The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourfuland exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the camping category:
Deuter - Exosphere RRP £145 Upwards
The Exosphere is designed for damper climates, with synthetic insulation and even a luxurious fleece lining around the torso and toe box. Reinforced toe for those high humidity days when the condensation soaks the end of your sleeping bag.
Lightwave - S22 Sigma RRP £699
The unique feature of this single wall tent is its ability to stave off condensation, which has always been the problem for tents of this kind. The other benefits are that it's quicker and easier to pitch than an equivalent double wall tent and also offer more internal volume for the same footprint.
Marmot - Fulcrum Eco and Trestles Elite Eco
Using repurposed down and recycled face fabrics without compromising on Marmot's performance, weight or warmth. The synthetic bag uses 100% recycled fill and face fabrics.
RAB - Neutrino and Neutrino Pro RRP £240 Upwards
A refinement of the baffles has led to an increase in thermal efficiency, making the bags warmer and lighter. Filled, stitched and finished in the U.K. in their Derbyshire factory, they use European RDS down.
Sea to Summit - Women's Sleeping System RRP £140 for mat and £360 for bag
Women typically are a different shape and tend to feel the cold more than men, so the Sea to Summit range aims to customise their sleeping bags and mats to adapt to suit these needs. The Altitude At II has more down throughout the chest and feet, so to combat gender specific cold spots. The Etherlite XT is designed to be light and - most importantly -thick, so to make it both comfortable and warm. Changed comfort rating to apply to women so is actually a-17 bag (rated -10)
Therm-a-Rest - Vesper Quilt and NeoAir UberLite RRP £140 for mat and £360 for bag
Zero degrees full sleep system for 675g which is less than the weight of a bottle of beer. The quilt has 900 fill hydrophobic down, toe box and "Synergy link" to stop you rolling off the mat. The Uberlite mattress is 250g with an R-value of 2.0 which makes it a three season mat.
Vango - Photon RRP £30
This 3 LED headtorch comes with rechargeable batteries (courtesy of a usb cable) and goes up to 150 lumens. Weight-wise it comes in at 83g and the unit has the added benefit of being removable from the strap. 3.5hr run full / 12hr run time on low.
Eno is a lifestyle brand who specialise in hammocks. Their best selling product is the Double West hammock. They work with non-profits to give something back.
Goal Zero - Sherpa 100
The largest possible charging system you can take on a plane - 100 Watts. The first device of its type with wireless charging. Futureproofed with multiple input and output sockets.
JetBoil - Flash RRP £120
The Jetboil Flash boils half a litre of water in 100 seconds. The thermochromic indicator on the side turns orange when the water is boiling. Weighs just 13 ounces.
Outdoor Research - Interstellar and Stargazer Bivy Bags RRP £315 for Instellar and £290 for Stargazer
100% waterproof ascentshell technology. Outdoor Research's proprietary extremely breathable air permeable electro-spun membrane. So air permeable that you can roll it up without having to squeeze the air out. You can sit in it with your arms free. The stargazer comes without the hood.