News and musings from the coLAB news desk.
Many thanks to all the finalists who made it along to the Outdoors Show to present their ideas to the show visitors. The top three as voted by show vistors are..
1st : Squeeze Box - Kevin Beeden
The Squeezebox Stove is a lightweight replacement for the heavy fully integrated cooking systems and is used as both pan support and windshield. Made from a single component it not only saves weight but increases fuel efficiency and reduces burn time.
2nd : White-out torch - John Martin
A torch to make it safer, easier and less disorientating when navigating in a white-out; especially when moving over irregular terrain. An array of ‘diffracted’ lasers project horizontal lines onto the snow. This gives the user a reference point and reduces spine jarring stumbling! A second vertical laser can be used to indicate the direction of the bearing being followed.
3rd : SOS Sleep Mat - Simon Masters
An emergency aid that utilises a previously unused part of an existing product. SOS or other internationally recognised emergency symbols are printed on the reverse of a sleeping mat to produce a great safety feature on an item that someone would already be carrying.
A full report will be posted as soon as the Alpkit office has returned back to normality..