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Updated: 13/04/18

TBD = We're impressed so far, but the item needs more testing before a final decision can be made



Menu Splitter - Clothing Type

Baselayers

BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[UPPER] Lightweight (<150g) LS Baselayer Top = Helly Hansen Dry Revolution / Elite 2.0 Yes (8.3) Yes
[UPPER] Cold Weather LS Baselayer Top = Bergans Akeleie Half Zip Yes (8.8) Yes
[UPPER] Trekking SS T-Shirt = Ronhill Advance / Momentum Half Zip T-Shirt Yes (8.4) No
[LOWER] Trekking Baselayer Bottoms = F-Lite Megalight 140 Base Layer 1/2 Shorts Yes (8.5) No


Active Outer Layers

BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[UPPER] Lightweight (<300g) Softshell Pull-on = Rab Boreas Pull-on Hoodie Yes (8.3) No
[UPPER] Lightweight (<400g) Softshell Jacket = Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Jacket Yes (8.8) Yes
[UPPER] Ultralight (~100g) Hooded Wind Jacket = Mizuno Hoody Wind Jacket (Kato 2.0) Yes (7.8) Yes
[LOWER] Lightweight (<350g) Softshell Trousers = Rab Vertex Pants Yes (9.0) No
[LOWER] Heavy Duty (500g+) Cold Weather Softshell Trousers = Keela Scuffer Trousers Yes (7.5) No


Insulated Outer Layers

BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[UPPER] Lightweight (<400g) Insulated Jacket = Mountain Equipment Compressor Hooded Jacket 2014 Yes (8.0) No
[UPPER] Midweight (~700g) Insulated Jacket = Keela Belay Smock Yes (8.1) No


Waterproofs

BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[UPPER] Lightweight (<300g) Waterproof Jacket = Keela Saxon Jacket Yes (7.9) No
[LOWER] Waterproof Trousers (<300g) = Keela Lightning Trousers Yes (7.9) No


Extremities

BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[HEAD] Cold Weather Beanie Hat (<70g) = Mountain Equipment Plain Knitted Beanie Yes (8.5) No
[HEAD] Lightweight Beanie for Dynamic Activities (~50g) = Bergans of Norway Varde Beanie Yes (8.0) Yes
[HEAD] Balaclava / Face Mask / Neck gaiter = Pyua Flash Balaclava Yes (8.1) Yes
[HEAD] Packable Trekking Cap (<50g) = Ronhill Trail Split Cap Coming No
BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[HANDS] Sub Zero Trekking Gloves - Layer 1 = Extremities Power Liner Wrist Gaiter Yes (8.0 / 8.3*) No
[HANDS] Sub Zero Trekking Gloves - Layer 2 = Mountain Equipment Touch Screen Glove Yes (8.3 / 8.3*) No
[HANDS] Sub Zero Trekking Gloves - Layer 3 = Azure (or Lomo) Amara CF Sailing Glove Yes (7.9 / 8.3*) No
*This is the overall rating for the combination as a whole    
[HANDS] Sub Zero Emergency Mitts = Buffalo DP Mitts Yes (8.1) No
BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[FEET] Cold Weather Waterproof Tent Boots = Custom / Ensemble Yes (7.5) No
[FEET] Cold Weather Trekking Socks = Darn Tough Mountaineering Socks Yes (8.5) No
[FEET] General Trekking Socks = Darn Tough Via Ferrata Socks TBD No
[FEET] Gaiters = Extremities Trekagaiter TBD No
[FEET] Notes On Walking Boots = Various Post n/a


Sleepwear

BODY COVERAGE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[UPPER] Lightweight (~200g) Thermal Sleepwear Top = Odlo Warm Originals Sports Underwear Crew Yes (8.4) Yes
[LOWER] Lightweight (~200g) Thermal Sleepwear Bottoms = Rab Power Stretch Pro Pants Yes (8.4) No
[LOWER] Thermal Sleepwear (+ Backup) Socks = British Army Issue (ECW) Arctic Socks Yes (8.5) No

 

Menu Splitter - Equipment Type

Load Carry

TYPE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[PACK] Modular 30L to 70L Pack = Karrimor SF Predator 30 MOLLE Pack Yes (8.9) No
[PACK] Lightweight (<400g) ~20L Pack (+ Side Pouch) = Blue Ice Dragonfly 18L Packable Backpack Yes (8.9) Yes
[ACCESSORY] Belt Bag (MOLLE Pouch, ~4L) = Templar Assault Systems' MOLLE Belt Bag Yes (8.0) Yes
[ACCESSORY] Map & Accessory Pocket = Granite Gear Air Pocket (Large) Coming No
[ACCESSORY] External Dry Bags / Waterproof Side Pouches = Ortlieb Mediumweight Drybags PD350 (13L, 22L) Coming No


Shelter

TYPE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[BAG] Sleeping Bag 1 (Warm + Dry Weather): ~450g 1 Season and Inner = Alpkit Cloud Cover Yes (8.3) No
[BAG] Sleeping Bag 2 (Warm + Wet Weather): ~750g 1 Season and 3 Season Outer = Nordisk Abel +10 Yes (8.1) No
[BAG] Sleeping Bag 1 + 2 (Spring + Autumn) = Cloud Cover (Inner) + Abel +10 (Outer)    
[BAG] Sleeping Bag 3 (Winter): 4 Season Sub Zero Bag and Extreme Outer = Carinthia Defence 4 Yes (8.5) No
[BAG] Sleeping Bag 1 + 3 (Extreme Cold) = Cloud Cover (Inner) + Defence 4 (Outer)    
[MAT] Cold Weather Sleeping Mat = Multimat Expedition Summit Compact 38 Self-Inflating Mat Coming No
[TENT] Modular Tent Body = Macpac Bush Cocoon (Hooped Bivvy) Yes (8.3) No
[TENT] Modular Tent Porch & Quick Shelter = Scramble G-Mod 35 Ultralight Solo Tarp Yes (8.8*) Yes
[TENT] Tent Pegs (for all conditions) = Various (Combined Rating) Yes (8.3*) Yes


Other Equipment

TYPE, CATEGORY & ITEM REVIEW SHOP
[COOKWARE] Solo Cooking Pot = Alpkit MytiPot 900 Titanium Cooking Pot (900ml) Yes (8.8) No
[COOKWARE] Bowl = Snow Peak Titanium Bowl (580ml) Yes (9.0) No
[COOKWARE] Mug = Tatonka Expedition Mug (375ml) Coming No
[STOVE] 4 Season Gas Stove = Kovea Spider Remote Canister Stove Yes (8.8) No
[STOVE] Windscreen / Windshield = Scramble Spider Ultralight Titanium Windshield (for the Kovea Spider) Post Yes


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