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Montane Icarus (and Phoenix) Jacket review

24th January 2018 | views | 0 comments

For all the advances in water-resistant down insulation in recent years, synthetic still reigns supreme when you know that you will be experiencing particularly damp conditions – and we British know that better than anyone!

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Vaude Hogan SUL 1-2P review

14th November 2017 | views | 0 comments

The Hogan SUL 1-2P is based on a tried-and-tested configuration that has been used by Vaude for a number of years on tents such as the Taurus and Terratrio, namely one pole running lengthwise down the spine of the tent and one pole crossing at the entrance to form a vestibule at one end.

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DJI Mavic Pro review

12th November 2017 | views | 2 comments.

One of my biggest regrets is having an insufficient camera (cost £60) when sailing the Northwest Passage and not having the adequate means to capture a personal record of what I saw. I lost count of encounters with polar bears, artic foxes, whales and all this alongside spectacular Arctic scenery.