It's not a sight you see every day, but yesterday I watched a man floating around on a reservoir for about 15 minutes – in a sleeping bag.
No boat. No canoe. No raft of any kind. Just a sleeping bag.
Nikwax had invited journalists and trade representatives to its base in Wadhurst, East Sussex to demonstrate the properties of its hydrophobic down fill, specially treated to be much more water-resistant than untreated counterparts - 13 times more to be precise.
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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009.
He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.