Author: Mick L

Review: Wildhorn Outfitters Outpost 1 Hammock

If you’ve been thinking about trying a Hammock but don’t want to spend a small fortune testing the waters, the Wildhorn Outfitters Hammock could be the set up you’re looking for. It’s a hammock and suspension set up that’s well worth a look. You never know it may be exactly what you’re after if you don’t need all the bells and whistles and just want to be up and hanging in record time. Design, Comfort & Durability (Rating: 100%) The Outpost Hammock comes in a single and double size, I had the single size for testing. Ultimately they are...

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Review: Klymit Insulated Hammock V Sleeping Pad

There are several options when it comes to Hammock insulation. Popular choices include under quilts or a standard pad in the hammock or in between the inner and outer layer on a double layer hammock. Another option aimed at those who dabble in both ground and hammock camping, or who might be on the fence about which option to choose, is the Insulated Hammock V sleeping Pad by Klymit. It’s like a traditional sleeping pad tweaked specifically for use in hammocks. If you’re considering or have already made the tree change (pun intended) and are now looking at options...

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Review: Lander Cairn lantern and battery bank

Looking for a light source on your next camping trip? The Cairn lantern from Lander could be what you’re looking for. It’s a lightweight lantern with the added bonus of being able to charge your phone or a USB device whilst doubling as your light source. Did I mention it’s bright, and as a bonus, it looks good too? Design & Durability (Rating: 90%) The Cairn lantern is a lightweight (161 grams) lantern which does double duty as a small battery pack. It has a built-in 3300 mAh battery which powers the lantern and can also be used to...

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Review: Helinox Beach Chair

Love the beach but hate lying on a towel or sitting in the sand? Sick of lugging all your heavy gear from your car across the burning hot sand? Small, compact, and lightweight, the Helinox Beach Chair could just be the Ultimate ‘beach bums’ accessory. Design, Comfort & Durability (Rating: 100%) As the name suggests the Beach Chair is a purpose-built chair for lounging on the beach. It’s from Helinox and weighs in at 1,485 grams. This may sound heavy when you compare it to Helinox’s Zero or Ground Chair at more than double their weight, but in reality,...

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Review: Helinox Table One – The perfect lightweight table for hiking

If like me you’ve made the move from sitting on the ground to a super comfy lightweight chair then the next item that might be worth checking out to get your gear off the ground and out of the dirt is a lightweight table. Enter the Helinox Table one. This bad boy will not only get all your gear off the ground but can also hold your coffee cup or cold beverage if that’s more your style while you’re busy doing other stuff. It could also be used as a table for writing or storing gear on inside a...

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