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Therm-a-Rest Prolite FL vs. BMW Torsolite

Therm-a-Rest Prolite FL vs. BMW Torsolite

Therm-a-Rest has launched a number of new insulated mats this year, including the new  Prolite FL which is the successor to the Prolite 3. The Prolite FL featues a revised form and weight reduction of 20% compared to the Prolite 3. I conducted a comparison betwen the Prolite FL and my BMW Torsolite from Bozeman Mountain Works, which I currently enjoy taking along on my trips. Both insulated mats... [Read more]

MLD DuoMid Tarp/Shelter from Mountain Laurel Designs

MLD DuoMid Tarp/Shelter from Mountain Laurel Designs

The MLD DuoMid from Mountain Laurel Designs is a tarp which features a number of extraordinary properties. It provides space for two persons or a generously proportioned interior for those undertaking solo trips. The side walls of the MLD DuoMid extend down to the ground, making it extremely wind resistant from all sides whilst also providing the genuine feeling of being in a tent. If greater ventilation... [Read more]

Snow Peak New Lite Max – worlds lightest stove

Snow Peak New Lite Max – worlds lightest stove

For all those who rely on gas stoves during their tours, there is now New Lite Max from Snow Peak, the lightest gas stove in the world. At 53 grams, it is a veritable light weight and therefore almost 30% lighter that its predecessor the Giga Stove Titanium. The transport packaging has also become considerably lighter. The New Lite Max comes in a small carrier bag and no longer in a plastic transport... [Read more]

Trail Designs Caldera Cone versus a normal alcohol stove

Trail Designs Caldera Cone versus a normal alcohol stove

I have had my new Trail Designs Caldera Cone with me in my rucksack at all times during my most recent winter trips. Although I very quickly realized that the Caldera Cone is considerably more efficient, I was still interested in conducting a comparison with normal spirit stoves in widespread use (such as the Antigravitygear pepsi can stove) or with stoves which hikers can construct for themselves... [Read more]

Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy

Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy

Titanium Goat is a small two-man company from Utah in the USA which has specialized in ultralight equipment. Its products include the Ptarmigan Bivy. For a long time the Ptarmigan Bivy was only available in purple with a silver bottom. It is now also obtainable in black. Intrepid continues to be used as a surface material. This is comparable to Pertex Quantum in terms of weight and breathability,... [Read more]

Atlas Race snowshoes versus Northern Lites Backcountry

Atlas Race snowshoes versus Northern Lites Backcountry

I was able to make extensive use of the last snowshoe trip I undertook to conduct a comparison between Atlas Race and Northern Lites Backcountry snowshoes. Basic data: - Atlas Race 907 grams/55.8 cm long/up to 85 kg. - Northern Lites Backcountry 1,219 grams/76 cm long/up to 113 kg. Both snowshoes were tested using an overall rucksack weight of approximately 96 kg and 80 kg. The difference in size... [Read more]

Haglofs OZ pullover review

Haglofs OZ pullover review

The Haglofs OZ pullover (which may perhaps be better described as a jacket) underwent its first endurance test on the 3-day snowshoe trip and passed with flying colours! Despite its low weight of 193 grams in size XL (180 grams in L), this jacket makes a very robust impression. It is even 100 grams lighter than my old Integral Designs eVent jacket. The OZ is a pullover anorak which has been constructed... [Read more]

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