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Rab Andes 800 (2015)

£560.00

The Rab Andes 800 is a little warmer than some other bags, with a temperature rating of -22 deg C, but it’s still very light at just 1544g. This performance is achieved by using the most efficient down, so you get 800+ fill power down, made up of 90 per cent down and just 10 per cent feather. This down ...

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Mountain Equipment Glacier 1000 (2015)

£460.00

The Mountain Equipment Glacier 1000 is a superb all-rounder. Its temperature rating of -16 deg C is conservative, as the manufacturer suggests you can get a ‘good night’s sleep’ at -20 deg C in this bag. The performance edge comes from the 725+ fill power down with minimum 90 per cent down and just 10 per cent feather. This down ...

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The North Face Superlight (2015)

£280.00

The North Face’s Superlight is a very low-priced bag for its temperature rating of -16 deg C comfort limit, but it is also one of the lightest options at this temperature rating at just 1489g, making it ideal for those wanting to save weight and save cash. Inside you get 650+ fill power goose down with 90 per cent down ...

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Kelty Dualist 0 Degrees F (2015)

£180.00

The Kelty Dualist 0 Degrees F’s technical features are impressive yet its price is very low for the temperature rating. You are getting a -18 deg C (= 0 deg F, as per the name) comfort temperature rating. The bag features ThermaDry, which is a mix of DriDown and ThermaPro insulation. DriDown is a 600 fill power down that has ...

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Crux Torpedo 900 (2015)

£800.00

For the ultimate in cold-weather comfort when snowholing, bivvying or tackling Himalayan peaks, the Crux Torpdedo 900 offers fully waterproof construction. The outer is made from eVent waterproof and breathable fabric, and the seams are all taped, so the bag is completely waterproof except for the base of the zip and the hood opening. Inside you get 850+ fill power ...

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Craghoppers Kiwi Long / Madigan (2014)

£100.00

FeaturesA much longer jacket than most. (The Kiwi is also available in a standard-length version for £90.) A drawcord at the waist helps improve the fit too. This jacket is also ideal for those who love pockets as you get six on the outside, with an OS map fitting in the chest pockets. The hood has a stiffened peak with ...

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Vango Helix 100 (2014)

£100.00

Tents are getting lighter, but the lightest often carry a whopping price tag. However some brands are making lightweight tents that are far more affordable – and the Helix 100 is the lightest and lowest-priced model in Vango’s new range. At £100 for a one-person tent weighing just 1573g, the Helix 100 should strongly appeal to weekend backpackers. But if ...

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MSR Hubba NX (2014)

£300.00

The MSR Hubba NX is a huge one-person tent that’s ideal for multi-day use when that extra living space will be really appreciated. The tent is pitched inner-first with interconnected poles forming a frame from which the inner is suspended; the fly then goes over the top. Pitching is exceptionally easy, thanks to ladder-lock webbing buckles and limited need for ...

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The North Face Mica FL 1 (2014)

£310.00

The North Face’s Mica FL 1 pitches inner-first with a single interconnected pole forming a frame from which the inner is suspended. The fly then goes over the top and the pitching is all completed very easily thanks to ladder-lock adjusters and colour coding on the webbing. It’s instantly noticeable how stable this tent is compared with other one-person tents, ...

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Hilleberg Akto (2014)

£490.00

The Hilleberg Akto is a very well-established solo backpacking workhorse. At 1661g it is twice the weight of some superlight tents but you’re getting so much more here than the lighter tents can offer. The general design is similar to other tents, with a single pole being slipped through a sleeve on the outer while four in-situ vertical poles at ...

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Marmot Pulsar 1P (2014)

£250.00

The Marmot Pulsar 1P offers an incredible amount of space for one person. It is pitched inner-first with the pole assembly clipping to the inner, over which the flysheet is draped. This is all very easily achieved, with ladder-lock adjusters and colour-coded tape making the task even simpler. The structure only needs a couple of pegs to keep it on ...

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