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!
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.
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.
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.
I've done a lot of backpacking routes over the years and there are some items that always make the gear list. No matter where, no matter when, I don't even need to think about them.
Our top gear choices if you're thinking of heading out to the hills in the winter months. It can be a dangerous time of year to camp out and having the right kit is essential to staying safe and warm.
These are just a few tips and tricks if you're thinking of heading out to the hills in the winter months. It can be a dangerous time of year to camp out and proper measures & precautions must be taken.
Get our tips on how to plan how much food and what sort to take on your next backpacking & camping trip. An in depth guide from a seasoned backpacker (pun intended).
We've selected these technologies because they are either new developments or updated and refined versions of tried and tested kit. Our selection covers a range of brands and is based on these technologies in kit we've actually used and tested ourselves.
There's a lot of sleeping bag models out there, here's some tips on what to look for:
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.
Beating the bugs can make or break a trip. This is our advice on the gear that best combats those irritating creatures:
It can get confusing with all the different types of water purification that is available, we've brought together a short summary of the different types that we carry with some some info about what they protect against and what they don't:
Stoves are a vital part of camping but with so many on offer, from super light solo stoves to wind resistant group stoves, it can be difficult to work out which would best suit you. We aim to give impartial advice to point you in the right direction for your needs.
There are certain bits of gear that are vital in the winter if you still want to get out and enjoy the mountains. Although the winter makes these trips much more difficult, with the right gear for what you are planning it can make trips epic. Our articles simply aim to give basic guidance, from our own experiences, to help make the right choices.
Whether you only need them for emergency situations or you're regularly out after dark, lighting can be a vital piece of gear. We've tried to use our experience to help you make the best choices depending on your needs in the articles provided here.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 outdoor industry has been striving for a more environmentally sound and generally more sustainable approach for many years. Whilst developments in the manufacturing processes are ongoing, we've tried to keep up with the latest changes so you can read through some articles on this here:
There are a wide range of materials used in clothing alone, then even more so in the outdoor industry as a whole. Here are some articles we have produced surrounding some of the more important and well used materials, and what is being done to make them more sustainable and environmentally friendly: