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CAMPINGAZ BLUECAT
 

 

The Heater
The Campingaz Bluecat is a portable flameless outdoor heater ideal for tents, motorhomes, caravans etc.

Features
850W heat output. Runs from a CV470 disposable cartridge (not inc). Easy click plus connection enables you to connect & disconnect the cartridge in seconds. Adjustable high/low temperature setting. Instant start technology gives you fast & dependable lighting without matches. Perfect flow system means you can enjoy constant power even in cold weather, high altitudes or  when fuel is low.

Portable easy to grip handles for convenient carrying. Legs integrate into collar for easy storage.

Weight: 1.7kg CV470 cartridge lasts up to 7 h 15mins.

Pros and Cons

 

Pros:

Cons:

Compact
Lightweight
Low Cost
Ease of use

850W output

 

Verdict
This is a great little heater that really takes the chill out of the air. At 850 watt output itís not the most powerful heater but itís a nice ambient heat without being over bearing. I like the way the legs unfold which makes a very sturdy base for the heater.As itís noiseless and flameless then you have to remember youíve got it on as the front mesh can get quite hot but it cools down very quickly once switched off and it's only a matter of a few minutes before it's cool to the touch and can be packed away.Not sure how the heater would fair in some of the larger tent ie Outwell Vermont XL but it worked fine for my Cabanon Biscaya 370. Overall a great little product.                                                                               

The Cost
Around the £30 mark  

Information and Links
For further information on Camping Gaz and their products visit Campingaz

Reviewed by Camper Pete

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OCU CANDLE LANTERN

The Torch
The patented, USA-made UCO Candle Lantern is lightweight camping lantern, compact and collapsible, and will provide nine hours of light and gentle warmth from one candle. Constant light is assured as the spring-loaded candle tube pushes the candle up as it burns. Replacement candles are sold separately and cost less than 10p per hour to burn.Industrial Revolution, Inc. was founded in 1971 as UCO Corporation. Located in Redmond, Washington, the company has been a supplier of high quality equipment to the outdoor industry. The company is known in particular for it's outstanding line of beautiful and functional candle lanterns.

Features
9 hour burn from one candle, fully enclosed (no open naked flame) 

Pros and Cons 

 

Pros:

Cons:

Compact
Light
Long burn time

Cost

Verdict
I doubt that candles will ever go out of fashion as .they provide a relaxing ambient light (can make camping a bit more romantic) and are cheap and reliable to use. I hear you say ďA Tea Light will do the same thing at a fraction of the costĒ, well, not exactly. The Candle Lantern is fully enclosed which means you can use it in any weather and provides a constant burn via itís spring loaded mechanism. The Candle Lantern collapses down to half itís open size, packs away into itís own padded bag which makes it perfect for fitting in the rucksack for backpacking. Iíve used inside a large tent to save leaving a light on or keeping a torch with me when Iím sat outside the tent having a sip of the amber nectar and itís surprising how much light it provides in an enclosed environment. Itís a good product but a bit on the pricey side. If this was half the price then Iíd give it 10/10. 

The Cost
Around £19 - £21 (+ £2.75 for 3 pack of replacement candles).  

Information and Links
For further information on UCO and their products visit
Candlelatern.com

Reviewed by Camper Pete

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SHERPA WIND UP TOURCH

The Torch
The Freeplay Sherpa is a wind-up torch which provides 30 minutes of ultra bright light, 5 hours of normal light (fully charged) and 8 minutes worth after a quick 30-second wind, which makes it a very useful power back up. The Freeplay Sherpa can be wound anywhere at anytime by a crank system and there's a LED indicator to indicate the best winding speed. Freeplay products have been on the market for a few years and are specialists in ĎWind Upí technology products incorporating torches, lanterns and  radioís. Comes with an AC/DC adaptor. 

Features
30-second wind gives 8 minutes Normal light, 5 hours Normal light (fully charged). 30 minutes of Ultra bright light (fully charged)

Pros and Cons 

 

Pros:

Cons:

Does Ďwhat it says on the tiní
Robust

Weight
Cost

Verdict
As youíd expect from such a reputable company that specialises in these types of products it is very well made but I find wind-up torches are very useful as a backup/emergency item rather than for general use unless you can keep them constantly charged up. That said I wouldnít be without mine as Iíve used it on countless occasions as Iím always forgetting to change/charge batteries on my other torches. Itís a bit on the heavy side but you known youíre gripping a robust product. Down side is that as thereís many other (and cheaper) brands on the market then many may be put off by the price for something that, to me, is a backup  emergency product.

The Cost
Around £21 - £29

Information and Links
For further information on Freeplay and their products visit
Freeplay

Reviewed by Camper Pete

 

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