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By Cotswold Outdoor
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Equipment buyer Dave has selected his favourite new technical gadgets for spring and summer, including; powerful chargers to keep your gadgets going outdoors, the latest, brightest head torches, hand held GPS’ and innovative sport watches.

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1. Garmin Fenix 3 Performer GPS HRM

“The Fenix 3 has great wearability and style for everyday use with a slimmed down case compared to the Fenix 2 for a comfortable fit under your layers. Whilst the improved antenna are able to lock onto satellite signals faster than ever before.”

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2. Petzl Myo Headtorch

“The Myo is the latest version in Petzl’s very popular headtorch range. It’s now even brighter than before with a max 280 lumen output, with a flip lens allowing you to switch between a wide beam and a focused beam.”

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3. Biolite Kettle Charge

“Make a brew and charge your gadgets at the same time. Brilliant! As well as making a quick coffee in the morning you can cook a full meal in the evening too, ideal for any lightweight camping trip.”

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4. Garmin Vivoactive HRM Bundle

“Stylish and slim on the wrist with a premium heart rate monitor and activity tracking apps this GPS smart watch is the go to gadget for any outdoor or fitness enthusiast. ”

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5. Satmap Active 12 GPS GB Edition

“A favourite for keen outdoor enthusiasts with brilliant high definition 1:50k OS digital maps included. Made with use in the outdoors in mind, its larger buttons make this hand held GPS easier to operate when wearing gloves in cooler temperatures.”

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Expertly picked by:

DAVE HOUSLEY - Equipment Buyer

Dave Housley our equipment buyer has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for over 25 years and has amassed a wealth of knowledge about outdoor kit. His favourite outdoor pursuit is currently Mountain Biking but he has also climbed and travelled in the Alps, the USA and Nepal and more recently visited a number of active Volcanos just for fun.