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On-Trail Review: MSR Titan Kettle 900ml, MSR Titanium Double Wall Mug, and MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe

Posted by Andy Neil on May 20, 2024

As I traverse the rugged and breathtaking landscape of Scotland on the TGO Challenge, the importance of reliable and lightweight gear becomes increasingly evident. After a long day of trekking through moors and over mountains, my MSR Titan Kettle 900ml, MSR Titanium Double Wall Mug, and MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove have proven to be indispensable cookware companions. The updated&nbs …
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Exped's Lightest Ever Kit List

Posted by Andy Neil on Apr 30, 2024

Summer is the perfect time to escape into nature on a multi-day backpacking trip. Simplify your life, shed daily stresses and immerse yourself in stunning landscapes powered by your body. Travelling light lets you cover more ground and enjoy the journey. Here is our ultralight backpacking setup from Exped, crafted for chasing summer adventures.

MSR's Lightweight Bikepacking Kit List

Posted by Lois Fife on Mar 01, 2024

Whether you are racing the length or breadth of the country or enjoying a scenic tour of coffee shops and stately homes, your basic needs for shelter, sleeping and making a brew won’t differ greatly so, here are a few items that are compact and lightweight enough to fit on the bike and not weigh you down, allowing you to enjoy your next adventure.

Andy’s 2023 TGO Kit List

Posted by Andy Neil on May 09, 2023

May means one thing here in the Ultralight office, The Great Outdoors Challenge, or the TGO for short. We are incredibly proud to be a sponsor of this communal coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland. Three of our team, Danny, Chris and myself, are participating in this year’s TGO, so I thought I’d give you an insight into what’s in my pack and some of the gear I’ll be taking for this year’s chal …
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Exped Summer Kit List

Posted by Andy Neil on Mar 20, 2023

We love working with, Exped, so we compiled a summer backpacking kit list, an all-encompassing kit list perfect for one-night adventures and week-long trips.Exped’s new Mira II HL Tent – is a robust and roomy two-person tent that isn’t just a place to bed down but is a nice place to hang out; the tent has a lot of headroom, so if you are confined to it for any length of time, you can still si …
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MSR pocket Rocket Deluxe Review - “Does everything you could possibly ask of a humble gas stove”

Posted by Mark Richardson on Oct 18, 2022

This is one of the easiest reviews I’ve ever had to write,  MSR’s Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove does everything you could possibly ask of a humble gas stove. I used it first on a trip to Glen Shiel in Scotland and on the first night I camped on the Kintail ridge, it was windy and exposed but the Pocket Rocket Deluxe coped with it well, the concave burner head (while not an original …
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Soto Fusion Stove and Montbell Pot Review - “A versatile stove and a great addition to the Soto line-up”

Posted by Trek Scotland on Oct 17, 2022

This is the third stove from Soto we have now had the pleasure of using, the Windmaster being a firm favourite of ours for lightweight solo adventures throughout the warmer months, whilst also spending much of last winter using the  Stormbreaker; a truly versatile multifuel option making for a reliable stove for group activities in remote and harsh conditions. The Fus …
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About Primus

Sep 04, 2022

Pioneers at heart, Primus have the ambition to give outdoor lovers like us the freedom to explore. We do this by offering great products and making it possible to discover all kinds of adventures - because we believe that every day is a potential adventure. Big or small, we believe every adventure starts with a good meal. Food fuels our bodies and food inspires our imagination. That's why we've de …
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Jetboil Stash Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Andy Neil on Aug 02, 2022

I've never really got on with any of the stove systems I’ve used in the past, I am constantly looking for something else to suit my style. Recently I've been using the  MSR WindBurner 1.0L, which is brilliant, however, for an upcoming two-week trip I had planned, I felt the WindBurner was overkill, bulky and a tad on the heavy side, at over 650g (if you include the 100g gas canis …
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Soto Fusion Trek Stove Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Danny Pearson on Jul 05, 2022

We have long been fans of Soto stoves, especially the innovative Windmaster stove. We love the Windmaster’s quality build, ability to work in windy conditions and regulator allowing for consistent performance in the cold or with a near-empty canister. It’s a ground-breaking design that the competition has copied. There are however a couple of potential problems with canister stov …
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Jetboil Stash Review - Trek Scotland

Posted by Trek Scotland on Apr 19, 2022

The Jetboil Stash is the lightest option in their range of well-established stove systems. This all-in-one system containing a FluxRing cook pot, titanium burner, lid and stand, fits neatly together weighing only 232 grams. With an added 100-gram gas canister and a lighter, the total carried weight comes in at 456 grams. This can certainly be regarded as a compact option for lightw …
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Knowledgebase Page - Our 'Big 4' gear choices for winter camping

Apr 08, 2019

TentsIt almost goes without saying you need a four season tent, but which one to choose? The ability to cope with high winds, rain and potentially snow mean that strength has to be a major consideration.Hilleberg make a range of tents that are certainly capable of withstanding the worst winter conditions you can expect to encounter in the UK. Their Red Label range of tents offer a balance of weigh …
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