DD hammocks – Frontline Hammock

Getting used to being in the hammock comes quickly. It’s easy to adjust your position and raise/lower your legs a bit to get comfy, and you can shuffle back and forth to let the material give you support where you want it. And if you’re sat up and want to read at night, there’re little hanging loops for your light. I got used to it after an hour or so of playing and I’ve fallen asleep in it many a time now – some intentionally! The swinging cocoon feeling just makes me nod off!

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Mammut – Montana 2 Sleeping Bag

There’s a couple of really nice touches to the Montana 2 sleeping bag. The main zipper pull has a little message on it which says “Sleep Well” (the dog certainly did) and the water-resistant (read “splash proof”) carrying bag has a sort of mountaineering snakes and ladders game printed on it for when you’re stuck in a tent and the weather is against you. Clever.

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Aerobed – Active Dual Zone airbed

I am a big fan of airbeds – double airbeds to be precise. They aren’t always the most reliable things, but when they work, they work well! We’ve tried various versions over the years, including offerings from Coleman and Outwell, and always end up returning to the trusty ‘Argos red & blue airbed’ – the only variety that seems to not go soft overnight, needs the minimum of topping up during a holiday, and lasts for multiple trips over a couple of years.

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Coleman – Biker sleeping bag

The sales point of the Biker sleeping bag is its drybag pouch. This is a nice little bonus and it’s easy to get the bag in to. With a couple of rolls this seals out any rain (and seals in any smells!) and then a purge valve allows you to sit on the bag, squeeze out any air and minimize the size of the pouch for packing on the bike – brilliant.

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