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Alex Hibbert tests the Heksa
By Jay Oram
18, Jun, 2013
Review of the Heksa
It can sometimes be difficult to get out and test our geodesic mountain tents in the harshest weather. Luckily we know Alex, who is often out somewhere that’s cold and windy.
Alex has quickly established himself as one of the UK’s foremost Arctic explorers, when in 2008 he dragged a sled across the Greenland Ice caps for four months to complete 1374miles in the longest unsupported Arctic journey. ‘The Dark Ice Project’ scheduled for later this year, will see Alex attempting another 1900 miles unsupported trek to the North pole this time in winter - having previously used some of our down clothing (Filo Down Jacket) we lent Alex a tent and sorted him out with some smaller bits and pieces - drybags, and titanium cutlery - that kind of stuff.
Alex has been out to Iceland for a pre-trip kit test before his Dark Ice trip and he has reviewed the largest of our tents, the Heksa.
We are very proud that Alex trusts the design and quality of our products and is happy to take them into the harshest places on our planet. Alex gives his review of the tent here.
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