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14 months with the MLD Trailstar

Much has been written about the Trailstar, and at several points over the last year Iโ€™ve asked myself if the world really needs another Trailstar review. Itโ€™s a known quantity now. Some in the backpacking world have already moved beyond the Trailstar to other shelters entirely. But my year using this unique shelter has taught me so much about lightweight backpacking, transformed my experience in the mountains so profoundly, that I canโ€™t help but write about it.

For all the Trailstarโ€™s wonderful qualities, it isnโ€™t a perfect shelter. I have now spent over 60 nights beneath it, which I think is enough to view it with the proper objectivity to write a review.

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Follow-up review: Trailpix ultralight tripod

In my initial hands-on review of this innovative product, I concluded that โ€˜I think this is going to be exactly what Iโ€™ve been looking forโ€™. After using it in the field, Iโ€™ve changed my mind. Hereโ€™s why.

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โ†’ 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? Iโ€™ve been testing it in the British hills this winter to find out.

To read my review, head on over to the full article at UKHillwalking.com.

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Icefall by Alex Staniforth โ€“ book review


by Alex Staniforth

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Haute Route Pyrenees gear report

I recently returned from a section hike of the Haute Route Pyrenees. Hereโ€™s a brief look at how some of my items of gear performed.

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