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Backpack around Anglesey: kit review.

Euroschirm Pro Trek Umbrella.  As I wrote in my previous post, I experienced really heavy rain on the first day and hot, bright sun the rest of the time. The brolly performed faultlessly throughout. It acted as a wonderfully ventilated … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on waterproof clothing

I’ve been hiking and backpacking for more years than I care to remember now. During that time my quest has been to find truly waterproof clothing for when the good old British weather turns to rain. My criteria for waterproof … Continue reading

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Montane Prism v Craghoppers Compresslite jacket.

Without a doubt a good quality down jacket is best option in the weight:warmth ratio race compared to one made of synthetic materials. However, down loses its insulating properties when it gets wet. Synthetic jackets have a lot to offer … Continue reading

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