I am a Snugpak brand ambassador and have used a wide range of Snugpak’s equipment over the years. From tents, tarps, bags, sleeping mats and clothing.
I rely on Snugpak’s quality products to keep me outdoors and keep me shooting photos. Here you can read my reviews on the latest kit to the market or my stories on trips across the country.
When did I first discover Snugpak
I first discovered Snugpak back in 2015/2016 whilst on my own Duke of Edinburgh Gold expeditions who were run by Expedition Wales. The team at ExpedWales had selected Snugpak’s highly popular Scorpion tents because they were robust, 4-season, easy to repair and cheaper compared to similar tents of its range…
Outdoors with Snugpak
My kit is a mixture of brands but some 70% of it is produced by Snugpak, who I have trusted for many years now and served me well through my own Duke of Edinburgh expeditions as a participant.
I rely on Snugpak because it is cost effective, reliable and offers light weight options which do the job. As a gear reviewer I get a huge variety of equipment and many would think the more expensive a product is, the better a product should be which isn’t always the case. Which is why I have always enjoyed using both Snugpak and Vanguard Photo equipment. Pro level kit at lower price points which neither compromise on quality or features.
ML6 softie smock
Developed by Snugpak® with input from professional navigators, mountain leaders, climbing instructors, meteorological staff, and military personnel. The new functional Snugpak® Mountain Leader Smock has been created to support the individual when exposed to cold weather, including Lowland and Hill Walking, mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing or completing that Scottish Winter Ascent. The Snugpak® Mountain Leader (ML) Softie® Smock has been created for you in a diverse range of environments, terrain and weather.
The Snugpak® ML Softie® Smock is ideal for both mountain and lowland ventures, all year round, from hill-walking in Dartmoor and the Peak District, to summer Alpine in Snowdonia and Scottish Winter on Ben Nevis, where the main environmental considerations are wind and cold weather.
Adventure Racing tops
The Snugpak® AR Softie® Vest and Smock is ideal for races with overnight camps, as well as mountain marathons and XC adventures, all year round, where the main environmental considerations are wind and inclement weather, and a smaller insulation layer is required for the central core of the body:
Journey Duo tent
The Journey Duo is a practical two person tent with a low profile design, excellent in high winds, with ample storage in its generous front porch. It has a large front door with a mosquito net ventilation panel. Constructed with a durable ground sheet in a bathtub style.
Supplied complete with a tailored tent footprint to help protect the ground sheet.
Endurance 40L rucksack
The Endurance is one of our 40 litre rucksacks, and is well-named! Made of 600D Heavy Duty Nylon, it’s reliable and durable with a waist strap for security and padded, adjustable shoulder straps for extra comfort with over 150 MOLLE attachment points.
Weight includes everything = 1400g
Tough, durable, lightweight and tough
Compatible with most hydration bladders
Fully compatible with MOLLE for easy integration into your existing loadout
Fully padded straps for extra comfort
Volume = 40 Litres of storage space
air mat with footpump
Snugpak are renowned for building solid, military grade, shelters and sleeping bags and in this new offering, the Basecamp air mat with footpump they combine the best of both worlds with the military background with a hardy mat but at an low cost for all to enjoy. Lighter than most mats and considerably cheaper making it perfect for experienced backpackers or those just starting out.
Built in foot pump
Available in olive or blue
Dimensions: 183cm x 62cm x 5cm / 72" x 24" x 2"
Packsize: 28cm x 12cm / 11" x 5"
All weather shelter - Tipi building
I typically use tents over tarps. I've always said they are easier to use and simplier set up but Snugpak challenged me to take the AWS out and see how simple and fun this bush craft style is. Read how I got on with the link below.
The Softie® Jacket 3 is our spring and summer jacket, keeping you comfortable down to 0°C. It comes in Silver, Red, Blue colourway plus our traditional Olive, Military Black (Clear Logo), Multicam camouflage and A-TACS camouflage colours.
The SJ Range is our latest development in all-weather jackets. Designed to give you the perfect outer shell whatever conditions you're facing throughout the year. All four jackets in the range benefit from our high tech Paratex Micro outer and Paratex Light inner, keeping any moisture away from your skin, so you stay warm, comfortable and dry. And our Softie Premier filling has excellent insulating properties, trapping heat and maximising comfort.
Includes use in Winter and snow
The Torrent jacket, built to battle everything nature has to throw at it. Insulated with exclusive Softie® insulation and taped seams making it fully waterproof. This fully featured jacket is equipped with a detachable insulated hood that can be rolled away or removed when not in use, dual adjusters on the sides and rear of the hood allow for a perfect fit.
Includes use in Winter and snow
Snugpak Winter camping and Hiking group review
Review coming in the New Year
Rather than focusing on one item, I am working with Snugpak to bring a collective review bring some of the gear needed for Winter hiking and camping which Snugpak sell. The group review and story will bring together these products:
Ionosphere 1 man tent
Softie 12 Osprey 4-season sleeping bag
Special Forces Complete system sleeping bag
Antartica Sleeping mat
Previous products such as the Torrent Jacket, ML6 Smock, SJ3 and Endurance rucksack will feature too and the old favourite Snugpak Scorpion tents.
SNUGPAK SPECIAL FORCE COMPLETE SYSTEM
Review coming in the February
Part of the Snugpak Winter Camping and Hiking Group review