Four Day crash course in Fastpacking:

What I learnt from four days of lightweight backpacking or fastpacking: I have over 20 years experience in carrying very heavy loads (mainly climbing gear) up very remote peaks. This is quite a different skill set to Ultra Light travel to which I am far less experienced. The Osprey Talon 22 is perfectly adequate toContinue reading “Four Day crash course in Fastpacking:”

FAQ Hydration bladders

What hydration bladder should I buy? My advice to first time buyers is to buy the best bladder you can afford. Go with the brands that have the biggest market share not necessarily what your favorite sponsored athlete uses. The first bladder I bought left a bad taste in my mouth and I did notContinue reading “FAQ Hydration bladders”

Le petit difference: Men’ / Women’s and Unisex backpacks

We all know that men and women are shaped slightly differently. In general women are slightly shorter in the torso, hips are more angled and they have breasts. Hence pack design needs to accommodate this. Obviously everybody is different so it is perfectly possible and I believe acceptable for a man to get a betterContinue reading “Le petit difference: Men’ / Women’s and Unisex backpacks”