The Nallo 2 is a lightweight two-man tent from Hilleberg’s Red Label range. Designed for use all year round, it is a double-hoop, double-ended design with a separate inner and outer tent. I’ve owned mine for a decade now and it’s done sterling service across Britain and abroad, even sleepingRead More →

The OmniLite Ti is the workhorse in the Primus range, designed for, and sold to, people for whom weight is secondary to reliability and versatility – and make no mistake: the OmniLite Ti is hugely versatile. Able to burn kerosene/paraffin, petrol/gasoline, diesel, and even aviation fuel as well as butaneRead More →

I used to think that trekking poles were something other people used, people older than me, less fit than me, less hard-core than me. Sure, I could appreciate how they might help, but they were compensatory benefits – and I didn’t need any help, thank you very much. However, theRead More →

The NeoAir XLite inflatable camping mattress “delivers more warmth and comfort per ounce than any other three-season air mattress”, according to Therm-a-Rest, the manufacturer. It certainly has developed quite a reputation among folk for whom the lowest possible weight is a prerequisite but who aren’t prepared to suffer a poorRead More →

I think we can agree that titanium makes everything better, can’t we? Whether it’s high-end bicycle frames, the McLaren F1 toolkit, or anodised fasteners in the engine bay, titanium brings a much-needed boost to even the most humdrum of objects. The Vargo titanium travel coffee filter is a case inRead More →

Abisko means lightweight and fast-drying in Fjallraven-speak, so the Abisko range of clothing and equipment is designed for fast cabin-to-cabin hikes and day adventures. The emphasis is on minimal weight and pack size, and so some sacrifices have had to be made in terms of durability and weather resistance toRead More →

A friend recommended the OMM Kamleika range to me; she swore by it for long-distance mountain running. Being new at the sport at the time, I was keen to take any advantage I could get – and better kit means faster times, right? OMM, or Original Mountain Marathon, is aRead More →

Arc’teryx was already one of my favourite brands; in a world full of brand names whose heritage has been thrown away in the pursuit of a fast buck – yes Burberry, I’m looking at you – the Canadian firm refuses to compromise on the quality and design of its products.Read More →