Managed through carelessness to lose years of posts so it will soon be time to start over. Plus, happily, I've been diverted by a travelling life.

No prizes for guessing what will be top of the 2019 New Year Resolutions!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Mountain magic

The British weather can be unforgiving in the winter months but don’t let that stop you enjoying time outdoors. Built for comfort, protection and functionality, Vango's (www.vango.co.uk) versatile mountain tents are suitable for anything from a weekend adventure to long mountain expeditions. All have a Protex SPU 5000 ripstop nylon flysheet and a sewn in groundsheet made of HD Nylon 6000 to protect against the wet ground. The  Powerlite 7001-T6 alloy poles are light, flexible and durable,  making these tents sturdy yet lightweight All tents in the mountain range are all recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
New for 2011, the Chinook is a great space-saving option for your winter camping trip. This semi-geodesic, free-standing tent is compact and lightweight, yet has ample sleeping accomodation and headroom. The semi-geodesic design means there is no need for a TBS system as the shape naturally withstands the wind. The Chinook has front and rear flysheet doors, with porch space at both sides for extra storage room. Supplied with its own stuffsac, it is available in the 200 (rrp £240) and larger 300 (pictured; rrp £300) models.