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Matt Holland

Matt Holland

It may be the start of the school holidays but already the nights are getting longer and it won't be long before another winter is on us. In preparation we've been looking at 4 season sleeping bags and Matt got his first look at Vango's illustrious F10 range with a sleeping bag rated to -12.

Designed for carrying comfort the Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro packs, 35+10 or 45+10, combine good ventilation with an easily adjustable back system that reinforces the brand's reputation as one of the best rucksack producers in the world.

Soft, stretchy and quick drying, Mammut's MTR 141 is one of the new generation of "self regulating" shirts. Designed to adapt to your body temperature it tips the breathability v wind resistance scales slightly in favour of breathability while the elasticated fabric ensures a well fitting garment.

The Coleman Fyrestorm combines remote canister stove performance with highly efficient wind protection in a stove that's ideal for DofE participants.

 The latest lightweight shell from the Berghaus team combines Extrem level performance in a UK-compatible jacket. Utilising Berghaus' own Hydroshell 2.5 layer fabric it's designed for summer backpacking without taking up excessive space in your pack.

Clothing & Footwear

  • Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody tested and reviewed +

    Arcteryx have got an enviable reputation when it comes to winter wear, combining build quality, design and functionality in products Read More
  • Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Tested and Reviewed +

    Seriously lightweight, highly compressible, insulation used to mean down but Patagonia's challenging that with their lightest ever mid-layer insulated hoody; Read More
  • Montane Icarus tested and reviewed +

    Montane launched its new Icarus and Phoenix insulated jackets in October and we've spent the last 2 months putting it Read More
  • Rab Alpha Flux 3 month test and review +

    We put Rab's Alpha Flux jacket through 3 months of extensive testing; wearing it for more than 40 days as Read More
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Tents & Sleeping Bags

  • Tarptent Scarp 1: Tested & Reviewed +

    Winter single person tents are hard to find especially when you are trying to run lean in terms of weight. Read More
  • Force Ten Xenon UL 2 tested and reviewed +

    Following on from the Argon and Helium we take a look at Force Ten's latest inert-gas monickered offering - the Xenon Read More
  • Vango 3x3m Tarp tested and reviewed +

      Vango's 3x3m classic tarp is like a conservatory for campers, a valuable extension giving you room to sit outside Read More
  • F10 Vulcan -12 sleeping bag 1st impressions +

    It may be the start of the school holidays but already the nights are getting longer and it won't be Read More
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