Gear Guides, Issue 8

Gear: cool stuff

Camping gear

OEX Helios EV Hydrodown 300 Sleeping Bag

An excellent new 3-season sleeping bag from OEX, with water-repellent duck down ensuring you’ll be comfortably warm in temperatures down to -3˚C. Packs down to a very compact 24x20cm, and weighs just 750 grams.

1000 Mile 2-Season Walk Sock

Designed for hiking in warmer conditions, these two-season socks use a light COOLMAX® fabric, wicking moisture and letting your feet breathe. Comfortable, durable and practical. Thumbs up (or
should that be toes?).

Aquapac Whanganui Waterproof Case

There’s nothing over-complicated about this new, well-priced waterproof case. It does what it does, and does it well. The wearable pouch is a good size for everything from cash and passports to smartphones.

Primus Essential Stove Set 1.3L

This sturdy, easy-to-use new stove set comprises two lightweight aluminium pans, a non-stick frying pan and a wind guard with integrated burner. It packs into one compact unit. Al fresco spag bol, anyone?

Dog gear

Large Dog Harness

Roscoe loves his harness, we’re pretty sure he has an extra bounce in his step. Not only is it comfortable thanks to its adjustable nature, but it is safer, with reflective fabric and a grab handle and secure attachment point.

Dog Water Bottle

Hydration for your dog is just as important as for yourselves. This very lightweight and collapsible dog bowl is perfect to stow away until you need to decant some water. It has a non-slip rubber base.

Shock Absorber Dog Lead

This versatile lead from Mountain Paws has an elastic section to reduce shock and a sturdy screw gate karabiner for attachment. We particularly like that it can be held in your hand or tied around the waist.

Bogs Classic High

Sometimes it is wellies that you need for your walks, and these are the ultimate pair. These rugged winter boots have pull-on handles and waterproof Neo-Tech insulation over rubber. They are very, very comfortable.

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