MSR FreeLite Range

Posted by Andy Neil on Sep 08, 2022

MSR has gone back to the drawing board with one of their market-leading tents, the MSR FreeLite. Originally released back in 2018 the new 2022 FreeLite is lighter (226g lighter in fact), has more headroom (3 inches), and is overall a more enjoyable, liveable space to relax and take shelter in than its predecessor. For context, we are comparing the 2 person versions of the FreeL …
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Hilleberg Tent Care Guide

Posted by Andy Neil & Hilleberg on Jul 25, 2022

Hilleberg tents are the pinnacle of durability and performance and are designed to last a lifetime. Our customer service team and the experts over at Hilleberg have put their heads together to come up with some tips to help you care for your tent. Make sure it’s dry The first and most important, and we all know this, but it happens all the time anyway: never put your tent away wet. …
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About Big Agnes

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jul 01, 2022

In this post we tell you all about Big Agnes. 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 Big Agnes gear.

WickiUp 3 Special Features

May 24, 2022

WickiUp 3The WickiUp 3 is a special shelter so we've given it a special page just to explain how good it really is! The quality of materials and the high standard of construction are self evident however the modular approach to the WickiUp 3 components offers great flexibility in how the shelter can be used, by buying two or more parts you can configure various shelters at various weights for a va …
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Knowledge Base - Are Tent Footprints Worth It?

Feb 16, 2021

Looking at the price of a footprint that goes with the lightweight tent you've just ordered can bring tears to your eyes. Is it just a money spinner for the brand or do you actually need it and if you do why doesn't it come with the tent in the first place? We've listed some of the reasons why you might want to get the footprint for your tent and some reasons why you might not.

Hilleberg - Red Category Tents

Oct 28, 2019

Red Label tents are built for both short and longer trips in generally less demanding conditions in all seasons, such as less exposed mountain terrain, forests in both winter and summer, and the like, but where you still may encounter severe situations. Their emphasis on lighter weight makes them less than ideal for harsh environments and extended adventures in demanding conditions. They are, howe …
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Hilleberg - Yellow Category Tents

Oct 14, 2019

We engineer our Yellow Label tents principally to be lightweight. Intended for use in warmer climates and in snow-free conditions, these models have inner tents with large mesh panels which cannot be covered, and shorter outer tent walls. This ensures they have superb warm-weather venting, but can also make them feel cold in cooler conditions. Yellow Label models are perfect for long or short trip …
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Knowledgebase Page - What is a Bivy Bag?

Aug 12, 2019

What is a bivy bag?The bivy bag (also known as a bivouac, bivi, bivvy or bivvi bag) was first developed as a basic but effective solo shelter for mountaineering and climbing where lightweight and small pack size were vital. The original bivies were little more than waterproof sleeping bag covers that protected users from the elements or could be used as temporary emergency shelters. Comfort has al …
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Technology Page - Details that make a difference

Jun 10, 2019

The Hilleberg difference is in the detailsMost people go adventuring in the outdoors to be outdoors – hiking, climbing, paddling and the like – not to sit in a tent! Thus, the most important thing your tent can do is afford lightweight, utterly reliable protection when the weather turns bad and you do have to be “inside.” For our Yellow Label, 3 season tents, it might be the intense summer rain sq …
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Knowledgebase Page - What is SilNylon?

Jul 16, 2018

What is SilNylon?SilNylon is a combination of silicone and nylon. It is made by coating a thin sheet of nylon fabric with liquid silicone, usually from both sides. This makes it strong for its weight, as the silicone substantially improves the tear strength. The main reason it has become so popular with lightweight outdoor manufacturers is because it weighs less than equivalent PU (Polyurethane) c …
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Knowledgebase Page - MSR Tent Guide

May 14, 2018

Arguably the most important aspect of choosing a tent is understanding what you need if for. Knowing the conditions you are most likely to use it in will help you narrow down your options effectively. The following groups of tents will suit different people and the activities they most regularly do.Ultralight Backpacking / Adventure Racing TentsCarbon Reflex SeriesAimed at the ultra minimalist, pr …
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MSR Access Winter Backpacking Tents

Oct 23, 2017

Light, warm and strong - the ultimate tent for winter backcountry touring.Built to be the ultimate shelter for winter backpacking, backcountry skiers and snowshoers, the Access 2 tent is lighter than a mountaineering tent, but warmer than our backpacking tents. Limited mesh on the tent body offers greater warmth on frigid nights, while the light and packable design saves you precious energy on the …
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