Saturday 9 June 2018

Recent Gear I've Reviewed For My TGO Online Column

Berghaus Aonach Jacket

Here's what I've been testing for the TGO website over the last three months, with links to the reviews.

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

Berghaus Aonach Jacket

Millican Fraser The Rucksack 32L

Mountain Equipment Aerofoil Jacket

Cnoc Outdoors Vecto Water Container

Osprey Atmos AG65

Tilley T5MO Organic Airflo Hat

Bridgedale Storm Socks

Sunday Afternoons Brushline Bucket & Charter Hats


  1. Thanks for these great reviews Chris. I don't think that I own a single item of gear from clothing to cameras where I haven't first thought 'what would Chris Townsend suggest?'. So now that I'm spending more time on longer distance backpacking trips, I've often wondered about water filtration. I've always used chlorine or aquimira tablets as they are simple, and have no moving parts to fail. But what about any long term health considerations I thought? I think the Cnoc Vecto and Katadyn BeFree would be ideal. So I'm getting them!

  2. Thanks Jay. When I use water treatment, which is rarely, it's the Sawyer Mini, which is light and simple.