Outdoor Gear Blog - CheapTents

CheapTents Outdoor Gear Blog

…not just tents…a camping equipment blog too!

If you are into outdoors activities such as camping, walking, hiking, trail running you will find that the Cheap Tents Outdoor Gear blog has plenty to offer. First started in August 2008 we are a well established blog with hundreds of articles about outdoor gear, hiking trips and adventure.

Adventure Inspiration!

Our most popular posts are our interviews with professional athletes, explorers and adventurers. Many of the people interviewed are sponsored by famous outdoor brands such The North Face, Berghaus and Jack Wolfskin. For example, World Champion Adventure Racing Legend Ian Adamson, Expedition 1000 and "Say Yes More" adventurer Dave Cornthwaite and National Geographic "MicroAdventurer" Alastair Humphreys. If you are in need of some inspiration to get out there and get on an adventure our interviews will put you on the right track!

Alastair Humphreys enjoying a coffee at Grisedale tarn

Alastair Humphreys enjoying a coffee at Grisedale tarn
during a Lake District Microadventure

UK Wildlife

Being outdoors people we love to see wildlife when we are out walking and camping. We have also interviewed wildlife experts about Birds of Prey, British Hares and Bats in Lake District. We also offer expert advice on how to avoid getting bitten by midges!

Gear Reviews

We are of course an outdoor gear blog and have many product reviews, in particular reviews of backpacking tents from top brands such as MSR, Lightwave and Vango. For example the 3 person, 3 season MSR Holler, the 2 person, 4 season Lightwave T20 Hyper XT tent, and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award recommended Vango Mirage 200.

lightwave t20 hyper xt

Outdoors Advice

In addition to gear reviews we have trip reports and gear recommendations, so if you want to know what gear to take up Ben Nevis, how to get into scrambling if you are scared of heights or some navigation tips for hiking in Snowdonia we have informative posts that will ensure you are ready for your adventure. We also have checklists for campers.

Adventure Travel

Travelling further afield why not check out our outdoors travel guides to Goa in India, South Africa or even Afghanistan!

Stunning scenery in the Band-e-Amir National Park.

Stunning scenery in the Band-e-Amir National Park. Photo credit: Alex Dehgan/Wildlife Conservation Society

And finally...

And just to show a lighter side, we post the odd spoof and April Fools joke ... but then again maybe Dutch Clogs really are the new hiking boots!

Don't forget, if you need some outdoors gear take a look at our online gear shop the Adventure Centre!