The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in camping gear.
Marmot Phase 20 and 30 sleeping bags RRP £360 - 420
Rob Greenwood tests out the Marmot Phase 20 and 30 sleeping bags
Boot Bananas RRP £13
Stop those smelly rock boots in their tracks and watch V-man's unusual life hack...
Lightwave Firelight Sleeping Bags RRP £369-699
Not many sleeping bags have 900fp white Polish goose down...
Jetboil Mo Family RRP £135
The popular Jetboil has been updated with a regulator to allow gourmet cooking
Leki Sub1 Chair and Table XS Lite RRP £105 & 95
A lightweight, foldable chair which packs away neatly into a zipped bag, as well as a foldable table
Marmot Trestles Elite RRP £120 - 145
New synthetic fill sleeping bags with good loft and an anti snag zip
Mountain Equipment Sleeping Bag Range RRP £N/A
Dr Matt Fuller is one of only two people in the world with a PHD in down - he's spent years researching these sleeping bags, so they're probably quite good!
MSR Trailshot RRP £40
Filter water quickly with this useful handpump
Petzl Hybrid Concept Headtorch RRP £tbc
Clive Allen shows us Petzl's range of headtorches
Petzl Noctilight RRP £14
A little case with a diffuser for those awkward times in a tent when you need a light
Primus Essential Stove and PrimeTech Stove Set RRP £80-90 & 115-130
The Primus Essential Stove is a basic stove for introductory use with compact pots and pans. The PrimeTech Stove Set is a more technical stove with all the bells and whistles.
Sea to Summit Self Inflating Mats RRP £tbc
A range of ultralight mats, which look incredibly comfortable
Sea to Summit Ultralight Hammock RRP £tbc
The world's lightest hammock
Thermarest Trail King SV RRP £110-125
A sleeping mat which takes a maximum of 15 seconds to inflate!
Mountain Equipment Xeros Sleeping Bag RRP £TBC
Part of Mountain Equipment's Extreme Alpine Collection, featuring an impressive weight/warmth ratio.