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good but not the best for outdoors adventures
on 24 April 2013
I took two maps with us for our La Palma walking adventures; La Palma Tour & Trail and Freytag & Berndt La Palma. At home I thought the larger Freytag & Berndt (30,000 scale) would be the best being so much bigger than the Tour & Trail (40,000 scale) although both had similar levels of detail, the Tour & Trail having more highlighted walking routes but less beaches.
On La Palma we soon found the Tour & Trail easily the most useful. Freytag & Berndt is just too big to use in the hire car if it needed refolding, also too big to use on the walking trails where it is difficult to fold to the section you need and it doesn't like the folding soon coming apart at the folds, and it is too big when unfolded to handle in any breeze, plus its paper and not waterproof.
We soon settled on the Tour & Trail which is more compact, easily folds to the section you want to use and when you fold it back again its just like new, and it is waterproof. At the end of two weeks it showed no sign of wear, unlike the Freytag & Berndt which had split at the folds and had stretched where it had got wet - expect rain some days.
Both maps are pretty good for detail but outdoors the Tour & Trail is a clear winner.