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Black Diamond ReVolt (2014)

£70.00

The Black Diamond ReVolt is designed to meet the increase in the availability of USB recharging facilities, such as laptop computers, solar panels and battery packs. This headtorch can be used with standard alkaline batteries, or fitted with rechargeable NiMH AAA batteries that can be recharged in situ, just by connecting it to a laptop, solar panel or battery pack. ...

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Petzl Tikka RXP (2014)

£90.00

Petzl has dominated the headtorch market for decades and its latest advance, Reactive Lighting technology, is now being used in the Tikka RXP. The torch can pump out 215 lumens, which is enough to light up navigational features at some distance; but what’s really neat is that the Reactive Lighting technology allows the torch to automatically adjust the amount of ...

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First test: Petzl Tikka RXP (2013)

£90.00

Petzl has dominated the headtorch market for decades and each new launch is usually a game-changer. In 2012 they launched Reactive Lighting technology with their NAO model, and for winter 2013 that same technology has been added to the Tikka. The Tikka has always been a neat and compact general-purpose headtorch pumping out 40 lumens, with the Tikka Plus producing ...

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Timex Chrono Compass (2013)

£140.00

Properly called the Fly-back Chrono Compass, this handsome offering from Timex features an electronic compass with declination control integrated into the analogue movement: hit a button and the needle turns north, and you can set the bezel to correspond to the cardinal points. It also has a clever chronograph function and the ability to set a second time zone. The ...

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Vaude Norrsken (2013)

£100.00

The name sounds like a shiver, so you would rightly guess the Vaude Norrsken is made with the cold in mind. The secret weapon is the Primaloft Infinity synthetic fill, which prevents cold air from the floor mixing with warm air from your body. It’s double-decked with ‘lilo’-style air chambers, which are very comfortable, and the outer two are thicker, ...

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Petzl Myo RXP (2013)

£75.00

The Petzl Myo has dominated the hillwalkers’ headtorch market in recent years and for 2013 the superb Myo RXP, which has won several Trail tests over the years, is now £75, compared to £80 in 2012. The Myo RXP is regulated and programmable, which means you can choose from 10 settings of how bright the light is and for how ...

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Mountain King Super Trekker (2012)

£60.00

A lightweight pair of poles with great padding. Although strong, there is a bit of flex in the shaft when fully extended. The anti-shock system is one of the most pleasant to use, with little noise when compressed and a firm, smooth action when weight is applied. The twist-lock mechanism works well enough without slipping, even in wet conditions. The ...

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Mountain King Supertrekker Compact (2012)

£60.00

The Mountain King Supertrekker Compacts are very well-established and well-proven trekking poles. They benefit from a friction-enhancing coating on the poles, which makes them much easier to grip, especially in the wet, when you have to rotate the pole sections to lock and unlock the internal expansion mechanism. They also have a unique internal mechanism that allows the user to ...

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Petzl Myo RXP (2012)

£80.00

Petzl has dominated the headtorch market since the 1970s and today the brand is as strong as ever. The Myo RXP is the supercharged version of the standard Myo XP (£65). The big difference between them is that the RXP is regulated and programmable, which means you can choose from 10 settings of how bright the light is and for ...

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Black Diamond Storm (2012)

£60.00

The Black Diamond Storm appears to provide everything its name suggests, as it offers a range of features to help you walk through a night-time storm safely. Firstly it is surprisingly small and compact at just 110g, so you’ll happily stash it in your rucksack ready for action. It punches out 100 lumens, which is a notch more than similar ...

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MSR Sweetwater Purifier System 2011

£83.00

The MSR Sweetwater comes with a system of parts providing far more functionality out of this unit than others. You get a pre-filter on the inlet pipe to keep the dirt out of the filter, and there’s a float for the inlet pipe to prevent it sucking up sludge from the riverbed. There’s also an adapter that allows you to ...

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Leki Khumbu

£75.50

A set of sturdy poles that are actually lighter than they look. The strongest of any tested, too. The grips are easy to get on with, with an ergonomic forward-leaning shape that not only sits well in your hand, but also has a good shape for gripping across the top on descents. The flip-up strap adjustment is an excellent feature ...

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PowerTraveller Power Monkey Explorer 2010 solar panel

£65.00

In the PowerTraveller Power Monkey Explorer, the solar panels are combined with a removable battery charger. The battery can be charged directly from the mains, via a USB PC link or with the panels. You get international plug adapters as well as a host of adapters to allow discharge of the battery to MP3 players, phones and other devices. The ...

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Leki Corklite

£74.50

The Corklites feature contoured and tilted handles and feel incredibly comfortable in the hand. The natural cork composite is grippy and doesn’t feel cold when held with bare hands in cooler weather. The straps are broad, well-padded and easy to adjust. Performance-wise, they are light, strong and easy to handle. They extend to a lanky 135cm and compact to 61cm ...

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Black Diamond Trail Compact 2010

£65.00

For many years Black Diamond poles have featured a FlipLock camming system to allow the poles to be adjusted in length and firmly locked in place. This system has been well-proven and does not appear to suffer from the common failings of the internal expanding cam design used by other brands. This single feature of the Black Diamond Trail Compact ...

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Petzl Myo RXP 2010

£80.00

The Petzl Myo RXP is a regulated headtorch, meaning it automatically switches to reserve power mode when batteries are almost discharged so you don’t get a sudden drop in light output. The three lighting levels can be programmed to any of the 10 output levels, so that you can set up the headtorch output to match your requirements, which is ...

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Origo Rendezvous Peak 2009

£119.00

Light, comfy the Origo Rendezvous Peak is a great watch that’s a cinch to find your way around. You can scroll different modes or use the hot buttons to take you directly to either Compass or Altitude: a great feature that required far less faffing. The weather indicator is an easy-to-read symbol, and the buttons work very well with gloves. ...

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Black Diamond Icon

£50.00

This is a beautifully crafted and wonderfully useful headtorch. The manufacturer claims it has an 80m beam, but what I liked was the variable power settings that add up to six lighting options plus flash. There is a setting here for almost every occasion. With a maximum burn time of 164 hours on a set of AA batteries, you also ...

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Camp Mesa Holdall

£60.00

Made from tough tarpaulin, this kit bag benefits from extended handles so it can be worn as a backpack as well as dedicated rucksack-style shoulder straps. The main zips are lockable and you get compression straps. The clear ID label panel is a worthwhile feature too. For the price this is a winner.   Capacity: 70 litresWeight: 1270gMaterial puncture resistance: ...

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Casio PRG-40-3VUR

£140.00

This is a well-proven mountain watch that is built for performance and functionality rather than style and a low price. It weighs 70g, which is reasonable. The design is very ‘military’ in style. But it is the features that really set it apart. You get an altimeter to 10,000m, and there’s a barometer and digital compass. But what I like ...

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Timex Expedition Adventure Tech

£75.00

This is half the price of the best mountain watch we tested and, while it does not have quite so many features, it offers what most walkers will actually use. It’s reasonably light too at 66g, and not too ‘military’ in style. The strap is synthetic, so it will dry quickly once wet. I particularly liked the chunky buckle on ...

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MSR Sweetwater

£70.00

This water purifier comes with an extensive suite of parts, and it is these that nudged it into first place in our test. The details of the kit mean you get a pre-filter and float. But you also get an adapter that allows you to attach the outflow pipe to various water bottles. The pump itself works very effectively with ...

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Brasher Supalite Ti

£65.00

These Supalite Ti trekking poles from Brasher have a good pack-down size, are lightweight and very comfortable. Although there’s no plastic grip to help undo/tighten the bottom section, the basket is fixed so can double up for the job. There’s no anti-shock, and care is needed when dismantling for drying, as there are loose bits of plastic that can be ...

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