Clothing

Excellent Travel Clothing – Sherpa Adventure Gear Review

When we were backpacking this summer, we were travelling a lot (as you do) and we had to carry everything we had with us. We really wanted to pack as lightly as we could – this is pretty hard. Especially when travelling from the cold Fjords of Norway, through a lot of Europe, up and across the High Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range and the only place in Europe where real Sherpas still work! – to the scorching…

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Gear

Highlander Kestrel Bivi Bag Review

For years, I’ve wanted to try camping with a Bivi Bag. For those not in the know, a Bivi/Bivvy/Bivy bag (I’ve seen it spelled in every way imaginable) is basically a jacket for your sleeping bag. It is used instead of a tent and is just a waterproof bag that goes over your sleeping bag. They are brilliant for lots of reasons. Firstly, they are cheaper than tents and also a lot smaller and lighter which makes them brilliant for…

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Clothing

Colville Leather On KickStarter – Oak Bark Tanned Leather Belt

As you will have hopefully already read about here (belt) and here (wallet), I’m a massive fan of Colville Leather and their awesome slow fashion, handcrafted wares. Matt creates all of their products from scratch, with his own bare hands and uses leather which is sourced and tanned in the UK. I just thought I’d share with you two things, firstly a really cool KickStarter campaign Colville are running to get your hands on some really tasty and desirable Oak…

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Gear

Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag Review

I’ve been loving my new Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag. We’ve used it on a couple trips and I’ve been using it just to haul stuff about and it’s brilliant. I did notice however, that no one seems to have written a proper review about it on the internet. Fjallraven have created a really interesting, unusual and useful design in the Splitpack and I thought it would be worth spreading the word and showing you all of it’s features. The…

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Foreign Lands

Cool Things You Must Do In Bergen, Norway

  We started our European trip by flying to Bergen, Norway. Flying there is very easy from the UK and only takes around 2 hours. After catching the Flybussen transfer bus directly outside the airport front door, we headed straight into the centre of Bergen and absolutely loved it, so thought we would share the coolest things to do when visiting Bergen.   Visit Façade of Bryggen This is an absolute must. It is a very pretty road with the…

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Gear

Coleman Twist+ 300 LED lantern and CHT+ 100 Headlamp Review

  Coleman BatteryLock Review Before I start my review of the Coleman Twist+ 300 LED lantern and the Coleman CHT+ 100 BatteryLock Headlamp, I thought that I’d write a couple paragraphs about a very useful and innovative feature that both of these products share. Coleman have called their new idea BatteryLock and it’s a very simple but effective one. I’m sure most of you can remember a time when you’ve gone to a draw to get a torch or some…

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Clothing

Sungod Sunglasses Review – The Best Travel Sunglasses

  At the end of last year, Vicky and I each got a pair of SunGod Sunglasses, which I very positively reviewed here. These fantastic sunglasses have warn really well and are still in great condition even after us both wearing them a lot before we left and then for a whole month whilst travelling this summer. So, I thought I would do a follow up review to talk about why these sunglasses really are perfect to take travelling and…

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Gear

RiutBag Crush Review – The Best Travel Daypack

    Throughout the whole of August, Vicky and I made the most of our Summer Holidays and decided to go on an epic trip. We started in Norway, travelled through Scandinavia, then across mainland Europe through cities, mountains and coastal destinations, ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We knew that having the right clothing for the different climates was important, but it was essential that we had the perfect daypack to suit all of our excursions.   After lots of research,…

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Camping

Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent Review and More

  Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent Review The weather has been absolutely amazing in the last few weeks so it has been the perfect opportunity to try out our new Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent. Considering the size of the pitched tent, this compacts down into a strong, zip up bag with carry handles, weighing 15.8kg and just 73cm x 30cm x 30cm in size. Sewn on the inside of the bag are the instructions for putting up the tent…

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SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding On The Cornish Coast

This is a really short little piece but I just had a few nice photos from one of this week’s SUP sessions that I’d like to share. We took my old Bodyglove SUP and my new Fatyak Samos SUP out for a splash around Maenporth Cove just outside Falmouth. If the North Coast is too big to get out for a paddle, then Maenporth is one of my go to places. Although not as exciting as North Coast beaches it…

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