TRIED & TESTED EQUIPMENT

30/04/14

TRIED & TESTED EQUIPMENT

The latest range of outdoor, camping and climbing equipment is packed with innovation and ingenious design, so we asked a few of our staff to give us the lowdown on the kit they've tested, and explain how these ingenious features help in the field...

Black Diamond Rocklock Magnetron

"Black Diamond's Magnetron gate is something special, one of the standout recent innovations in climbing hardware. Magnetic arms create a reliable lock and are very easy to use even with one hand.  This is both technically appealing and very practical – it really works.

Tried and tested by Jeremy Stevens - Climbing Buyer


Petzl Corax Climbing Harness

Petzl Corax Climbing Harness

"The Corax has to be one of the comfiest harnesses available. Another secret of its success has to be the four buckle design, which makes for ultimate adjustability over multiple layers. So whether you're on a summer sport route or winter climb this harness ticks all the boxes."

Tried and tested by Jeremy Stevens - Climbing Buyer

Primus ETA Spider

"This compact stove system will transform your backpacking trips. Designed to deliver exceptional fuel efficiency you can get away with carrying significantly less fuel; less fuel to carry is good for your wallet, your back and the environment!
Ideal for backpackers and adventurers."

Tried and Tested by Luke Scrine - Outdoor Equipment Buyer



Garmin GPS MAP 64s Mapping Bundle

"This new model from Garmin raises the bar on what can be expected from an outdoor handheld GPS unit. Combining high-end features with an intuitive interface and rugged water resistant housing, this is a handheld GPS par-excellence. Perfect when navigating in challenging terrain."

Tried and Tested by Luke Scrine - Outdoor Equipment Buyer



Black Diamond Spot Headtorch

"This headlamp gives great power output for its size and is so simple to use - one switch acts as a dimmer switch, simply hold down and let go at the level you want. The really clever touch is the PowerTap, a touch sensitive panel on the housing that resets the torch to full power instantly! Also has a red LED for night work, a handy lock that stops it turning on accidentally inside your pack, IPX4 water resistance and a battery life monitor. All for a great price."

Tried and tested by Jack Balthazar Kent Lewin - Chester