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Camping gear, Optimus, Product Reviews, Reviews, Stoves -

When my MSR pocket rocket finally gave up after 10 solid years of service I was on the hunt for a new stove. I wasn't sure about whether to go liquid fuel or get another lightweight gas canister one. So I borrowed an Optimus Crux Lite from the shop and put it through its paces. You can read my thoughts on gas stoves in general and my verdict on whether the Optimus outperforms the stalwart MSR pocket rocket. (Not to give too much away, it really really does...)

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Banana, Bumbags, Product Reviews, Review, Trakke -

If you thought the bum-bag was a terrible 80s fashion mistake, best forgotten, think again... Trakke are working hard, one bag at a time, to make practical cool again (practi-cool?). Their banana bags banana bags are a great example –  small stylish bumbags made to their usual exacting standards from the best materials.

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Grand Trunk, hammocks, Product Reviews, Review -

So I've taken this Grand Trunk One-Made hammock on every trip I've been on for over a year now so I can safely say I've put it through its paces. Here are my thoughts on it... 'It's great!'

This hammock shines in terms of its size and weight. When its set up, its massive, both long and wide, but packs down really small, smaller than a Nalgene water bottle small. It's super light weight.

 

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