Hestra Helags Sr. Mitten Review

For extreme cold, nothing beats a mitt and having all your fingers sharing warmth produces an atmosphere in which your hands are protected in the most testing of environments.

In northern Lapland I was glad I packed my Hestra Helags Sr Mitts as the temperatures were always below freezing and on occasion dipped as low as -20°C. The Helags Sr are a well made mitt consisting of a piled wool terry loop liner, which is removable and a durable goat leather palm and fingertip area. The back is covered with a cotton polyester which can hold a wax finish.

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Thermarest Slacker Hammock Pad Review

There is an art to sleeping in a hammock with several factors having to be spot on to make it a comfortable night. The height and angle of the tree attachment straps, roll mat and under quilt all playing their part. The angle we lay in the hammock is also critical to being comfortable as we do not want to be like a banana when we laying in a hammock.

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