Category: Reviews (Page 1 of 4)

β†’ Review: Lightwave t10 Raid

The Lightwave t10 Raid is a lightweight one-person tunnel tent. While many other backpacking tents are strong but heavy, or light but not great in high winds, the t10 Raid aims to tick every box: absolutely rock-solid performance in the worst weather, despite weighing only 1.45kg. But how does it perform? I’ve been testing it in the British hills this winter to find out.

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Hands-on: Trailpix ultralight tripod

Lightweight backpackers who are serious about photography face a dilemma: tripods are heavy. I’ve tried various solutions over the last couple of years, but I think with the Trailpix I may be on to a winner.

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Book review: A Mountain Before Breakfast by Alan Rowan

A Mountain Before Breakfast
By Alan Rowan

Alan Rowan climbs mountains by night. His first book, Moonwalker, was all about his quest to climb the Munros despite a packed schedule as a sports journalist. The only time he could find for hillwalking was after work, so he cut his teeth on the Scottish mountains after dark.

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Review: Original Buff multifunctional headwear

When it comes to mountain headwear, traditionally I’ve kept things simple: wide-brimmed hat in summer, woolly hat in winter. But there is a third option. It’s been around for many years now, and it’s the most versatile thing you can stick on your head in the outdoors. It’s called the Buff.

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Gear notes from a night on the dunes – Tread Lite Gear, Oookworks & more

Last night, armed with a few new items of gear to test out, I went for a wild camp on the dunes by the coast. I managed to capture a few good images, too.

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