Garmin Oregon 450T

A sleek and lightweight receiver that comes with the benefit of optional Ordnance Survey mapping (£130 for a national park at 1:25000 or £80 for all national parks at 1:50000). All the functions are operated by the touch-screen, which keeps it simple and works well, even with gloves, and as usual for Garmin, the transfer of data is incredibly simple. The screen is large and easy to read, even in sunlight, and finding and then following a route is a cinch: the route is shown as a pink line superimposed over the OS mapping, with a Direction of Travel arrow showing your position relative to the next waypoint. Battery life proved exceptional – well over 12 hours of constant use in the battery-saving mode. Overall a superb bit of kit, but expensive, especially when you add mapping.

VITAL STATS
Size: 5.8x11.4x3.5cm
Weight: 192g
Routes/waypoints: 200 routes; 2,000 waypoints
WAAS/EGNOS-enabled: Yes
PC/Mac-compatible: Both
Works with: Most software including Memory-Map
Features: Barometric altimeter, OS mapping (optional extra)
Battery type/claimed life: 2xAA/16hrs
Contact: 0808 238 0000; www.garmin.co.uk