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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  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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    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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  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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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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We really wanted to experience the best of what the Peak District had to offer and decided that while staying at the Hayfield Caravanning and Camping site, we would head up to the highest point in the Peaks – Kinder Scout. After a bit of research to determine our route, we found the perfect one. This was a scramble up Red Brook Ravine, a good ascent between the River Kinder and the plateau above. This grade 1 scramble proved to…

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Normally, sea kayaking is my thing and I love nothing more than being out on the kayak fishing or adventuring. This Saturday, however, things went slightly differently to a normal kayaking trip. As we drove towards a sheltered South Coast spot, we passed the River Kennel, which comes from the beautiful Kennel Vale. The river was at a really high state of tide and rather than having a grassy flood plain on either side, the water filled the whole valley.…

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I’m going to start my three gadget reviews off with the Primus TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle it’s a chunky, rough and rugged expedition bottle. There are a couple different sizes – 0.75L or 1L. I opted for the 0.75L option as when teamed up with a 1L bottle of water (I love the classic Nagline bottle) you’ve got a great supply of drink for a day out on the mountains. As the TrailBreak EX vacuum insulated bottle is made from stainless steel of a high grade

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I’ve recently got a great new jacket by Keela called the Hydron Softshell. It’s an excellent coat that recently I’ve been wearing whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s been on several big adventures so far and has been thoroughly put through its paces. The images in this review are mainly from a climb up waterfall in the Peak District. The walk started off calmly enough. We had walked up from a reservoir, following the river as it meandered up the…

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In the summer, we’re going on a bit of an adventure… we are going to travel from Norway to Croatia through a whole host of European countries. We’re not using any planes apart from when getting to Norway and home again from Croatia. We will just be using trains, buses, taxis and ferries and the whole journey will take over a month. It’s going to be pretty epic. So far it’s been a few months in the planning and we’ve…

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