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Ed Benton
Hiking / Camping Aficionado - IT Professional
Hiking / Camping Aficionado - IT Professional
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Eamonn bought a MSR Elixir II last year and has been using it extensively since. He shares his thoughts on its performance in this detailed review.

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I’ve been a big fan of Osprey rucksacks for a few years, and have previously purchased a few, notably their Kestrel 68 which was used extensively for 5 weeks during ‘The Long Walk North’.  Just a couple of months after I completed that trek, I was…

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  First Impressions Having never used an Osprey backpack before I looked forward to seeing if they lived up to the high expectations the Osprey brand carries with it. My previous pack the Vango Nanga served me well. How would the Osprey Aether 70 compare?…

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Imagine if you would arrive at camp after a long trek to discover your stove has a failure! That question lead me to purchase a secondly ‘back-up’ stove. My requirements were as follows – The secondly stove had to fit within my cooking system. – The stove…

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Over the past five months I’ve been putting the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boot to the test to see how it performs with Irish mountains,woodlands and trails. Before going into a performance review I’d like to mention how I found the boots out of the…

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I’ve had the Osprey Xenith 88 for a few years now. The huge, hulking behemoth of a rucksack has been a fixture on many of our trips. Similarly, my 32 litre Montane Medusa has been great for day trips and ultralight bivvy trips. I felt the need for…

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John spends a day wandering around the Mournes, taking in the sights and sounds of the Irish Autumn

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The Vango Banshee 200 is a well known name in the camping communities, and I was excited to try one out for the first time when David from Outdoor World Direct offered me a change to get my hands on one in return for a review. At the time of writing with…

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Ed reviews the OmniLite Ti - a lightweight titanium multi fuel stove from Primus

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Ed has been testing the Nemesis 200, a fully geodesic two person tent from Vango.
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