Mountain Bothies – a fun way to enjoy the outdoors!

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!

50,000 visitors each month – thank you!

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!

Talented Youth Climbers Day, Rochdale, UK

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

Introduction to Bouldering – accessible Climbing across the UK

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

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. 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

Criterion Quantum 200 Sleeping Bag Tests and Review

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