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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp

I recently got a SpinnTwinn from a well-known auction site. Gossamer Gear don’t make them anymore but their new tarps are almost the same apart from the material used. The SpinnTwinn is made from Spinnaker fabric while the new ones … Continue reading

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Six Moons Designs Gatewood Cape: Long Term review

I’ve owned a Gatewood Cape and Serenity inner for three years or so now. Like most backpackers I suffer from shelter lust but the Cape is the shelter I keep returning to. I’ve done many trips using it be they … Continue reading

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Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar: a few thoughts.

I’ve owned a MLD TrailStar, and nest, for about two years now and it’s a shelter I have mixed feelings about. For those that haven’t heard of a TrailStar it’s a shaped-tarp in the form of a pentagon and pitches … Continue reading

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Choosing a shelter: the second of the Big Three

Backpackers need certain things from a shelter. Regardless of design or complexity a shelter has to have the following attributes: To be a waterproof sanctuary, A place to escape the wind The ability to withstand high winds and foul weather … Continue reading

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Golite Poncho Tarp: part two of review

A while back I reviewed the Golite Poncho Tarp which you can read here. ¬†At the time I had only used it as a waterproof but hadn’t used as a tarp. I’ve now used it 3 times as a tarp. … Continue reading

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Golite Poncho Tarp review

Every backpacker wants to save weight so a piece of kit that will double as a waterproof and a shelter, fits into any bergen or daysack and only weighs 210g is a tempting prospect. A full set of waterproofs weigh … Continue reading

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