The Wales Outdoors owner, Andy Lamb, has been a keen mountaineer for very many years and as you may know he was the victim of a van break in a month or two ago which left him with a good few of his tried and trusted wild country backpacking kit stolen.
And so he has gone out and replaced many of the items, choosing companies such as Alpkit and Rock and Run to gain some bargains and using Amazon to replace like with like with things like water filtration and bladders.
But there's one website that Andy returns to again and again, for the kit descriptions and reviews and to ogle over mountaineering objects of desire...
This is a recent article listing the best ultralight choices for 2018, but remember, ultralight is expensive and often not as durable. But, it feels good when on a long trek and that pack on your back is oh so light...
The article deals with the main loads, the pack, your tent and your sleeping bag.
Andy will be showcasing his kit on the backpacking trips he has planned with Adventure Activity South Wales over the course of the Spring, Summer and Autumn so before making a purchase get out with him and try a few items out, see what works best for you.