Tag Archives: ultralight backpacking

Review of 2016 ZPacks Duplex Tent

Made of Cuben fibre and weighing just under 700g (1.5lbs), excluding pegs for a true two person shelter, the Duplex has to been one of the lightest if not the lightest on the market.  Whilst not cheap, if you value quality … Continue reading

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Gear Comparison Tables

Back in 2011, I started to put together a few  gear comparison tables  in a systematic way to help me select the right gear to lighten my base weight.  Work and at the time my wife’s illness meant that for … Continue reading

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Long term review of Montane Atomic DT Pants (over-trousers)

I purchased these about 18 months and have worn these a dozen times and carried them without wearing them just as many. First of all these are over trousers, not pants –why does a British company call trousers pants? This … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Bilsdale Circuit, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, England – 24/25th September

Total of 47km (29.2 miles) walked with a height gain of 1320m (4331 feet) Route taken Saturday 24th September Laskill Bridge- Woolhouse Croft-Low Ewe Cote-Crow Nest-Moor Gate-Round Hill-Sour Milk Hills- Bilsdale Mast-Meggy Mire-Noon Hill-Stoney Wicks-Carlton Banks-Cringle Moor-Cold Moor  – 26km … Continue reading

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Long term review of the Vaude Power Lizard UL tent

I have owned this tent for 18 months (purchased early February 2010) and was probably one of the first people to own this tent in the UK. In this period I have slept in the tent around 15 nights, not … Continue reading

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My Dry Bags are they really waterproof ?

Been raining heavily all day today at home – got me thinking about my dry bags, would they keep my down sleeping bag and jacket dry if I was backpacking in really dreadful weather ?  – Yes, I am that … Continue reading

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