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Kit we Use

Below you will find a list of the various hiking, camping and filming gear that we take out with us on a regular basis, so maybe we can help you decide which hiking, wild camping and backpacking gear is best for you, or links to our different articles can be found to the left.

 

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Or see Nath's exploration into Going Lightweight Here or for a look at the wild camping tents we use or check out our latest article on Which Backpack is Best For Wild Camping?

Berghaus Freeflow Backpack

BERGHAUS FREEFLOW BACKPACK 

 

Naths rucksack of choice is this sporty little number - a little pricier than Trev's but the Berghaus Freeflow is a fantastic pack, stylish, plentiful pockets, and referred to as Nath as his adventure pack.

It may be a little more expensive but it is a quality pack by a quality company, and as is often the case with Backpacks and other Hiking / Camping gear - you buy cheap - you buy twice.

 

Vango Sherpa Backpack

VANGO SHERPA BACKPACK

This is Trev's rucksack, busting at the seams, packed up for another Hike and Wild camp. This is the Vango Sherpa 65 + 10 litre rucksack. A comfortable, reasonably priced backpack, that has adjustable shoulder straps, a great number of pockets, plenty of external straps for attaching tents/roll mats etc and a built-in rain cover with plenty of excess for covering the aforementioned externally strapped equipment. 

Lowe Alpine Apline Ascent 40:50 Backpack

LOWE ALPINE ASCENT 40:50 BACKPACK

Nath's new backpack, lightweight, sturdily made with a lifetime guarantee on the manufacturing and designed for mountain hiking. The Lowe Alpine Ascent 40:50 is adorned with plenty of compartments, a raisable top pouch that gives way to the expanding section below. At 1KG in weight, it is barely noticeable on the back. 

QUECHUA FORCLAZ 50L BACKPACK

 

This 50L Backpack has become Trev's summer pack. Considerably lighter than his Vango Sherpa, this pack has a tidy has one main compartment, with a huge door that unzips in near circular formation meaning you get into the top or the bottom easily whilst out on the trail.

LOWE ALPINE AIRZONE Z20

 

Nath's Day pack is another lowe alpine, the very sleek looking Airzone Z20. For a 20 litre it is an extremely lightweight hiking backpack with numerous compartments, and Hydroshield fabric to guarantee that it remains both breathable and water tight, and its frame seperates the back pack from your back to ensure that you dont get that sweaty back.

BERGHAUS HILLMASTER ll HIKING BOOT

 

Trev's most worn pair of hiking boots, the Berghaus gore-tex leather walking boots are the ideal boot for the wet conditions of Dartmoor. Comfortable, with a great grip, and a lower ankle height, the Hillmaster ll's are a little less restrictive than the Karrimor boots (below), but well made, with a durable sole barrier ensuring longer life.

Karrimor Jaguar Event Walking Boot

KARRIMOR JAGUAR EVENT WALKING BOOT

 

This stylish boot is a middle of the road waterproof hiking boot by Karrimor. Comfortable, waterproof and breathable, with a design that is like something out of Tron. The Karrimor Jaguar Event boot has external 3d sole and heel bumper, a dual-density Phylon midsole and D30 midsole impact support cushioning. 

Scarpa Terra Gortex Hiking Boot

SCARPA TERRA GORTEX HIKING BOOT

 

Nath's new boots are a bit more expensive than Trev's Karrimor, and for the extra price, you should imagine that it would be a longer lasting harder wearing watertight boot. Nath seems to like them so far. 

Columbia Conspracy V Hiking Shoe

COLUMBIA CONSPIRACY V HIKING SHOES

Trev's recently become a hiking shoe convert, and has already trodden the best part of 100 miles of the South West Coast Path in these lightweight trainers. They're water resistant, have great grip and are extremely comfortable and agile. 

VANGO LATITUDE 300 3-4 SEASON SLEEPING BAG

 

Trev's new sleeping bag for those winter nights, the Vango Latitude 300 is a great middle of the road priced winter sleeping bag. With an extreme temperature of -15, this synthetic lined mummy styled bag is highly rated on many sale sites.

Jet Boil Zip Camping Stove

JET BOIL ZIP 

Well, both Nath and Trev have invested in the Jet Boil Zip. Light weight, economical, a decent size receptacle and stores into itself. Its easily attachable feet help to keep it upright and it's incredibly durable in any conditions, which is why the Jet Boil appears to be very popular with many outdoor adventurers.

BRS 3000T 25g Camping Stove

BRS 3000T CAMPING STOVE

 

This handy little 25g camping stove, the BRS 3000T is a tidy, tiny little addition with great reviews across the web, and so Nath has acquired one to have a look at. Keep posted to our videos for on the trail reviews.

Thermarest RidgeRest SolLite Mattress

THERMAREST RIDGEREST SOLITE MATRESS

 

Another addition to Nath's pack is this lightweight foiled foam mattress, the ThermaLite Ridgerest Solite Mattress, which Nath swears by. He says that it throws so much body heat back at you that you could be mistaken for believing its actually heated! 

NATUREHIKE INFLATABLE SLEEPING MAT

This is an extremely cheap, lightweight and very compact addition to my kit list, and ideal to use a second layer during the winter months alongside my Thermarest. 

LATTCURE INFLATABLE SLEEPING MAT

 

A bit tougher than the Naturehike mat, this inflatable sleeping mat from Lattcure is another low cost but highly effective sleeping pad, which is both comfortable and insulated in design.

NATUREHIKE CLOUD UP 2

 

This reasonably priced lightweight tent is a fantastic tent, much lighter than the Banshee, and a lot more roomy inside too. In fact, its spec and weight challenges the MSR Hubba Hubba, whilst being significantly cheaper.

3FUL Lanshan 2

 

This ultralight backpacking tent is like a tarp in that it uses hiking poles, but it is dual layered and closes like a tent. Its a highly acclaimed little tent in the backpacking community, and althhough it may take a little more time to get used to putting it up, it is roomy sturdy and light .

DD HAMMOCKS SUPERLIGHT 3X3 TARP SHELTER

 

This durable lightweight shelter is a massive weight saver, weighing in at less than 500g's. It packs up really small, so I often carry mine as a bit of an emergency shelter or additional communal area on group camps, but there is nothing like being open to the elements for a sense of adventure whilst camping.

Vango Banshee 200 Tent

VANGO BANSHEE 200

 

The Vango Banshee 200, two man tent is Trev's tent of choice. Although not ideal for a two man tent, it is the perfect size for one man and his gear, and so far, Trev rates it as a great addition to his gear. However, so far he hasnt had a test in any harsh conditions. Not even rain.

OEX PHOXX II 

 

This budget backpacking tunnel tent may not be the lightest, but its affordable price (especially with a Go Outdoors storecard) makes it a great contender to the Vango Banshee. Surprisingly roomy inside and its design means that its going to stand up well to most weather.

MSR Trailshot water filter

MSR TRAILSHOT

 

Nath has purchased the MSR Trailshot is a handy sized water filtration system that is so easy to use and fits easily into your bag taking up minimum space. I know Nath loves this, and Trev is contemplating getting himself one too. There is a video of this product being tested by Nath here.

Sawyer mini Water Filter

SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER

 

Trev wanted to try the Sawyer after Nath had purchased the Trailshot. And whilst the Mini doesn't filter water as quickly as the MSR, and is a lot more fiddly to handle, its spec is absolutely mind-blowing, able to last a staggering 100,000liters without needing changing, and it removes 99.999999% of all bacteria and protozoa.

Pebble Explorer Portable Charger

PEBBLE EXPLORER PORTABLE CHARGER

 

This compact charger has been a faithful companion to Nath until recently. Its small, generally lightweight, and with a digital display to inform you of how much charge is remaining. The Pebble Explorer holds 8400mah of power to take out on the trail with you and keep your electrical devices charged. 

Soluser 25000mah Portable Solar Charger

SOLUSER 25000mah PORTABLE SOLAR CHARGER

 

Although the SOLUSER charger is a little heavier than the pebble (by 200g's) it holds nearly three times as much power to charge your electronic devices on the trail, plus, it's also Solar powered so will keep charging as you walk.

Sony Handycam

SONY HANDYCAM

 

Both Trev and Nath carry their own Sony Handycam. Although with a lot of vloggers the camera of choice is very often a GoPro, the guys have found that the Sony is a tough, reliable and reasonably priced little camera. Its easy to use, now with timelapse features and built in image stabilisers. Its so small that it will fit into any pocket and the batteries are really long lasting and easy to pick up. 

Manfrotto Compact Action Tripod

MANFROTTO COMPACT ACTION TRIPOD

 

This Manfrotto Tripod tripod is awesome. Its lightweight and has an awesome adjustable head that is controlled by a roller lock and repositioned with a sleek gun designed handle, making it easy and quick to use. Besides that, it's a stable little tripod that packs away into its own padded case. Its actually Nath's, but Trev has sort of hijacked it for his own use. 

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