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About Sea to Summit

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jun 29, 2022

In this post we tell you all about Sea to Summit. We were the first company in the UK to recognise the quality of products made by this company and for many years we were the only ones selling Sea to Summit sleeping bags.

Sea to Summit Camp Kitchen Recipes

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jun 29, 2022

Thanks to Sea to Summit for posting these great recipes on their You Tube channel, we've re-posted them here for convenience.

About Nemo

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jun 27, 2022

In this post we tell you all about about the company Nemo Equipment, we were the first in the UK to sell their products and the relationship is as good as ever.

MVTR and Breathability Explained

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jun 13, 2022

MVTR stands for moisture vapor transmission rate. It measures the rate at which moisture permeates through a fabric measured in grams/meter /day. As it turns out though, this is a very hard measurement to make and therefore figures should be used as a rough guide only.

Why use Trekking Poles? - LEKI post

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 28, 2022

We were watching LEKI's guide to why you should use trekking poles, it was so good we added a link to it here. Then we realised there was more than one - so here are both of them, they're really good.

Which LEKI Trekking Poles?

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 28, 2022

In this post we look at our current stocks of LEKI trekking poles and give advice and our opinion so you can choose the best one for you.

Knowledgebase Page - Choosing a Sleeping Bag

May 26, 2022

Choosing a sleeping bag can be a daunting task. With so many different options and variations, it can be difficult to get started. This will be one of the biggest investments, along with your tent, for backpacking so it's important that you make the right choice for what you need. We genuinely want you to pick the best sleeping bag for your adventures so we've put together this simple guide to hel …
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Choosing a Sleeping Mat

May 26, 2022

The key factors to take into consideration when choosing a sleeping mat are the pack size, weight, your budget and most importantly what time of year you will be using it which, determines the level of insulation you need. Comfort in an outdoor sense is partly dictated by being able to iron out the lumps and bumps in the ground with the mat, but insulation is king and if you’re cold you won’t slee …
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How to Fastpack with a Bum Bag

Posted by Norman Hadley on May 26, 2022

“The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself” - Igor Stravinsky.The Genesis of an IdeaIn the first three months of 2021, leisure travel was disallowed to contain the coronavirus. Again, I was exiled from my beloved Lakeland fells. True, I was much luckier than most - the Bowland hills are on my doorstep - but I dreamed of the day I would be able to run the Cumbrian ridges ag …
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Knowledge Base - The Facts About Water Purification in the Outdoors

May 25, 2022

Drink Dilemma – the facts about water treatmentThe DangersDrinking water directly from streams and rivers can be hazardous because such sources could contain Pathogens; a Pathogen is a disease causing organism commonly referred to as a germ.There are four types of water-borne pathogens that are of concern:Protozoa – single cell organisms often transferred through human and animal faeces. They are …
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Rab Down Jacket Warmth Guide

May 25, 2022

What affects the warmth?Down Quality Generally the more down in a jacket (fill weight), the warmer it is going to be but this assumes the down is the same quality. However, down quality can vary significantly and is measured by its fill power. A higher fill power down will keep you warmer than a lower fill power. To make matters worse there are two widely recognised methods of measuring Fill Power …
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Montane Legwear Guide

May 24, 2022

Choosing Montane LegwearWhen it comes to clothing there is often a dizzying assortment of options so one of the simplest ways to make your choice is to think about what you will be using them for most of the time. Rather than trying to get an item that does everything in all conditions, it is much better to be realistic and get something that performs brilliantly for the activity you get out and d …
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