Here at CheapTents.com we all love the MSR Hubba tents, but do find the naming system slightly confusing at times. So we got in touch with Mountain Safety Research to find out where the name comes from. What is a Hubba? The Hubba name is something we (MSR) came up with, based on the tent's … Continue reading Where do the MSR Hubbas get their name?
The Thermarest Neo Air has been one of the most talked about products recently, but what makes it so special and why all the hype? The main features the NeoAir are the reflective aluminised barrier which reflects body heat and reduces heat loss along with the Triangular Core Matrix technology which is a welded-nylon grid of … Continue reading Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mattress
Had I been greenwashed? Is bamboo eco friendly? Well after some research I discovered the answer is yes and no.
I thought I'd follow up my bear sleeping bag post with a review of another animal themed sleeping bag, The North Face Cats Meow. Unlike the bear sleeping bag, this a a serious sleeping bag with great performance. The North Face Cats Meow The North Face Cats Meow is a synthetic filled, multi-purpose, 3 season … Continue reading The North Face Cats Meow Sleeping Bag Review
With everyone pinching pennies due to the current economic situation more and more people are looking staying at home this year and enjoying a holiday. Camping is the perfect option, it's cheap, fun and lets you see the landscape in a different way, but what should you look for when choosing a family tent. Tent … Continue reading Choosing a Family Tent
I thought to finish off my recent spate of posts on Mountain marathons I’d talk about what sort of outdoor gear is best. Most competitions provide a required gear list from which teams must carry everything. I've tried to briefly cover everything commonly found on these lists but they do vary. Personal Gear Top Baselayer … Continue reading Mountain Marathon Gear Advice
Recently I've posted about mountain marathons, the key to enjoying fell running is good fitness. The trouble is it can be hard to get up and out and get training. I've decided to put together a list of tips for getting out of the house and keeping motivated. Train with a friend Its definitely much … Continue reading Mountain Marathon Training Tips
A quick reminder to everyone that the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival starts in a weeks time. 2009 is bigger and it's better than ever before. Why?Without a shadow of doubt the best line up of adventure films and climbing speakers ever put together over a single weekend, anywhere, ever! Well that's what we think... The … Continue reading Sheffield Adventure Film Festival