Category Archives: Advice

Light up the night with Feuerhand

When overnight camping, especially now the lighter summer evenings are coming to an end, you will still need to light up your nights for safety and security.

A campsite can seem a little lonely when you’re walking around in the darkness if the only light is coming from a small LED bulb in your headlamp. Tripping over chairs and fumbling through packs can also be a real hassle.  When it comes to active pursuits like hiking and mountain bike riding at night, headlamps are the best option though, as they are hands free and allow you to focus on your chosen activity.

But lanterns on the other hand are a crucial piece of camping gear to light your way and can make the campsite, kitchen, and tent feel more inviting. Lanterns are more conducive to camping and adventuring pursuits that involve numerous people too by providing 360 degree light, allowing many people to utilise the same source of light.

Our wide selection of lights and torches at Pro-Adventure include the colourful range of Feuerhand Baby Special 276 hurricane lanterns from Germany, which come in a choice of different colours.

The Feuerhand Baby Special 276 has a long tradition of more than 100 years and is made from galvanised steel so is quite robust and resistant to corrosion.

The coloured models have a powder-coating and the  heat-resistant  and  shockproof  glass  perfectly  protects  the  flame  from  external factors. A Feuerhand Baby lantern is 10 inches high and weighs 1.25 lbs. Its 340ml tank capacity gives it a burning duration of about 20 hours and ensures a cosy, stylish atmosphere on terraces and in gardens too.

Lanterns are also great at home for emergency preparedness or a survival kit. See the light and shop at ProAdventure.

 

Shedding Light on the World of Headtorches

Running, walking, trekking, camping, paddling, climbing, walking the dog, finding the car, finding your keys – whatever you’re up to, its a lot easier when you shed some light on the situation.

Now, i’m no expert, but with work, training and finding myself doing many different things day by day, (and admittedly still being a little scared of the dark, even at 20-something) I need to make sure i’m always equipped, whether its finding my way around my friends bunkhouse, trail running or navigating on the hills.
My solution? Three beauties from the Petzl range! Continue reading Shedding Light on the World of Headtorches

 

Fresh Fish and Icebergs, by Leo Hoare – A Crash Course in Sea Kayaking Expeditions in the Early Days

At the beginning of the month Llangollen’s own, renowned Paddlesport Coach – Leo Hoare gave us an insight into Sea Kayaking Expeditions in the early days, back when Drysuits weren’t available and paddling kit was a lot less luxurious. Continue reading Fresh Fish and Icebergs, by Leo Hoare – A Crash Course in Sea Kayaking Expeditions in the Early Days

 

The Tentipi Experience at ProAdventure

ProAdventure offers you the best experience around when it comes to choosing and buying Tentipi. We know our stuff and we would like to take the time to help you make the right decision. We have camped in our tipis in the Swedish wilderness at -26C, in the French Alps at +30C and in torrential rain in Scotland. We know from experience that these are well made Tipis; versatile, quirky and very easy to put up but why not come and try for yourselves.

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Klean Kanteen – The New Kids on the Block

Over the last couple of years Klean Kanteen have gone from only being seen in the hands of hipsters, to the outdoor enthusiasts staple. With big ideas on cleaning up the planet, one re-usable bottle at a time, Klean Kanteen are a company that boasts the best in terms of their positive impact on the world. But are you really thinking about that when you’re at the top of a mountain, or on the river bank, with freezing hands, craving that hot cup’o tea or hot chocolate? So I decided to put Klean Kanteen to the test. Continue reading Klean Kanteen – The New Kids on the Block

 

How To Fit Your Back Pack for Comfort

Choosing the right rucksack might seem easy but so many get it wrong and suffer the consequences. No matter what you’re up to and what type of pack you need, it HAS to fit you right.

Everyone is a different shape and size, so you need to put as much thought into getting the right pack as you do the right pair of trousers or the right pair of boots. There is a wide variety of different sized bags on the market but sadly not all packs are ‘one-size-fits-all’, although a lot of them do have enough adjustment options that one pack may fit many members of one family, or you could share the pack with your partner, once you know how to adjust the fit for each person. Some packs have different size options which are based on you back size or length which you can measure this at home but we suggest you come in to store to get measured up to get it right first time.

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IPX WATERPROOF RATINGS AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR OUTDOOR GEAR

IP waterproof ratings are a great guide for buying outdoor gadgets, gear or protection but what do they really mean. We’ve all be there, searching the packaging and seeing the IPX rating, when all we want to know is ‘is it waterproof?’.

Let’s break it down. The ‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection, which is simply whether the item you’re referring to has been tested for Ingress (Access/Entrance). The numbers after it, then refer to which degree of testing the item stood up to, and therefore how protected it really is.

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