Deciding what food to take when you are backpacking can be a difficult choice. Its always a balancing act between nutrition, energy, taste, longevity, weight, volume, ease of preparation and cooking time. Fortunately we now have a way of making that choice much easier for you! Our new range of meals from Lancashire based company … Continue reading Extreme Food for Adventure Racing and Backpacking
When you're out in the cold and wet its vital to keep warm. The warmest outdoor jackets use an insulation material sandwiched between a outer shell. Just like with sleeping bags, there are two main choices for insulation material. These are either down or synthetic. Both of these insulation materials loft up, trapping air voids … Continue reading ThermoBall Insulation from The North Face
Manufacturers, within their own brand will have many different sub-brands or ranges. As consumers and retailers we automatically understand this. If I was to buy something from the Berghaus Extrem or The North Face Summit Series ranges for example, than I would know that I would be buying a product primarily designed for active use … Continue reading Berghaus Delta Range
On Sunday 21st July the CheapTents team will be raising money for St Rocco's Hospice in Warrington, by completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, this is a challenging 26 mile hike with a mile of climbing. Learn about the route, how to donate and why we support St Rocco's.
Recently I read a question about the failure of waterproofs on an outdoor forum. The explanation was that the moisture had come from sweat due to the waterproofs wetting out in the persistent rain. I suggested cleaning & treating the waterproofs with Nikwax products, whilst another forum member suggested using a similar product from Aldi … Continue reading What have outdoor brands ever done for us?
We're excited to announce that we are now stocking tents from the famous US camping gear brand, Big Agnes. Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, their headquarters are in the heart of the Rockies, where they test out their award winning outdoor equipment. One possible origin of the company name is said to be that of … Continue reading Big Agnes Comes To CheapTents!
Here at CheapTents we are pleased to announce that we are stocking a range of head torches from Black Diamond.Best known for their climbing equipment, Black Diamond are a company of outdoor enthusiasts who use the products which they design and manufacture. We [Black Diamond] apply a single global standard to the manufacturing quality of … Continue reading Black Diamond Head Torches at CheapTents
It is hard to imagine now, that in the past, wealthy land owners would not allow the general public on their land. Yet without direct action taken by Bernard "Benny" Rothman and others, we would not be able to enjoy walking and hiking in the British countryside to the extent that so many of us … Continue reading Kinder Trespass Hero Honoured
In April this year we were delighted to announce that we had started stocking Jack Wolfskin tents. Now we are excited to be bringing in a great range of Jack Wolfskin products, including rucksacks, outdoor clothing and walking boots. Below is an overview, describing some of the gear in our new range, which can be … Continue reading Jack Wolfskin Outdoor Gear Range Extended
The Snugpak Scorpion 2 is a 2 man semi-geodesic tent. Its sturdy build and robust fabric means that this tent should last a lifetime. The Scorpion 2 is a 3-4 season tent which sleeps two people (under 6ft) in comfort. Weighing in at 2.65kg the Scorpion 2 is a lightweight tent which is ideal for … Continue reading Snugpak Scorpion 2 Tent Review