Our actual final test, which was held after the fortnight was almost up and we’d all had time to test drive the chairs ourselves, saw them set out in a line before a notepad was passed between us all for the ratings. Like a 10-year-old’s birthday party we’d then all swap seats and start again. There was even cake.Read more
So concerned were Solar Tech that they arranged to send someone to see me on a 140-mile round trip, but I had a eureka moment beforehand. Because my phone is jailbroken I have a percentage value of the remaining battery power on the screen. I realised that the more power I had in the phone when I plugged it in to charge, the better chance there was of the Freeloader behaving itself and the phone fully charging.Read more
We love our noodles because they’re a real multi-tool of the Festival camping experience. You get a “meal”, and then a handy pot in which you can make tea, store things or have a wee when it’s late and you’re too far from the toilets. Genius.Read more
Temperature-wise it was okay. I’m a great big softie and hate cold showers, so I think I might have been on the cusp of screaming throughout, but I think I could have managed it. The sun was still out though.Read more
It’s not often that a piece of gear has left me disappointed. Unimpressed, yes. Unconvinced, sometimes. But disappointed. . . That’s a rarity. And I’m afraid that these Lorpen socks came with such a build-up that I was expecting Much, much more of them.Read more
What I will concede is that the design appears to have changed a tiny bit (there’s some kind of strut on each fin), but I’ll be amazed if that makes much difference to the stability of the whole thing when supporting a pan of boiling water.
The Maglite 2D Cell Flashlight is nowhere near as good as an LED flashlight, and nowhere near as bright as it could/should be. Avoid it. If you want a Maglite, get either the LED versions, or one of the larger Bulb versions, which take more batteries and are brighter.Read more
A bit crap, really. Not focussed enough. Possibly handy if you’re an American tourist but don’t expect to find Edin-burg in there cos that’s in Scotland, which is north of England.Read more