVE BACKSHALL REVIEWS THE KIT THAT HELPS HIM SURVIVE. THE QUESTION IS… CAN IT SURVIVE HIM?
SUUNTO ELEMENTUM TERRA WATCH £495
I’ve had lots of watches over the years, some of which have sucked massively. Before this one I had a touchscreen Tissot, which looked amazing but spent most of its life getting fixed. However for the last five years or so I’ve been addicted to my Suunto. Mine was given to me by a pal who swore by it, and I have to say he was spot on. It looks great and really works. I’ve never had to change the battery, the altimeter is freakishly accurate, and I love the look and feel of it. I even accidentally left it on for a freediving session, going down pretty deep, and it was fine. It can only really be worn on the right hand, but that doesn't bother me. When I do finally manage to break it (which inevitably I do with everything!) I will be straight online to buy another identical one.
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