The latest travel gear previewed, reviewed and featured. From rucksacks to laptops, jackets to flip-flops, you’ll find it all here.
After years spent and millions invested, we thought we’d designed running shoes for every situation, sport and pronation. Then all of a sudden someone came up with barefoot running…
Selling running shoes to help barefoot running? Makes no sense. Yet there’s a lot of support for the claim that we’re better running off the front of our feet, rather than striking hard on the heel each time – and barefoot shoes just aid this.
Now whether you go for it or not, there’s definitely a role in the adventure sports for this new barefoot influenced product, the Swiss Barefoot Sock.
Barefoot Sock? Just sounds ridiculous, but it’s not… and we’ve pairs you can win!
Packing your laptop into the hold is just never going to happen. You’re going to need to watch movies, play games, even – don’t say it – work while you are on the plane.
But if like us you wince when taking it on longer trips, you are likely to be wanting to protect your laptop on anything other than a walk around the block.
There’s a few ways to look after your most prized piece of tech, here’s what we say to would be travellers hoping they’ll have room for their laptop.
We all need to bring our music with us when we travel. The best travel speaker needs to blast out some anthems for an impromptu mini-beach party and provide some volume when you review a YouTube clip on your mobile.
In recent years electronics manufacturers have really upped their game when it comes to portable speakers, and now the market is saturated with top quality devices. While that is great news for choice, it’s now harder to choose a pair.
Having great travel speakers can make a big difference to small group holidays as they help provide the party. But of course everyone’s needs are different, so let’s get some reviewed and look at all of the options that are available.
One important question that travellers ask themselves is, ‘How do I preserve the greatest moments of my trip?’ Your memory won’t do justice to that picture-perfect iceberg, that heart-stopping mountain pass, that impossibly deep pit-cave.
So you’ll want the best travelling camera you can get, one that’ll be durable, reliable and technically up to the task. Whether you want to go rugged or take it easy on your travels, it’s vital to find the right kit and bag it up before you set off.
Can’t tell your dSLR from your compact? Your GPS set up from your whitebalance settings? Read on and we’ll help.
Technology jumps. Most of the time it’s not worth making the leap, instead saving your effort, and money, for the real game-changing moves. The GoPro Hero3 promises enough to tempt an upgrade, and as shown here, it’s black – sort of.
Just in case you’ve had your head in the sand for the last three years, GoPro has taken a massive chunk of POV camera market.
And thanks to its compact design, range of mounts and dedication to building products tailored to the adventure sports world, it’s the deserved market leader.
So what’s new this time?
Plastic or metal, fairly lightweight, can make you look cool – or naff – are coveted as fashion items and can range in price from pennies to hundreds of pounds. To what do we refer?
Why, holiday sunglasses of course. The one fashion accessory we all own.
Whether your style is Jacky O’, John Lennon, retro-winged, sporty Oakley’s, traditional wayfarers or Top Gun aviators, the choice is vast.
So, pay good money to help protect your eyes or buy cheap ones to match your outfit? And if on holiday you always lose them, is it still worth splashing out at the sunglasses shop? Read on before you decide.
Ever take mineral water with you when walking or trekking? I do all the time. Mix it with apple juice, add a dash of salt and you’ve the cheapest energy drink ever! With this in mind SIGG has devised the Active Top and I’ve reviewed to see if it can handle the fizz.
SIGG, if you didn’t know, make the aluminium bottles favoured by explorers. Easily identified by their ‘loop’ cap and high-shouldered shape, they are seen in the sleds on polar expeditions as well as found in the side pouches of many a weekend wanderer.
But putting any fizzy drink into a drink’s bottle always creates the same problem: the fizz. So let’s see what the company has done with the Active Top.
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