My gear

Posted by at 1:45 am on Friday 20th July, 2007.

My gear

For those that have a hankering for kit-lists, mine's posted below. Seekers of bleeding-edge hi-tech or ultralightweight stuff will be generally disappointed. I've not listed the family-camping kit or the stuff that we've bought for the kids.


  • Force Ten Spindrift (2006 version)
  • Vango Spectre 200 (MkI)
  • Vango Banshee 300 (2012 version)
  • Argos Pro Action Hike Lite 1-person.
  • Outdoor Designs Massak hooped bivvy,
  • GoLite Tarp2,
  • Alpkit Hunka.
  • Terra Nova Bothy 4.





  • Scarpa Freney Pros
  • Scarpa SLs
  • AKU Croda GTXs
  • Merrell Chameleon Wrap Slams
  • Salomon Exit Aeros
  • Keen Newports.
  • Nanok sleeping socks, many ThorLo KX, KXL and ST socks.


  • Extremities Windy Took Hat
  • Extremities Fleece Balaclava
  • LA Mountain Cap
  • Various Buff-clones
  • Tchibo Microfleece Balaclava
  • George Fisher woolly balaclava
  • Montane Featherlite Mountain Cap.


  • Extremities Lightweight Mountain Mitts
  • OD Winterflex Inferno gloves (Gore-Tex XCR version)
  • Trekmates microfleece gloves
  • Snowdon GTX gauntlets.


  • Aldi/Crane Merino sets
  • Various LA stuff
  • Various Five Season stuff
  • Berghaus shreddies.


  • Quechua Bionnassay trousers
  • LA Schoeller trousers
  • Montane Mojo shorts.
  • Trekmates fleece.

Outer Clothing:


  • DMM Cirque axes
  • Mountain Technology semi-auto crampons
  • Cebe 4000 Cecchinel 490 Cat4 eyewear.
  • Ortlieb mapcases
  • Silva 15TDCL compass
  • Garmin Geko 201 GPS
  • O2 Xda Orbit satnav with onboard Memory-Map software
  • HTC Wildfire with MM Tracker App (uses Memory-Map files).
  • Platypus bladders
  • Aquagear Survivor filter bottle.
  • Petzl e+lite
  • Petzl Zoom.
  • LowePro Rezo 120AW
  • LowePro 170AW.

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