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Modular Tent (1. Body): Best Hooped Bivvy (Bivi, Bivvi, Bivy, etc)

Modular Tent (1. Body): Best Hooped Bivvy (Bivi, Bivvi, Bivy, etc)

Macpac's Bush Cocoon Preface: Why a modular solution? Firstly, if you spend a good deal of time sitting in and around your tent admiring the view or waiting for the sun to shine (i.e. camping), then [...] Read more

Modular Tent (2. Porch, Quick Shelter): Best UL "Micro" Tarp

Modular Tent (2. Porch, Quick Shelter): Best UL "Micro" Tarp

Geertop's Ultralight Tarp (210x180) + DAC NSL Pole Preface: Why a modular solution? Firstly, if you spend a good deal of time sitting in and around your tent admiring the view or waiting for the sun [...] Read more

Sleeping Bag 1: Best ~450g 1 Season and Inner

Sleeping Bag 1: Best ~450g 1 Season and Inner

Alpkit's Cloud Cover Preface The following assumes the use of a tent or hooped bivvy (hammock and or tarp / non-hooped bivvy users will need to decide whether such a system may benefit them). A great [...] Read more

Sleeping Bag 2: Best 1 Season and 3 Season Outer [ TBC ]

Sleeping Bag 2: Best 1 Season and 3 Season Outer [ TBC ]

Nordisk's Abel +10 Sleeping Bag Preface This product is currently under review. So far it's looking good, but we've done only minimal testing in warm conditions. We'll only be able to make a full [...] Read more

Best Trekking Bowl

Best Trekking Bowl

Snow Peak's Titanium Trek Bowl Preface As always, we're looking at the Snow Peak Trek Bowl from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test item: Trek Bowl Kit Tests: Winter, [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Trekking Socks

Best Cold Weather Trekking Socks

Darn Tough's Mountaineering Socks Preface As always, we're looking at the Darn Tough Mountaineering Socks from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Foot Size: [...] Read more

Notes On Walking Boots

Notes On Walking Boots

Preface If you spend your whole time walking along designated paths, then there may not be too much of relevance in this article. If however, you have a more "as the crow flies" approach to distance [...] Read more

Best Cold Weather Beanie Hat (Under 70g)

Best Cold Weather Beanie Hat (Under 70g)

Mountain Equipment's Plain Knitted Beanie Preface As always, we're looking at the Mountain Equipment Plain Knitted Beanie from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test [...] Read more

Social Media & Keeping Up With Scramble

Social Media & Keeping Up With Scramble

We're not big fans of social media in general, as it has long been established, that in the forms of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, it's really a mass carnival of corporate data-mining and [...] Read more

Best 4 Season Gas Stove

Best 4 Season Gas Stove

Kovea's Spider Remote Canister Stove Preface Kovea are a Korean company that specialise in manufacturing outdoor equipment and are predominantly known for their stoves, but they aren't nearly as well [...] Read more

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