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HAVE A MICRO ADVENTURE - OUTDOOR FITNESS

Who needs a gym when you've got a great big outdoors and masses hi-tech of kit to help you tame it?

YETI FEVER ZERO SLEEPING BAG

Micro adventures - where you escape the urban sprawl for a night to whatever wilds you can reach rapidly- are a great way for time-poor adventurers to get a quick outdoor fix. But if you 're hitting the wilderness straight from the office , you need to pack compact and light, something most sleeping bags don't do well. The Fever isn't most sleeping bags . Made from the world's lightest down , at just 280g it takes up less space and weight than a stubby of fireside IPA. When you hit the sack, the Next To Nothing 2.0 100% nylon outer shell and lining feel like slipping into a giant silk onesie , but for something so light it offers good insulation and warmth. It can cope with temperatures down to-1°C, though it's more suited to warmer adventures. The lining and down combo are brilliantly breathable , and if you 're in a hurry to get the first train back to civilisation you can pack it down in seconds.

TENTSILE FLITE+

Hate wet ground and crawly bugs? It takes less than 10 minutes to hitch up this two- person tree tent and literally ratchet your camping game up a level, safe from both. The 4kg tent/hammock mash-up features a two-grade insect mesh to keep airborne critters at bay too, plus a 100% waterproof rain fly, and it packs down to fit in a larger backpack.

WAA ULTRABAG

Designed for the Marathon des Sables- a six-day self - sufficient run across the Sahara -this 20-litre pack swallows up everything you need to survive short adventures. its 270°opening ensures easy rummaging, a removable four-litre front pack boosts capacity and it even has a built- in whistle, handy when you stumble on an illegal rave.

VOLLEBAK 50,000 BC

Part coat, part cave, and inspired by the challenges faced by our adventure hungry prehistoric ancestors, this bonded four-layer jacket is built to withstand any extremes planet Earth visits on you. With Swiss wool insulation, a waterproof membrane and a protective, durable nylon outer shell, it's waterproof, windproof and apparently ice-age proof.