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Sea To Summit Talus II

Sea To Summit Talus II

Ever since one particular cold night on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco 🇲🇦 2016, I knew I needed to up-the-anti regarding my sleeping bag. As some people sleep with the fires 🔥 of Gondor burning in them, I on the other hand, sleep on the opposite spectrum ie. chilled! My old Cumulus bag was purchased for my New Zealand 🇳🇿 cycle in 2012. It’s had plenty of use. It’s supposedly rated to -7 degreee comfort … bah humbug! I freeze my nuts off by…

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MSR Hubba Hubba

MSR Hubba Hubba

So, another tent! My previous tent was a Vango Nitro 200 plus. This in it’s own right is a superb tent, but more suited to the British climate. With future cycle journeys planned for more humid climates; Asia/Africa, I felt a more appropriate tent would be required for these continents. Again, after extensive research, mainly through cycle touring blogs, the consensus was the MSR (Mountain Safety Research) Hubba. It has been a preferred choice of cycle adventurists in Africa and other tropical climates. The…

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Vango Nitro 200+

Vango Nitro 200+

After some intense research for a new tent, I settle with a Scottish company. The Vango Nitro 200 plus. This is classed as a two person tent. It has a large vestibule area. This I like, as on wet days one can still cook with ease and spread out in the sleeping area. The Nitro uses a gothic-arch-pole-structure, making it an incredibly strong and stable tunnel tent. Ideal for the British weather! I’ve also added a footprint (ground sheet). So…

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