Category Archives: Gear

A new layering system for the winter….any recommendations?

I am toying with the idea of upgrading my walking+camping winter layering/shell system from the current one which comprises: Berghaus Argentium long sleeve baselayer Berghaus microfleece Montane Prism (1.0!) Montane Atomic DT Jacket Its served me well for the past … Continue reading

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Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar seam sealing!

Ok, I finally managed to get round to seam sealing the Trailstar. I have been busy but the thought of the encroaching autumn and less chances to get it done made me do the deed. A fine day helped convince … Continue reading

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Klymit Cush Pillow – a first impression

I have been using the Mammut Ajungilak pillow for my camping requirements for the past 6 years. It hasnt sprung a leak and it still works but recently I found that I was waking up due to earache. I think … Continue reading

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Fizan Compact 4 Poles – first use review

No time like the present they say. Well since getting the Fizan Compact 4 poles, I have been looking forward to using them even if not completely convinced I would get on with them. So the weekend walk in the … Continue reading

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Fizan Compact 4 Trekking Poles – a first look

Yes, I bought some poles. No, I didnt go with any of my original choices Yes, I am pleased with what I have got on first appearances Good enough a review? No? You want a bit more substance? Ok………. Well, … Continue reading

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A new mat on its way…..The Exped UL Synmat LW

What? Another purchase? Yes it is but I have sold rather a lot of unwanted kit recently, so much so I am still in credit, even with my latest purchase. So, why another mat and why this one…? I have … Continue reading

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