Below is a list of all our knowledge base information pages. Each one created to give you a better understanding of the products we sell and how to choose which product is right for you. They have been broken into categories to help you with your search. Simply click the links and start learning!

>Lightweight Knowledge Base

Top 10 ways to go ultralight

We've singled out the 10 best ways to lighten your carry weight when backpacking. It's not all about having the latest lightweight gear.

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The 15lb Base Weight Gear List

Base weight is everything you carry on a backpacking trip minus the weight of your food & water. At 15lbs or 6.8kg you can manage to backpack without compromising on comfort. Find out exactly how Mark, the founder of UOG, does it on his extended treks.

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When Good Pegs go Bad!

My tent pegs went from new to mangled in ten days, so some thoughts are in order, and if you've ever wondered which pegs and how many to take on your trip THEN READ ON.

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>Equipment

Rucksacks

We've got a huge range of rucksacks which different models suitable for different situations, get our advice on what to look out for in terms of capacity, hip belts, back systems and features.

>How to choose a Rucksack

Trekking Poles

Trekking Poles are hard to choose between when shopping online. Here's some tips of what to look out for to make sure you choose the perfect set of poles:

>Choosing Trekking Poles

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are often a vital piece of kit in the outdoors, getting the right pair that do the job properly is important. Read our advice in these articles:

>Choosing Sunglasses - The Key Points

>Sunglasses Lens Categories explained

>Polarised Lenes explained

Pots & Pans

When planning your trip, getting the right type of pot can be tricky. Get some advice on which pot to go for:

>MSR Pot materials - Benefits & Drawbacks

Insect Protection

Beating the bugs can make or break a trip. This is our advice on the gear that best combats those irritating creatures:

>Mosquito Nets - Mesh Size, Midge Proof & Treated Nets

>Clothing

Down Jackets

A down jacket is often a big investment, there are a lot of models out there all suitable for different situations. Read our advice here if you're looking for a new down jacket:

>Choosing a Down Jacket

>All about Down

>Down Quality - How it affects the warmth of the jacket & Ethics

>What does 'Ethical Down' mean? Which brands use what?

>'Hydrophobic Down' explained

Waterproof Shell Jackets

Trying to choose a Waterproof jacket is often quite overwhelming. There are so many fabrics out there it can get quite confusing. Here's our advice on choosing the best waterproof jacket for you:

>Choosing a Waterproof Shell Jacket

>'Hydrostatic Head' explained

>MVTR & Breathability explained

>Shell Fabric durability

 

 

Softshell Jackets

Softshell's are a bit of a Marmite piece of gear. They come and go in popularity and trends. We've explained what they do, what they don't do and why you might want to use one over your Waterproof jacket:

>Considerations when choosing a Softshell Jacket

Synthetic Insulation Jackets

Every brand seems to be using different types of synthetic insulation. There's plenty to choose from and we've got some advice if you're getting stuck trying to choose:

>Types of Synthetic Insulation

 

Baselayers

There's a lot to choose from when it comes to baselayers. Different fabrics, different weights, treatments, styles and more. We've written some advice on them in the articles below:

>The benefits of Merino Wool

 

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