Sharp Edge ridge scramble Taking on a scramble can be a very rewarding achievement. If you have a fear of heights you are inevitably going to be scared. You will have to push yourself, but that makes the challenge all the more rewarding. So if you are scared of heights but you want to go … Continue reading Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights
We are currently stocking a range of excellent two berth tents designed for backpacking and general camping. Detailed information about these tents can be found via the ultralight tents and lightweight tent sections of our website. To help you choose the most suitable tent for your requirements here is a round up of some of … Continue reading Two Person Backpacking Tents
Going walking in the Autumn can provide an awesome visual experience with views of trees changing colour from green through to yellow and red. Bracken on the hillside becoming brown gives the fells a whole new look. On sunny days, with the nights drawing in, you can often see the countryside in the glow of … Continue reading Clothing Advice for Autumn Walking and Camping
If you've been out walking when the weather is mild but showery you'll know that keeping comfortable can be a bit awkward. If you keep your waterproofs on all the time you end up overheating, but then you don't want to get wet when it rains. This is where softshell jackets come in. During changeable, … Continue reading Softshell Jackets Advice
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
So you're thinking of going on a trek and you've got to carry all you kit, and you're wondering if you've got the boots for the job? The following guide will give you some advice and show you what to look for when buying the right boots for backpacking. What is Backpacking? However, I'm getting … Continue reading Buying the Right Boots For Backpacking – A Guide
Would the Proclaimers be willing to walk 500 miles, if after half an hour their boots were rubbing and their soles had just come off right in the middle of a cold wet puddle? I doubt it! Especially as they knew they had to do 500 more! Joking aside, and it may seem the obvious … Continue reading Walking Footwear – Shoes, Mids and Boots
Some of us have a tent for every camping scenario. Our resident gear junkie Martyn had at last count 5 tents (maybe he's looking to open his own camping store!) If you go camping very regularly and have the money it makes sense to have tents each designed for specific purposes, e.g. wild camping, microadventures, … Continue reading All-Round Tents – A Guide to Choosing the Best!
We all talk about wild camping, the inter-web is awash with blogs and sites dedicated to it. But exactly what is wild camping? I originally wanted to write a post about the features you may want to consider for a backpacking tent or bivi bag, but my research opened up so many questions as to … Continue reading What is Wild Camping?
Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie This lightweight windproof jacket which has been designed for runners as both a training or race jacket. Looking at the Fast Wing you may be forgiven for thinking that it is like many other lightweight windshirts but when you scratch below the surface and look at the features you come to … Continue reading Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review