Camping & Hiking equipment Reviews and Discussions

Picking the Perfect Sleeping Bag

Picking the Perfect Sleeping Bag

Well the first question you've got to ask yourself is... What are you using it for? An F1 car won’t beat a LandRover through mud you know! When you’re considering your next sleeping bag purchase, always try and keep in mind what style of camping you intend on doing. Whether you need a lightweight "cheapie" for Summer festivals or a super heavy duty, down Winter bag to scale Everest, pick the right tools for the job. Having said that, you need to know what’s on offer.   Temperature and Seasonal Ratings When I’m looking at a sleeping bag the fundamental questions...

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Key things to consider when buying a tent

Key things to consider when buying a tent

The crucial things for anyone when they're buying a tent are simple: What do I want? What do I need? And, what does it cost? But, to truly get a grip on that you've got to understand the different features, functions and technologies available to you.   Polyester, Nylon, 20D, 210T, PU Ratings… What does it all mean? Well, that’s a pretty fair question. Firstly, I’ll walk you through the two fabrics we use in our tents, polyurethane coated polyester, and silicon infused nylon. In short, the polyurethane impregnated polyester is the cheaper alternative. It’s relatively lightweight, but not as...

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