People who enjoy the outdoors are finding new ways of doing so but without the so-called lack of erm, glamour(?) For this reason, Glamour Camping, aka Glamping has taken off... What is Glamping? I must be honest, before this summer I hadn't heard of such a phrase, so if you're not to sure of what … Continue reading Glamping…5 star glamorous camping?
Mountain bothies provide a great way to escape from the wind and cold, and provide an added bit of protection and security. Staying in bothies provides an added bit of adventure and is certainly recommended by the CheapTents.com team! So what are mountain bothies? A bothy of the mountain variety is typically a stone-built building, … Continue reading Mountain Bothies – a fun way to enjoy the outdoors!
A whole lot of support A quick post to say thank you to all those that keep on coming back to our website. Each month we get up to 50,000 visitors, or more, so we really want to thank you for showing your support! Independence Being an independent retailer we are so grateful that our … Continue reading 50,000 visitors each month – thank you!
Climbing techniques and training methods is the focus for this 'Talented Climbers Day' in Rochdale. For those fortunate enough to be invited by the British Mountaineering Council, they will get the chance to learn and from the BMC's most experienced climbers; and thus providing tips and and advice to help develop future climbing talent. The … Continue reading Talented Youth Climbers Day, Rochdale, UK
Always happy to help Here at CheapTents.com, we are keen to provide as much help and understanding for people interested in outdoor sports and activities, so we have compiled a great range of advice on outdoor sports gear, travel and camping in our outdoor blog and on our website so that you are never a … Continue reading Glossary of Outdoor Gear Terms
We have a very exciting interview coming very soon for visitors of the CheapTents.com blog but we thought it would be best to introduce a few other intricacies of bouldering and the terminology used in facing a climb. We hope this help and advice page will be helpful! What is bouldering? Bouldering is a style … Continue reading Introduction to Bouldering – accessible Climbing across the UK
Having spent the weekend walking near Tower Wood by Windemere in Cumbria, I am now feeling as invigorated as ever, but noticing some aches and pains in my feet and ankles...why, you ask? Well the lack of walking boots for one! Mountain Bike Shoes as Walking Boots? The weekend was meant to be one for … Continue reading The reason why you should wear walking boots…
As the trail and fell running season is well on it's way, it seems like a good time to look into the sport of running in a bit more detail to help cover the differences between trail, adventure and fell running. What is Trail Running? Trail running is a general term typically meaning that runners … Continue reading Thinking of fell, trail or adventure running?
Update: During 2014 Cumulus was rebranded as Criterion Sleeping Bags, as such references in this article which were orginally Cumulus have been changed to Criterion. Reviewing Criterion sleeping bags is quite a pleasure; each has there own specific purpose and each does it very well. If you're reading this post and you're interested in researching … Continue reading Criteiron Traveller Reviews and Tests
Update: During 2014 Cumulus was rebranded as Criterion Sleeping Bags, as such references in this article which were orginally Cumulus have been changed to Criterion. To follow on from the Criterion Ultralight 200 review, the following considers the performance of the Criterion Quantum 200 sleeping bag, similar in many ways but quite different in many … Continue reading Criterion Quantum 200 Sleeping Bag Tests and Review