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Sea To Summit X Pan 21 2 26th Jun 2017 X-Pan 21 - Sea To Summit

Another well designed bit of kit from Sea To Summit, but it comes at a price. At 21cm (8 inches) this is a pan suitable for cooking, say, a breakfast for 2, or pancakes, or frying up some veg...

P5310354 22nd Jun 2017 Type-2 Holidaying - Loch Hourn Sea Kayaking

I'm sitting here at my desk whilst rain literally lashes the window. It's Tuesday evening, nearly 72 hours since we arrived home from out half term holiday. I'm tired, my hands are sore with...

Sea To Summit X-Pot 4l 21st Jun 2017 Sea To Summit X-Pot 4l

On our honeymoon in India many years ago my wife and I spent a memorable couple of hours in a hot and dusty market somewhere in Rajasthan buying a set of aluminium cooking pots which we have...

Mashk Portable Camping Sink Alpkit 16th Jun 2017 Mashk Portable Camping Sink from Alpkit

On a recent sea kayaking  trip to Loch Hourn we took a couple of these sinks with us. They are awesome. Long handles mean that they are easy to carry, even when full of dishes. Having two...

Sea To Summit Folding Bucket 10l 15th Jun 2017 Sea To Summit Folding Bucket 10l

Folding kitchenware has been around for years, but it has come of age more recently with a whole host of materials and designs giving rise to some very useful and helpful products. The Sea To...

Landar Stove Alpkit 13th Jun 2017 Landar Camping Stove - Alpkit

We headed to Scotland for half term, a large group of is with plans to cook together. Last year's trip had seen a vital component of our main stove forgotten at home so we had to make do with a...

Mountain Warehouse LIghtweight Camping Chair 4th Apr 2017 Lightweight Folding Chair - Mountain Warehouse

I love the fact that a piece of kit seems to have run its development course, and arrived at something that can't really be bettered, and then some bright spark has an idea. Sometimes these...

NeoAir Dream 6 11th Oct 2016 Thermarest - NeoAir Dream

  Probably the best testament to the comfort of this mattress came on the day it arrived. We had some friends visiting and the subject of sleep came up. I'd pumped up the mattress when it...

FullSizeRender 29th Sep 2016 Sea To Summit UltraLight Mattress

Sleeping mattresses seem to be getting smaller and smaller. This one from Sea To Summit is a teeny 7.5cm by 17cm when rolled up and weighs in at just 395g. That's seriously small and...

5c97a63a-ff51-4fea-ab4f-29856a0e6e37 18 12th Jul 2016 Salewa Fusion Hybrid -8 Sleeping Bag

I was after a sleeping bag for comfortable nights in the UK that packs down small, doesn’t weigh much, and is warm. The Fusion Hybrid concept is basically a 50 / 50 mix of down and synthetic...

Berghaus Expedition Light 80 Rucksack 20th Jun 2016 Berghaus Expedition Light 80 Rucksack

I remember the days as a teenager, hefting stuff around on overnight camping trips in Scotland, Wales, Spain and even Greenland. There was a fair amount of stuff to carry - sleeping bag, foam...

Salewa Midwau VI 12th May 2016 Salewa Alpine Hut III + III Family Tent

Our beloved Vango Equinox family tent has finally given up the ghost so we needed to replace it. Sadly Vango have discontinued the Equinox so I began to look around. An hour spent perusing the...

Alpkit Numo 1 27th Nov 2015 Alpkit Numo Sleeping Mattress

Retailing at £35 this inflatable sleeping mattress from Alpkit epitomizes the company's approach to outdoor kit. It weighs 454g and at 180cm is long enough for most adults. It's the last of four...

Alpkit Brukit 13th Oct 2015 Alpkit Brukit Stove & Billy System

Alpkit Brukit Review I already own a number of stoves so felt a little indulgent getting this one, but a) it's inexpensive, and b) it fills a very useful gap. Retailing at £35 for both the...

Nikwax Tent And Gear Solarproof 29th Sep 2015 Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarproof

A couple of months ago I too our old Quasar tent out of storage and used it for a night as we needed an extra tent. Nostalgic soon turned to frustration though as the twenty year old material did...

IMG 0019 23rd Sep 2015 VauDe Power Lizard Lightweight Tent

VauDe Power Lizard Review Before starting on the review I have to say that I love the name. Power Lizard! Tents seem to have a long history of cool names. Perhaps it's a factor of them having...

LED Lenser NEO 30th Jun 2015 LED Lenser NEO Headtorch

This isn't a torch to run or cycle with, but it's one I often take running and cycling, as well as camping, and most other occasions when I know a torch is going to come in handy. Why? Because...

xsories sneaker power bank battery 1 5th May 2015 Xsories Sneaker Bank

It's clearly becoming ever more important to have a power source with us as a back up charger for your phone, camera, watch or any one of dozens of other electronic devices that accompany us in...

Lif Of A Tent 15th Apr 2015 Life Of A Tent

Not exactly a Blog post in its own right, but a pointer to an entirely new Blog called Life Of A Tent that I created yesterday to follow the life of one of our tents, reviewed here last year.

Coleman Quad CPX Lantern 7th Nov 2014 Coleman CPX 6 quad Camping Lantern

Introduction Every now and then somebody invents something quite clever and this is one of those things. Essentially it's a large camping lantern that will light a table, cooking area or tent...

Decathlon Quickhiker Ultralight 4 - 2 16th Oct 2014 Quickhiker Ultralight 4 Tent - Decathlon

Introduction It came as something of a surprise to discover that very few tent manufacturers make a lightweight 4 person tent. I discovered this ahead of a recent cycle touring trip to Denmark....

Thule Ranger 90 2 29th Jul 2014 Ranger 90 Folding Roof Box - Thule

Introduction A roof box might be used for two or three weeks of the year. For the rest of the time it needs a home. If you don't have a garage or a spare storage room in the house then this...

Rab Neutrino 400 Sleeping Bag 15th Jul 2014 Rab Neutrino 400 Sleeping Bag

Introduction It seems fitting that after writing a Blog piece on supporting local businesses I should now be writing a review of a company who, as one of their selling points, point out that...

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