Gear

Win SunGod Sunglasses With This Competition

Very few competitions give you the exact odds of winning, but with the Wild Tide SunGod competition you have a guaranteed 1 in 500 chance of winning a pair of SunGod sunglasses of your choosing. All you need to do is head here to the Wild Tide SunGod competition page and sign up. As you have hopefully read about in my first SunGod review and then in my second follow up, here at Wild Tide we love SunGod Sunglasses. They’re…

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Gear

Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack Review

For our trip to Vietnam and in particular our trip to go trekking in the Sapa mountains and valleys, I had got a new mid-size hiking pack the Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack. This excellent 35L pack is perfect for weekends or shorter periods on the trail or as carry on luggage for flights. We had taken bigger 60 litre backpacks for our trip to Vietnam, but for our time in Sapa we decided to downsize and both share this…

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Clothing

Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat and Tilley T3 Wanderer Hat Review

One of the best parts of the build up to a new adventure is planning what you’re going to do, packing your kit and sorting out any new gear or clothing you may need. Every time I go through this process, I can feel the excitement growing and I become desperate to set off on our travels. For our recent trip to Vietnam, we already had most of the kit we would need. One thing we didn’t have, however, was…

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Featured

Visiting Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam

After a few days in Hanoi and awesome time trekking in the Sapa region of Northern Vietnam, we returned to Hanoi before departing, once again, to head east to the coast! We were off to one of Vietnams greatest UNESCO world heritage sites… Halong Bay and the nearby (lesser known and less visited) Bai Tu Long Bay are known for their emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone karsts (islands) topped by rainforest. After a four hour drive, we arrived…

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Trekking In Sapa, Vietnam

There are two ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi: an overnight bus or an overnight train. Although the bus is cheaper and slightly quicker, it is less private. The train offered cabins for up to 4 people, with beds, bedding and snacks included. We arrived at the station and headed for our carriage on the Chapa Express – one of many companies that own carriages on the train to and from…

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Travel

What You Must Do In Hanoi, Vietnam – Part Two

I hope you enjoyed part one of our guide to the things you must do in Hanoi. Hanoi is such an incredible place that we couldn’t fit it all in just one article and have had to finish it off with this second helping…   Find The More Obscure Landmarks Whenever we visit anywhere, we always try to find the more unusual places within the location and Hanoi is no exception. Obviously, we are very aware of the war in…

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What You Must Do In Hanoi, Vietnam

We’ve just come back from an awesome couple of weeks in North Vietnam. It is a truly stunning country with some incredible people, culture and scenery. We’ve got lots to share about our travels including guides, locations and gear reviews. We flew with Vietnam Airlines direct from London Heathrow Terminal Four to Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport which took a little over 12 hours. The flight was really great and we slept well and were entertained by watching a few…

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Outdoor Cooking

Pentagon Geraki Jacket Review

For the last few months, I’ve been wearing and checking out the Geraki Jacket by Pentagon. This is an ultra lightweight duck down jacket and is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities. Over the last couple of months, we have had some super cold weather which have given me the ideal conditions to test out this jacket. The duck down in this jacket is unbelievable, it is really, really warm. So what is down? Down is the soft, fluffy…

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Gear

Hydro Flask Coffee Mug Review & Fatyak Hönö Sledge Review

You may have noticed but it’s been rather chilly recently. Over the snowy period, we were completely stuck and couldn’t drive anywhere. During one of the snow days, when neither of us could get to work, we decided we had to get to our friends place to go sledging. It was a pretty darn chilly day but we wrapped up in some serious layers, packed our bags and headed off. I was wearing my new Teva boots and Vicky her…

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Footwear

Oboz Women’s Bridger Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

I love this time of year. A cold, dry, wintry day is such a fantastic time to go for a walk, so a great pair of boots are a must. As you may have already read, Mike and I were heading to Ireland for a week – our stay would include a lot of walking – so I decided to invest in a brand new pair of boots, in the hopes that they would provide comfort (I would be wearing…

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