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!
At the weekend we were blessed with some sunny weather, so with the mountains beckoning I headed over to Snowdonia for a hike up to Carnedd Llewelyn. There had been quite a bit of snow previously and I was hoping that there would still be some left. From the valley I could see small patches … Continue reading Snowdonia Hiking – Carnedd Llewelyn
Its time for a bit of explorer fun! From time to time you hear about how you can generate you own film star name and so forth. Since we take an interest in exploring and adventures we thought that it would be amusing to develop a simple way of creating your very own explorer name. … Continue reading What Would Your Explorer Name Be?
Tamara Lunger started competitive ski-touring in 2002 and, as a member of the Italian national team, won several major titles. These include Italian Champion in 2006 and 2008, winner of the Pierra Menta 2007 and Long Distance World Champion 2008. Following these successes Tamara has progressed onto mountaineering, becoming the youngest woman to climb Lhotse … Continue reading Ski Mountaineer Tamara Lunger Interview
Alpine climber David Gottler is a professional mountain guide and cameraman. Having summitted four 8000m mountains his mountaineering skills are more than proven. He has also made impressive winter climbs of famous north faces such as the Eiger, Grand Jorasse and Matterhorn. Twice attempting a K2 summit and a new route on Ama Dablam, David … Continue reading Alpinist David Göttler Interview
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
A Great Year for the CheapTents Outdoor Gear Blog! As the year draws to a close we like to look back over our blog posts and share our favourites. As ever, we've posted some amazing interviews, great gear reviews, insightful outdoor news and thrown in a little bit of fun too! Explorer Interviews This year … Continue reading Our Favourite Outdoor Blogs Posts!
Update: We no longer sell the Hubba HP and instead recommend the Nordisk Telemark 1 LW tent, which is lighter than the Hubba HP and has more features. The MSR Hubba HP is a high performance 3 season, one man tent, with a low weight of 1.36kg. It is easy to pitch and in our … Continue reading MSR Hubba HP – Tent Review
This time last year we announced that The Hunger Project was seeking walkers and runners to raise funds through participating in the London2Brighton Challenge. In the event, which took place in May 2012, 28 walkers and runners raised an incredible £20,000 to help with The Hunger Project's mission of providing a sustainable end to world … Continue reading Trans-Pennine 100 km Challenge
The weather forecast for last Sunday (18th November 2012) was looking dry and a hike in Snowdonia was on the cards. After consulting the map a couple of routes looked likely, either up Snowdon via the Pyg Track or up to Glyder Fach from Capel Curig. I decided upon the latter, having not taken that … Continue reading The Wrong Way Down from Glyder Fach