Monday, 9 May 2011
New TGO - Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 and other reviews
The June issue of TGO is out with my review of the gear I used on the Southern Upland Way back in February, including Terra Nova's astonishingly light Laser Ultra 1 tent, the Rab Neo Stretch jacket in Polartec's new waterproof/breathable Neoshell material, Pacific Outdoor Equipment's Peak Elite AC air bed, GoLite's Terrono 70 pack, the PHD Hispar sleeping bag, Edelrid Kiro Ti stove, Western Mountaineering Flash XR down jacket and more plus a full kit list. In the same issue I've also reviewed first aid kits and other safety items and written about the launch of Neoshell in the Dolomites. Also in the gear section Judy Armstrong reviews women's trekking sandals.
Elsewhere in this issue Simon Yates is interviewed about parenthood and mountaineering, Kevin Langan describes his East Highland Way that links Fort William and Aviemore, Emily Rodway lools back at last years TGO readers' trek in Morocco, Emily Rawlins links the 3000 foot Lakeland summits by bus, Vivienne Crow takes an outdoor first aid course, Cameron McNeish praises the hills of Glen Shiel and Jim Perrin writes about access and those who wish to restrict it.