Some of our favourite kit has been updated for Spring 2020. We’ve taken a look at them for you to give overview of their key features, improvements over the previous version and why you will want them.
It’s a few years since the Copper Spur last received a significant update. The Copper Spur was already a great tent but it is now even better for 2020. Big Agnes have been mindful not to change the features that made it so popular and instead focussed on making the tent easier to use, more durable and more liveable.
Here are some of the key improvements:
The Exped Lightning and Thunder have been amongst our bestselling packs for a number of years offering a great combination of lightweight and load carrying capability. The carry system was one that plenty of customers loved but some potential users were put off by noticeable lumbar pad. Durability could be an issue if people were rough with the packs. For 2020, Exped have given these packs a complete overhaul aimed at making them lighter, tougher and more comfortable.
Key new features are:
For 2020, Nemo have updated their popular Riff sleeping bags. The bags have become more sustainable with the use recycled fabrics for the shell. Nemo’s ‘spoon shape’ bags have been ideal for people wanting a technical sleeping bag but with extra room for side sleepers and users who like to move around in their sleep, this however was at the expense of additional weight.
OR have a completely redesigned their Helium rain kit for 2020. The main update is the new Pertex Diamond Fuse technology used for the fabric.
These changes have resulted in a more durable jacket ideal for a range of activities where you want to carry a shell but probably won’t be wearing it all the time. Lightweight and small pack size are still key features making the 2020 Helium jacket ideal for hiking, climbing, mountain biking or just going to work.