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‘the adventure starts here’

Camping and Outdoor equipment for all seasons

Supplies quality equipment for all youth groups and their leaders. We also supply the
range of recommended kit for the
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by Vango.
All of our equipment is suitable for the level of expedition being undertaken

See below for the details of our retail outlet –

Retail Shop - Phasels Wood Scout Activity Centre,
Rucklers Lane, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. WD49NA

Opening times – November – February, Saturday, Sunday 10am till 3pm

March – April, as above, Friday 4pm till 7pm
May – October, Monday ,Thursday and Friday 3pm till 7pm
Saturday 10am till 6pm, Sunday 10am till 4pm

As well as our retail outlet we also have available our outdoor equipment
roadshow that we can set up at your school or activity centre. This is set up so
that we can instruct direct to the parents and students, guaranteeing them not
only quality equipment but quality service as well
Contact details – 020 8451 1521 or 07778 033 450, email on
Website address –

We have between 15 and 20 different tents on display

from May through until September

‘the adventure starts here’ also supplies a full range of camping accessories
including cooking and lighting equipment as well as walking boots and clothing.
For more information on our product range look at our website.
Tents Tempest 300 – RSP £140.00 (Vango)
DofE recommended
“I have been on many trips with the Tempest 300
and in all weathers and it is 'Brick' solid. I use the
tension bands in really stormy weather and this
tightens the tent to resist the strong winds. ”
Weight 3.3KG, Ally poles, Tension band system

Halo 300 – RSP £160.00 (Vango)

DofE recommended
“Take three poles of the same length, add a
flysheet and breathable fabric inner tent and within
minutes you will have pitched a Halo. The innovative
porch configuration gives both a dry area to store
gear on the groundsheet, with an open section
perfect for cooking and keeping dry on those wet
Weight 4KG, Ally poles, pole sleeve tension system

Beta 350 – RSP £95.00 (Vango)

DofE recommended
“The Beta has proved to be an excellent investment; it has all
the room we need for a quick overnight stop & is very easy to
pitch & pack away, which is important for us.”
Weight 6.15KG, Fibre glass poles, excellent valley floor tent
Colour for 2011 is – Treetops (green) and Dove (Grey)

Mongoose 2 – RSP £60.00 (Gelert)

A Superb, professional backpacking tent offering

lightweight, compact & versatile features, ideal for the
more adventurous camper or hiker

Weight 2.9KG, Fibre glass pole, Inner can be used on its

own in hot weather

We also supply backpacking and group tents from Coleman, Beyond, and
Gelert, we also supply a full range of tent proofing, as well as spares including
guyline, runners, poles ETC
Sleeping bags and accessories

Supernova 3000 long – RSP £90.00 (Vango)

DofE recommended
The sleeping bags were just brilliant- comfortable and warm
they easily withstood the minus 7 C temps we experienced
high in the mountains. They packed down neatly to a
manageable size and impressed with the additional features
such as luminous zip cord and fastenings, and wee inner
Weight 1850g, temp -5 to -23deg 4 season rating

Supernova 5000 – RSP £90.00 (Vango)

DofE recommended
The Supernova range is our premier collection of synthetic
sleeping bags. The construction, insulation material and
reflective lining are all designed with the purpose of retaining
body heat while keeping weight to a minimum resulting in
superior performance when you need your gear most
Weight 1950g, temp -8 to -26deg 5 season rating

Ultralite 300 – RSP £65.00 (Vango)

DofE recommended
“The bag compresses really well into quite a small
package that fits nicely into the bottom compartment of
my rucksack. The shoulder baffle inside the bag is very
good and does keep in the heat. I am really impressed
with the quality of the product”
Weight 1200g, temp 1 to -14deg 3 season rating
Ultralite 400 – RSP £75.00 (Vango)
DofE recommended
The Ultralite sleeping bags have a great blend of
technical performance and comfort for adventurers and
travellers who need to travel fast and light. When packed
away you will hardly notice this compact bundle but at
night, you will certainly feel the benefit of the Insulite®
Superfine insulation
Weight 1350g, temp -2 to -18deg 3-4 season

Nitestar 350 – RSP £40.00 (Vango)

DofE recommended

The Nitestar sleeping bags are firm favourites

with adventurers, festival lovers and youth
expeditions as they give a great blend of durability,
design, comfort and value for money.

Weight 1950g, temp -1 to -6deg 3 season

Trek mat – RSP £26.00 (Vango)

The Trek mat is the perfect sleeping mat for when
durability and strength are of great importance. Its small
pack size and light weight makes it suitable for all campers.

Ultralite mat – RSP £38.50 (Vango)

Ideal for adventurers who need to remain light on their
feet. The Ultralite will keep you warm and comfortable on
the mountains and hills.

We also supply cotton and fleece liners, pillows, compression bags

and stuff sacs.
Sherpa 60 + 10 – RSP £70.00 (Vango)
Sherpa 60 + 10s – RSP £70.00 (Vango)
Dofe recommended
A Vango classic – the name suggests it will take you
higher and further than you could go alone and you’ll get
there in good shape. New fabrics and new styling have
updated this core product in the Vango range. Great value,
available with classic pocket or expansion pockets,
depending on how much you want this Sherpa to carry.
Ideal for D of E expeditions and longer stays away from
Includes hi visibility rain cover and is hydration

Contour 60 + 10– RSP £60.00 (Vango)

Dofe recommended
Contour – shapely, flexible, useful and BIG!
You can fit all you would ever need in one of
these bags. QA system makes it quick and easy to
adjust to your individual preference making it a
great option for DofE participants, school groups
and travellers.

The walking pole attachment points on the bag

were very useful; it saved me having to carry
them all the time

Boulder 45 – RSP £40.00 (Vango)

Modern, contemporary, streamlined styling

fused with an abundance of functional, versatile
features the Boulder is ideal for climbers and

Airmesh on harness
Hydration compatible
Detachable rain cover

We also supply the full range of waterproof covers and

waterproof rucsac liners.