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Panasonic LX3
I've had my LX3 since last November not long after it was released. I think there has been a surge of interest in this camera leading to steady high prices. I managed to buy mine at around £50...

In Editor's Roundtable » Panasonic Lumix LX3 Digital Camera
August 15, 2:48am

Scarp vs Akto
I have currently got a Soulo and a Laser Competition and used to have an Akto. I got rid of the Akto because the Soulo is much stronger and handles snow better for those real 4 season moments. For ...

In GEAR » Scarp v.s. Akto
March 22, 3:29am

mid, pyramids and tepees
excuse my ignorance but I always assumed that the inherent strength of a pryramid or similar shelter was the fact that the stresses and strains of the shelter (and any wind hitting it) were directe...

In GEAR » 4 Season Tarp?
March 19, 3:14am

condensation and the Laser Comp
fair point however, there are far worse places than Cardiff than for rainfall and condensation by a long way and I've camped in most of them! :-> Scotland and the middle to West of Wal...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Competition Review
March 13, 1:22pm

Laser Competition review
I have been waiting for BPL to do a full review of the Laser Comp so well done for that chaps. In the UK, there is a long running discussion/argument over which is the better 1-man tent: Laser ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Competition Review
March 12, 6:56pm

ah well
never mind, it would have been dicovered sooner or later saved me spending anything I guess......

In Gear Deals » 40% off at Backcountry...
February 27, 2:09pm

montrail ctc
Hi there, I have the CTC and the hardrock... I would actually say the CTC is a better allround hiking/walking shoe. It is really comfy and breathable. The sole copes with quite a few surfaces...

In GEAR » montrail ctc
August 30, 9:03am

golite ultra quilt
bought this last month and have used it consistently since then having had about 8 nights in total in it I really love this quilt bag and at the moment I confess to using it as a quilt since the...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Ultra Quilt Review
June 18, 1:39pm

winter layers
Rab VR pants Smartwool socks sub zero active shorts Paramo cambia long sleeve zip neck Paramo Velez Smock Buff as a neckerchief/lower face guard Thinsulate peaked cap with ear flaps

In Winter Hiking » Clothing Layers for 10 - 25 degrees
November 06, 3:24pm

Alpkit poles
I own a set of lightweight Black Diamonds and they are great but recently have moved away from 2 trekking poles to one hiking staff made from wood. After a bit of playing around I found that a 4 fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Alpkit Carbonlite Trekking Poles REVIEW
October 30, 4:25pm

All Reader Reviews by dave hollin

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Montrail CTC (Fusion line) trail low tops
I am on my second pair of CTCs now and I have to say that they are the most comfy walking shoe I have ever worn so far. The 1st pair I had have worn away at the heel cushioning but since I had these f...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 21, 2:14pm

GoLite Jam2
my Jam 2 is the older version not the 2009 update. What I really like about the Jam2 is that it moulds to your back as a frameless pack should and yet due to the internal backpad, it still retains a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 28, 7:15pm

Montane Lite-speed
I bought this a couple of years ago and mainly use it in the Spring and Autumn. I find that its wind stopping power is superb and when combined with a longsleeve baselayer will cope with most 3 season...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
September 06, 8:08am

Petzl e+LITE
Because this is so screamingly light, you can just put it in your backpack permanently even if just doing a day hike. The trade off is the performance and burn time but i feel that the weight, and abi...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 06, 7:48am

Terra Nova Laser Competition
Well, if you want a really versatile, lightweight, strurdy and beautifully made tent for 1+ then look no further. I was caught up in the current main UK discussion point...which is the better so...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 30, 8:46am

Golite Ultra 20
Ok, I got this in a sale so perhaps wouldnt have bought it otherwise... However, now I have been using it for 6months I have come to love it. It isnt the lightest bag(quilt) I have but the weight f...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 30, 8:29am

Exped Downmat 7
I love this mat...period Yes it isnt uber lightweight BUT I have found that because the R rating is so good I have been able to downrate/lighten up my sleepingbag so the net effect is that my sleep...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 30, 8:17am

GoLite Virga
I know I am bucking the trend here by making a few criticisms and downmarking the jacket but I am on the cusp of a 4 mark but just cant justify it. It is a nice jacket and very light but I feel it is ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 30, 8:09am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
have been lightening up for a couple of years now and recently took the plunge with regards to the last bastion of my kit UL frameless pack! OK so the Mariposa has internal stays..bu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 28, 5:05pm

MSR Titan Kettle
this is my cook pot, kettle and cup. beautifully made, strong, light and comes with a good lid and a pour spout why would you need anything else when going solo? my weapon of choice!

In Cookware - Titanium
September 08, 3:19pm